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post #21 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:02 PM
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The more I see of her being ridden the less I like her, unfortunately. She's reminding me of a paint mare we just sold- 17yo and a hothead. I don't like seeing a horse's nose pulled in the way hers is, I like seeing a relaxed horse that doesn't need a martingale and a lot of pulling to be ridden well. She really seems like a workout. I wouldn't be happy if my 'friend' was pushing me towards too hot of a horse- it can end badly. As gorgeous as she is, I'd look for something calmer.
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post #22 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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The more I see of her being ridden the less I like her, unfortunately. She's reminding me of a paint mare we just sold- 17yo and a hothead. I don't like seeing a horse's nose pulled in the way hers is, I like seeing a relaxed horse that doesn't need a martingale and a lot of pulling to be ridden well. She really seems like a workout. I wouldn't be happy if my 'friend' was pushing me towards too hot of a horse- it can end badly. As gorgeous as she is, I'd look for something calmer.
its not that my friend is pushing me to get a hot horse she knows what i can handle. im not gunna make any choices yet i want my three friends and my mum to all come with me and we make the decision together :) dont worry i promise i wont get something bad i dont think my friend would allow that actually i think shed kick my butt... im just looking for everyones opinion i want everyones help and everything that is said i keep in my mind and i learn from it in the end (if the horse is as yall said hot headed blablah and trained so i can ride it safely and have the best relationship) my heart decides and my gut will know who is the right one thank you guys for your thoughts... i will still look but i will keep her in mind cuz she could possibly be ok
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post #23 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:14 PM
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That mare may be more stout because of her breeding .. If she is registered I bet you will find either "Color of Fame" or Wing Commander in her pedigree.. :)
I have a "stouter" colored ASB myself with similar breeding :)
- Please make sure to check her feet in one of those 3 videos of her they have on youtube (I think it was the in-hand video) she appears to have a big crack in her front left hoof nearly all the way to her coronet. But maybe it's just mud - but seemed to me like it was not moving...
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post #24 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:17 PM
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I think the horse needs more training for one thing.

To the OP, do you ride english or western? That horse looks like it has a big trot (which many Saddlebreds do). If you want to ride English or saddleseat you should do well with her. She needs some refinement (as in getting her soft in the mouth and to round without a martingale).

Plenty of horses make it to that age without a high level of training. The fact that she lacks training is just that... Her whoa looks good though. It appears her basics are there. Getting her to balance correctly and bend around her corners is going to take work. Getting her to slow that trot will take work- although given a different rider, she may slow just fine. Her trot looks slow on the lunge, so she can definitely slow with a rider...

A forward horse does not necessarily mean a spooky or bucky horse. I would try her and see how she does. If you don't like her you can pass.
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post #25 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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- Please make sure to check her feet in one of those 3 videos of her they have on youtube (I think it was the in-hand video) she appears to have a big crack in her front left hoof nearly all the way to her coronet. But maybe it's just mud - but seemed to me like it was not moving...
i was worried about that too it looks like a crack to my friend who is baileys(the big black mare i ride) owner also is a farrier nd she said it looks like a crack to her nd we would shoe her. i wouldnt be riding her untill that crack was gone i wouldnt want to put any strain on her in the mean time i would be lunging her in the pasture so she could gain muscle without me on her i would lunge her with maybe side reins? i would also be takeing her for walks around the area so shed get used to everything. this would all be supervised by my friend/coach
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post #26 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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I think the horse needs more training for one thing.

To the OP, do you ride english or western? That horse looks like it has a big trot (which many Saddlebreds do). If you want to ride English or saddleseat you should do well with her. She needs some refinement (as in getting her soft in the mouth and to round without a martingale).

Plenty of horses make it to that age without a high level of training. The fact that she lacks training is just that... Her whoa looks good though. It appears her basics are there. Getting her to balance correctly and bend around her corners is going to take work. Getting her to slow that trot will take work- although given a different rider, she may slow just fine. Her trot looks slow on the lunge, so she can definitely slow with a rider...

A forward horse does not necessarily mean a spooky or bucky horse. I would try her and see how she does. If you don't like her you can pass.
If i was to get her i would defiantly start to do training with my friends help. My friend is a jack of all trades shes an outrider at a race track shes a farrier a horse trainer and a great rider. I would be ridng her both english and western as well as trail riding
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post #27 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:39 PM
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I'm no help with the conformation, although I will say I love that stocky build she's got going. That's an STB I could love to own.

I am going to parade rain though with everyone else. This isn't a horse I would pick for someone's first. Especially considering you're still learning, she needs work, and you've got some confidence building to do. What you really need is a chill horse. Something that maybe has some get-up and go when you want it, but can relax when you don't. Trust me. My grandpa purchased an Arabian for me when I was 12yrs old. I got extremely lucky that she turned out to be pretty chill for her breed. Those first few years though? It was intimidating riding her & I was in no means a shy rider. I felt like I had this little ticking time bomb under me that could all the sudden WHAM explode with energy. Me personally, I don't like riding a horse like that. I can't imagine most beginners or people with confidence issues enjoying horses like that. You can toss around the "maybes" or "what ifs" all day long. There's no guarantee she'll turn around to be the horse you want her to be. There's too many nice, cheap horses out there looking for homes that you can BE picky.
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post #28 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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There's too many nice, cheap horses out there looking for homes that you can BE picky.
lol thats the thing i cant find anything good cheap horses around here
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post #29 of 42 Old 12-03-2013, 11:58 PM
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If I were you, then I'd start saving up for one that isn't quite so cheap. IMHO, this horse needs a confident rider....she's not the type of horse to learn to be confident on. If you are even a little bit hesitant, then controlling her will be very difficult and she's likely to get you intimidated with how chargey she is...which will make you less confident and she'll get more out of control.

You don't learn confidence on difficult horses. You learn confidence on easy horses and then use it on difficult ones.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #30 of 42 Old 12-04-2013, 12:34 AM
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Wow! Pretty and wild! ;) I agree with everyone else she needs some work. At 16 years she should be a finished horse but she looks like she needs quite a bit of work. Would you be able to send her to a trainer for 30-90 days? This would not be a good horse for someone needing a confidence boost. But go and ride her. :) you will definitely know after you Walk trot and canter her whether she is the right fit for you. Good luck whichever direction you decide to go. Keep us posted. :)
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