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        12-04-2008, 06:22 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Nelson

    Quarter Horse Gelding For Sale

    Will be coming home next week.
    Stands for farrier.
    Gets along well with others...but prefers to hang out with the cows.
    Never any lameness or health problems.
    Doesn't spook, doesnt mind plastic bags/hoses/dogs/kids.
    No cribbing or vices.
    People personality. Will greet you at the gate.
    No dental problems
    On a worming schedual.
    Plough reined.
    Never had a bath experience.
    Never been by a clippers.
    Slightly barn sour.
    Loaded/trailered once - took time to get him in.
    Stands nice for mounting.
    Walk up to catch him - wont run.


    What da ya think?
         
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        12-04-2008, 07:13 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    I have a feeling he's VERY green broke. Have you ever trained a truly green horse before?
         
        12-04-2008, 07:25 PM
      #3
    Chat Moderator
    Good luck with the new horse.
         
        12-04-2008, 07:36 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Good looking horse but if you are going to buy him you need to go in to it with an open eye and don't expect to have the great gentle horse they are telling you he is . I see a very green broke horse there and will take a bit of work to make him what they say he is , always remember this BEWARE THE BUYER AS WELL AS THE SELLER
         
        12-05-2008, 01:35 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Thank you all for your input.

    I am aware that he's green broke, not that I am trying to shrugg off the heads up.

    After rereading my post/interview cliff notes, I may have made him sound like more of a basket case/ greener than he truely is. The seller is stricktly a pleasure rider (as so am I). She was confident in riding him - but reassured me that he wasn't ready, nor intended for shows or anything of the like - not a kids horse or "husbands" horse. I belive that like myself, she enjoys horseback riding at it's simplest. I'm by no means knoking her, but wasn't sure what I meant when I asked what preques or leg commands were. (BTW, the only reason I do know what those are is thanx to the Horse forum---thanx everybody! ) She wasn't sure of the name of his bit (and neither would I, if I hadn't been bit shopping very recently and a proud member of this forum - ty again) - her daughter did though (BTW, it was her daughters horse kinda/sorta I gathered - and she was trusted with him...for what it's worth). When I asked if he'd been clipped, she said "no" in a sort of way that implied "should I be clipping him??"

    And,FWIW, he was in with a handful of other horses, and they all looked very well cared for and loved - it's not like she didn't know what she was doing or incapable of caring for a horse, I just don't think the owner saw it necessary for some of the things I was asking.

    As far as breaking a horse...Well, define break. Thunder (another horse of mine)had never had a saddle on her and was handled minimally. Right now, is she broke - as far as someone who might do dressage or jumping or barrel racing would consider - probly not. Can you jump on her and ride her without being concerned for yours/her's safety - absolutly. Can I get her to turn on her front or hind legs - no. Can I turn around and go back the way I came - sure. So did I ever break a horse - I would guess (and correct me if my terms are wrong) I have "cowboy broke" or completed a "advanced green broke" horse - but I have never produced a dead broke horse.

    All in all, I was looking for a project. This is the horse I passed up.
    Dun Mare Trail Horse Quarter Horse for Sale in Wisconsin rapids, Wisconsin | Buy This Horse at Equine.com
    Sounded like a very nice horse, but a bit too finished off for me. I really enjoy the bonding that takes place during the training process.
         

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