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MBclass83
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Any of you all have horses?



I'm looking for a horse for my daughter. She has been riding for 8 years already. What are the important things to look for?
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What are the important things to look for?


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a fat wallet full of money that you could care less about setting it on fire.

If it were me and I was dead set on getting a horse, go buy the land and build a barn with your riding/turn out area whatever and have enough stalls for boarding other horses. Toss in a small apartment that you could trade out with someone for boarding and keeping an eye on the place, 24-7 but costs are anywhere from a few hundred a month to 1000 if you have 8-10 stalls you have income to off set your expenses. Plus the land and barn are appriciating assets vs only the horse. That might be a hell of a leap from going from buying a horse to buying a horse farm.
Good luck and how old is your daughter? this might determine more because college what do you do with the horse?






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FelicianaTigerfan
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Make sure you have someone horse savy with you when looking. You want one low maintenance. Condition of hooves, horses are enough work without doctoring feet every day. Check out the turds for excess feed. Could be a clue horse needs teeth floated. Don't be afraid of an older horse in its mid teens. On the right feed you can get a good bit of use. Quarter horse gelding is the only choice IMO. There are plenty of dishonest horse people out there that will drug a horse that is normally high strung to make it seem calm when you try it out.

What will she be doing with the horse? Bring some flagging or a piece of rope and swing it around and see how the horse reacts.

Do you have a place to keep one? They are money pits unless you will e using it for competition purposes and even then not many people make enough to offset expenses. Do you have a place to ride or will you have to haul somewhere. Having to load a horse and haul it somewhere just so a kid can ride will grow old fast.

As someone who grew up with horses I've denied my kids on getting one just because of the pita it can be.

Not sure if this I the kind of info you need.



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Goodbye Horses

Ooooooooooooooo Ooooooooooooooo

You told me, I see the rise But, it always falls I see them come, I see them go You say, "All things pass into the night" And I say, "Oh no sir I must say you're wrong I must disagree, oh no sir, I must say you're wrong" Won't you listen to me

You told me, I've seen it all before I been there, I've seen my hopes and dreams Lying on the ground

I've seen the sky just begin to fall And you say, "All things pass into the night" And I say, "Oh no sir, I must say you're wrong I must disagree, oh no sir, I must say you're wrong" Won't you listen to me

[2x] Good-bye horses, I'm flying over you Good-bye horses, I'm flying over you Good-bye horses, I'm flying over you Good-bye horses, I'm flying, flying, flying over you

Ooooooooooooooo Ooooooooooooooo



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I'm looking for a horse for my daughter. She has been riding for 8 years already. What are the important things to look for?


Don't do it






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ColaTiger
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Get a painted gelding. Also, this is the last place to get an answer to that. There are plenty of equestrian forums out there.

ETA: my condolences to your wallet



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MBclass83
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FelicianaTigerfan


Thanks. That is helpful.
I know it is a lot of $, but this is not a passing fancy with her and we all think this will give her life some direction. She is 16 and no pics.






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Im the only person in my family that doesn't own a horse...


Been around them my whole life.....all I know is they are expensive






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FelicianaTigerfan
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Paint gelding
there is a reason Indians rode paint horses. If they fell off the horses were slow enough they could just run them down on foot






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FelicianaTigerfan
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What kind of riding does she do? A girl with a passion for horses could be a great way to give her something to occupy her time and keep her out if trouble.





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MBclass83
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What she really likes is to train the young ones. She is western all the way. No English riding. She says it's to boring. Somebody once told me, she can make a quarterhorse out of a Tennesse Walker





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Carson123987
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Prepare to spend hundreds of thousands

Sister is big into it and it's just a money pit. She's gonna end up gettin a full ride to SMU or USCe but that is so not worth it






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Aspercel
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What kind of riding does she do?








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Aspercel
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PRE PURCHASE VET CHECK!!!!


Most important thing to do.






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Aspercel
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This is not the last place to get an answer...


Many of us on here are horse people.

Op, does she cut, do reining, barrel race?

And we have totally opposite views

I find western boring.






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MBclass83
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What kind of riding does she do?


western






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Aspercel
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What does she do as far as western?

A western pleasure horse is a totally different animal than a speed horse






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