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debzy1987

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debzy1987 says:

few issues...?

Hi,Not been on for a while.

Still been out and about looking for a new horse for the past 6months+ and went to view one from a dealer on saturday and im looking for some advise.

She's a blue roan cob x Highland,will be 3yr old in april and is really quiet,been lightly backed and well handled. Im really interested in her but the only issue i have is weather on not im too big for her. just now she is just over 14.2 and will make 15+ easily. but im 5ft 4 and around 14stone (working progress lol)

If i was buying her i would be keeping her untill the autum time at least before putting her in to get professionallly broken and schooled. giving me more time to loose weight lol, ive currently lost 2stone already :)

What do u's think? Hardly MW cobby type but young?

Thanks x

Debbi xxx - Owns my very own 'Shetland Pony' - Monty my Bernese Mountain Dog :)

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*chip*

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*chip* says:

Re: few issues...?

she sounds nice =) and both cobs and highlands are good weight carrriers, my friends highland used to have her and a friend on board, both were not small girls and he would do just fine. If you are balanced then it will help her even more but make sure her muscles and bones are ready before pushing her too much. my cob will be a similar height, maybe a bit chunkier, think he'll be a real HW when hes finished and i feel confident that he would carry my dad once he's finished growing who is about 13st i think and a complete novice so wouldnt help my boy out at all.

 

this is him if you want to compare his size to your cob x. He's 2 and a half in these piccies and about 14.2

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debzy1987

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debzy1987 says:

Re: few issues...?

Yeah he looks of similar build to her,she maybe a little underweight just now.

i think my concern was me going on her being so young i had heard of light people being requested for just broken horses. i have no intension of me ridding her in the next year anyways and i know i will have lost weight by then!

im going for a 2nd viewing with my dad this week to make the final choice, i personally would like to go for it as she is only £750 from this dealer and the way i see it she will be easy to sell on if once backed and fully grown it doesnt work out.

x

Debbi xxx - Owns my very own 'Shetland Pony' - Monty my Bernese Mountain Dog :)

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: few issues...?

I think you will be fine with her, especially if you are going to wait till autumn before you ride her as you will have lost more weight, well done on your weight loss. She will be a strong horse when she has grown up.

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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Fenris

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Fenris says:

Re: few issues...?

 Would you not prefer a horse that you can get out and ride right away?

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adele1008

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adele1008 says:

Re: few issues...?

As the owner of a cob (welsh d) x highland, i think it is an absolutely fantastic mix and my boy has a lovely temprement and attitude, he is 15.1, im not too sure what weight he could comfortably carry, i think you would be ok though.  Iv attached a picture of him with his full sister when he was 3 ( he was rather overweight then) and some recent ones, as you can see he is really wide and built like a tank but he doesnt have all that much bone if you look at his legs!

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debzy1987

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debzy1987 says:

Re: few issues...?

Fenris said:

 Would you not prefer a horse that you can get out and ride right away?



 

im not bothered about riding straight away. im quiet happy to do my lessons every week and wait for her to be ready as im still getting back up to scratch into riding after 10yr out the saddle. ive always loved looking after horses so dont mind just doing stable work with her and some lead walks about the areas around me :)

adele1008 he is lovely, love his colour :-) 

 

Debbi xxx - Owns my very own 'Shetland Pony' - Monty my Bernese Mountain Dog :)

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Leo2980

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Leo2980 says:

Re: few issues...?

My cob (welsh D X) is 14.3 and doesn't look particulary chunky and his previous owner was a 15stone gent who he carried with no problem (even cantering up the welsh mountains with him!).  I'm 5' 3" and currently weigh in at 11 stones 13 pounds but like you I am losing weight (8.5lbs in 3 weeks!!) but at my heaviest I weighed 12stones 10lbs and he never had any problem carrying me. 

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway!

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mpearson

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mpearson says:

Re: few issues...?

I have a traditional welsh sec d and im 5 feet 8 inch and on the heavy side.  I have owned her five years and my weight has fluctuated - especially since having a broken ankle and was wheelchair bound for 3 months!!!!.  My horse has had no problems carrying me and can carry me all day.

BUT I do ensure that she has her back, saddle, teeth checked regularly to keep her in tip top condition.

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

Re: few issues...?

 shes a stunner mpearson!!

Merlin<3

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Fenris

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Fenris says:

Re: few issues...?

 debzy - Fair enough. The only thing I would say is that bringing on a youngster is hard work, and can be very demoralising as it is often one step forward and ten back! 

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