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post #11 of 16 Old 07-31-2015, 05:59 AM
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Why are you narrowing down breeds though? Unless you're doing breed shows, and as long as you're sticking to schooling/at home/all around type stuff, I'm not understanding why any horse regardless of breed, with suitable characteristics would not be an option?
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post #12 of 16 Old 07-31-2015, 07:09 AM
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Why are you narrowing down breeds though? Unless you're doing breed shows, and as long as you're sticking to schooling/at home/all around type stuff, I'm not understanding why any horse regardless of breed, with suitable characteristics would not be an option?
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post #13 of 16 Old 07-31-2015, 07:12 AM
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Rather than looking for an Irish horse breeder in France, it could probably work out just as costly as hopping on a plane and spending time viewing horses in Ireland. It's a buyers market here for the most part.
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post #14 of 16 Old 08-03-2015, 01:44 PM
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Rather than looking for an Irish horse breeder in France, it could probably work out just as costly as hopping on a plane and spending time viewing horses in Ireland. It's a buyers market here for the most part.
having just been to Ireland horse shopping I would totally agree. My friend and I saw 7 horses over the weekend (two weeks ago) and her new horse was delivered last Wednesday.

If you would like the contact details of the agent who organised the viewings I will happily pm you her details. I know at least 5 people who have bought through her and are extremely happy (my neighbour has bought two!)
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@Clava : I'd love those details and contact info if you're willing to share!

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post #16 of 16 Old 08-13-2015, 02:19 AM
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I agree that it seems a little premature to limit yourself to just two breeds. It is also a bit confusing to me as they are two (in my mind) very different breeds who are likely to excel at different things. Maybe if you could narrow down in your mind and discuss with your family who is likely to be riding the horse after your mare foals, you will have a better idea if you are looking for more of a child friendly jumper type or a western type.

I'm in the US, so have no idea what breeds are available locally to you, but it sounds like a cobby/mixed breed type might be a good option too. Sturdy enough for a larger rider, but also not too tall so as to be intimidating or too strong (if you find the right one, temperament/training wise) for your daughter.

Of course, a buying trip to Ireland sounds like a great deal of fun too!
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