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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