Originally Posted by lochpearl
If you are looking for a horse good for a novice then I wouldn't go to any of them. If you want a green horse then yes. Take someone knowledgable with you and make sure you have a lot of money as they are not cheap.
A bit harsh I think... I don't think anyone can say that they DO NOT have good horses for novices...They are dealers - they change their stock all the time and different horses of all ages and abilities are going through their yards every week! We have experience with all 3 and I would def say go and have a look - If you don't like what they have thats fine and I'm sure they would all be most polite and wish you luck finding the horse
that you are looking for. You never know why horses end up in yards like that, you might just find exactly what you are looking for. We bought a young Irish horse
from Kent Horse Producers
a few years ago, jumped the age classes with her and she jumped a few 1.30m's.... We sold her to a lady in Canada last year for more than £30k !! We are also now competing a horse
bought from Duckhurst farm a few months ago...In the last 3 shows he has been to he has either been placed or jumped double clears in every class he's been in at fox level. He was jumping novice and discovery when we got him!
If ANY dealer ( or private person for that matter ) has something that you like the look of, don't be put off by others slating them - maybe they just bought a horse
that was not suitable for them ?!?