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        02-06-2012, 02:45 PM
      #11
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    Just waiting to hear how it goes! Hope she's what you want in person.
         
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        02-06-2012, 02:49 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    If she's trained WP for the Arabian show ring, she is trained to be behind vertical so that in the show ring when they put romals on her, she won't go past vertical with her face. I don't know if this would be a huge problem to overcome for a dressage horse or not, it's basically a little bit of Rollkur and they loosen up in the ring. I see a cute WP horse in the video, I don't see a horse who screams Dressage at me, but I'm no expert in Dressage. She's cute, and if you want a WP horse she might work for you. If you want Dressage, I'd go looking for sport horse types who might have one who's already doing training level or level 1.
    A horse being behind the vertical is NOT Rollkur. -.-
         
        02-10-2012, 08:45 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Hey all! Just thought I would update on how it went, I won't go into detail because I am at work and posting from my phone but pretty much I'm not sure... I think she is over priced from what I saw... We might do a trial on her so I can have my rainer look her over but in order to do that I would have to pay 200 to get insurance for her and I'm not sure if it would be worth it. This mare pretty much needs to be re-started to do any kind of english riding, I don't know much about western pl so she might be okay for that...
         
        02-10-2012, 09:34 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Bump bump!
         
        02-10-2012, 09:42 PM
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    From what I saw, she looks like a very cute WP horse as she was trained. Not sure how she'd come along in dressage, but she may do fine in lower level since that's what you want to do with her. It did strike me as odd that they touted her as being WP and then said she could be your next English pleasure. That made me stop for a second and assume they meant Hunt Seat pleasure and not actual Arabian English Pleasure, lol.
         
        02-11-2012, 01:51 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Okay I'm home now so I can add more!! I'm going to explain everything that happened so bare with me.

    So, when we got there she was standing in her paddock with another horse, came right up to us and was very calm and friendly, caught her very easily and she didnt seam to mind leaving the other horse.

    We then tied her and brushed her down good, messed with her feet and ears and touched her all over and she did great! I had brought my English saddle to try on her and it was a little big and so was the girth but seam to fit okay and I figured it would be okay for a short ride.

    I asked the owner to ride but she was on her lunch break and didn't really want to so my friend rode her first, she seamed okay at first. Walk, trot and cantered. Then all the sudden she would through a little kick, not enough to make you even lose your seat but it was weird...

    So I then got on her and trotted a little but she seamed very very tense, so I asked her to just walk and a lose reign but she was still tense and wouldn't lower her head unless I tightened up the reigns a lot. She is normally ridden in a running martingale but my trainer and I don't like using them so I didn't put it on her, so i'm thinking maybe she was like that because she is so used to having her head down.

    Well anyway, I kept walking her on a tight reign and she did better so I asked for a trot and she again kept kicking out. Owner swore up and down that she has never done that before, I did ask why she hadn't sold and her owner said people didn't like her height, she was 15H's but narrow witch if your not used to Arabians might make you think she is small.

    I would have had her owner ride her in her own tack but she had to get back to work so I didn't want to make her do it, but I have been thinking about going back out and having her ride the mare and see how she does. I would also have a vet do a full work up on her to be sure she wasn't kicking out because she is in pain.

    Here are some pictures of my friend riding her, please no critique on my friends riding, she already knows she has a bad habit of leaning forward and is working on it. Also these were taken when she was being her best, deleted all the bad pictures, being a photographer I did it out of habit but maybe I should have kept some to share... oh well!





         
        02-11-2012, 02:04 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Wow, her being on the market for so long, then being fussy and kicking out is like a big screeching "HALT" sign on buying her. I'd check her out if she is something you are very interested in, but horses normally don't just start doing something they haven't done before for no reason. Also, it makes me leary of the owner not wanting to ride her own horse. I ALWAYS show my horse off before letting someone else get on it.
         
        02-11-2012, 02:25 AM
      #18
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    Wow, her being on the market for so long, then being fussy and kicking out is like a big screeching "HALT" sign on buying her. I'd check her out if she is something you are very interested in, but horses normally don't just start doing something they haven't done before for no reason. Also, it makes me leary of the owner not wanting to ride her own horse. I ALWAYS show my horse off before letting someone else get on it.

    Do you think it might have been because the saddle didn't fit right? Also the owner did have to get back to work, so I think that's why she didn't want to ride her, and we really didn't push the issue.

    She's about an hour away, do you guys think she would be worth a second look or should I pass? I'm between a rock and a hard place, I liked her a lot until I rode her... but I still think maybe it was just the saddle and that new people were riding her who I'm sure ride nothing like her owning being that I do dressage and she does WP. I don't know!!!
         
        02-11-2012, 02:43 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    I wouldn't want a horse who kicks out just because something is new to her. I could understand her not doing her best with a new rider, but to misbehave is unacceptable to me. I don't think an english saddle is very abrasive either, especially since you said it sat well on her.

    If the owner was on lunch break and couldn't ride her, why was she able to spend the same amount of time to watch you ride her? Doesn't make sense and sounds like an excuse to me. If you do want to look more closely at her, look VERY close at everything, so you don't miss something and pay so much for a horse you'll regret buying later.
         
        02-11-2012, 03:04 AM
      #20
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    I wouldn't want a horse who kicks out just because something is new to her. I could understand her not doing her best with a new rider, but to misbehave is unacceptable to me. I don't think an english saddle is very abrasive either, especially since you said it sat well on her.

    If the owner was on lunch break and couldn't ride her, why was she able to spend the same amount of time to watch you ride her? Doesn't make sense and sounds like an excuse to me. If you do want to look more closely at her, look VERY close at everything, so you don't miss something and pay so much for a horse you'll regret buying later.

    Yea I know what you mean... well, I will speak with my trainer about it more and will probably go look at her one more time. I really like her and if her price was a lot lower I would probably take a chance on her since she is only 5 but for $3500 I'm not willing to take such a big chance. I will keep you all updated on what I decide!
         

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