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post #11 of 18 Old 09-25-2010, 08:30 PM
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I think he's VERY cute and nicely built. However I'd take into account 2 things: price (he's most expensive) and height (he's just 13 hh, I'm not sure how old/tall you are, is there a possibility you'll outgrow him soon?).



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post #12 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'll ask dad about it...

Cakemom, I always did intend to pay him back for it, never as a gift. Or maybe, as a Christmas gift but I paid him back next year anyways, just to show I was really serious about getting the horse.

And I'm 5'2-5'3, 16 years old (I'm probably about done growing-I'm already taller than my mom) so heightwise I'm not really concerned. I mean, I might look ridiculous on him, but as long as he can comfortably carry me, w/e. I mean, I rode my TINY pony up until last year, and he was always able to haul me around and never showed any ill effects. I'm 125 lbs...I don't think that's too much weight for him? Of course, they don't tell you his weight in the ad, so..I guess we'd just have to see.


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post #13 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 09:52 AM
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You can always go and ride him, that would really make or break the deal... People can some times stretch the truth a little bit, go see him and ride him and if he is all that that consider buying him, if not keep looking.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 10:41 AM
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And I'm 5'2-5'3, 16 years old (I'm probably about done growing-I'm already taller than my mom) so heightwise I'm not really concerned. I mean, I might look ridiculous on him, but as long as he can comfortably carry me, w/e. I mean, I rode my TINY pony up until last year, and he was always able to haul me around and never showed any ill effects. I'm 125 lbs...I don't think that's too much weight for him? Of course, they don't tell you his weight in the ad, so..I guess we'd just have to see.
I'm not all that positive about that (that you are done with growing).

I never care how I look on horse (I'm 5'8 my qh is 14'3) , it's (as you pointed out) what is the limit for the horse weight-wise. And if you want to go into higher jumping probably you want to go with something bigger.

Again, give it a try, if you fall in love and he's fine with your weight, go for it. If not - just keep looking and trying other options.



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post #15 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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I have decided to...not get a horse right now. It really sucks, because he looks like an awesome little guy, but this decision comes a few minutes after my sister (who's in college) came home asking mom for more money, and mom had to explain to her that she can't keep giving my sister money that we don't have. My sister got ****ed because mom did a few small house renovations instead of giving her money (or something like that), and it went on and on... So, yeah, I think I'll hold off on the whole horse deal for now. I have no right to be asking mom and dad for money (which they work to make) to buy me something that I really don't need, when they could be using it on stuff they want instead. Yes, even if I do have every intention of paying them back later. They buy me a lot of things, and I can't in good conscience ask them to loan me so much when already they go without things that they don't need-all to make their kids happy. So I guess I'll wait till spring when I can pay for a horse myself. Maybe I'll find an even better deal later on and be glad I waited. Thanks everyone for your opinions.


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post #16 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 11:47 AM
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That is a very mature decision for you to make.
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post #17 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 12:17 PM
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This is a very grown up decision. My respect for that!



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post #18 of 18 Old 09-26-2010, 07:06 PM
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Thats an awesome adult minded decision!! You can be my kid any day, and we are getting a new horse Saturday you could love on.
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