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post #11 of 14 Old 02-14-2012, 08:38 PM
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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....

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post #12 of 14 Old 02-14-2012, 09:22 PM
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He is cute and I don't even like Tbs lol
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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.

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post #14 of 14 Old 02-15-2012, 03:20 PM
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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.

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