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  1. #1
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    Default Hunt Horse Shopping for 11yo daughter

    I am shopping for a hunt horse for 11yo daughter. Looking for something 15.1-15.3 that is a made foxhunter and will do some lower level eventing. I am in NC and have been looking in NC and VA.

    Please PM me if you know of anything suitable.

    Or with suggestions for good websites to look at. The general equine for sale websites (dream horse, equine.com) are not very useful because so many people list fox hunting as a skill even when their horse has never hunted!!!

    Thanks



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    http://http://www.foxhuntinghorse.com/home.cfm

    Some hunt clubs have a classified page listing horses for sale as well.



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    Thanks. Trying to do it on a phone is a challenge.



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    Here are two links for you:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/se...0217049&type=3
    and this horse in particular:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=3&theater
    His name is Dupree, and in case the link does not work, part of his description is "Dupree has been schooled in hunter and dressage, and has competed in both with fantastic results. He is for the intermediate rider and an excellent choice for Eventing, Dressage, Jumpers or ASB Western -- if you like a nice long neck with perfect hinge to it USEF Lifetime recorded, ASHA Grand National recorded. $2500"
    He is in WV.
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    Thanks for the link! There is a horse on there that looks identical to mine and has the same name. He's 14 years younger though...



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    RiotFarm.com here in Virginia hunt country.
    * www.huntersrest.net -- Virginia hunt country's best Bed-and-Breakfast-and-Barn.



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    Thumbs down

    This horse has never hunted (ad didn't mention it) so is totally unsuitable.


    Quote Originally Posted by sdlbredfan View Post
    Here are two links for you:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/se...0217049&type=3
    and this horse in particular:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=3&theater
    His name is Dupree, and in case the link does not work, part of his description is "Dupree has been schooled in hunter and dressage, and has competed in both with fantastic results. He is for the intermediate rider and an excellent choice for Eventing, Dressage, Jumpers or ASB Western -- if you like a nice long neck with perfect hinge to it USEF Lifetime recorded, ASHA Grand National recorded. $2500"
    He is in WV.



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    Ditto xerochick, if the horse hasn't hunted a full season it is not suitable.

    I may consider buying something that had hunted a time or two, but for a junior, I'd want one - two seasons minimum.



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    Default Dupree

    Wrong location too. That's almost as bad as spamming
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    I would contact Sharon White. She is in WV, but close to Middleburg, VA. Call her as all the horses she has or knows of are not always on the website. I know she has horses come through that have hunted, and she is very honest and reputable.

    Sharon White at Last Frontier Farm

    Good Luck!



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    Thanks all. Keep the suggestions coming.



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    Default Looking Too

    Another resource in VA is www.virginiaequestrian.com and you might look back through the listings from July 2011 forward......I am looking for my 14 year old daughter and I've found the good ones go quickly and are in the 15k to 25k range plus......Two made PC owned hunters ( geldings ), seven and nine years old, that evented at novice or above both sold to the first parties to ride and vet them @ $16,500 and $18,000......We were second in line

    There is a smaller Paint/TB mare that was just listed in the last few days that appears to meet your requirements; field hunter and BN eventer.....You might want to take a look

    Good Luck
    Last edited by Berkley; Oct. 24, 2011 at 12:59 PM. Reason: spelling
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    I just sent you a PM.



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    Default Must be a Proven Field Hunter

    I agree with the other posts, if the horse is not a made hunter with at least a full season--many times out-- it's not a hunt horse. You usually get one to three freebies with a new horse before they figure out what's going on. Then the meltdown can ensue. Hunting in the field is the toughest challenge for a horse's temperament ever devised. It's the ability to go sensibly at speed in a large group, then stand quietly, that fries their brains. The bigger and more popular the hunt, and the tighter the rides/trails, the more difficult. So a west coast hunter might be completely useless in the Carolinas--I know from horrible experience!

    This is not a job a young rider and her horse should learn together, no matter how talented. It takes a seasoned hunt rider to make or even evaluate a field hunter, and you need to be extremely cautious about what you buy. Having said that, hunting is an amazing, exhilarating sport and can make anyone a far better rider. There is no finer feeling than spending a great day out in the fields with friends and in perfect harmony with your horse.

    If you are lucky enough to find a safe, reasonably sound, seasoned older horse that is no longer up to first flight, you would be at a great starting point.



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