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post #1 of 17 Old 09-06-2012, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique this horse before Purchase Negotiations

Video is to which horse it is. I'm going to inquire the seller about her to see what they're looking to get out of her and hopefully make a deal with them. My reason on posting this is that I want the eye(s) of more experienced owners to point out things I should ask about her movement, confirmation and other things that don't come readily to the mind at this moment. Thanks to all!

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post #2 of 17 Old 09-07-2012, 08:18 AM
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On my computer the video appears to be stretched vertically. Looks a pretty horse but I am not a fan of Arabians. They cut off the legs and the resolution is too poor to say much other than she is very nicely groomed and very pretty with that flaxen mane and tail.

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post #3 of 17 Old 09-07-2012, 08:19 AM
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Just went to their site. Her pasterns are a tad long but what I see from the pictures is a stretchy(I prefer stretchy)well put together Arabian. She has an elegance about her.

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Her sire was nice. He appears to have passed away last year due to surgical complications from a hernia.
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Wow, I just checked out her dam! Nice!
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Originally Posted by goneriding View Post
Wow, I just checked out her dam! Nice!
Yes, DA Valentino very nice! Sired by Versace out of Precious as Gold (the same dam whom Trussardi hails from by Stival). He was as beautiful as Khemosabi, but still a champion in his own right. This filly has wonderful confirmation, I love her head! Just don't dare snatch her before I get a chance to negotiate with her sellers!

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post #7 of 17 Old 09-07-2012, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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I just called the breeder and she, sadly, is a CA carrier. She's also way out of my price range for a first time buyer. I think I'm going to keep looking...
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Keep looking, and not only on the high price websites
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post #9 of 17 Old 09-09-2012, 12:04 AM
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Glad you decided against her. Honestly, there really isn't much about her that I do like...but I'm not an Arab person either. That video makes me think she's one of those that enforces the stereotype that Arabs are hot and flighty.

As a first time buyer, what kind of things are you wanting to do with your future horse? Unless you have full access and funds for an extensive amount of training with a professional trainer, I would completely discount any horse that isn't well started under saddle. But, of course, that only really matters if you're wanting a horse to ride. If you're looking for a halter horse, that won't be a big deal.
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Just a little commentary on these sales videos. I hate them and when I get them I throw them out and move on to the next horse. I don't mind slow motion for a little artsy effect, but when the never show how she really moves......PFFFT gone.

I like her pedigree for halter, performance not so much. I'm a sucker for a good looking chestnut with lots of chrome and flaxen mane & tail BUT.........

1. You can't tell how she moves.
2. Can't see her legs, which always makes me suspicious
3. She isn't shown at liberty for more than a few seconds and never at full speed
4. The clip job on her face makes her nose look like it belongs on a saddlebred. (sorry)
5. That sales video is just about everything I hate about sales vids.

The CA carrier status isn't a big deal, you just make sure you always breed to a clear stallion, not hard. More important than CA status, what is her SCID status?

Keep looking at LOTS and LOTS of horses before you pick the final ONE. And Desert Horsewoman is right, don't just look at expensive sites, check out some breeders near you that aren't necessarily the ones taking out full page ads in the magazines. You can get a lot more horse for less money from the little guys.

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