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post #1 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Possible Buy - Paint Gelding

I have been casually looking for a new project and came across this guy. He is a little more expensive than I am planning on, but when I contacted the owner she said she was "open to all offers". He is registered. I would probably be looking to resell him after a few months of work and experience in barrels and poles, with some exposure to roping and trails as well. What do you think? I know the pictures aren't the best, that's just what she sent...does he have the potential?

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 03:38 PM
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I think the horse looks fine, but there are some things you should think long and hard about.

With the initial price of this horse being high, will you be able to sell him for a profit.
You will be reselling this horse at a terrible time, in a few months you will be able to pick up horses for free if you can feed them.
Do you have enough hay if you are stuck with him for an extended period of time.
With his laid back mellow disposition why not work more on the pleasure diciplines?
Why not get a horse that is a bit more downtrodden and work with it. This one looks like there is not enough profit margin.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 07:34 PM
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As far as confo goes, he has a rather upright shoulder.
Neck set isnt bad, though it appears long
Front legs look alright from what i can see...
Back is a good length
Quite a sharp slope to his croup but otherwise nice hindquarters
Back legs are posty.
I do agree with Taffy that even with work in a couple of months, you may not make a huge profit, especially if you have to pay close to the asking price. It would take more like a few years to get him good enough in certain areas to beable to make it worth your while.

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 08:03 PM
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I would not call this guy a "project" simply because you would like to put a new discipline on him.
it sounds like he is trained in WP and has been shown and won.
Plus-it is not a good time of year to do this-more horses sell the beginning of the season, not the end.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 08:06 PM
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Please go have a look at this horse, ride him and tell me what you think of him as a pleasure horse. I am interested but I can't really go see him, shipping is not bad though. Thanks, pm me if want.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the ideas! Didn't realize he had actually shown WP, I originally was looking at a different add. Just tossing around ideas right now and I am not looking to pay 2,000 when, as you have said, their are other horses that will probably be going really cheap come winter. Most likely I'll wait until we get closer to winter and look some more, with the plan to resell in the spring.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 10:25 PM
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I am thinking January....Wisconsin....snow.....market should be ready for you to buy.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 11:34 PM
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I second the waiting. If he's still available in a few months, they should be willing to drop the price, what with hay prices in the area. I just got a freebie project pony and will be on the lookout for more as I know there will be plenty to find come December and January.

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