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post #11 of 14 Old 09-17-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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yes, that is what I also heard. TB are a little bit leaner and taller though no?
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post #12 of 14 Old 09-17-2010, 02:49 PM
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Lean doesn't mean skinny. Most TBs are lean. If his spine and hip bones are jutting out, then he's far too thin. You should be able to feel his ribs under the skin, but not see them.

If the horse is undernourished, then yes, he's going to be extremely calm. Many dishonest sellers under feed their horses on purpose to make them appear calmer than they really are. If they're starving, they simply just don't have the energy to act up.

I've seen horses do a complete 180 degree turnaround in temperament once they were getting the right amount of food and started getting their energy back.
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right, I will be sure to keep that in mind.
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post #14 of 14 Old 09-18-2010, 02:16 AM
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As usual, Speed Racer has the best , down to earth advice. She thought of darn near everything.
I wonder if you are buying the horse out of pity for it? I always figure that the cost of the horse is not so important because you will pay the same to care for a "bargain" horse as for one that is more expensive, in fact you may pay more for the one that appears the cheaper at first.
This horse is young but he has had some abuse history and ridden lately by not knowledgeable riders, so he may come with some "baggage".
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