My possible new 'play thing' - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 49 Old 04-08-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,175
• Horses: 3
My possible new 'play thing'

I wasn't actually intending to buy something, just lease and work other people's horses until my youngster is ready for breaking. I've been all over the place in the last few weeks with horses to ride, and have had lease offers coming out of my ears since I asked around with some friends to spread the word.
I have been eyeing off this lovely little warmblood for a while, he's been for sale for a few months, he's only 15.2hh, trained to elementary, won his young horse championship test as a 4 year old on 75% but hasn't been out since other than to clinics. He has fully imported blood lines, by Riverdance (imp) (Rubenstein) out of a Graf Landau x Gold Song mare (Gold Song is the dam of a very influential show jumping stallion in Australia that just passed away, but has multitudes of highly successful offspring).
So when they dropped his price recently, to a gobsmackingly low price (as in, absolutely ridiculous and you think something is wrong with the horse kind of price). Turns out the owner just needs to downsize due to medical reasons, and has asked this lady to sell him for 'whatever'.

I'd love to know what the forum members - preferably those who know something about dressage, hence dressage subforum - think of him.
I rode him yesterday and will be going back this afternoon to confirm purchase after a 2nd ride if I'm still happy. He has passed a vet check, sound as a bell, never had an injury in his life.
Under saddle, he has got the most AMAZING back. I've never felt anything like it, for a horse that has been out of work for some time, it was like sitting on a pillow, how a back should be. There's some good training in him, he gets a little muddled in the travers still but all other elementary work is established. He has an incredibly balanced canter with a hind leg that comes right under him and a trot with a huge amount of suspension and animation in the knees and hocks. With of course, a back that just swings along. With my short little legs and having been pretty well out of the saddle for the last 12 months, my sit trot currently leaves a lot to be desired. But I could sit on him with no dramas, even in a medium trot.

The goal is to work him for 12-18 months, get him out competing, establish travers, and get his changes going. Then sell him off once Billy is ready to come out and compete.
Anyway, photos for you :)

What do you think? For the money I really don't think I can go wrong, he's got two flaws - a bit of a spook in him when he's been out of work, for about a week he'll spook at his own shadow (though didn't get a single one yesterday when I rode), and two, he isn't so keen on being on his own. But both of those are manageable and don't worry me in the slightest.

~Horse & Hound Artistry~.

Kayty is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 49 Old 04-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,610
• Horses: 1
That sounds like the perfect thing to me!! He's quite lovely and sounds like he's a great fit for you.
Posted via Mobile Device
cakemom is offline  
post #3 of 49 Old 04-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 338
• Horses: 0
holy trot suspension!! props for being able to sit his trot, he looks gorgeous!

My mare= My life <3
Jumper12 is offline  
post #4 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,175
• Horses: 3
Kayty is offline  
post #5 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:12 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Goat Country with Tia
Posts: 1,977
• Horses: 2
He looks perfect!!! I love all the suspension in his trot. What a gorgeous horse.

"The hand should be a filter, not a plug or an open faucet."
kayleeloveslaneandlana is offline  
post #6 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:21 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 24
One word.....


LOL, in that first picture, he seriously looks like one of those little plastic model horses. He really does have a spectacular look to him.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
smrobs is offline  
post #7 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:30 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 4,840
• Horses: 2
Looks like an opportunity of a lifetime-hope you can seal the deal & have fun w/this lovely horse.
Corporal likes this.
Cacowgirl is offline  
post #8 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
He is a good buy and re-sell prospect, but I can see why they are having trouble selling him in the first place... I won't say what I want to, but I would not want to have him around long term and would not expect a huge selling price a year from now either...

Good luck if you do decide to purchase and PM me :P
JustAwesome likes this.

They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
post #9 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 8,167
• Horses: 3
I think he has alot of potential! Nice trot, with a hell extension, registered, nice bloodlines etc..And if the price is right..SNAP HIM UP!

Cross Country- The act of hurling yourself and your equine partner at a stationary object with poise and grace while attempting to survive...
PintoTess is offline  
post #10 of 49 Old 04-09-2012, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,175
• Horses: 3
Thanks Anebel, have just PM'd you :)

~Horse & Hound Artistry~.

Kayty is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feling blue? Need some thing cute? or just looken for some thing cute? Look here! myhorsesonador Horse Videos 3 04-28-2011 09:22 PM
Does Not Play Well With Others HorsePoornBigSky Horse Pictures 8 02-10-2010 04:20 PM
does anyone play this? luvmystandardbred27 Games 2 01-09-2008 08:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome