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    07-06-2013, 01:09 PM
Drool-worthy 3rd L "private treaty" guy in CA. No verifiable scores for horse or rider on CLS, though. A good look at a very nicely trained and ridden horse with UL potential - even has half steps, and great vids to keep in mind when looking at potentials.

'Rupert' at
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    07-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Originally Posted by tlkng1    
Dhijon was one of the first I e-mailed about; he has been sold..guess they STILL haven't updated the ad. Have come across a few of those in the mad search.....the x-rays were just a precaution and there weren't any worries..just annual checks and to have something on hand ready to show to potential buyers. As they put it they wanted to be 100% honest.
Dang. I liked him.

I have no life today - watching 9 dogs playing in 3 kiddie pools from the comfort of my air conditioning. I'll keep looking
    07-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Rupert is curling into the contact at times. Good to see he isn't afraid of weed whackers or hedge trimmers..whatever that is in the last horse would have been on the moon :)
    07-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Not curling. He is being ridden deep. Very through the back and off the forehand. He's a 1 temp. Wise.
    07-06-2013, 01:24 PM
To me that looks behind the bit but admittedly my upper level movement knowledge is limited. Most of it I have only seen while scribing. I do agree he is haandsome boy :)
    07-06-2013, 01:29 PM
He could be longer in the neck, more up and out, but he's schooling here and not showing. I see a rider working to keep him coming from behind and up and through in his back, emphasis on the throughness and carrying power behind. Did you see her halt and reinback? Look at how up and through he is. Yum! I see passage in that trot, too. Looks like his changes are still a work in progress, but they are there.
    07-06-2013, 03:03 PM
Yes but Rupert is no $20,000 horse... I'd expect to see him listed for $50,000.
Dressage daily always has some good finds.
$30,000 - and lower | Dressage Daily

Good luck on the horse search. Look for ridability over movement. Up to 4th anything with a sound body and mind with some collecting power will be ok. For better scores and a PSG is when you need to be looking at the Ruperts of the world.
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    07-06-2013, 03:47 PM
I am temtpted to e-mail on Rupert just to see what they really want for him. When I was looking about 18 months ago I e-mailed two of those private treaty's and not one was under 45K. Yes, it took two before I wizened up...I don't learn too quick :)
    07-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Operation Horse n Tennessee has begun...sorry...retired active duty :). Schedule is to start the hunt on the 15th; hotel is booked; will be driving since driving will cost about a tenth of the flight. Why is it I can get a round trip flight to Washington state for about $350, a cross country flight, but it would cost over $700 pre-tax to go from Maryland to Tennessee? The drive is only 8 hours on good highway, so, I will enjoy the trip. Trainer has already indicated, as I asked just in case, three equine vets that can do the x-rays, among other things, including telling me which one she uses on a routine basis in order to avoid a conflict of interest. She will transport at no charge for the PPE if it comes to that. Looks like three, possibly four horses will be on the list.
    07-06-2013, 05:32 PM
Sounds like a plan! Are you traveling alone or can you get someone to come and help w/driving and videoing? I know it isn't mandatory for some people when shopping but I like to see if what I feel is what I see, and its nigh impossible to watch while you're videoing.

I'm curious about Rupert's pricetag as well. Certainly he's over budget but still curious. His ad shows no pedigree or reg. Number, and no show record under his or trainer's name...he's a bit of a mystery horse. Please let me know if you decide to contact her.

When do you go? I'll keep hunting for you. I'm still bored.

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