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post #11 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
^^^ Exactly. Take your time finding that perfect horse. And older isn't always better. All depends on the horse. We sold a 5 year old that was bombproof. And I don't take the word "bombproof" lightly. Cars, semis, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, bicyclists, parades, shows, children, trailers, dogs. Everything you can think of, he was exposed to. We sold him to a mother who wanted a nice calm, mount for her young daughter. I've ridden some strong willed older horses, and all my horses have been trained very well from a young age. All are easy to handle and do great in unorthodox situations. (Because I like to see what they'll do)

For under $900, you can find yourself some AMAZING horses!

Also getting an older horse can open up a whole new set of problems. Arthritis, they tend to be harder to keep weight on ='s more food. More frequent dental work, lameness issues. Of course every horse is different and will age differently but as horses get up there in age, the more health problems that occur.

Have you looked on,, usually has quite a few horses on there, but a lot of times, you'll deal with more shady people on that site.

Just be aware! Knowledge is power! And don't rush into anything that isn't "just right"

True, true! My trainer has three horses, and one of them (the gelding) is the oldest yet he would be the first to bolt. But I guess technically he is just one of those who NEEDS to feel speed. On him, you can practice stopping to the T. Once you get off that gelding, you'll be able to stop flawlessly and even in panic (...had to LOL) because he makes you repeat it. The perfect horse to practice on. Yet, even though wants to run, he isn't bad :P If that make sense!...Kind of. Has his faults, is what I mean yet an awesome horse I'd snap up for myself in a heartbeat if I could.

With older ones, there may be something that develops aside from arthritis, as you stated. My trainer's school-horse, the one I trained on (bless her heart, the old gal. I still love her, too! I always enjoy the times my trainer tells me to hop up on her when I learn something new) is the second oldest. She has allergies, worse in the summer. Bad. And her mane and tail used to come out from scratching on posts and such, just whatever she can get to. So that is the extra care for her as well (I always tell myself to ask for all the information I trainer's horse was CARED FOR before, but for her purpose - as a school horse, I guess - the owner didn't really pay attention to her allergies. She wasn't underfed or anything, just...didn't care about her condition.) My trainer always says that all horses have their quirks, it just also depends on what you are willing to do to take care of them. In the case of her school-horse, she basically said to hell with the past owner and took care of that mane and tail!

Unfortunately, I have! Not too many in my area of Gulf Shores. I try to reach out to Mississippi, Florida, but none have really "clicked" with me. Nonetheless, I'm being patient :) A few have caught my eye, but I want to wait. I've told myself to not be pressured by the seller; as someone said here in advice for purchasing a horse, if the seller says "oh, someone else might get her today," then it's best to just let the horse go and that is what I've been doing. Just not worth it if they pressure, and then I end up on the bad side of the deal.

Originally Posted by Cowgirl140ty View Post
If the horse in question is registered, she cant just print new paperes they must come from the association. So its really fishy. And all though papers dont mean anything to you. My experience in the horse world, if shed lie about the papers, she very well could be lying about other stuff about the horse as well.
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And exactly why I came here! I'm glad I did. Would have asked my trainer, but hehe It's late here! 12:00. Not sure why I am still up...anyway, yeah. I had a feeling, too. She said that she could just show the papers by typed, but if purchased, then she could scan the registration papers on her son's computer and then print it. That's how she worded it, even though I admit I was confused. But, hey. Glad I came here, too, or else I might've fallen for it. Anybody have any good links for information on registering horses, what it takes to change ownership, etc.? Just so I know? Not really caring if I get one or not, but better to be safe than sorry if this happens again!
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post #12 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:37 PM
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I couldn't see what breed the horse was. Some breeds such as thoroughbreds, have tatoo's. If that is the case you know that the papers could be retrieved.

As for the age of the horse, that depends. I've seen some pretty delapitated 20 year olds, but I had the pleasure of riding a 27 year old consistently one summer, and you would have never have thought him over 10. Genetics, just like people you can never tell...

Meet the horse, if you like it and it's healthy, than that's all that matters for $500

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