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        12-03-2013, 08:27 PM
      #11
    Foal
    She's pretty:)
    But she also has a really high headset; hence the martingale in the riding pictures :) But she does tuck nicely on the lunge line. She's also a nice mover. She does look like she gets distracted easily--obviously high-spirited! Also note the repeated pulling on the lead to keep her from walking ahead.
    If you would like a get-up-and-go horse and have fun with her, I'd say go for it :)

    She has a longer back, which an make for a smoother ride, but also prone to swayback.
    Also, she has very white feet. I wouldn't be surprised if they did have a crack in them, and she would require a lot of careful attention to her hooves.

    I'd be willing to bet the low price is because people expect a more mature, calmer horse by 16 years, and she, like they said, needs an experienced confident rider who wants a lot of energy :)
         
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        12-03-2013, 08:28 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    The owner just sent me this video of Angel in Color
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjqP...e_gdata_player
         
        12-03-2013, 08:37 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spellcheck    
    She's pretty:)
    But she also has a really high headset; hence the martingale in the riding pictures :) But she does tuck nicely on the lunge line. She's also a nice mover. She does look like she gets distracted easily--obviously high-spirited! Also note the repeated pulling on the lead to keep her from walking ahead.
    If you would like a get-up-and-go horse and have fun with her, I'd say go for it :)

    She has a longer back, which an make for a smoother ride, but also prone to swayback.
    Also, she has very white feet. I wouldn't be surprised if they did have a crack in them, and she would require a lot of careful attention to her hooves.

    I'd be willing to bet the low price is because people expect a more mature, calmer horse by 16 years, and she, like they said, needs an experienced confident rider who wants a lot of energy :)
    heres the email that the owner sent me I think she's just a bit spicy because she hasnt been ridden very much

    Email I was sent:
    This mare is suitable for an experience rider. She has not had much arena work the last few years, just riding in the fields around our place in Chilliwack.

    She is an easy keeper but lately has no work, just standing in a field, not conditioned. She will needs some time to get back in shape


    I think I could get her to be calm but still have that bit of spark if I worked her
         
        12-03-2013, 08:44 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Wow, unless you're really looking for a project that needs a lot of work, I'd keep on looking elsewhere. Her training leaves a lot to be desired and it looks to me like she's be a workout to ride just to keep her somewhat centered. Also, either that girl has no seat to speak of or the horse rides rough. The girl couldn't sit the trot at all and was having trouble in the lope as well.
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        12-03-2013, 08:48 PM
      #15
    Started
    Ehh... Seeing that video of her being ridden, she looks like a handful. And she will especially be so if she hasn't been worked with much lately. Going by that and seeing her very high energy level, I'd pass.
         
        12-03-2013, 09:02 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WesternRider    
    heres the email that the owner sent me I think she's just a bit spicy because she hasnt been ridden very much

    Email I was sent:
    This mare is suitable for an experience rider. She has not had much arena work the last few years, just riding in the fields around our place in Chilliwack.

    She is an easy keeper but lately has no work, just standing in a field, not conditioned. She will needs some time to get back in shape


    I think I could get her to be calm but still have that bit of spark if I worked her
    Definitely if you spent enough time with her, almost anything could be done, but you'd be going against her nature. Especially at 16 years I wouldn't expect to make any massive changes; a lot of what you see there is her natural personality. Saddlebreds are meant to be high-headed, high-spirited and high-stepping, so for her breeding she is exactly what one would expect.

    The videos also likely aren't very recent if she's being ridden by the person who is in college.

    Though she honestly looks like a lot of fun :) I really like the way she moves in the riding videos, but I don't like the fact that she has to be kept in a martingale to ride. I like to be able to ride calmly with no aids. Without a martingale, she would be too head high to be sure you could safely stop her in a runaway.

    Overall, well worth $500! If I had room for another horse and lived anywhere near there, I would probably go for it :P
         
        12-03-2013, 09:06 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    :) I don't mind a little bit of spirit as long as its controllable and not a threat.. I can ride a horse that has a bit of spirit as long as its safe. Safety is my main concern for me and the horse
         
        12-03-2013, 09:50 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WesternRider    
    i was going to bring my best friend who has taught me almost everything I know she got me from down right terrified to even trot to I can now canter sometimes without stirrups and not be afraid all in two years (i have a trust issue my last coach wrecked riding for me for 2 and a half years) as well as two other of my friends. Gosh if I can land the job and get her I think I wont be able to go home HAHA I think id spend the first week sleeping in her stall! XP nd my therapy can finally begin
    It seems like you have really taken to this mare, but please, let's go back for a moment and review what you just said. If you've had a bad experience in the past and are now to a place where you are comfortable I would rather see you working with a horse who is proven to be calm and easy. This mare does not appear to be either. Let's face it- when the ad says that an experienced rider is needed, they mean it. At 16, I very much doubt that you are going to be able to get an easy ride without lots of time spent with an experienced trainer or some blood and tears. I'd rather it be the first of those two options, but that can get to be expensive; can you afford to send her off if she does need professional work? Can you afford the damage to yourself if you happen to be injured in an accident?

    I have seen the aftermath of bad horses. I've seen people so scared of the school horses at my barn (my instructor has a zero tolerance policy for lessons horse. They MUST. Be. Safe!) and even though they want to ride, want to spend time with the horses, some days they just can't do it- they can't climb up on that horse and be happy. It's tragic. Don't ever jeopardize that. Find a great horse, one that will continue to build on everything that you have gained. Even if it's "ugly," or maybe has slight conformation faults, a good mind is worth so much more than a pretty color.
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        12-03-2013, 09:51 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Here are two pics that the owner just sent me. My friend says shed be good for me because I need something that will push me because im too much of a pansy HAHA

         
        12-03-2013, 09:54 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by commonfish    
    It seems like you have really taken to this mare, but please, let's go back for a moment and review what you just said. If you've had a bad experience in the past and are now to a place where you are comfortable I would rather see you working with a horse who is proven to be calm and easy. This mare does not appear to be either. Let's face it- when the ad says that an experienced rider is needed, they mean it. At 16, I very much doubt that you are going to be able to get an easy ride without lots of time spent with an experienced trainer or some blood and tears. I'd rather it be the first of those two options, but that can get to be expensive; can you afford to send her off if she does need professional work? Can you afford the damage to yourself if you happen to be injured in an accident?

    I have seen the aftermath of bad horses. I've seen people so scared of the school horses at my barn (my instructor has a zero tolerance policy for lessons horse. They MUST. Be. Safe!) and even though they want to ride, want to spend time with the horses, some days they just can't do it- they can't climb up on that horse and be happy. It's tragic. Don't ever jeopardize that. Find a great horse, one that will continue to build on everything that you have gained. Even if it's "ugly," or maybe has slight conformation faults, a good mind is worth so much more than a pretty color.
    its not her color that got me I like her build. I personaly don't care if the horse I get has scars all over it as long as its safe healthy sound and has an ok confo then im happy
         

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