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post #21 of 33 Old 01-08-2015, 12:40 PM
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Oh - and they got gelded the other day :)
I still wouldn't bother looking at horses from this breeder. It seems they don't have your best interest in mind and just want to sell you whatever no matter how poor of a match.

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post #22 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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What drew me to these horses was recommendations from my trainer, the breed (andalusians) and temperament of this horse in particular. My trainer is very well respected, and he has worked with many of the horses from the stud (by the same sire) before and found all their temperaments to be very good and docile horses.
The cost of breaking isn't an issue for me - i'm more looking to own a horse and make a connection than running to jump in the saddle. If it takes years, that's fine with me. I still take lessons. After breaking, the trainer will continue to work with my horse (himself) for a while, then with me and the horse. I'm looking to actually 'work' with a horse and learn from him as he will from me.
It's more about the joy of owning and connecting, rather than riding in particular.
I know it sounds crazy to most of you, but the trainer has met the horse and both it's parents, they are known to be fantastic and docile under the saddle and i'm not desperate to jump on their backs and go. I'm taking it slow and that's the way I want it :)

I haven't 'liked' any answers because I am new to the forum, and still don't know my way around yet. I was informed of the gelding on the phone a few days ago.
I do appreciate everyone's answer but am a little taken aback at the slightly more negative posts, even though it seems to be coming from a good place.
I understand the concern, however I live in a city (in Australia) and nobody particularly owns horses because it is all suburban land and it takes a long drive to actually get out to property. I'm 25 now and have been riding since 11, but due to school and university (veterinary science) don't have the particular time to care for a horse, this is why I don't own one (plus; what uni student has money!).
I have now no more school and have the time and means to own my own horse, therefore will. I have worked with a lot of horses before and don't feel that breaking this horse in particular is much of a gamble.
Thanks again for all the responses, hopefully you guys can understand and wish me luck with my new ventures forward :)
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post #23 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 03:43 AM
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Hey, if you don't mind me asking, what city are you in?
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post #24 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 04:27 AM
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It sounds like you are better prepared than your first post made it seem. Let us know how these two horse strike you after you've gone yo see them.
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post #25 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, if you don't mind me asking, what city are you in?
I'm in ACT :) right in the city, however
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post #26 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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It sounds like you are better prepared than your first post made it seem. Let us know how these two horse strike you after you've gone yo see them.
Sorry, I didn't want to make the post too much of a novel! I will. If neither suit, I would be able to walk away. I'll keep you guys posted!
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post #27 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 06:47 AM
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I grew up in Canberra :) there are heaps of horsey places and things.
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post #28 of 33 Old 01-24-2015, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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So again, keeping you guys posted!
I went to see all the horses, and ended up with one I never even considered. He's a quiet, gentlemanly gelding who was a little shy but warmed up to me very quick after a few head scratches and followed me around. He was easy to handle and we got along very well!
He shares the father with the horse I thought I would end up with (surprisingly it didn't click as well) and should be extremely easy to train.
I would attach a photo however my mobile isn't letting me!!
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post #29 of 33 Old 01-24-2015, 03:18 AM
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Congrats on your new horse. We would like to see a pic when you can get one posted.
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post #30 of 33 Old 01-25-2015, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats on your new horse. We would like to see a pic when you can get one posted.
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