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  1. New to Horses
    So, as the title says, I am buying my very first horse! Not now, of course, but in 9 months I’m going to start leasing horses and work towards buying one! I’m very excited and I’d just like if y’all could review my details and give me any critique! (Please note: most of these details were...
  2. Horse Talk
    HELP! I recently came across the perfect horse that I really want to buy. I am getting a really good deal on her, but the buyers need her gone very soon. I just got a job, but I need a way to help convince my parents to get her. I would pay half of her board after the second month, but I need...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hello lovely people :) SO in the future (hopefully not to distant future) I was looking to get a horse, not a show horse, just one for me to ride and can live happy in paddocks :)) I live in Australia (so you know which ones I can get) Soo I'm only around 5.5 feet tall and around 40kg so I...
  4. Horses for Sale
    So, I contacted this barn about one of their horses. I saw the ad and immediately fell in love with the look of her. She is $800 and is trained for trail riding and jumping, which both of these is what I need. On the ad, she said she was good for a beginner. She was perfect, but then, the owner...
  5. Horse Nutrition
    I looked at a 6 yr old OTTB that had a minor tendon tear in her left front. It healed, has been ultrasounded, and she is cleared for everything but high eventing. I want her for a barrel horse. Would you guys risk buying her?
  6. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone!! I can't decide so I want some other horse people's opinions to help me decide! Should I buy a second horse?? The biggest thing is can I afford a second horse? Well after crunching the numbers over and over and OVER again haha I have come to the conclusion I definitely can...
  7. Horse Talk
    The closest horse supplies/tack store is quite a while away from where I am, and I'm pretty angry about it because they need to make one up here, there's already 3 next to each other down there and yet they don't make one up north for us. So anyway, I was wondering if you buy supplies online...
  8. New to Horses
    So I was wondering what you buy before you buy your horse as in tack, food etc.. I know you aren't supposed to buy the saddle before, as you need it fitted. And if there are any others that need fitting, someone told me don't buy a halter yet either? And do I just buy a bale of hay to put in...
  9. New to Horses
    Hello! :) I'm looking at getting my first horse. I am a confident rider and can walk/trot/canter/gallop/jump/break in horses and re-educate ex-racehorses. Unfortunately, I have never owned a horse and this is a new experience for me. :) I am currently looking at buying a 5 year old...
  10. Horses for Sale
    Curious to see how much you might pay for a horse with a VERY old sesamoid fracture in his LH (with minor suspensory damage). Some more info -11yo OTTB -Sound on flat, just limited to non jumping activities -Does light trails -Has been worked on this fracture for a very long time, and was...
  11. Horse Boarding
    Hello, I'm new to this forum and joined because I've come into an interesting situation. I've been riding, training and learning from horses for over ten years. As with many on this site, I suspect, horses molded who I am and fulfill my life in a unique way. The stable I was educated at is...
  12. Draft Horses
    I just have a few questions for Clydesdale owners! In a couple of years I'm going to be looking for another horse (due to my mare being up there in years). I've always had an affinity for Clydesdales and draft horses. I was thinking in general about different breeds their temperaments (I need...
  13. Horse Breeds
    My parents are looking at buying me my first horse (yay!) I'm 15 and have been leasing for three years now and have been riding for 4. I had finally found a horse I loved and was leasing eventually to own but he came down with EPM..it's a long story. Anyways it's been almost a year since that...
  14. Horse Conformation Critique
    I've been looking for an eventing horse and I came across this one. He is a 12 year old Hanoverian gelding who hasn't been in work for 1 1/2 years, so his top line and muscles in general are lacking. He's very well behaved, moves nicely and is a very low maintenance sort of horse (easy to keep...
  15. Eventing
    I know I'm posting a lot, but I really need some answers at the moment because I'm looking for a new horse to do eventing with and I'm not exactly sure what I need. The horse I'm looking at at the moment is a 12 year old Hanoverian gelding with lots of training. He's pretty much perfect, but I...
  16. Horse Conformation Critique
    I'm looking for a dressage, showjumping or eventing mount (haven't decided which one yet), and I came across this horse for sale. He's an Australian Stock Horse, which probably isn't the ideal breed, but I can't afford a well-trained warmblood. I don't have a problem with training horses myself...
  17. Horse Breeds
    Okay, so I'm looking for a new horse and I've mainly come across TBs. I'm a teenage rider with 8 years of riding experience, now looking to do eventing. I was just wondering, are thoroughbreds more expensive to keep than, say, warmbloods? In terms of feed? I've heard of them being 'poor doers'...
  18. Horse Breeds
    Hi. I've been looking around for a horse for a while to do eventing with, and I've found a young Quarab that I'm interested in. He's 63% Arabian, according to his papers, and he's got some obvious Arab characteristics. Would he make a good eventing horse, based on this vague description? I know...
  19. New to Horses
    Hello everyone, I have started this thread in hopes of some pointers and advice. Ill try and give you as much information about my situation as possible, but please bare with me. This could get a little lengthy. I told my girlfriend that I would help her provide for a horse if she went ahead and...
  20. New to Horses
    I have wanted a horse for a very long time and while I am not a stranger to riding, training, or taking care of a horse I am new to shopping for one. I currently work at a show barn working the horses and cleaning stalls and I think it is finally time to get my own. I will be boarding my horse...
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