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post #1 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Im Buying A Horse.

Hello,
Ive decided that Im ready to take on the big resposibility of buying my first horse.
Ive grownn up around them, and have tons of experience.
I already found my perfect one.

Her name is Shadow (going to be re named Trinity).
Shes a grey and white tobanio Quarter Horse Cross, 14.2hh.
Shes turning 6 years old, and has had one foal previously.
She had been green broke, but has been left in the pasture for the past year with nothing done, so she will need to be re worked with. I think shes absolutly beautiful. I was looking for a grey and white horse for a long time, but most werent very attractive looking, bt she fit my bill.
Best of all, she will be coming with a barely used 15' black western saddle, so that saves money for me.
Shes $1200, but we are doing payments.
Im very excited to get her, Im definitly looking forward to everything!
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trinity 3.jpg

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trinity and past foal.jpg

trinity looking.jpg

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trinity winter.jpg

What do you think? And, any advice? Share your experiences aswell, with any aspect of horse life (breeding, riding, ect).
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 01:50 AM
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hi
no advise,as i don't know anything about horses,
just wanted to say,she's lovely.

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you :)
I plan on going to see her in person soon.
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 09:22 AM
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How exciting! She's a beauty
I grew up around horses and had one myself for a number of years. My sister has a very spirited Paint mare and is very involved in all aspects of riding and equine care. She purchased her mare as a green broke herd-bound beauty. Even though she's a very seasoned rider she takes riding lessons once a week (as I did) and subscribes to Horse & Rider, which she reads faithfully each month.
If there was any advice I would give it would be to find a decent trainer and take riding lessons on a regular basis. Even extremely experienced riders can benefit from additional training. It also helps to research and have at your disposal a large animal veternarian close by (who does house calls) so in the event of an emergency you'll be prepared. HTH...

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 11:59 AM
She's beautiful!! I like horses although I've never been around them much.
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 12:07 PM
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She looks sweet. My 2 sisters and I all had horses growing up (and one still does). There's an old horse thread somewhere on this forum from quite awhile ago that's got pictures of other member's horses too. Have fun with her!

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post #7 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 04:42 PM
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Congrats on getting a horse! She is a real beauty!
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-29-2009, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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I was going to keep her in Claresholm over the summer wih me where there are a lot of horse people to help me out when I need it. I want her there because there is a decent stable and a lot of corrals, plus an indoor arena, so I can get loads of help whenever I need it :). Then I can stay with my mom awhile while Im at it
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-13-2009, 03:17 PM
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Shes gourgeous!! I love QH's. always had stock horses and I dont like straying =D I currently have a BS Paint and an Appaloosa.

The 15" saddle should fit you, unless you are tall/have a very big booty, which my trainer and I have junk in our trunks and still fit 15" saddles so you should be good. Just make sure it fits him, a saddle fitter is a good idea.

Are you going to be blanketing her or will she be naked in the winter?

Shes a fine looking horse, good luck, I want to hear what happens with her! You can always also message me if you need advice/tips/whatever.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-08-2009, 06:14 PM
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Thats awesome that you are getting a horse! I might be getting a horse as well..
As one of the above posters stated, take lots of lessons.. it always helps :)

How long have you been riding for?
Are you going to train her yourself or send her to a trainer??

Anyways, she is gorgeous!
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