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post #1 of 4 Old 06-09-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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My friend at the stables where I ride/board is leasing her horse out because she is going to be going off to college. I know her horse, and honestly, he can't be much more of a handful than my horse, Pyro.. but my other friend seems to think differently. I told her I was thinking about leasing him and she said that he's hard to handle out on cross country and that he needs and advanced rider. Anyways, I'm thinking of leasing him to take to a recognized horse trial at the end of July and contrary to her opinion, I think I'd be able to handle him just fine.. I have been riding for 7 years now and am considered an "advanced" rider by my trainer. I've schooled beginner novice and shown GAG, and haven't moved up due to lack of a capable horse. The only pictures that I have of him are from the farm website and they're veeeerrryyy tiny and old. I'll take some pictures of him out in the pasture tomorrow. I just want your opinion on it, as far as realistically being able to show him by the end of July. The only reason I'm even thinking about leasing is that she really wants someone she knows to ride him.

oh, and here is the ad:
Clancy is a 11 year old chestnut thoroughbred gelding (with papers). He has been extensively shown in dressage, scores in the 60's. Shown through training level and practicing first level. Gorgeous mover with smooth gates, he is also a fantastic jumper. He has been shown and placed novice level cross country, and has been shown beginner novice at several courses. Has a great work ethic and is very smart. Clips, ties, loads to the trailer well. Doesn't lose his head at shows. Could work for an intermediate or advanced rider.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-09-2009, 09:53 PM
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How many times have you ridden this horse? Are you certain that you can handle him? Many times, certain riders can handle a difficult horse in a way that makes it seem very easy to an observer. However; if anyone else gets on the same horse, it is an absolute nightmare. I have a horse like that. I can ride him in complete control but anyone else cannot. I would ask your friend if she would be willing to let you ride him a few times just to see how you get along and if it works, then talk about leasing him. You don't want to start paying lease money on a horse that you find unmanageable when you start riding him.

It really doesn't matter what your "other" friend thinks about it. The deal should be between you and the owner.
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I haven't ridden him yet, but I ride a lesson horse like that... He was trained through third level but tore something in his leg and was sold to my trainer, his previous owner would hang on his mouth, making him hard-mouthed and almost impossible to stop/control. My trainer only lets the more advanced riders ride him, although I completely understand where you are coming from as far as her making it look easy. I was going to shoot her an email, asking her if I could try him out this week/end and see how he is.
And I think she was only trying to "warn" me, but the way she was talking, made it seem like I have no idea what I'm doing, which is a huge insult to me and all the money, time and effort I have spent training and riding.

thanks for your reply, I'll keep it all in mind when trying him out ;)

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He's okay, but i think you can find a better horse with a safer jump on him. He hangs both of his knees, therefore if you moved up higher then 2'6 it could get scary.
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