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GloriousJourney

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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2018, 02:35:06 pm »

I just watched this myself. Yes, very pacey. BUT...in the first part of the video the first thing I saw was that she was following another horse. Beware the horse that must be ridden solely in the company of another, or following them. Might not "go" alone. Could be another problem in addition to pacey.
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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2018, 08:15:47 am »

Ah yes a hard place to find gaited horses ridden in gait.  I highly recommend Julie Dillon she is a member of Yankee Walkers Gaited Horses of New England. They are on facebook and I believe have a website.  A very knowledgeable group and willing to reach out.  I went to Julies place she is a doll.  Check them out if you can, they have contacts of horses for sale too. There is a nice looking black gelding listed for sale in Derry, NH listed as quiet, sweet and beginner friendly.

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Pamela N.

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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2018, 09:45:06 pm »


There are lots of great horses among all the gaited breeds.  You might want to look at Icelandics since they seem to be relatively popular in the NE.  There are some nice farms that raise and train Icelandics in New England.  The more gaited horses regardless the breed, the more information you gather to better guide your selection.
 
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farms--Has inn and does trail rides
www.icelandichorses.com

Mad River Valley Icelandic Horses, Llc--Vermont
www.madrivervalleyicelandics.com

Lunar Hill Icelandics
www.lunarhillicelandics.com

There is also a club in the NE, the Northeast Icelandic Horse Club, that sponsors events. http://www.neihc.com

Maine  Boulder Ridge Farm
www.bricelandics.com

New York Sand Meadow Farm
www.sandmeadow.com

Good luck in you search.  Speaking as a novice rider who got her first horse, an Icelandic, at age 50.  We have been riding together for 15 years.
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oncidium

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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2018, 03:55:15 am »

Pamela that was a great informative post.

I would like my next gaited to be an Icy. I do have my eye out for on now.

I live in North AL.

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Pamela N.

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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2019, 05:04:16 pm »

Hello Oncidium,

Good luck in search.  The closest Icelandic horse farms that I know of close to AL are listed below.  Katrin Sheehan owns some of the highest evaluated stallions/mares in the US plus does training.  Sara Lyter was presidentof the US Icelandic Horse Congress for many years.

If you are looking for an Icelandic, you might get some info from my blog at www.blessiblog.blogspot.com
I have been writing and collecting articles and videos about the breed for years.

Creekside Farm
Katrin Taylor-Sheehan
3170 Double Bridges Road
Rutledge, GA 30663
(706) 347-0900 (phone)
kat@creeksideusa.com
www.creeksideusa.com


Hulinndalur
Sara Lyter
372 John Weaver Rd
Columbus, NC 28722
slyterz@yahoo.com

Let us know how your search goes.
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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2019, 05:20:40 pm »

As a reference, get the book called "Easy-Gaited Horses" by Lee Ziegler. It explains in great detail about each of the gaited breeds,the gaits(footfalls),problems one may encounter and lots more. It's a good thing to have on hand when comparing the different gaited breeds.

Marilyn
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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2019, 05:26:21 pm »

Foxwillow Farm in Livingston Manor,NY has a selection of very nice Foxtrotters to evaluate. The owner is very knowledgeable and fair. The phone # is 845-798-0083.

Marilyn
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KysaSD

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Re: Opinions on possible purchase
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2019, 05:34:07 pm »

Marilyn...excellent advice. 

Everyone who owns a gaited horse, or wants to own a gaited horse should have a copy of Easy Gaited Horses by Lee Ziegler.
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