Where are all the cheap and chearful horses?

NicolaC

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I'm on the look out for a new horse but have a small budget. When I wasn't looking there were loads about but now i'm looking they all seem to have dissapered or they are miles away.
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I'm not looking for a world beater. Don't mind quirks, some thing strong, or that has just been backed.

The price's people want for some are rediculous.
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Sorry for the rant, just need to get it off my chest.
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I started out looking around with this mindset but chucked it I'm afraid. I don't know what you're looking for type-wise but I wanted a sports horse 4 - 6 year old and almost everything I viewed for less than £5k (and I ended up seeing about 30 horses) was unsound. The odd one was just impossible - as in the regular rider showing it to me couldn't get them to trot round a school or field for napping etc...

The only way to get a cheap, sound, rideable horse is to go for a smaller native type, something getting on a bit or something with a lot of common blood. I hope you come across something soon.
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I am south Lincs with a budget of £1500. Will travel upto 75miles away. It has to be over 14.3hh but under 16.1hh. Don't mind native as I already have a 2 year old section D.
 

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Many thanks Rach.

I do like the look of the second and third ones but again they are about 3 - 3 1/2 hours away.
 

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I am astounded that nowadays any sound horse or even pony with potential can be purchased as a project ofr under £1,500. I haven't had time to look at the links though. Good luck!

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i know but you can find loads even saw a couple of ponies for around £800 because they were recently backed/ can be strong/ a little bit naughty/ need bringing on - none of them were lame, old or had any real problems or vices.
 

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Both times we have bought 148cms ponies it's taken months to find one and we had a much, much larger budget! Perhaps that's where we went wrong...!

Anyone who has a 148cms with scope to jump up the grades BSJA for under £1,500 please do get in touch!!
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