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post #21 of 25 Old 07-18-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk View Post

Add farriers and barefoot trimmers to that list. They generally are not inclined to point you toward something that is not appropriate for your experience level.

Number One they don't want to see anyone hurt and their reputation is at stake.

Number Two they know they will probably be the one trimming or shoeing it - lollol

Along with Google search, you can often find their business cards tacked in grocery stores, department stores like WalMart, vet's offices, Tractor Supplies or a version of TSC, etc.
Thanks also for your suggestions I agree a maybe 14hh but a good solid build would be the way to go. So at the moment I'm thinking older, solid not to big, excellent ground manners, and easy going beginner safe for the kids to learn on and me just to get some time on probably not to strenuous I'll still be having lessons on the 16hh warmblood I am now and hopefully a bit later I will get another horse more for me that can be a little bit of a step up. If thats what actually happens we'll see, but I do like a good plan .
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post #22 of 25 Old 07-18-2014, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by enc0410 View Post
Also halflinger... similar build to the fjord horses. I knew a lady that had a pair of almost perfectly matched halflinger that her and her husband trail rode. They were so cute and well behaved. I would say both of the people were around 180-200 pounds.
I've realised i haven't really set my account up yet so, Im actually in Australia so fjord and halflinger not that common although I have seen a halflinger advertised so not impossible, Mostly I see in this sort of range Stock horses (which i have a soft spot for my horse as a kid was a ASH and the kids are learning on one now he's 16hh though), quarter horses are fairly common, STB are common mostly ex-trotters though my instructor are that keen on those, 75% of what I see advertised are thoroughbreds which generally I don;t think would be I what I would want. I would really love a clydiex which do pop up sometime.
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post #23 of 25 Old 07-18-2014, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't replyed to everyones comments individually because I think I would be repeating myself and you will all think I'm boring. Can someone tell me with these type of forums what the etiquette one answer for everyone, individually? I don;t want to see seem rude or like I'm ignoring anyone.

I will definately introduce myself on some of the other threads as well i have been reeding a fair bit of the forum for awhile glad i finally decided to jump in you have all been very helpful its nice to be able to brainstorm with people who aren't thinking 'didn't you get all of that horse stuff out of your system when you were a kid' or 'what the ??? is she talking about'.
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post #24 of 25 Old 07-18-2014, 08:54 AM
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Bundari - do long as you are polite (you certainly are that ) then you are meeting forum etiquette nicely! Some people manage to multi-quote, but that's beyond my skill set

And nice to meet you too.

Oh, by the way, I still think you might want to think about setting up a paddock for two horses - one horse on it's own is generally an unhappy horse as they are social creatures and do best with company of their own kind.
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post #25 of 25 Old 07-18-2014, 09:27 AM
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Don't worry about getting all of the individual answer bases covered. Especially when you ask this type of question where the answers will fly in so fast, you can barely keep up reading them

Ditto considering two horses as they are herd animals by nature.

You could either make one huge space and hopefully bring them home together or, take that huge space and temporarily divide it in half until they get to know and like each other.

Horses sometimes have a tendency to fight when a new horse is introduced to the herd --- even if that herd is only one - lollol

There are plenty of folks on this forum either getting back into horses after a lifetime hiatus or, their children are grown and they are in a position to finally get that horse they always dreamed about but could never have.

Meaning, there are lots of 'didn't you get all of that horse stuff out of your system when you were a kid' or 'what the ??? is she talking about'.

Welcome to the forum, if I forgot to say that somewhere along the line

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