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post #11 of 35 Old 03-09-2015, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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post #17 of 35 Old 03-09-2015, 05:27 PM
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I don't think we've got many if any members that would know what horse prices are like in Libya - at a guess I'd say that the majority are Arabian horses and I think you might find that horse ownership there probably is more for the wealthy and the costs will reflect that if you want a sound well trained horse
Is there a riding school nearby where you could ask for advice?
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post #18 of 35 Old 03-09-2015, 05:49 PM
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Here in Australia you'd be looking at about $2500 to $5000 for a stocky type horse who has solid but fairly basic training and has experience. Cheaper if you go for an older horse. More expensive for registered horses.

It may sound like a lot but when you break it down it's astounding sometimes how cheap they are. Just to breed a foal costs money, feeding the made for a year, vet checks, stud fees. Then keeping the horse till its 3, again feed, hoof care, vet etc. Then paying someone around $1000-$3000 to break them to saddle. Only after all of that do you have a green saddle horse. Still that would need more experience and training for what you want.

With horses you're paying a part of the price for the horse itself, the rest is paying for the time that went into it, the labor.

All this needs to be taken into consideration, things like cheap feed, low minimum wage will result in cheaper horses.

To work out the right price search through your horse sale sites for a few weeks. Write down the details of horses in your area that match what you want. A calm, quiet and experienced horse with a stock build. Once you have a list of a few you'll start to see a price bracket developing.

Its often a great idea to talk to your instructor and get some help in choosing a horse.

Cheap horses aren't really much cheaper. Every year I'd spend more in maintenance on my horse than I spent on him, and he wasn't that cheap!
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Well jaydee well your idea is somewhat right horse ownership is considered to be for wealthy people but I see many people around who have horses on farms and may not be really wealthy but what I really want to understand is that for an average rider like me what should I look for in a horse and how much time should I really be able to be in the saddle i mean without any harm to the horse because the instructor I have always tries to keep it till 45 mins 5 mins walk then a 10 min trot then canters and then back and forth as he wills, the story is that he was originally a groom and the club was handled by a french lady and she left Libya after the crises in 2011 so as a kid I was so obsessed with horses I remember one day I cried the whole day and whole night I was like 14 that I want a horse--but life had its twists and turns and just got on a horse a couple of times in life when I was 34 quite late in life it occurred to me that I must ride I love this animal so looked through all of tripoli up and down and found this school but it was closed. I requested him and he said no, finally I begged him and he agreed to give me and my son lessons and this is how it all started. I now realize that the horses at that time were in terrible condition and me my son and a couple of friends were the ones who were working them and getting them back in shape. So I rode for 6-7 months 3 times a week 45 mins each and then had to stop job issues etc --after that now nearly 2 months I am ridding again for 45 mins twice a week ---my trainer is a very nice man he is originally from niger and is basically a groom for the club owners horses he has 9 horses brought in from the UK and the owner gives him the chance to give children and a few selective people some lessons so he can make some extra money--so he does not have the qualifications only experience --the club is very clean and organized but what makes me nervous is that I feel he is always talking about money so whatever he deals with me I am not sure how to react and most horse people I met here very few were straight forward it was like all the cool guys are either good riders or all riders are cool I hope you understand what I mean I dont want to offend anybody so I chose my words carefully I want to learn I want simple nice people like I found on this forum telling me what to do how to do it not people frowning that at age 36 now he realized his passion --there was always a passion but life was difficult ---I think I am being too long :)
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post #20 of 35 Old 03-10-2015, 06:30 AM
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First of all, WELCOME to the forum!!

Libya has such a rich history with horses.






They have had beautiful horses.



they are best known for their Barbs




I am sure that there are quite a few horses available that will not be terribly expensive, just as in most countries. Personally, I am just glad to hear that you life there is stable enough to contemplate horse ownership. We seem to only hear about the unrest there and not how things are going day to day in your country.

I hope all is well for you and your family in these difficult days for your country.
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