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  • Dressage horse conformation
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    11-25-2011, 01:24 PM
Feedback on these potential Dressage horses

LOL, another person continuing their search for a new dressage partner here.

I like this girl, she is younger, keenly priced BUT a long ways away so I wouldn't be able to try before I buy.

Or this guy, a little more money, but a little older and further ahead in his training

Or #3, I like this guy, started later, doing well, sounds like he has good potential, but quite a bit more money

What do you think?
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    11-25-2011, 02:34 PM
Number one or number three. Number two looks a bit smallish and already is showing signs in his body of being ridden from the front to the back. His neck shape and the dip in front of his withers may be an indicator of this.

I really like number three the best, without a doubt. He's big, well built and really uphill. Is he like twice the price of number one?
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    11-25-2011, 02:54 PM
# 3 is 1 1/2 times price of #1, but a little closer and the right side of the border, so shipping would be easier. Once again a little far to go and try
    11-25-2011, 02:59 PM
Well, here's what I was thinking. I know that you are close to my age, and if I wanted to do a bit more serious dressage showing , I would want a horse that already has progressed forward some, since being older, I feel that I don't have as much time available to me to "mess around". I know that might not be a logical way to approach this, as the other side of the coin is that getting a horse with little training means that YOU put it on him and you know what's in there and what'a not, and what better way to use the years of your riding life than to train your own horse?

But, isn't bringing a horse across the border a big hassle?
    11-25-2011, 03:13 PM
A border crossing isn't to bad, I've bought up most of the haffies, just need a current coggins and health certificate, from a listed vet.

Then I have to pay import duties when they cross the border, and find someone who will bring a horse over.
    11-25-2011, 10:39 PM
What kind of horse are you wanting to buy? One that is trained (if so, what level?) or one that you will train? How far up are you wanting to compete, if at all? How skilled are you?

My first impressions, without knowing any of the above, is that I like #3 the best. Seems to be put together well and I like that it's an adult amateur rider (I think!). I want to like #1, but I just can't say with the way they stood her up for that photo...

Side note: I'd be scared to death not trying a horse at least once before buying it. Eep!
    11-25-2011, 10:46 PM
I honestly can't find a thing to like about #1. And that's not a very good photo of #2.
    11-25-2011, 11:15 PM
There aren't any good pics of #2, have asked for a video of #1, #3 looks like a sweetie
    11-26-2011, 12:22 AM
Love #3!!
    11-26-2011, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ChristineNJ    
Love #3!!
I agree!

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