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    01-27-2013, 12:07 AM
He uh... he doesn't look like he'd be a good match... here, I'll cut you a deal- I'll take him instead and save you the trouble. ;)
He's a beautiful horse, he's everything I want to see- and he doesn't look a day over 10, ha ha. He's quite obviously been worked properly all his life. Overall, he looks very strong and well put together- he's pretty much a perfect meld of the two breeds. Love him!
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    01-27-2013, 06:34 PM
So did you buy him?! More pictures! I am thoroughly enamored with this boy!
    01-27-2013, 11:27 PM
Yes, am planning on purchasing this guy . Having the vet go out and look him over first and then we can bring him home. I am not familiar with arabians and was surprised to see his pictures from when he was younger; dark dappled gray with black mane and tail! Apparently arabians "white out" as they get older.
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    01-27-2013, 11:40 PM
Originally Posted by 5kiddos    
Yes, am planning on purchasing this guy . Having the vet go out and look him over first and then we can bring him home. I am not familiar with arabians and was surprised to see his pictures from when he was younger; dark dappled gray with black mane and tail! Apparently arabians "white out" as they get older.
Well, it's not really an arabian thing, all grey horses 'white out,' it's just a matter of how long the horse stays in a certain stage of greying- but arabians seem to do it a LOT faster than other breeds! My arabian is 6 and, although his mane and tail is still black, he's getting really light in the body, although he's still greyish colored. I know someone who has a 9 or 10 year old hanoverian who is still covered in dapples, he's very beautiful. But most arabians I see seem to go pretty much completely white at a very early age!
Congratulations!!!!! Make sure to snap quite a few pictures to share with us!!
    01-28-2013, 12:47 AM
Oh my goodness! What a stunner! Congrats
    01-28-2013, 03:09 AM
Green Broke
Sorry, guess I am going to be a Debbie Downer.
I wouldnt buy an 18 yo horse. Just as many 8 yo horses out there. Might be a bit more frisky, but for the same price and emotiuonal investment you get a good 10 more years out of him. From some one that bought an older horse, really got attached, got a couple good years then had to bury him. Sorry just not something I want to go through.
Lets be logical. Ok he is in great shape, 18 he has a few years. But 23 or 24 will come quick. Then you have him for a couple years maybe of non riding retirement years.
Yeh older horses make great teachers. But within a year your going to be ready for much more. I am sure you can find a similar 10 yo.
    01-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Believe me, I have gone through the "age" debate with myself and others. For me, this older horse will suit me well as he is a sound, healthy, been there and done that horse and I hope to get plenty of good riding years with him. As an older beginner with young children, if I get to where I need more he will still be great for the kids to ride. Also, there is no guarantee even with a younger horse on how many riding years I will get, anything can happen. So I am going with the one that fits my needs and am not getting hung up on his age.
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    01-28-2013, 10:56 AM
Green Broke
Had a horse go to 38. He was rideable and would work up to age 35 and seemed not a lot different than when he was 16 (age when purchased).
    01-28-2013, 11:42 AM
This horse could easily have 10 years left. I wouldn't consider age a huge factor if he's fit, sound, and healthy. 18 isn't old for a well cared for horse.

I really like him!
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    01-31-2013, 12:37 AM
He looks to be in better shape than a lot of 10 year old horses I see. I definitely understand your point, Joe, but I think that's the very worst case scenario. Arabians lead long lives, and add that to how very fit and healthy he is, I think he could easily go for a long time. The only reasons I see for getting a younger horse instead of him is if the OP wants to do a demanding discipline, he's on a lot of supplements/ needs a lot of special care to stay sound, or those pictures are outdated (it's happened before, lol.)
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