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post #41 of 43 Old 02-12-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner View Post
I agree with the others.. I'd pass, it seems like you're making excuses for his confirmation flaws saying that those are traits that you like or are similar to your mare. Bloodlines aren't special and as an older horse with his conformation and lack of training I'd pass. With how the market is in my area I wouldn't take him at all.

I completely agree with SH when she says you've pretty much made up your mind, good luck.
Not at all.
IMO, his back is a good length and he has a nice shoulder. Neck tie in would clean up A LOT with proper work. His bloodlines I like quite a bit up top. Old school lines. My cousin runs two horses bred like him and they are smoking fast. She does well on them. These new bloodlines are taking over and everyone is forgetting where they all actually came from, the foundation of all of the new lines.

He doesn't have a lack of training. He just has a lack of specialized training. He is not an unbroken colt. He was quite broke in the past. It's just a matter of a refresher. I'm confident I could probably have him patterned and hauling by this fall. IMO, an older horse is more physically and mentally able to progress along than a young horse, and at a faster pace. Especially when they had a good foundation.

The members here are actually the only people who have had much negative to say about him. The high percentage of people I have talked it over with think he is a nice buy for the right price.

If I had made my mind up, he would be in my barn already. I just don't agree with what has been said here, and apparently neither do most others I have asked.

As I said before, it will depend completely on price. I am not about to pay a lot of money for him in this market, but most of the prospects here on the east coast are outrageously priced.

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post #42 of 43 Old 02-20-2013, 07:10 PM
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I honeslty believe you should buy him, he sounds swonderful and even if he doesnt make it as a barrel horse there will be people out there willing to pay good money for a trail horse or even a pony club horse! And like you have said, he has been bred for barrels so theres a high chance he would be good at it. Also, you would be able to start him quicker because he isnt a colt. I think you should get him, but thats my opinion! I know i sure would :)
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post #43 of 43 Old 02-20-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up buying something else.

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