Final Choice of buying a horse...

by Ainsley
(UK)

I've looked at many horses after my parents told me I could buy my first horse, I've found a couple I really like and I need a few opinions before I make my final choice.

A little about me: I'm going on being 12 and I'm 4'10 (I'm pretty short for my age) I've been riding since I was 8 (4 years) I'm looking for a horse that can take me from hunters, to eventer's.

I'm currently taking twice a week lessons and schooling 3'0 jumps. I've been to quite a few shows, and I wouldn't mind a challenge. But I also wouldn't mind something a bit older and wiser. So I'm caught in the middle. I don't expect to grow much more then 5'4- 5'6.


Horse #1: Lucy.

Special Hunter pony, 14.1 hands 7 year old welsh x Qh Jumping 2'6 2'9 courses but has schooled 3'3. not spooky. Has won many reserve and champions. (Mare)

Horse #2: Prince

15.2 hands 6 year old TB x QH, been to a few local shows but not enough miles on him, would be perfect for someone wanting to compete in jumpers. Needs a confident rider, but has no vices. A little bit spooky. Jumping 3'0 courses but has schooled over a 4'0 but can go higher.

Horse #3: Joey
10 year old tovero paint gelding, Joey is a 15 hh horse that hacks around beginners and can jump up to 3'9 and jumps 3'3 courses. He's trust-worthy, saintly, and safe with a puppy dog personality, has been to many shows, he loves to jump bit less (not in dressage)and is young at heart. He drives, been in pony club and also competes in out of town shows.

Horse # 4: Diva
This little mare really lives up to hr name, she is a 14.2 hh Morgan X Paint mare, bay with a star, she is 4 years old and has a lot of spunk. She is not a beginners horse because she is still young and can become very hot and high strung. Requires confident rider. Can jump 3'0 + and has no show miles, but I am looking for someone that would want to show her, as she would make an excellent eventer.

Horse # 5: Moxi.

Moxi is trust-worth, sound, safe and beginner safe to. He's 16.hh and has jumped 5'0 in his younger years but can still school 4'0. Moxi is 13 years young, but acts like he's 20 around little kids. He can be used for any discipline expect western, but if you train him he would make a good trail horse or barrels. But I would like to see him go to a jumping home

Any suggestions? They all sound so great :3

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Nov 08, 2015
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Moxi
by: Anonymous

I'd get Moxi if I were you! She sounds so nice and you won't grow out of her!

May 01, 2012
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ummm.... yu should go foor
by: horsecrazy

I would go for joey bcus you won't grow out of him, he suits ur needs. i would also say lucy but she is kinda small and you'll grow out of her fast.

Apr 03, 2012
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Just sayin
by: Anonymous

Joey, prince, or moxi bcus they all sound like they suit your needs!!!:)

Jan 17, 2012
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What I think
by: Lexi

I think Lucy would be perfect for you!!!!

Oct 05, 2011
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Just My Suggestions
by: Alexia

I'd have to say Lucy or Joey. Diva seems too spooky and even if you are very advanced, pretty young and hot tempered. Any of the horses besides her would be good, but remember, if you really think you love her or can control Diva (or even Prince), get her.

I didn't mean to offend you in any way, I'm just saying my suggestions.

Oct 04, 2011
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Lucy!
by: Anonymous

I have to say Lucy, she's the best fit for you. Even if you have to sell her year from now.

Oct 03, 2011
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maybe
by: lucinda

maybe lucy though cuz she sounds nice. it doesn't matter about what the horse looks like or if its a bit spooky what matters is that you feel right with it!

Oct 03, 2011
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i think
by: lucinda

i think moxi and joey would be best. finding the perfect horse is hard! so if none of these work out keep trying!

Oct 08, 2011
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by: sophie short

i think lucy would suit your height and sounds pretty nice too me.

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