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    10-29-2012, 09:23 AM
  #11
Foal
I happen to be the rider and agent on this horse, and was a little shocked to find him being discussed on a forum. He is a super horse, he's only 5 and has already done a lot this year. Please feel free to contact me directly for any information you may need on him riverbendjumpers@gmail.com. To justdressageit, the reason he looks a little green in that video-that was his first time ever in a derby class and yes he was a little green but still got a good score and I was thrilled that he jumped around as well as he did. We gelded him because he will make a nice horse for a child or junior rider and stallions are not very marketable in that situation
     
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    10-29-2012, 08:23 PM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by lindaradigan    
I happen to be the rider and agent on this horse, and was a little shocked to find him being discussed on a forum. He is a super horse, he's only 5 and has already done a lot this year. Please feel free to contact me directly for any information you may need on him riverbendjumpers@gmail.com. To justdressageit, the reason he looks a little green in that video-that was his first time ever in a derby class and yes he was a little green but still got a good score and I was thrilled that he jumped around as well as he did. We gelded him because he will make a nice horse for a child or junior rider and stallions are not very marketable in that situation
The HorseForum is a great place for participants to discuss potential purchases. Generally we deal with critiquing horses in a lower income bracket, but every now and again one of these pops up. Please do not think anything of the OP asking for second opinions on a public forum :)
As to the rest of your post -
Absolutely. He's doing very well for his age :) The OP asked us to critique, and I did the best I could considering he's clearly a high caliber horse - again, everything I found was attributed to him being 5 and still relatively green.
My questions regarding his being gelded was really my only point of concern, if you could call it that, seeing as how when I googled his name, a stallion ad popped up as one of the first hits.
You're riding a lovely gelding, I hope the OP is able to come and try him out!
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    10-29-2012, 08:45 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by lindaradigan    
I happen to be the rider and agent on this horse, and was a little shocked to find him being discussed on a forum. He is a super horse, he's only 5 and has already done a lot this year. Please feel free to contact me directly for any information you may need on him riverbendjumpers@gmail.com. To justdressageit, the reason he looks a little green in that video-that was his first time ever in a derby class and yes he was a little green but still got a good score and I was thrilled that he jumped around as well as he did. We gelded him because he will make a nice horse for a child or junior rider and stallions are not very marketable in that situation
I hope you're not shocked in a negative way seeing him discussed here. I agree that if I had a horse advertised, I'd be a little surprised to see him discussed somewhere, but it's really not a bad thing. You just got a lot more exposure for your ad!
Yours is a very valuable horse with a lot invested in him. Any future owner will certainly want to be very certain that he'll be just the right mount and partner. And I'm sure the current owner wants to see him go to the right owner/rider who will care for him, appreciate him, and bring him to his full potential. I think the OP is very sensible in asking for opinions and observations from as many people as she can, so if she goes to see him she will have a lot of ideas and good questions to make sure he's a good match for her. I doubt this forum is the only place where she's seeking input. I hope she looks at him. I'd go 7 hours for him.

What an absolutely lovely horse. I love his attitude. He loves his job. He must be a joy to ride.
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    10-30-2012, 05:01 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I'm confused... You're looking at a horse this caliber and you are worried about traveling 7 hours to see it??? Most people horse shopping in this price range are flying to different parts of the country to horse shop. I'm not being flippant about throwing money around, it's just that... most people don't have a surplus of horses like this an hour or two away and need to travel to find what they want.

I think he's absolutely lovely. He's a beautiful mover, lovely expression, nice jump, and has an excellent length of stride to float down the lines. Yes, JDI, he does change late behind. I'm not going to downplay it, but it happens more then it probably should in the hunter world. I mean, he's 5. What level do dressage horses need a change? Not at 5. In a good training program his changes will get cleaner. If only all horses were that calm in their first (or second, or third...) derby! Heck, I'd be EXCITED he was only 7 hours away! Shoot if my kid hadn't already found her small junior I'd be all over this horse..
     

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