May look at this TB - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 02-14-2012, 08:38 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
I looked a bit at his pedigree and he is quite well bred and that is why he has the bone he has. He is a nice horse that looks very warm blood. He has a lot of presence with all that chrome and his bone.

If this were a few years ago, he would have been snapped up at that price. Alas, the times have changed. He is a good one.. but not $3500 good for the level of traing he has. If he were level 2 dressage horse.. or even an advanced level 1.. well.. MAYBE then....

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 02-14-2012, 09:22 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,841
• Horses: 0
He is cute and I don't even like Tbs lol
Posted via Mobile Device
Cowgirls Boots is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 02-14-2012, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 2,044
• Horses: 0
I'm not as concerned about the temperament because my husband is an experienced rider. 4-6 is actually a good range for what he's looking for. He's used to OTTBs, Anglos, and Arabs. His last horse was a 9 year old OTTB.

The lack of any post-track training is a very good point. I think I will call and talk to the owner and see what this horse has been doing for the past 2-3 years if anything. He doesn't look like he's just been a pasture puff.

One thing I really liked is the stockier size as a TB. If he's really as big as the ad says, then he'll be the perfect weight/size/type for what my husband wants overall. Of course, that's a big if.

So, I'll call the owner tomorrow and ask about any training or riding since the track and see if I can get more pictures. Hopefully I can get some to help with conformation. I really wish there were more pictures that could be useful, though.

ETA: I have no intention of paying $3500 for this type of horse. I will definitely make a lower offer if it gets to that point.

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb
SEAmom is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 02-15-2012, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,385
• Horses: 3
I have one of those 'stockier' TBs myself Sea, so if you can get him for a lower price, I'd definitely consider it.

He's a looker and his conformation is good, but the lack of training concerns me. For $3,500 I'd expect more than him just running 3 races several years ago.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome