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buttercup132
10-29-2006, 12:03 PM
Hopefully. If I get this job Im applying for then I will have enough to board and then lots still left over. And the place I would be boarding at the girl can give me lessons and we can go to shows!!!
The board there is really cheap, only a hundred and something a month!
Of course I will try to adopt. Ive found these guys so far on a site that rescues.

She is who I want the most. My dream is to own a Arab and with the Winter here they always reduce ther prices. She is sound and seems good and is dirt cheap!

http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/kansas.html (http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/kansas.html)

http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/jupiter.html (http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/jupiter.html)


I really like this girl too. Her colour is amazing!!
She is just too cute. Again dirt cheap and sound

http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/shasta.html

BC_MoM
10-29-2006, 12:28 PM
That's super! It says that Shasta may have soreness in her back though - might wanna look into that, if you buy her.

Other than that, they're all beautiful! :)

Argranade
10-29-2006, 12:32 PM
Cool, hope you get the horse you want! :)

buttercup132
10-29-2006, 12:55 PM
If I get this job I'm applying for it will pay 3 something every 2 weeks, plus I will have my money from the groomers but thats only like 60 a pay check. But when I have holidays like chistmas break I will work there full time and the new job after school hours. Each pay check will be 3-4 hundred something each every 2 weeks.

So I think I could easily afford a horse now if I get the job. Fingers crossed!!

Tralee
10-29-2006, 01:00 PM
Kansa and Shasta both have lameness issues.
If you are going to buy a horse that has soundness or soreness issues you have to be prepared to spend lots of $$, vet care isn't cheap. My moms horse coliced a few years ago and had to have surgury that was $8,000. Also, with some (or most) horse adoption agencys you do not own the horse for the first year or so. There is lots of restrictions about what you can and can't do with the horse. If they find out that the you aren't following the contract there will be some major fines.

What is it you are looking to do with a horse? What discipline? What is your budget? Do you prefer a mare or gelding? What age? What height? What training level? Is breed important to you? Where are you located? What are you going to do with the horse in the winter? Can you afford vet care, farrier, board, lessons, show fees, blankets, tack etc...?
If you anwser those questions I can look around for you.

buttercup132
10-29-2006, 01:10 PM
Kansa and Shasta both have lameness issues.
If you are going to buy a horse that has soundness or soreness issues you have to be prepared to spend lots of $$, vet care isn't cheap. My moms horse coliced a few years ago and had to have surgury that was $8,000. Also, with some (or most) horse adoption agencys you do not own the horse for the first year or so. There is lots of restrictions about what you can and can't do with the horse. If they find out that the you aren't following the contract there will be some major fines.

What is it you are looking to do with a horse? What discipline? What is your budget? Do you prefer a mare or gelding? What age? What height? What training level? Is breed important to you? Where are you located? What are you going to do with the horse in the winter? Can you afford vet care, farrier, board, lessons, show fees, blankets, tack etc...?
If you anwser those questions I can look around for you.I'm looking to do trails, pleasure English riding, jumping, showing
age dosent matter
hight at least 15 hh Ive always had horses that I look 10x too big for.
Training level?
I would like a Arabian but it dosent have to be, I also really want a white or Dapply Grey horse.
Im located in Ontario Canada , Burlington area
Ill ride in the winter still.
Yes I can afford vet care I have blankets and tack already
I dont really need lessons and I can afford board
And the farrier here is pretty cheap too.

Tralee
10-29-2006, 01:27 PM
http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php?form_horse_id=907589
http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php?form_horse_id=907586
http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php?form_horse_id=887134
http://tinyurl.com/y2w2cf
http://tinyurl.com/y22tge
http://tinyurl.com/yxwdtl
http://tinyurl.com/ygfy9m

areias
10-29-2006, 01:29 PM
I like this one. :) http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/snowflake2.html

I also like Jupiter. IMHO, any horse that may have a leg injury shouldn't be jumping. But congrats! It's a big step to take, getting your own horse. It's tons of fun.

junescrater716
10-29-2006, 01:47 PM
OMG!!! How cool for you!!! I've always wanted my own horse.

areias
10-29-2006, 02:08 PM
Just coming back to say...for your first horse, you really want the soundest you can get. With my first, my paint, Molly, she was fairly sound when I bought her, although it looked like she had a type of contusion around her knee, where it was larger than it should have been. Two years later, the wear on her leg from it made her have some arthritic problems. The hoof on that leg wore down funny because the contusion made the leg twist. Even after all the money spent on the occasional vet bill, farrier bills, and tons of different supplements (I had kept her on glucosamine supplements from the first couple months I had her) she still wasn't very sound, and I was wanting to do more advanced things. It was SO hard on me, but I made a trade with the rescue next door, and they found her a wonderful home with a little girl, where she is walked and trotted, and spoiled basically. They have another horse there that after they bought it, I guess it was drugged when they tried it out, it was just absolutley crazy. So he is no longer ridden, but they know what will happen if they sell him, so he will spend his life with them. :)

On the same note, don't jump on the first thing you see. There are tons of horses for sale, evaluate a few before you make a decision. I almost regret getting my current horse and not looking around more, or waiting for something. Right after I got mine, she developed a severe fly allergy, that is just going away. And then I found that she is very barn sour, after she got used to me. To the point that sometimes she scares me (I may make a post on this). But I am sticking with her and hopefully we will work through all this...but just take everything with a grain of salt.

buttercup132
10-29-2006, 03:29 PM
I am I deffinatly dont want to rush things. (The longer I take the more money I save wich equal a better trained horse)

This guy would deffinatly be a dream if I met him and everything was ok.
I dont have that much right now though working in the summer it would only take 2 months to save that up but with school Im not sure how long its going to take. I also dont know if I have this job yet, Ive been putting in rusume after resume for grocerie stores etc but no bites.

http://tinyurl.com/yxwdtl

flamepony12
10-29-2006, 03:50 PM
http://tinyurl.com/yxwdtl

oh boy, look at that pop! haha. I take it you're pretty experienced to be looking for these kinds of horses, right? Arabs can be pretty hot-blooded depending on the horse. If not, make sure you're looking extremely closely at the horse's form on the ground and over jumps and making sure that they are SOUND. That is the most important thing.

good luck!

buttercup132
10-29-2006, 03:53 PM
oh boy, look at that pop! haha. I take it you're pretty experienced to be looking for these kinds of horses, right? Arabs can be pretty hot-blooded depending on the horse. If not, make sure you're looking extremely closely at the horse's form on the ground and over jumps and making sure that they are SOUND. That is the most important thing.

good luck!Ya I worked at a barn that had 4 Arabs. They were all super sweet and good to ride. 3 were owned by someone and the other I was offered to have for FREE!! She was awsome to ride but I couldnt afford her at the time.

chrissycat21
10-29-2006, 04:11 PM
Good luck getting your own horse!

Just wanted to add that I really wouldn't get a horse that has any known soreness. Garth (the horse I leased over the summer) was just started on something because his back and legs were really sore. When I started riding him at the beginning of the summer he just wanted to run and he loved jumping. By the end of the summer his owner and I both realized something was wrong. First she thought it was his hooves that were bothering him since the farrier was pretty late coming, but now the new leaser told me it was his back and legs. He went from a horse that loved to be ridden and absolutely loved jumping to a horse that would fight with me through the arena gate. Hopefully with medication he is doing better now (I haven't talked to his new leaser for a little over a week).

Sorry that was pretty long but I just wanted to give you a little warning about what a problem that can be.

Keep us updated!

*iluvskipper*
10-29-2006, 05:11 PM
Cool, I hope ya get the one ya want! :D

Chilli
10-29-2006, 06:30 PM
Thats awesome that you might be able to get your own horse!
Fingers definately crossed.. I hope this works out! :D

GreyhoundGirl
10-29-2006, 08:12 PM
They are beautiful. I just noticed the name Shasta... That name is just asking for good things from him. ;)

MajesticCollies
10-29-2006, 08:14 PM
Good for you Alicia!!!!! Sounds like an awesome plan!!!

Suki Wingy
10-29-2006, 09:42 PM
That's Awsome! For me, lameness issues and having full responsibility while still in highschool would be enough to scare me away from ownership, but I know you've had issues with owners pulling out on shareboards. How about leasing, where the horse is basically yours for a set number of months?

chocolatepuppy
10-30-2006, 06:05 AM
Good luck! I hope you get the horse of your dreams! :)

buttercup132
10-31-2006, 10:15 PM
I put up a ad on equine connect last night and have 2 replies already but for lease or part board. Some lady said I could ride for free in exchange for grooming her horses. What a deal!!!

I still plan on getting my own but thats when i get another job wich I dont have yet.

Miss Z
11-01-2006, 08:40 AM
That sounds great Alicia, I am so jealous! :D



hight at least 15 hh Ive always had horses that I look 10x too big for.


When finding the right height of horse, your feet should be no lower than the horse's belly and no higher than three inches below the bottom of the saddle flap. I know that arabs are not generally very large and have quite a thin frame so you may find you need something a little larger and bulkier, not sure how tall you are though. Another thing I was taught is that if you can rest your chin on a horse's back without bending down or standing on tiptoes, it's the right height for you ;)

buttercup132
11-01-2006, 08:52 AM
That sounds great Alicia, I am so jealous! :D



When finding the right height of horse, your feet should be no lower than the horse's belly and no higher than three inches below the bottom of the saddle flap. I know that arabs are not generally very large and have quite a thin frame so you may find you need something a little larger and bulkier, not sure how tall you are though. Another thing I was taught is that if you can rest your chin on a horse's back without bending down or standing on tiptoes, it's the right height for you ;)I dont really belive thats true though because I know adults who ride Iclandic ponies wich are fairly small.
And adults could ride Triggy bum but they just looked silly.
Thats just what I ment is I always look too tall for the horses(I feel fine on them but if I see a picture of me on them I realize how small they are).

BC_MoM
11-01-2006, 12:54 PM
You're right Alicia, I have a 5'7" friend who owns Icelandics - I don't understand why people think you can't ride a horse if you're legs are too long for it. So not true.

buttercup132
11-01-2006, 01:35 PM
You're right Alicia, I have a 5'7" friend who owns Icelandics - I don't understand why people think you can't ride a horse if you're legs are too long for it. So not true.Lol Im sure its because Zara comes from the crazy land of England :p ;) :D

Suki Wingy
11-01-2006, 06:22 PM
Another thing I was taught is that if you can rest your chin on a horse's back without bending down or standing on tiptoes, it's the right height for you ;)
then Solo is way too small, and Chopin would be slightly tall! A lot of it has to do with the horse's barrel, and how much there is to wrap your legs around.

Tralee
11-01-2006, 06:46 PM
I think the size of horse is more dependent on what you are comfortable with. I know some who is 5 feet tall and rides a 17+ hand draft tb cross ("American warmblood") stallion. She is doing extremely well showing PSG.
But, I don't think really tall or big people should ride ponies and I don't think that really short people should be riding 17 hand horses. But there is always exceptions.