Wow, must only be around you guys....we had been in the market for a horse/pony/donkey....didnt really care...just a gelding. Didnt need to be broke or anything, age doesnt matter...etc. Just as a pasture companion for our guy.....and the cheapest we have fond yet was 1,200.....more than I want to pay for a lawn ornament that we wont be riding.
i love horses...but i'm allergic to them. bon your horses are beautiful. i especially love the father . he is very handsome.
from what i have seen you can get a horse starting at about 1000$ canadian here, but i don't know if they are anything special. oh and i just saw a pony and its baby for 850$ canadian. don't know anything about ponies but it looks cheap cause there are a lot of dogs that cost a lot more. anyways i would love to have a horse and be able to ride but i can't.
***Edited By: silkypup on 5/6/2006 4:52:24 PM*** Reason: *
I live in VA, and have Three pure-bred Arabian horses.One of my friends went to see it the horse and it WAS $1! She bought him becouse he was lame,under-fed,and scared half to pieces of people! Now you should see him!He is sooo preaty! I am the one who started the topic.
***Edited By: prissypets on 5/7/2006 6:44:22 PM*** Reason: becouse
i actually had Pita up for sale at $300...not 1 call for him. $300 i thought was cheap for his potential. so, i decided to just keep him when i learned my niece (8yrs old) was wanting to learn to ride and really interested in barrel racing, and my brother doesnt have any place to keep a horse.
this summer i'm going to teach her the basics, and go from there. i figure in 1 1/2yrs her and Pita might be ready for competing. if my niece is ready before Pita...his momma Murphy can always do the job :)
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A few months ago I posted that we were looking for a horse for my daughter. We ended up purchasing the nicer 5 year old appaloosa. They were asking $3500 but we ended up paying $2500 because she need to be sent to the trainer for a refresher in cantering. I think we got a good deal for the quality.
I am also looking for a companion only, an old small pony or even a mini as a pasture-mate for my son's sheltland/mini cross. He has been foundard so he can't go out on the pasture with the others and he is VERY lonely. If I can't find one extremely cheap or given to me I will go to the auction in a few weeks and save one from the kill pen.
TY Dallasgoldens for those links...none of them are anywhere around us though. We do not have much for a rescue around here accept the small one family operated humane society, and they rarely have any available. Last time they did have some seized horses, they didnt have what we were wanting (want a gelding). I dont choose to go to auctions for them due to the illnesses that come with them alot of times. I will just continue to keep my eyes open for one I guess, I'm sure the right one will come my way.
Isolde......do you have the link to post with the article you copied?
HorseLover or anyone that knows What type of horse do you think is a good horse for a person just starting out? A horse that will not be shown just be a best friend and will be all around fun. If there is a certain breed to stay clear of that is to aggressive let me know. What sort of shots and dewormings do they need got any good ideas for books to buy, or places on the net to look into?
I have seen horses in the paper and it says will trade for a chihuahua puppy! I saw 3 ads like that over the past 4 months! I see alot of ads for 2,000 and under. One person was selling a all white horse for only $500 and they said nothing was wrong with it and it was only a year and a half old!
Well, Quarter Horses are an amazing breed. They are good for show or trail riding or just being around. Try www.horsecity.com where you can get alot of info.
There is no such thin as a white horse- the only white horse is lethal white and they die soon after birth ( it is a deiseas)- the horses that people usually say are "White" are-light gray- or albino or perlino
You'all are KILLING me with those links.....making me want to get a horse and a barn....GeeZ! haha I really love horses they were really my first love but i think when i did riding when i was little i realized that i was scared of them too! haha
He's a registered Akhal-Teke gelding with the Russian Studbook. Yoromir is a dressage, endurance riding, english, hunter, jumping horse. I imported him from Russia and he stands 16h tall. He is 1 of only 300 purebred Akhal-Teke in the US. We've done extensive dressage, jumping, western, and english training with him. He is also a fantastic trail horse. He is so sweet, and will do anything for us. Everytime I take him to a show I'm always getting compliments on him. He has the smoothest gate of any horse I've ever ridden too. He's even part of the proffesional jumping team of Mickey Hadden! He is an absolute dream.
horselover I had no idea there was no such thing as a white horse. Maybe they said white just because it looked white. That is good to know. Thanks. Sorta like when someone calls a chihuahua a t-cup. No such thing, but sounds more appealing for some reason lol!