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CharParsley620

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In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

 fessup. I won't ever have a mare. I won't even look at them. Geldings for me. Wouldn't have a cob, seen and ridden some lovely ones but they are not for me. Not a massive fan of bays or greys. Yet again..seen some beautttttiffuull bays/greys. Love dapples, but they don't last.

If a gelding (NOT a mare lol) came along, and it was bay and was right, I wouldn't say no. Colour is least important.

You guys? What would you steer clear from?

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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Daisy1234

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Daisy1234 says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

 I'm happy with a safe horse - although I'd be afraid of a race horse or a big slender eventer

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Endurance Arabians

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Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

My first ever horse was an Arab gelding who i got as a 6 month old foal (he was 26yr old when he died) he was liver chestnut with loads of white on him this what caught my eye with him and why i chosse him.

My next horse who i  no longer have as he was stolen again was a gelding a little dun Shetland i never choose him he choose me as he wouldnt leave me alone. He got stolen i only had him 3 yrs never saw him again.

My next horse was a TB gelding on loan he was Bay got him as he was very good at jumping didnt have him long as he had kissings spine so he got sent back.

Then i got my little Dartmoor gelding again didnt choise him but he was jet black and lovely he is now over in Oz with my cusion.

I then got a 17.3hh ID x TB gelding on retirement from the Household Cavalry i never got to choose him as the army matched us up i just got to ride 10 of there lovley horses he was with me until he died at 28yrs old.

My next was an chossen for me by the breeder as i rang about a Arab (pure) filly foal but she said the colt would be better for me so i got him, he was lovley as a foal chestnut but then he went a horried coulor but now he is a dapple grey and still very dapple at 8yrs old hes also now a gelding.

My other horse i have now is a Bay Arab he was a colt when i got him as a foal hes now a gelding the reasson i got him was he was born on my late grandfathers birthday and the breeder called him T-Bag and my grandad loved his cups of tea so mum just brought him for this and nothing else we had a terrible time with him as a youngster but now he is 5yrs old and becoming a very promissing young horse we have also called him Harry after my late grandfather.

Last summer i got an Arab mare (rescure) but sadly she never got on with my boys so she got sent back she was a Chestnut mare with 4 white legs! i got her as i felt sorry for her being an Arab mare ands all that.

When my 26yr old died my cousin sent over her Arab gelding from Oz (we did a swop) so i could carry on with my endurance season he went back in Oct last year. He was a Flea Bitten Grey. Didnt have a choice but he was good at his job.

I now also have two young Arab foals well yearlings really one is turning grey he is Iron gray at momment i got him as i felt sorry for him as he was the only foal left (got him at 6 month old) and 4 people said they have him and let the breeder down so he came to me when we went up to pick the foal i was meant to have this one is Chestnut with a white face and loads of white on him he is also a colt i got him as the breeder said i have a foal just been born who looks so much like my first Arab he is also very closley related to him so i sent the money for him before i even got to see him.

 

Ive never had any of my horses vetted mainly due to being foals and under £1000.

 

So you could say im really a boy person and very much an Arab person.

Boyfriends come and go but my Arabs are for life

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MoominTroll

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MoominTroll says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

i wouldnt own a stallion at the moment because it would be impractical as he would have to live with mares so..... yeah. i would prefer either a chesnut or dark coloured horse but if it had everything else gunning for it i would deffo get it :L also, ive had geldings & mares but i find you have more of a bond with mares which is nice :')

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eliana

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eliana says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

 i dont really depend on looks but i would prefer a gelding as i couldnt be bothered with the whole in season thing again. been there done that got the scars to prove it! my most recent pony  is a mare but she doesnt show any signs of going into season so thats really good. most people thought i was mad because i do working hunter and its all about being pretty but Bea has a hole in the middle of her face but it hasnt affected her in any way. its whats in the inside that matters.

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CharParsley620

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Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

eliana said:

 mad because i do working hunter and its all about being pretty but Bea has a hole in the middle of her face but it hasnt affected her in any way. its whats in the inside that matters.


i saw that in your photos. how'd that happen?!

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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AMLS

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AMLS says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

I said I would never in a million years ever have a mare and a couple of years ago fell in love with a 10 month old filly of great bloodlines and I just adore her. She's almost three and I'm just beginning to start the breaking process and she's been so easy (touch-wood !!!) and she's just such a sweetheart, really made me change my mind about mares and made me realise that they are all individuals and should be considered on an individual basis. I do respect people who say they wouldn't have mares as they do have a bit of a reputation (somewhat justified ... don't shoot me down for saying that !!!)

 

As for looks I would never own a cob, no offence against them and I respect people's taste and needs are different but they're not for me, I wouldn't even consider a cob tbh. It's mostly just the look is not what I'm after. Not the fact that I think they're not capable as I belive they are. I also would not buy a grey, besides the fact of difficultly in keeping them clean/smart I'm just not a fan of the colour. I like bays but prefer a bright bay (like my filly !!!) and my prefered colour is black (like my gelding, I got lucky I guess !!!)

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AstiSpumante

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AstiSpumante says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

In all honesty I was told to steer clear of Chestnut Mares and Warmbloods - I now have a Chestnut 16.2 Warmblood Mare and she is Amazing in every single way; No vices what so ever and a beautiful natured horse with to die for manners!

If I was to steer clear from anything it'd have to be cobs - they're just not my type but in another not too sure whether im just being a typical woman but I would go for a cob if it held it's head nicely and had a nice proportion (Very hard to find though)

I had an unusual coloured Connemara a few years back and he definetly wasn't my type - purchasing due to him being a jumping pony, I fell in love with him after a while, he just had such a cute personality!!

Always Remember; A horse is always better, it does'nt answer you back!!!

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Hanzybaby01

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Hanzybaby01 says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

 I wouldn't have anything other than the heavies, cobs/shires/clydesdale ect. But this is just me, I love the big comfy ones

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Fenris

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Fenris says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

Preferably no mares, coloureds, spotties or ugly horses. 

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stormingtoby

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stormingtoby says:

Re: In all honesty, who wouldn't buy a horse because of its looks/gender?

wouldnt have a mare, but i have met and ridden some lovely mares 

He knows when you're happy, He knows when you're comfortable, He knows when you're confident, And he always knows when you have carrots!!

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