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cookster1975
05-06-12, 08:06 AM
Where do you look? There doesn't seem to be much about at the moment, I've been looking on horsemart, horsequest etc but nothing really worth looking at locally. I've spoken to a couple of dealers but any suggestions would be great.

I'm looking for a med weight 14.3 to 15hh, 4-6 yrs gelding to hack/fun ride with. Home for life. Anyone fancy horse shopping for me?!

Mulled Wine Moggy
05-06-12, 08:13 AM
Although this website is good and bad there are some cracking horses on it. Some very sad and neglected animals which break your heart but there are some beautiful animals too.
My young girl was not advertised, I found the seller on here as he was selling another mare which was not what I was after, I got in touch and found Nell

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/astra1/008-7.jpg

Who I think is a very nice sort, biased i know :)

Link...
http://www.dragondriving.co.uk/horses.htm

Happy horse hunting

jrp204
05-06-12, 08:14 AM
Budget?

cookster1975
05-06-12, 08:15 AM
I've heard of them before but never looked - I will now thank you!

I'm hating horse hunting, people are such liars!

Oops budget 3k

mistlekins
05-06-12, 08:16 AM
Try NFED, New Forest Equine Directory, not too many miles from Bristol. There are a couple of dealers on there who are always highly recommended.

Mulled Wine Moggy
05-06-12, 08:20 AM
I'm hating horse hunting, people are such liars!


It is tough and in truth I did not get a completely accurate story from her seller, gave her a DOB of about 6months earlier! Which at the time I was furious and upset about, I wanted something I could back sooner rather than later. However, here we are 4months later and I do love my girl, we have a long road ahead but she sold herself with her willing and brave nature at the time

I am sure you will find a good one :)

cookster1975
05-06-12, 08:23 AM
Try NFED, New Forest Equine Directory, not too many miles from Bristol. There are a couple of dealers on there who are always highly recommended.

Brilliant thanks, that's another new one on me! Can you tell I haven't horse hunted for 20 years?! My last one sort of found me.

angelish
05-06-12, 08:45 AM
My friend has just put a deposit down on a lovely mare subject to vetting

We went to local shows and asked about and found her through word of mouth after looking at 4 horses that we were told about at the show
I also nearly sold mine a few weeks ago through someone asking at a dressage comp but wasn't the right home , none of them were advertised so it's maybe worth a look :)

We've only been looking a week and this horse seems perfect , fingers crossed she passes

ChristmasSparkles
05-06-12, 12:04 PM
Would this girly be an interesting type possibly....

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538899_370987312958350_125068787550205_1083787_897 468036_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/537664_370988642958217_1038950063_n.jpg


Obv, not saying anything on here....but PM if of any help :)




ETC - ******....just read it a third time over and saw 'gelding'. Ignore me :)


Good luck with your search!!! If I hear of anything, I'll let you know. I'm Swindon/Marlborough way.

mandwhy
05-06-12, 02:23 PM
NFED is really good except I am too far away! And Preloved! Preloved seemed like the least likely one to have anything good but you seem to get a lot of new unseen ones every day so I am considering actually paying the 5 to contact sellers (although I usually copy the key details e.g location or tagline into google and can often find them somewhere else that is free to contact) Horse and hound is actually pretty good but not as many to choose from.

Facebook groups are good for my area as at least the local dealers post their links on there. I just typed 'bristol horse' and 'bristol riding' and it seems to have a few you can join, then you can put a wanted post on as well :-)

Also because I like Welsh Ds there is a welshcobs website http://www.welshcob.co.uk/ that has a list of like every breeder in the UK, so may be of interest to you for the size range and I have found several who are downsizing stock at the mo with good prices, but I only want big tall ones so bit limiting :-)

All the ones I liked the look of seem to be in the south west ;-)

cookster1975
05-06-12, 02:43 PM
Thanks guys, some really helpful suggestions.

Your mare is gorgeous Christmassparkles and is very much the type I'm looking for. Wouldn't want anything heavier though.

Spotsrock
05-06-12, 04:21 PM
If u can go up to 15.2 and don't mind a mare, come and try mine lol

cookster1975
05-06-12, 08:34 PM
If u can go up to 15.2 and don't mind a mare, come and try mine lol

Sorry, really looking for a gelding! Good luck though! :)

Skyebald
05-06-12, 10:06 PM
Have you tried Adhorse, Adtrader, freeads ? Herefordequestrian - not sure how far you're willing to travel

Skyebald
05-06-12, 10:24 PM
http://www.righthorses.co.uk/Advert/11968/15hh%20Striking%20Allrounder%20Gelding

Mulled Wine Moggy
06-06-12, 07:01 AM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538899_370987312958350_125068787550205_1083787_897 468036_n.jpg


Absolutely gorgeous! If only I could afford a second, I would have her ;)

cookster1975
06-06-12, 07:06 AM
Thanks will have a look now. That one in the link looks great apart from the not good in the stable bit! That's really important to me, that they enjoy being titivated and dawned over! Or at least pretend to!!

cookster1975
06-06-12, 07:07 AM
Oops, fawned I meant!

five5chickens
01-07-12, 09:25 AM
Anyone had any experience with Cattybrook Horses near Bristol? They have some nice looking horses on their website.

zaminda
01-07-12, 10:04 AM
Have you tried the local tack shops and agricultural places? They quite often have that type advertised, also pc website is great for the sort of size you are after.

Bright_Spark
01-07-12, 10:12 AM
Would this girly be an interesting type possibly....

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538899_370987312958350_125068787550205_1083787_897 468036_n.jpg

Wow, she is gorgeous :)

Repeats to self 'must not PM, hubby will leave me'

Bright_Spark
01-07-12, 10:16 AM
Sorry OP- got distracted there. Some of these websites may have been mentioned or you know about already, but off the top of my head:

Horsemart
Horsequest
Adhorse
Coloured Contacts
Preloved
NFED
Horse & Hound
Dragon Driving

If you use FB, there are lots of horse for sale groups on there too.

Flame_
01-07-12, 10:25 AM
Sorry OP- got distracted there. Some of these websites may have been mentioned or you know about already, but off the top of my head:

Horsemart
Horsequest
Adhorse
Coloured Contacts
Preloved
NFED
Horse & Hound
Dragon Driving

If you use FB, there are lots of horse for sale groups on there too.

Also...

Horse exchange
Horse Hunter
Free ads
Ad Trader
Horse Deals
Farmers Guardian

MagicMelon
01-07-12, 11:35 AM
I think there's loads on the market! I think you probably need to expand your area, I have very rarely found a horse I wanted locally.

cookster1975
01-07-12, 05:28 PM
Magicmelon - there really aren't that many decent ones! I drove 2.5 hours to north Devon yesterday and put a deposit on a horse only to be told when I got home that she'd forgotten to tell me he has tied up! Another one bites the dust :(

Gutted, he was perfect (well almost)!

I have tried a couple at cattybrook horses. Helen there is lovely but unfortunately neither I have tried were suitable.

cookster1975
01-07-12, 05:29 PM
Sorry OP- got distracted there. Some of these websites may have been mentioned or you know about already, but off the top of my head:


He he easily done and she IS gorgeous! ;)

caramel
01-07-12, 07:06 PM
pony club website?
horses 4 homes

five5chickens
05-07-12, 10:27 PM
What are you looking for exactly? Are there any absolute no nos?

ChristmasSparkles
05-07-12, 10:39 PM
Haha ;) :p Thankyou for the lovely comments. She is a lovely girly bless her, still got a bit of growing to do! And weight to lose now she's out on the grazing lol :)

Tim's Girl
05-07-12, 11:09 PM
i have an 8 year old chestnut section d gelding for sale if any good. he is a project horse though. have ads for him on preloved and gumtree. pm me if you want details though i'm in essex so prob too far for you.