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        06-01-2012, 11:08 PM
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    Showing
    Hmm, wonder why they chose a picture of him ducking behind the vertical in his sale ad. Pretty boy, just hope he doesn't have many training issues (double bridle is also somewhat concerning for his training level). Good luck, let us know how it goes!
         
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        06-01-2012, 11:34 PM
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    Showing
    Best of luck!
         
        06-02-2012, 09:50 AM
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    Green Broke
    Well, im back! He was lovely, really sweet natured and a dream to ride. I knew the owner wasn't going to be there but the horses breeder and trainer would be. Wie get there ten minutes early nice yard, super fields full of grass stunning horses and this guy here out of his car and I'm thinking oh dear God, he looks about75 with baggy white jods on. So I groom and tack him up needs some muscles butnot bad. So this old guy vets on first and does ten minutes on him and hands him over. He was really nice and I liked him and was talking about bringing my trainer down with me when he says walk with me and we will go see the foals. He says I am the only rider he has seen be able to ride that horse and the owner is never there but the horse isn't good enough for me. He has done GP and still trains young horses this a very high standard. His own mare still competes at 27 one level below GP. Saw her being ridden and she is amazing. He knows a lovely gelding that he is going to enquire about for me and if the price is right then I will go try it tomorrow!
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        06-02-2012, 09:56 AM
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    Showing
    That's great news, glad it went well.
         
        06-02-2012, 09:57 AM
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    Showing
    That sounds great! Let us know how it goes with the gelding he recommends.
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        06-02-2012, 10:13 AM
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    Weanling
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    well, im back! He was lovely, really sweet natured and a dream to ride. I knew the owner wasn't going to be there but the horses breeder and trainer would be. Wie get there ten minutes early nice yard, super fields full of grass stunning horses and this guy here out of his car and I'm thinking oh dear God, he looks about75 with baggy white jods on. So I groom and tack him up needs some muscles butnot bad. So this old guy vets on first and does ten minutes on him and hands him over. He was really nice and I liked him and was talking about bringing my trainer down with me when he says walk with me and we will go see the foals. He says I am the only rider he has seen be able to ride that horse and the owner is never there but the horse isn't good enough for me. He has done GP and still trains young horses this a very high standard. His own mare still competes at 27 one level below GP. Saw her being ridden and she is amazing. He knows a lovely gelding that he is going to enquire about for me and if the price is right then I will go try it tomorrow!
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    I hope that you do find a wonderful horse at an appropriate price, but be wary about the sales pitch you're getting from this gentleman. Flattering you and then telling you he knows of another, better horse for you is a classic bait-and-switch upselling technique.

    Not saying that's what's happening here, I'm just saying that there were enough red flags there for me that I would ask you to keep your guard up a bit.
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        06-02-2012, 01:05 PM
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    Green Broke
    Actually draft after speaking to my trainer you might be right haha
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        06-02-2012, 01:50 PM
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    Green Broke
    To follow on from that, my trainer saw the video which I am in the process of loading and liked him, and can't understand why he would say that. She says go ride the chestnut for experience and if it's in my price range then I can compare the two. If not, the free lunge or lunge Nero and take the video she likes him, and I really enjoyed riding him. He is a project, needs muscling up and some manners but he's only 8 which is also good as he is more steady in his head
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        06-02-2012, 02:19 PM
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    Green Broke
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdFR...e_gdata_player
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        06-02-2012, 03:21 PM
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    Weanling
    I'd like to see him being allowed to stretch a bit more at his current level (too compact a frame for him right now), but I think he would look great with some more fitness and being ridden a bit freer.
         

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