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minigoose

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minigoose says:

My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

Quite a random subject, but have been browsing through horses for sale for a while now as I plan to buy very soon. However, although looks certainately isn't everything, I do want my dream horse to keep for life. And I really really would love a black horse. I'm just finding that a reasonably priced, lightweight black horse seems almost imposible to find! They're either Section Ds or cobs which I'm not after, or very stunning but too pricey Warmbloods. I'm after an Irish sports horse, or Tbx, warmblood type, but just can't find many of these which are black at all, especially under £4000!

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Bluesnow05

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Bluesnow05 says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

Awww Chimp, I always thought u must own that gorgeous Black Arab in your profile pic as well as Sir Poncey pants!   I would absolutley love an arab but am very happy with my moody TB mare.  I agree with minigoose about lightweight bouncy types, which is what I would always go for.  I found that heavier horses give me a bad back for some reason??  I still love all horses though and understand that you all have your different favourites - it's be a bit boring if we all rode the same type.
 

P.S Chimp is the horse in your profile pic for sale?  Minigoose would probably like him! x

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appycob

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appycob says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

I can see where you're coming from. I prefer the lightweight types and def forward going. I go for lightweights because of my bleeding hips with my arthritis. My fav horses are coloureds, appys, duns and greys and I've always been picky and owned them all. When I sold Sirius, my coloured, I was looking for a TB x aged about 3, so that I could start backing it straight away, my dealer rang to say he'd picked up a yearling, Appaloosa x cob ..... at this point all thoughts of 3 year olds had gone out of my head.......... I was like 'oooh Appaloosa', then he told me he was iron grey and I was like 'I must see him'..... seen him the next day and it turned out he was a weanling and just 8 - 10 months, but I'd already fallen in love and the day after that he was delivered. His age didnt bother me, but I was back with another grey.

I know you really shouldnt judge a horse by its colour, and believe me over the years I've ridden and owned / loaned some fantastic horses of every colour,  but sorry and I know a lot of you wont agree, but if you're looking for your forever horse, then its not really too much to be picky and go for a colour you want as well. When I was looking though after deciding to sell Sirius, I wasnt put off by colour, (I was looking for an appy / coloured or  dun / grey) but I did look at loads of other horses and went to one yard to see a 3 year old bay TB filly and fell head over heels in love with a 16.2hh chestnut Oldenburg mare (I didnt want bigger than 15.2hh and said I'd have to have a think about it, I rang the following day to arrange another viewing, but she was sold to someone else 2 days later). If I was you, I'd keep looking for what you want, but dont be put off going to view other lightweights that are in your price range, you could end up missing your dream horse otherwise. xxx

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Sophii17

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Sophii17 says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

My friend is selling her 9 year old warmblood cross. She is black with a white stripe on her face (i think she has parts of her feet white too). She hacks out in company and alone. Schools nicely, and easily jumps 4ft (ive seen it, ive also jumped her myself). Think my friend is looking for £2500 BUT she has issues. Shes perfect to be ridden but on the ground is a differnt matter. She needs to be on her own in field and preferably out all year round. She finds livery yards to stressful what with other people handling her etc.

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TruStar

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TruStar says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

My dream was always a black horse. Years ago I found a beautiful black mare at a dealer, she didn`t have a single gray hair. A dream but extremly traffic shy, all the work with her didn`t help. Anyway I had 18 month riding and 18 month just vet bills. So my dream was short lived, Now I have a fab dark bay, I couldn`t wish for a better friend.

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Chimp

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Chimp says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

Bluesnow05 said:

Awww Chimp, I always thought u must own that gorgeous Black Arab in your profile pic as well as Sir Poncey pants!   



 

         Ha Haaa I wish, Believe me I researched horses like that one and your talking twenty thousand plus and then add a few more noughts, for a horse like that. Even yearlings are fifteen grand plus. In my dreams I have a horse like that one, but as everyone has said its no guarentee of suitablility or temperament.

 

Ponce is quite enough of a handful, I've no idea how EA manages with a herd of them. You definately need to be one step ahead with Arabians that's for sure. I knew they were different, but I don't think I appreciated how different they really are, it's hard to describe really! Anyway what ever, I love him to bits Palomino colour and all.

Sorry, thread jacking

 

Hol

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minigoose

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minigoose says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

Hol...Ponce is stunning! If I came across a horse like him I'd definately go and view! Have come across a gorgeous dapple grey myself which meets all the criteria I'm looking for in a horse (although not black, but I do love a nice grey)...and not too pricey so want to go and view her. 15.1hh, anglo arab x warmblood, 6 years old. My cuppa tea :)

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Chimp

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Chimp says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

Ooh she does sound nice,

What sort of grey is she?

 

I also wanted a girl horse!!!! But ended up with a Boy horse. Although he's not very boyish really apart from getting dirty(ruddy swamp monster, he is) he's a proper wendy about everything else though!

 

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Lefkara

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Lefkara says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

Look what I found!

http://www.horsehunter.co.uk/153-TBxID-5yro-p-62488.htm

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appycob

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appycob says:

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Lefkara said:

Look what I found!

http://www.horsehunter.co.uk/153-TBxID-5yro-p-62488.htm


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she looks lovely, great price too x

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symour

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symour says:

Re: My dream horse is a lightweight black...but can never find any for sale!

I went out looking for a black cob, did nt like coloureds, ended up with my tri coloured boy. He is my superstar. Keep your options open, but avoid the coloureds if you dont like scrubbing stains off!

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