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post #11 of 30 Old 09-18-2009, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys :)

Spastic Dove -- The reason I want a draft, is because I love how big they are! Lol. As long as its big, it doesn't really matter what breed for my first horse.
A big warmblood, or qh cross draft...

But, I would mainly focus on western riding.

I looked at this guy awhile ago.. then I decided I didn't want him cause of the owners.. but now, I like him again..

They don't know what breed he is.. but he looks sort of like a big warmblood cross...
He was used as a dude horse for pretty much his whole life..

He doesn't know canter, as they never want him to canter.

But, he has amazing conformation, gorgeous dun color, zebra markings on legs, he is 16.1hh.
He's only western trained.. but I thought I could teach him barrels, western pleasure, jumping.

He is a nice guy too, bombproof, and quiet. He has an adorable face :)

He is only $1900 obo


How does he sound?
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post #12 of 30 Old 09-18-2009, 04:54 PM
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When you say big, do you mean height or substance?
I think draft crosses make cute english horses, but I don't really think they're built to handle reining, barrels, etc. You could make them do it I'm sure, but I think they're suitable to something else.
I actually quite liked that little palomino you had on your last thread.

As far as the horse you mentioned, how old is he?
When you say dude horse, my mind automatically goes to a horse that has just been following the butt of the horse in front of him most of his life.
For a beginner/first horse, I don't think you need something you would have to train. What do you mean "western trained" ?
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When you say big, do you mean height or substance?
I mean substance. Must be over 15.2hh, but mainly stocky and buildwise.

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I actually quite liked that little palomino you had on your last thread.
I liked her too... but she didn't feel right for me. My conscience kept telling me no..
And, when I was there, I wasn't like "this is my horse".. I was still unsure, and still am.

Also, I would prefer a bigger horse, I like her height, but her build is smaller..

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As far as the horse you mentioned, how old is he?
He is 9 yrs old.

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When you say dude horse, my mind automatically goes to a horse that has just been following the butt of the horse in front of him most of his life.
Pretty much. These owners bought him last winter. They used him as a pack horse for hunting. He was a ridden mount.

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For a beginner/first horse, I don't think you need something you would have to train. What do you mean "western trained" ?
He wouldn't be hard to train. He is really friendly and gentle.
I wouldn't be showing or anything. But, just for fun.

He is only ridden western. He neck reins, and bends well.
He has had not much arena work done, but she has been working on him a bit more then before.

He is also really smooth.
I couldn't get him to canter, he just trotted really fast.
But, the owner got him to canter a few strides.

He is bombproof though, stand on his back, I rode him bareback, and sat on his bum, and he just stood there.

He even gave me kisses after :)
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Just remember the bigger they are the more they eat. ;)


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haha. Yep I sorta guess that :P

Thanks for the link! that was very interesting!
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anyone else?
Thanks :)
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Personally, I don't think he sounds like the greatest prospect, but it's my horse.
Try him out and see if you like him. Take pictures too! :)
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Personally, I don't think he sounds like the greatest prospect, but it's my horse.
Try him out and see if you like him. Take pictures too! :)
We did try him out already :) a couple weeks ago
My my forgot to take pictures though :(

But, I remember, he was the most gorgeous horse I've ever seen! He has soo much potential..

The owners are mean to him, and he never gets any love. It's so sad to see, as he is soo friendly and such a nice horse.

He has amazing conformation, BIGGG BIGG boy! Haha
From the pictures on the ad, he looked sorta small.

But, in real life, wow! I was amazed! I wanted to buy him right there and then :P

Took me forever to get all the mud off him, he was really big.

I think he might be taller than 16.1hh.. I will have to measure.


I only tried him out once, as he is far away..

But, I really like him, and I think I want to buy him :) I keep thinking about him, and I feel good about it.

Should we try him out again?
Or, bring a vet with us to get a vet check this week?
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He looks almost identical to this horse:
http://image2.equinenow.com/81781_1/..._elligible.jpg

Just a darker dun color
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I think I might buy him... after a vet check..

I really like him alot, and I keep thinking of him.. my conscience is telling me yes! :)
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