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post #21 of 46 Old 11-27-2015, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, my thoughts as well. Also, hunters and jumpers are two different things. Maybe you mean O/F training in general??
Possibly but it doesn't matter too much anymore since I'm not getting him anymore

But there's a 18 year old mare that is cheaper but she is 2 hours away.So I'm waiting on videos before I decide to go
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post #22 of 46 Old 11-27-2015, 08:01 PM
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This thread I was reading and it does seems somewhat like I'm a bit of the same situation but difference is I'm a young adult, I have been/continue to take lessons, I will be boarding whatever horse I chose to get at the place my coach is at who is very knowledgeable and so are some other who are there.
I know Danny was once an OTTB but he has been retrained by a trainer.
I'm sorry. I know you mean well and it sounds like deep down you know this is not the horse for you. I don't think you would be trying to get validation from strangers on the internet if you truly thought this was the right decision. Please, I am begging you, don't do it. Young OTTB's are not for first time owners. If you are dead set on a thoroughbred, go for an older one, get it checked out by a reputable trainer and other horse people you trust. Get a thorough PPE. And whatever you do, do not buy in haste. Think it over. Go out to ride the horse multiple times and do everything with it you want to do or think you might want to do with it. Leave no box unchecked.
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post #23 of 46 Old 11-27-2015, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sorry. I know you mean well and it sounds like deep down you know this is not the horse for you. I don't think you would be trying to get validation from strangers on the internet if you truly thought this was the right decision. Please, I am begging you, don't do it. Young OTTB's are not for first time owners. If you are dead set on a thoroughbred, go for an older one, get it checked out by a reputable trainer and other horse people you trust. Get a thorough PPE. And whatever you do, do not buy in haste. Think it over. Go out to ride the horse multiple times and do everything with it you want to do or think you might want to do with it. Leave no box unchecked.
I'm not dead set on any breed
TBs are just ones that have came up recently that are in my price range(1500 max)
I ride an Arab that I like so I'm looking for anything really. I'm fairly open to breeds.
I'm requirement is a smooth rider in their gaits. I don't want to be on a bouncy horse when I'm trotting/loping or even loping/cantering. So I want a smooth ride(it doesn't have to be extremely smooth but smooth enough I can still enjoy myself while trotting/jogging)
Like for instance, my coach owns a QH who is super super bouncy at a trot/jog it's not even a fast one either and I did not enjoy it but the Arab I right is extremely smooth, I only start to somewhat bounce if I'm going at a fast jog/trot.
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post #25 of 46 Old 12-03-2015, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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So I have found this other horse that is 10yr old and broke to ride in Western/English
She is doing a free lease to possibly buy her so it seems like a good option for me because then I get to know the cost of having a horse and everything
My question is how do I go about asking my coach about possibly bring a horse to her place?
My coach has somewhat talk to me about owning my own horse and everything(like care) But I had never really mention about getting one yet(mostly because I want to learn more and still do) however now I'm starting to look for my own horse or some sorts but I haven't really told her(I haven't seen her in a person since she started to discuss more about care of a horse) But I'm seeing her this weekend so I want to bring it up.
How should I go back doing it?
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post #26 of 46 Old 12-04-2015, 05:35 PM
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I am surprised you haven't talked to your coach about this already! I would just say that you feel like you're ready to get your own horse, and ask if you would be able to keep it at here place once you find one. You may also ask her opinion on your level and see if she thinks a lease might be better to start.

You should probably see if she will come along with you to try out horses, and she may also know of horses for sale through colleagues that aren't being advertised that may be a good fit for you.
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post #27 of 46 Old 12-04-2015, 05:43 PM
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"Coach-----We have talked about me getting a horse. I assumed I could board it here. I have an opportunity for a free lease on a horse. I would like to know what you think and if you would go with me to check it out."
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I am surprised you haven't talked to your coach about this already! I would just say that you feel like you're ready to get your own horse, and ask if you would be able to keep it at here place once you find one. You may also ask her opinion on your level and see if she thinks a lease might be better to start.

You should probably see if she will come along with you to try out horses, and she may also know of horses for sale through colleagues that aren't being advertised that may be a good fit for you.
Yes, this.

Are you taking regular lessons with your coach? I hope so. Either way, I'm a little surprised one would have a coach yet not mention looking at horses for sale? Your coach knows you and your riding best - they are the first person you should be speaking with before considering any horse. There's a good chance your coach would know of suitable horses for lease or sale as well, and they should be coming with you to check out potential horses (especially for a non-experienced rider and first time leaser/owner).
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post #29 of 46 Old 12-04-2015, 08:22 PM
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sounds like your going about this a little backwards. you should have talked to your coach about looking for a horse and if you could board that horse with her BEFORE you went looking for horses. what will you do if you find a horse and she says you cant board it there? you will have wasted yours and the sellers time.

your coach will know what horse is best for you at this point in time. they need to be coming with you to look at these horses, to watch them with their current owners and then watch how they work with you. your coach will know which horse is the best match for you. doing this on your own, without advice from the person who knows your riding ability best can lead to major problems down the road.

i would suggest you stop looking for horses until you have a long conversation with your coach about if your ready for horse ownership, if you'll have a place for a horse should you buy one, and about your coach being on board with helping you find the right horse.
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post #30 of 46 Old 12-06-2015, 11:26 AM
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This may sound really judgmental - I don't know you and don't want to be rude, but a 1500$ budget for a first horse is really, really low. Can I ask why so cheap? You are a beginner, therefore you need a very well-trained horse. Owning a horse will probably cost you about 10,000$ a year, minimum, if you're boarding it. It seems like you'd be better off investing in a well-trained horse from the start (in my part of the world, you can get one of these for 3000-4000$ if you're not fussy about looks or breed) than buying a horse that is going to require a lot of fixing. Horse training involves hiring experts to work with your horse. That gets very expensive very fast. Why pay 1500$ for a horse which you'll have to sink another 3000$ to finish training when you can just get a trained, proven horse and just enjoy riding?
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