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Old 07-26-2005, 11:42 PM
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I'm 14 now, but I don't know when I'll actually be getting a horse I just know its pretty soon, I hope LOL
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:49 PM
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Here's a couple that I know of in your area:
HorseTopia.com

Sorrell Tobbiano Paint Stallion
ALPHA Sorrel { Mickey} Colt
$1200
but this is a baby so you will need to train or get training.
outstanding bloodlines, very impressed.


Also a website for you to look at
www.buckspaintsandminis.com

I have dealt here before and they are very honest and care about the welbeing of the horses. Also they sell with guarantees so if you are not happy no problem.


Also
Bib Black Peppered Showman
blk/white stallion
8 years old
15.2 hh
proven colour producer
western pleasure/trial horse
$10000
he is in grovetown, Ga
this guy is a real sweatheart. He has bloodlines that are too die for and he is easy to handle.
However it would be a shame to see him gelded as he is about the most perfect paint I have ever laid eyes on so if you can't handle a stallion he would not be for you. Also he is pricey because he is so nice and well trained.

Be careful what you see on the internet and the most important piece of advice I can give is don't buy sight unseen. They will tell you anything to get it sold and then tough on you if you are not happy.


The website I gave you here is a good one and they are very good people. I am going to be buying from them in the spring time again as I was extremely happy with the quality and price value. I live in Canada, Ontario.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:52 PM
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OK I just checked out the website real quick and for me I would look at Tilk [the first under APHA for sale colts&stallions] and I would look at the colt that has the big bold Mickey Mouse on him. The others are ok but not quite the breeding that I would look for. But my interest would be to carry on the breeding as well as showing so it depends on what exactly you plan to do with the horse.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:57 PM
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I took a look at the three that you liked as well and I would pass on the first one, don't like his hips they are funny looking, like he has a sore back or something, the second is a quarter horse not a paint but he looks really nice and they are wonderful horses, the third is a mare so that is a female and you said you wanted a male but she is nice looking too from what little I can see of her. I agree that you should take a test ride before buying but not necessarily turn down a horse because it is young. Do the research though because if you get a green horse or an unbroke horse can you break it properly or finish it's training off.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:58 PM
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I don't know. I always prefer horses that aren't right from the breeders. I think all my horses now were bought word of mouth. I know the breeders of all of them and had liked their horses but you usually get a better deal from word of mouth. Plus, these are horses that my trainer/boss knew so I had even more background on them. Pasetyna I bought when she was 3 or 4 and only halter broke. She had won many confirmation classes as a yearling and I like pretty much all the horses from her breeders. But I bought her from a woman who had her and couldn't afford to keep her. $1000. And she's a star! Just gorgeous. Perfect confirmation and great temperment. If I ever get her up here I'll condition her for endurance riding.

And that's why I really think you should talk to people. Talk to trainers, breeders, stable owners, people at feed and tack stores. Look in the newspaper or at posters and go out and see the horses. Ride them if they are broke. Watch them move. Have them vet checked if you are really interested - that is a must because you are too young to catch any subtle lameness or other problems. Get their medical history. Even if you don't like the horse they might know of someone who has one more your style.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:12 AM
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Never ever buy the first horse just because someone tells you that someone else was looking at it or interested in it. That is a trick used over and over, just to rush you into buying. If the horse sells there are many many more out there. Take your time and yes talk to people, sometimes you can find a backyard horse that is perfect and sometimes you can go to a sales barn and get a cheap horse for next to nothing too. I bought Joker [appy] from the breeder however I have been best friends with her for years and years, grew up together, $1000,can as a yearling, I broke him. I bought a morgan with papers, $50can at the sales barn, she is now our lesson horse, I was given Gus but he is in bad shape so we won't talk about him. I have also bought a horse based on word of mouth sight un seen and boy was I mad when I saw it. Not at all what they said and the video they sent me was not even the same horse. Lesson learned! Be careful, no matter who you go to and yes insist on a vet check, it will cost you money but it is well worth it in the end. Trust me, some people will sell anything and say anything. I have even heard off people druging the horse before the potential buyer showed up to see it so it would appear sound. So be careful, not everyone is bad some are very good that is why I gave you the breeder link that I did. There are several breeders in Georgia but I would not trust half of them. The one I gave you I will buy my horse right of the website, sight unseen because I know they are trustworthy.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:56 AM
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I didn't say not to look at them. That would be foolish. But word of mouth is the best way IMO to find good horses. Especially if you know people you can trust like I do. If you are taking lessons now, Dakotah, ask your trainer or the people at the stables about horses that they know are for sale. Be a little wary if they are pushing their own horses. See if you can get someone more experienced to come out and look at horses with you. Someone who knows about confirmation and gaits and the subtle ways a horse moves when they are sore.

Be aware of the trick of giving a painkiller to a horse before a potential buyer comes out. The same thing is done at auctions. That way the horse looks fine until they are bought. If you are interested in a horse 'pop by' as my mom says for a second visit. even if they aren't home you can see the horse in the field (hopefully)
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:39 AM
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Also, you said your Aunt has horses that you ride? Did I remember that right?! She IMO would be the first person i'd ask! Obviously she has some experience and maybe she could go with you to look at new potential horsey pals! It is easy to get carried away when you go to look at them because you are so excited, especially at your age. I know this for a fact!!!

When I was looking for friends for Cavan I asked my farrier! He's the best person to ask as he travels miles and to hundreds of yards and he knows everyone whos selling, buying and he also knows all the gossip!! He can tell you alot about the horses just by looking at their feet, and how carefully their owners look after them!!!!
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:27 AM
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Very good idea
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