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        04-25-2014, 12:43 AM
    She is very unsound. No. Just...no.

    Don't waste your time, effort or money on her. I can tell your heartstrings are being pulled...but she IS NOT sound.

    She'd epicly fail a PPE.

    RUN...Don't walk away.
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        04-25-2014, 01:08 AM
    Ok. She is very cute. I like her. I can see why you would be attracted to her, and at some time in the future, she might make a nice low level partner. But, before I even read any of the other posts, I saw that she seems off going to the right. This could be something less sinester than a total lifetime unsoundness, but it is something that you should be aware of.

    And, any horse can make a decent dressage partner if they are willing. You just wont' be competitive abover the bottom levels, but you'll still enjoy the journey~!
        04-25-2014, 03:01 AM
    Green Broke
    The markers for lameness that I see;
    As anebel said the heave to get into trot
    The head bob when asked tu turn on a slightly tighter circle
    Her movement behind is not even one leg does not come as far forwards as the other and on trot there is a marked difference in how much each hind leg tracks.

    Good low level dressage horses are everywhere any SOUND reasonably conformed horse or pony can do dressage.
    Rather than get a free horse and spend thousands trying to get it sound, save your money and buy something with out the issues you will spend a lot less in the long run and have more fun
    Btw my lad who should do 3rd level cost 1400 you may just have to take the time and the initial hit of traveling to see them
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        04-25-2014, 03:26 AM
    Just out of curiosity, how do you know your lad should do third level?
        04-25-2014, 03:30 AM
    I would wait out on the results from your current horse.

    Don't write him off just yet when you don't know whether it's a medical issue, or a training.
        04-25-2014, 03:45 AM
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    Unsound, look at her on the right rein, definite nodding at the trot.
        04-25-2014, 05:38 AM
    Green Broke
    Tinyliny, he has the conformation, movement, temprement and trainability to get to medium (3rd level) but I don't think he has the conformation or flashy paces to go further.

    Its about having an eye for conformation and potential but being realistic, he is too heavy and not athletic enough to be competitive any higher than medium which is fine because if I wanted to ride higher levels of dressage I wouldn't have bought an ISH i'd have bought a warmblood (an spent a heck of a lot more then I have). He will how ever make an excellent lower level dressage & eventing horse and a super HOYS small hunter, coloured and ladies hunter (if I get my A into G and get myself a sidesaddle).

    I bought him to take me to the top in showing (hunters, coloured and ladies) not to take me to the top in dressage but to do showing at that level he will have to be capable of a Good elementary dressage test and most go on to do the easier medium level tests.
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        04-25-2014, 07:21 AM
    Mate you decided today to look at horses, saw this one and seem to have your heart set on her.
    Rushing these things is a deadly mistake. Take your time, finalise things with Cinny THEN work out exactly what you want in a horse before you start looking.

    If it were me, I'd be saving like crazy, being patient and buying something with a bit of experience - I can see this horse ending in disaster for you.
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        04-25-2014, 12:03 PM
    The handler is so bad(& that it is impossible to tell anything about the soundness imho.
        04-25-2014, 12:29 PM
    Originally Posted by equitate    
    The handler is so bad(& that it is impossible to tell anything about the soundness imho.
    I don't see anything horrendously wrong with how she's being handled. Horse is lame in front. It's not glaringly obvious, but it's there.
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