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Re: [RC] How do I find a good horse personality/breed fit - Kathy Mayeda

There are two sides to this issue:
  • If you buy an already broke horse, it could be good, or you could be inheriting the horses "baggage."
  • If you buy a younger horse, you may create your own "baggage."
I've experienced both to a pretty small degree.  I'm not sure what is better though.
Yes, bottom line, I think it boils down to how well you and the horse clicks regardless of age.
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Adamsch <adamsch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Wow!  Thanks for all your suggestions privately and on the group.  My next question which occurred to me because of  what many of you have said is, Does it "matter" if I buy a young weaningly and raise him or buy a 3-4 year old that is started and going well, in how likely we will be to bond.  On one hand, you can bond as the baby grows, and yet for me, I can really "see" a personality when they are under saddle.  I guess my preference would be to actually be able to ride the horse and see how he acts, responds to stimuli, me, etc. etc.

thanks, faith


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Re: [RC] How do I find a good horse personality/breed fit, Adamsch