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    06-17-2013, 10:25 PM
The rider is 5'4. Her husband races them and she takes his left overs as turns them into show prospects.. Kind of neat. She has a reputation for quiet, started right ottbs and any other breed that comes off the track. My trainer has bought two horses from her.

I'm on mobile so I couldn't notice what bit he was working in. The gag would explain how he's carrying himself so that gives me hope that pushed forward into a snaffle he'd have lovely genuine gaits.

I'm going to meet him tomorrow.. No test ride until next week though as he has a race Friday and they're wanting to keep him fresh. So wierd he does both! But I'm excited to see what he's like.

Eventing would be awesome!.. Especially since I'm partial to jumping anyway ;) of course I'm not expecting super high level dressage, I myself am not even at that level but who knows where we could end up!

Thanks, all!
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    06-17-2013, 10:34 PM
Please follow up here with your impressions and good luck :)
    06-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Met "mister" today :) very very very quiet.. Does not belong on the track! She lunged him for me and I watched her clip him- not one complaint! Not fidgety or jumpy or anything out of sorts- he has the mind of an old man!

I can't wait to go back and ride him next week. He races Friday.. I'm hoping I can go watch!
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    06-18-2013, 03:43 PM
I like him. You can train the impulsion. I HOPE that the racing hasn't had too much wear and tear on his legs. DEFINITELY you need a Vet Check for that. Otherwise, you could take his training slow and finish him up in about a year. Is the price good? (I didn't see that in the ad.)
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    06-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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Pretty much covered by everyone else other than they are declaring him to be a 'cribber' and that's something you need to seriously think about. I've bought cribbers that were worth having as they were really good at their job and I had no trouble with them but some people do and a lot of barns/yards refuse to have them on their property
    06-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Sorry, I looked again--$1.5K
Still like him. If you ride him and click, I'd buy him. It sounds like he's capable of 3-day. Certainly his racing experience should help him eat up the ground. MANY good horses crib. He'll just have to wear a collar.
I would Dressage him for a full year and REALLY get his basics on him, then start jumping him next year.
TOTALLY jealous!!! No money for another horse right now. Waaaahhhh!!
WOW!! Damascus, Seattle Slew and Northern Dancer blood!!
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    06-18-2013, 06:52 PM
Jaydee, thanks for the input on the cribbing thing. Owner said he was doing really well and not cribbing at all but he started up again last week.. He wears a collar and she said that should work well. Maybe with increased turn out he will be a-ok!

Corporal- yes, I can't wait to ride him! I think if that goes well ill go forward with the vet check and get him on his way here :) I also learned that there is a show in November that is specifically for horses off the track, so hopefully we can manage to get to that one!
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    06-19-2013, 09:11 AM
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I see a future in eventing for this horse. Hope it all works. For a horse at that level with a solid disposition and solid conformation, he is worth every penny of the $1500. JMO.

You can get free and cheap horses. Some will have good conformation. Most have little, no or poor training. This is not that.
    06-19-2013, 09:29 AM
Agree with Elana - he'd make a nice eventer. Assuming he passes the vet checks, nice horse. Not at all keen on the way he's ridden at the moment but hopefully you can soon get him moving into the contact and developing more impulsion. Good luck! I like him.
    06-19-2013, 10:31 AM
$1500 is a great price. Now let's all keep fingers crossed that he comes out of this last race sound.
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