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    09-17-2010, 11:42 AM
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Foal
TB gelding?? any advice would be great!

Hi everyone! I am taking a drive this sunday to look at a 3 1/2 yr old TB gelding that seems like a dream. Here is the post, and a brief description she sent me.

Thoroughbred Gelding for sale

"LUCKY" AS WE CALL HIM IS A SWEET HORSE THAT NEEDS A GOOD ONE ON ONE HOME, HERE HE IS THE BOTTOM OF THE PECKING ORDER AND BEING BY HIMSELF WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR HIM.
HE WOULD LOVE A LOT OF ATTENTION.
WE HAVE NEVER SHOD HIM, BUT TRIMMED HIM A FEW TIMES, HE STILL NEEDS A LITTLE WORK WITH THE HIND LEGS, DOES NOT KICK OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, JUST DOES NOT WANT TO HOLD THEM UP VERY LONG.
WE JUST USE A HACKAMORE ON HIM AND HE REINS WELL WITH IT, HE HAS A NICE WALK AND A SMOOTH LOPE.
MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS A GOOD RIDER AND HAS HER OWN HORSE, BUT IN THE PAST HER EX BOY FRIEND, WHO IS NOT A RIDER AT ALL, RODE THIS HORSE, SO DID HIS LITTLE SISTER.
I BOUGHT THIS HOUSE LAST SPRING ONLY BECAUSE I FELT SORRY FOR HIM, HE WAS VERY SKINNY AND THE MAN WAS WHIPPING HIM.
I WAS SURE I COULD FATTEN HIM UP AND GET HIM A GOOD HOME. I PAID $800 FOR HIM AND HAVE SHOTS, WORMING, HAULING, ETC INTO HIM NOW.
HE HAS GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A LITTLE MORE WEIGHT ON HIM.


I could use some advice on what to be aware of, what questions to ask, and any concerns any of you see in this horse. I don't believe he is an ex-racer. She also said ehr g-daughter has been riding him all year on trails, and he has been great, even when a deer jumped across there path. Any advice would be much appreciated!!!
     
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    09-17-2010, 11:48 AM
  #2
Trained
What do you hope to do with him?
     
    09-17-2010, 11:52 AM
  #3
Foal
He will be the first horse that I actually call my own!! I have spent my whole life researching breeds, health care, vaccines, horsemanship. I was the girl in the country with all the friends with horses and never one of my own! Now I am ready and prepared. I am not hoping to do any shows or competitions, I am just looking for a good people-oriented horse for pleasure, trails, and a companion.
     
    09-17-2010, 12:00 PM
  #4
Showing
Regardless of the ad, I hope you're not planning to keep him alone. Horses do not do well by themselves.

I wonder if this guy is registered with the JC. Even if he's never raced, which it sounds like, I'd be asking about his papers.

Even though he's priced at $800.00, I'd still recommend a PPE if you decide to take him.

The pics were too small for me to really tell anything about him.
     
    09-17-2010, 12:07 PM
  #5
Foal
Ok, should I ask about any vet records she has? When he was last vaccinated and for what? Also wormed. I don't believe he has had his wolf teeth pulled. He will have his own pasture and shelter but he will be next to other horses. I will want to see him tacked up and be able to ride him myself before I purchase, is that normal?
     
    09-17-2010, 12:10 PM
  #6
Foal
And about the registration, she also posted a AQHA buckskin gelding two yr old for 2200. I initally thought the difference in price was due to the QH being registered. Should this be something to be concerned about? She is an older lady with 4 horses who due to the economy needs to sell at least two, that is the reason for the lower price.
     
    09-17-2010, 12:14 PM
  #7
Showing
Yes, vet records are good if she's kept them. Deworming, too. Don't be surprised if there aren't any, though.

Make sure to ask about a negative coggins. I'll lay odds he doesn't have one.

Tacked up after you get there, and ridden first by his owner. An already stalled, tacked up horse raises red flags with me.

I like to see them brought in from the field, groomed, tacked, and ridden by their owner before I'm willing to climb aboard.

Ask about vices or problems. Many sellers feel if you don't ask, too bad for you. Cribbing, weaving, stall walking, does he stand quietly for the farrier/vet, does he bathe, load, trailer. All the regular things we expect our horses to do quietly, make sure to ask about.

What is his temperament with or without other horses around? That's a big one because if you want to ride out alone, you're going to have a problem with a horse who can't go out without a buddy.

What has she been feeding him, and how much. You'd be surprised how many buyers NEVER ask this, and have no clue how to feed the animal once they get it home.
     
    09-17-2010, 12:19 PM
  #8
Foal
Great stuff speed racer, thank you. Yes I did ask about some bad habits like biting. Horses that bite are a pet peeve for me. I have had a chunk taken out of my arm a couple times by a friend's mare. Yes, she said she will have him rounded into their smaller pasture when I get there. I would like to see his feet raised like he is going to be trimmed so I can see that he won't kick
     
    09-17-2010, 12:20 PM
  #9
Foal
I also read somewhere that a skinnier horse is calmer, so sellers can use this to trick buyers. Is this true? He doesnt look thin in the pictures but I guess you never know
     
    09-17-2010, 12:21 PM
  #10
Yearling
Great advice, Speed Racer. Would add that if the horse is thin, underweight, etc he is not going to act ANYTHING like he will when he is full weight, well-fed, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We had a young foxtrotter once who did absolutely wonderful in training - not a single fault and a joy to ride. He was thin...and when we got him home and fed him up, he turned into a nightmare. Spooked at nearly everything and acted like he had never been to a trainer. I couldn't believe the difference. I ride by myself a lot and had to sell him. Lesson learned....
     

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