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        07-11-2013, 07:20 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    He's built so solidly.. I really like him. Try and get video of how he moves from the front and back to be sure that the 'slight pigeon toe' on the fronts doesn't affect his movement.
    Excellent idea.
         
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        07-11-2013, 07:32 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Here is another photo, a little bit older and Im not sure it helps any
    Every other photo they have of him he's all booted up everywhere. Lmao.

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        07-11-2013, 07:37 PM
      #13
    Trained
    He's a cute little guy.

    I'm not opposed to tiedowns at all. In fact my mare just recently started using one to run barrels in, and it has helped her out a lot. However, she's as soft in the face as you can possibly get. The horse throws its head? I'd be asking why. Vet check him for sure. A lot of times, head throwing is discomfort or pain. Or he's just gotten into a bad habit.
         
        07-11-2013, 07:37 PM
      #14
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Lopin N Paint    
    Thank you.

    The lady that owns him is very nice and really understood what I was talking about when working with him. Therefore I was able to talk her down to a price I can live with. I'm probably still paying on the higher end for him but I'm ok with that. I don't plan on selling him ever, so I'm not worried about resale value exceeding purchase price and training costs
    As long as purchaser and seller both think they got the best end of the deal, then it's a good deal!
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        07-11-2013, 07:54 PM
      #15
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    He's a cute little guy.

    I'm not opposed to tiedowns at all. In fact my mare just recently started using one to run barrels in, and it has helped her out a lot. However, she's as soft in the face as you can possibly get. The horse throws its head? I'd be asking why. Vet check him for sure. A lot of times, head throwing is discomfort or pain. Or he's just gotten into a bad habit.
    I wouldn't call it throwing his head. It felt to me like he learned to raise his head instead of lowering. I get the feeling it's the only thing that worked or him, so he does it.

    Another thing is he was tense, not in a being dumb or doing something stupid, but I get the feeling someone used to hop on and rush off to the races.

    I worked with him for 15 minutes or so and I was thrilled; he was already starting to give downward at the stand still and was relaxing.

    I can also say I sat on him for a good 10 minutes talking and you could feel an obvious sigh of relief... Like no one ever just sat around on him.
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        07-11-2013, 07:57 PM
      #16
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    As long as purchaser and seller both think they got the best end of the deal, then it's a good deal!
    I wouldnt say he's a deal... Lol but I can live with the price.
    I guess if you want something bad enough you'll pay. I like his breeding and build... I would like him if he was plain bay but unfortunately in the world today color does sell... which is stupid and another topic all together.
         
        07-11-2013, 07:58 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I didn't like his front legs and with all the garb they had on them makes me wonder if he has had issues with soundness
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        07-11-2013, 08:03 PM
      #18
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    I didn't like his front legs and with all the garb they had on them makes me wonder if he has had issues with soundness
    I wondered that too before I looked at him but every photo of every horse they have is all booted up. and they had a few.
         
        07-11-2013, 08:08 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I like the conversation you had with him, personally. Barring any serious deformities? That's all I'd need to know. Go for it!!
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        07-11-2013, 08:19 PM
      #20
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    I didn't like his front legs and with all the garb they had on them makes me wonder if he has had issues with soundness
    lol

    I think it's really funny when people say this because I boot up to the nines for every single ride, except trail rides.







    I guess my horse is hiding some soundness problems...
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