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post #1 of 14 Old 07-24-2012, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thoroughbred/Clydesdale crosses?

So, in my search for horses.. I came across a nice ad for two mares. One is said to be a TB/Clyde and the other is just unknown, although I'm assuming she's likely a similar mix. There was just a headshot, along with a nice description.. so I'm curious whether or not I should give the woman a call.

This was the description:

hebe has beautiful movement. w/t/c and responds well to leg cues. she is patient and willing and would be suitable for a rider who wishes to do a little more work with her. She is very quiet and has never foaled or had a hard life. ALWAYS mistaken for a warmblood Great hunter/jumper prospect,standing at 16HH and only being 6year old thoroughbred cross she would excel in dressage i feel. she is impressive and definitely needs a job where she can be the centre of attention! she could do just about anything with the right routine/training.she was used in harness driving for a little while, had no problems shes very quite an exceled in it she is also good around traffic. Previous owner was beginning dressage with her. she has had a lot of work/training put into her. I'm just using her on the odd day on and off now as a pleasure horse and she needs and wants to do more! Asking $4,200 but open to reasonable offers.Trades are welcome. Please call me to set up an appointment to view her, i could sell her for much more but i wish her to go to a good and loveing home, with good people, i will take less for her not to be a pasture ornament. This deal is first come first serve as soon as shes sold i will remove the ad. 902 237 5068 kelly 902 221 1786 if theres no awnser please leave a msg

and the picture

Not much you can tell by just the picture.. but she looks like she could be gorgeous. If I was already going up around the area, do you think it'd be worth while to potentially go look?

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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It would really depend on her body type.

Clyde x TBS can be really nice, or terrible. They need to inherit the correct features from both breeds to be able to be athletic in the way us horse people want. Even though the ad says she's got a warmblood type body, if the owner was any sort of knowledgeable horse person, they'd post pictures more useful than the one included!

I'd say she sounds great, but get more pictures of her before deciding anything. She sure does have a nice eye though :p

Best of luck! :)
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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Looking can never hurt...esp. if you will be in the area.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-24-2012, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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She sounds pretty nice, I agree.. I'm just hoping it's an honest description! My dad said we might be able to look at her but he's waiting on his client to decide a time.. so he's not sure what time we'd get down. We'll probably call her on the weekend though.

I'm sure the mare would look tonnes better with an hour or so of grooming. Although I do wish there was a full body shot. :)

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I'd request more photos first, even if she is in the area, unless she has a really reasonable excuse as to why she cannot. In this day and age, nearly everyone can manage to get a picture taken and sent out, whether its email or texting.

When you're talking $4,000 for a horse (which isn't small change to me, at least), I'd want to know it was worth my time and money. I'd call or email and ask about more and then decide whether or not to go. She's probably at least worth a call..
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Good point, and I'll likely ask for at least one other picture.. and yeah, I don't think a call would hurt. Although I'm not entirely sure what to ask aside from for pictures and what's been done with her, basic health (although there'll be a PPE if she seems to mesh with me) and such.

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I found some pictures on one of the links she posted..

This is Hebe:

She even has the same little freckle on her nose as Major... I think she'd be gorgeous with regular TLC. Plus, she's $3300, according to the more detailed ad.

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What do you want to do with her? She looks pretty cute. Don't really know about jumping but she'd be a cute pleasure horse. :)
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She's certainly a cute horse, but I would expect her to get mistaken for a full draft more often than a warmblood

I agree with LikeIke that she'd probably make a good pleasure horse, but isn't built like your typical dressage/jumper/show horse. What are you looking to do with her?
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I agree that it is very much an individual horse thing as to what she will be good at. I have a TB/Clyde X, who I have had for 18 yrs. He definitely would never make a dressage horse of any sort. However, his brother excelled in the eventing arena, as well as field hunting, but he was substantially finer boned than this horse or mine. This one is built much like mine, and I would say that keeping weight OFF can be a challenge. I have never hear anyone say anything bad about their personalities, and most are like big sweet lap dogs. My main concern with this horse is that it would appear to be cow hocked. Mine was minimally, and is now rather crippled from arthritis, altho he does do therapeutic riding. He is ALWAYS the barn favorite tho......and to me that was always worth a ton! My daughter grew up on him, he took total care of her.

Worth a look, but I don't know where you are-I don't think worth the price, personally.

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