View Full Version : Will I ever find one :O(
24th Apr 2003, 02:53 PM
I have been looking for a horse now for 3 months... cant find one?
We had an oppurtunity to buy a coloured youngster from Midlands but I feel owners now backed out. Really had my hopes up.
Being in Cornwall restricts me but I have always been happy to travel!
We are looking for a loan with hopefully view to buy ( due to just moving to cornwall!) Have space gathering dust on my livery yard space :o(
Been without a horse now for 6 months and starting to fret!
EDIT!: sorry this ended up in adults who ride ponys! at 5'10 I dont think I qualify lol
24th Apr 2003, 03:00 PM
I think being patient is the key to finding the right horse. But I am not and will never be, a patient person. I fretted after a few weeks of not finding anything but then i broadened(sp) my critiria 2 inchs and found Minnie.! I was discounting anytyhing below 15hh!
I am sure you will find your perfect partner soon helen be patient , and i am sure something will come to you in the place you least expected it.:D
24th Apr 2003, 03:08 PM
awwe thanks Nat!
I to am quite impatient but now i'm pushing into unknown boundries lol!!.. Although I will remember not to get a horse unsuitable for the sake of it.. Looking for anice happy hacker :O)
and thats how its staying lol!
24th Apr 2003, 03:11 PM
have you tried www.diamondads.co.uk
you put in your post code and it brings up all the ads distance nearest first etc...
24th Apr 2003, 03:22 PM
Yes Thanks Nat, I have put an advert on that via my local edition! hehe!!
I have an ad on most horse sale sites and often search them!
Keep an eye out in local rags, and tack shops..
Hence why I am feeling like it will never happen!...
but like you say hopefully one will turn up out of the blue!
From the back of our house we can see about 70 cobs at a local trekking centre which annoys me even more lol!!!
Anyway I cling on to sanity!
24th Apr 2003, 03:26 PM
You proberly have but ..have you thought of going up and seeing if they are willing to sell any or have any already for sale? You never know!!;)
24th Apr 2003, 03:33 PM
LOL NAT! yes I have!!!
They had 2 for sale but they were not big enougth and one wasnt a cob anyway!...
24th Apr 2003, 03:38 PM
i knew you would have!!!lol!!!
I shall keep an eye out on the net for you , just refresh my memory of what you want and how much you want to spend
and another web site but i noticed you like coloureds....lol if you have tried this as well www.colouredcontacts.co.uk
i am lol already!!:D
27th Apr 2003, 07:20 PM
I am still looking as well but hopefully the Highland I will be riding next weekend :)
If i did have free time on my hands should i have the highland on loan?
27th Apr 2003, 07:27 PM
getting a pony on loan is a good idea as long as you have thought about the commitment involved. If its your first horse then this is a good way of tasting it for real, as if you feel you cannot manage you can always hand the horse back but a good idea to check if this is ok for the owners circumstances.
Good luck with the highland they are lovely ponys/horses!
27th Apr 2003, 07:48 PM
i did have a pony but she got sold not falut of her own I got 2 big :(
27th Apr 2003, 07:52 PM
ahh well you should have no problem!.. I think I would prefer to buy a horse if it wasnt a long term loan with no option to buy, as its hard to spilt company usually heartbreaking if you have read the thread I am so gutted by another poster
27th Apr 2003, 07:53 PM
no I haven't read the thread were is it?
27th Apr 2003, 08:22 PM
Hey CC (sorry thats how I know u now!) umm do u look at the adtrader? It covers our area (devon, cornwall) and has a big horse section, u can also put a wanted ad in. The websites www.adtrader.co.uk if u havnt already got it!
27th Apr 2003, 08:35 PM
hi sazzle lol!
Yes frequently put adverts in adtrader and Devon&cornwalltrading pages! as well as trawling the local papers ect!.. My Husband and I have decided to Buy a young coloured gelding/filly now,if nothing comes up but still not having much look! There seems to be lots of fields of coloureds dotted about here along the A30! but finding one for sale is another story!
Anyway I live in hope
27th Apr 2003, 08:38 PM
lol o well thought i might give it a try lol! so r u going to buy the filly?! Are the owners sure now?! im sure it will be fine lol u could always have cheyanne.....;) not! hehe r u on chat at the moment?!
28th Apr 2003, 09:37 AM
When we were looking for a second horse we started to get downhearted about ever finding anything, then we asked a friedn who told us of two friends who were trying to sell/loan their horses, we now have one of them on loan (the horse, not the friend!).
I'd say the best way to find something is by word of mouth, tell everyone you know int he area that you are looking for a horse and see what they can find you. I'll see if I can find anythign in this area for you as we aren't too far from you, what are you looking for?
28th Apr 2003, 01:22 PM
Well everyone heres an update!
Nat 17 you were right!..they certainly turn up the most UNEXPECTED places!
After putting ads on every website going! I got a message today of a lady with a coloured mare
I called her back and she sounds perfect!..Loves hacking and Bomproof shes not sure wether to sell or loan.. even better! lol Eithers fine for me!
I'm going to see her on wednesday at 11am!
Heres the strange but true part!
I asked her where she lives..she said St Ives Cornwall! Om ny god I said so do I!
Next I said ok where abouts!
She lives in the next close after me!
OK I said this is far to wierd! wheres the horse kept... In the fields infront of my house! ( a small walk through an alleyway then across a paddock!!)
I nearly fainted on the phone! Talk about a small world!.. I feel this is perfect for me ! We have just moved to cornwall in December so it will give me a chance to meet some new horsey friends aswell!
The bonus is the mare loves hacking down to the beach and splashing about in the water!...
Oh I am sooo excited.. but trying not to build hopes up.. BUT I cant help it!
We had decided to buy a youngster but I think now I have been swayed! lol
watch this space!:D :D :p :p
28th Apr 2003, 01:40 PM
oh helen i am so excited for you.! I cant beleive it is such a small world. I hope she is everythng you want. Its great that it gives you chance to meet other horsey people as well, i cant wai till wednesday now to hear out her and if shes the one.
Im all giddy for you, its hard to not get excted though i know. i dont sleep when i am excited like that i am like a child on christmas eve, and its such a let down if its all wrong.
I have a feeling though that you may be a very lucky girl!:D :D
28th Apr 2003, 01:44 PM
Yes I know what you mean! I phoned my husband at work and I was like gue gues gues guess what!!...... lol!!
I think he will be glad I will be in a better mood... However he better stay clear if it all falls through lol!!
Thanks for the PM nat!.. I did consider him... but on second thoughts I felt he wasnt suitable for all the hills here!
Catch ya soon!
28th Apr 2003, 03:04 PM
Good Luck :D
28th Apr 2003, 03:08 PM
Thanks Esther.. :o) Feels like I'm getting my first pony all over again ( seen as its been so long looking!)
28th Apr 2003, 03:17 PM
Well I hope she is exactly what you are looking for do keep us up to date with the news....I think we are all as excited as you are, nothing better than horse hunting....at least you are good and don't impulse buy like I have done in the past :eek: Although I doubt I would have got better than Rupert (even if he has a few issues) for the price I paid (£700)..after all I sometimes forget that he is in fact 100% in traffic, doesn't buck, rear, or bolt etc is only 6 years old and nice looking and is a nice hack if you ignore the fact that he won't go alone and gets anxious and plays with his bit and jiggles about....I think the Shetlands have spoilt me I am such a perfectionist now:rolleyes: :D
28th Apr 2003, 03:21 PM
I think when the lady said she loves hacking down to the beach and splashing about in the waves.... I was sold lol!
28th Apr 2003, 03:52 PM
Great news helen!! Hope it all works out for you!! My mum always says "whats for you, wont go by you" im firm believer in that! ;)
Keep us posted - though im sure u will! :D
Luv Kez xx
28th Apr 2003, 06:44 PM
Thanks kazzabella good words of wisdom there!!!
I hope this time they apply to me.. but I feel its just so good to be true...
I hope this time next week I can post pics for you all!
Helen xx ( with fingers and toes crosses)!!!!!
Old but trying!
28th Apr 2003, 08:39 PM
Well done Helen, we will all be thinking of you on Wendesday. It is a small world and I hope that this is the one for you.
30th Apr 2003, 03:02 PM
Well Been to see the Mare... It took me a whole 2 mins to walk to the yard lol!!!
She is lovely and was out in the field. Said hello I am riding her tomorrow on a hack with 2 others, but from everyone on the yard she is a darling!...
A little spookey when out on a hack on her own.. but hey lol had far worse believe me!! ( ie trying to jump of a motorway bridge not the nicest way to depart this planet huh!)
Ended up chatting with the ladies on the yard for about 1 1/2 hours! after not speaking to many people since I moved here in Dec was great to meet some like minded friends.. they were all a good giggle!! Going to meet up with them at a show on Sunday aswell! Great to get back into horses at long last!
Will tell you all about the hack tomorrow!! Hopefully dont have the thunder and torrential rain we have predicted lol!!!
There was also a 2 day old foal who was sooo cute! The mum was very protective over her
Thanks for everyones messages!!.. Kept me calm lol!
30th Apr 2003, 03:10 PM
Finger crossed for tomorrow then, it sounds like you might have met THE ONE. Even if you haven't you have made some new horsey friends:D
30th Apr 2003, 03:57 PM
yeah! Cant wait for the news after your hack, i hope she is okay.Is the owner gonna decide about loaning or selling when the time comes to make your mind up if you want her?
Dont you go sleeping in the joddys again, :D :D
Old but trying!
30th Apr 2003, 06:59 PM
Sounds like you have a good day then. Fingers crossed that tomorrow will bring you even more of the same. Good Luck and I reallly hope that she works out for you.
30th Apr 2003, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the kind replys and support
Nat I think you may be right about the joddys..considering how long it took me to get in em ! LOL! hopefully will lose some pounds with all the extra exercise.. you forget how much you use when you got neddys lol!!
:D ;) :eek:
1st May 2003, 08:29 PM
I spoke to the lady who owned her earlier and we have decided that I ride her 2/3/4 days a week.. which is super! she also said if she did decide o sell I would have first refusel!
She is a lovely mare and I have been totally turned around as I have always owned geldings, although worked with many mares.
She is the sort of mare that you have to gain trust from and I felt she did, and she earned her trust from me aswell...
She is so sweet! I have been so swayed by liking geldings as a first!
1st May 2003, 08:33 PM
good things come to those who wait
1st May 2003, 08:41 PM
I was without a pony for a while & went to see a most unsuitable pony but bought him all the same purely because I was fretting without one! Bad move!! I finally sold him after a lot of heart searching & believe it or not I bought an elderly pony that had been on the yard 10 years. He was there, right in front of my nose!! He is the best thing that had ever happened to me!!
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