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        11-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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    Green Broke
    Please critique my purchase to be!

    So, long story short the last horse I was to buy ended up not working out so here is my potential buy (to be).

    I went and saw him today and ended up putting a down payment on him but wanted to know everyones opinion. The for sale pictures are NOT that great. Not sure if the english saddle makes his back look awkward, or what. Also, he looks older than 12 to me, but he is registered so I have no clue. He is very much so lacking muscle so that could be to blame for his awkward looking body. Also, his tail is in such an odd spot for his body.

    Anyway, here he is! He is trained in WP but not sure if it was me, or him but he didnt really seem to respond as much to neck reining as he did to leg aids.

    Also- in his ad it says he loads. Well, after we put the down payment down I was told he neds 'patience' when being loaded. I asked what he does and she said he just needs some coaxing and he goes on but being he isnt loaded very often this is why he does this...ugh. My worst nightmare is horses who don't load! Hopefully he isnt so bad. Apparently though, every summer he is trailered to her trainers to be used and ridden then trailered back but who knows. Even her trainer said on the phone that he needs patience being loaded. I have plans for showing next summer so the loading issue will definitely have to be solved beforehand if he's really that bad! (crossing fingers he's not)

    12 year old AQHA gelding, Family safe | Buy this Horse at Equine.com

    And his for sale video-
         
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        11-04-2012, 09:22 PM
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    Green Broke
    Bump!
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        11-04-2012, 09:41 PM
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    Yearling
    I think he is a nice looking guy. I agree he seems to be lacking some muscle and I don't think that helps the look of his hips any. But with riding I'm sure he'll fill out nicely.
    As for the western pleasure neck riening thing I always thought they were taught to move off of leg over reins. But I'm no expert in that area!
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        11-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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    Green Broke
    Another thing I forgot to ad is that the back leg with the white sock his hoof kinda wears down more on one side as opposed to wearing evenly. Which means he stands a tad crooked on it. Doesn't seem to effect him any but my mare has this issue worse and it's a bad conformational flaw for her. In the picture of him facing the camera you can somewhat see it.
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        11-04-2012, 10:33 PM
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    I'm not sure what your market is like, but he would sell for a lot less than 2,000 here. He does need to fill out more.
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        11-04-2012, 10:33 PM
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    Is this the same gelding with the good work ethic??
         
        11-04-2012, 10:36 PM
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    Got to say it.....NO......keep looking.....can you PM me? Another thing, you have to like what your looking at everyday, really you have to look at him everyday, and if you don't like it, then that's not much good.......
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        11-04-2012, 10:37 PM
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Is this the same gelding with the good work ethic??

    Muppet- Nope :( we ended up not being able to take him. So this is a different one.
    And I do like him personality wise he's a doll which I love but he is totally ugly with his lack of muscle. - I will admit. but, if he is in constant work I think he'll look less 'awkward'
    Am PMing now.

    BB- I don't think he's terribly priced but for being out of constant work I do believe he could go for a tad lower
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        11-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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    Weanling
    I was actually going to check this guy out if he was a bit bigger!:P

    He is really cute (I can't really tell anything from those photos with tack on), but I agree that he is a bit overpriced. Especially with his loading issues.
         
        11-04-2012, 10:43 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by EliRose    
    I was actually going to check this guy out if he was a bit bigger!:P

    He is really cute (I can't really tell anything from those photos with tack on), but I agree that he is a bit overpriced. Especially with his loading issues.
    Ya, depending how bad this loading thing is. If he's calm and just needs a few moments, that's fine but if he gets all worked up and freaked out I will be pissed cause in his ad it says he loads and I wasnt told otherwise until after I put down a deposit. *go figure*

    Not sure if I mentioned that he's been shown as well.
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