Hi ya'll! This is my first post, I'm so happy to be a part of the forums!
Anyhow, I'm really looking into getting a horse, what to look for and doing all the research I can. I am doing my own research and of course, am going to be going by the horses temperament and personality itself once I see them, but I just wanted some of ya'll more experienced riders' opinions.
To you guys, which would you suggest for a beginner? This is the first horse I'll be getting and owning myself. Should I look for for a Mare, Stallion or Gelding? I personally am leaning more towards a gelding, within the age range of 6-7 and up. I want a horse that is rather young, but still matured, that still has spunk, but knows how and when to keep a level head. I understand most of that would come from training and handling obviously, but just to explain kind of what I'm looking for.
I wouldn't be using the horse for showing most likely, just as a companion and as a trail rider, and perhaps my own little training practices for fun of jumps or barrels.
Color and breed isn't necessarily important to me, any of those are just an added plus. But to you guys, what would you recommend? What gender? Gelded or nah, not too important? What age range would you suggest?
Solely from you guys's experience
Thank you everyone!