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post #21 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 08:02 AM
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I think the best thing to do is chose a horse you feel happy with. Joker is young, but you've known him for years, Andee is more experienced, but how do you get along?
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post #22 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Keep us updated on how you two get along. Even though a horse is older and experienced, if a rider and a horse just don't get along, it won't really be fun for you.
Hahah I know this all too well! I ride a 16 year old mare for my lesson up until today and she's stubborn as a cow, having a colt at this point isn't helping the situation. Our last lesson she was a nightmare and I know if Andee is anything like that I won't be buying him. I want a horse that nice and calm and relaxed. I'm not high strung and want a horse that will just chill with me so to speak haha I'll attach a photo of me riding Oakley on one of our better lessons (I've only had about ten at this point)

I've always preferred geldings to mares personally (though I know every horse is different regardless of gender) and so I'm excited to try him :) thank you for looking at the photos!
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post #23 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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I think the best thing to do is chose a horse you feel happy with. Joker is young, but you've known him for years, Andee is more experienced, but how do you get along?
I hope to find that out today. Gonna ride Andee in my lesson. I know what you're saying because I LOVE jokers personally and how cuddly he is but I know he's too young... My trainer says he's too young and I'm too green. I don't think she'd sell him to me even if I brought cash today. It makes me sad because I would hate if someone else bought joker.

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post #24 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 12:15 PM
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Cute pic, but I want one of Andee ;)
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post #25 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cute pic, but I want one of Andee ;)
Oh I thought I attached it already, here's his mug shot, and here's more on the breeders web page:

Sunnybrook Stables

Maybe I'll ask if I can take more of him tonight, maybe some of me on him if I'm lucky!
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*Not me in the photo, she had some people at the barn allergy testing on him*

Here's some of joker who at this point still has my heart though my head is staying with the logical choice:
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Sorry about the dark photo, he's licking my hand ;p
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post #28 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 01:16 PM
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They're both adorbs ^^
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post #29 of 40 Old 09-03-2014, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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They're both adorbs ^^
Like father, like son :p hopefully I'll have new pictures of Andee to post tonight
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post #30 of 40 Old 09-04-2014, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a picture of Andee (Joker is in the background). He's so handsome in person! Today was pretty good, we had a little trouble now and again in the lesson because he is so seat sentitive that my inexperience with leg steering showed. That being said, I learnt a lot about it! And it was nice to be told by the horse when I was doing somethig wrong. He'd still do what I asked but if it was the right reault it was usually because I had goofed up pressure on which leg. I'm fairly certain that as I grow into a more confident rider, we'd make a great team! He still has spirit and spunk but is sweet too. Also saw joker have a mishap with a sudden short stop after a jump and his rider went per his neck. Just solidified I wouldn't be able to handle him at this stage.

My trainer says she's procrastinating selling him to the other lady, I think she's giving me all the dibs hahaha. I think I will put a deposit down on him and, vet check allowing, I think I'll purchase him ^_^
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