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post #21 of 24 Old 03-06-2012, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!

I agree, I like my horses fat as well! Hes put on a bit of wieght since a got him, but my vet says I can't let him get any fatter. The more weight he has on him the harder it is on the leg.

I talked to the owner of Licky, the Saddlebred/Arabian. Hes ragistered as a half Arab as well as a National Show Horse. He sounds great and she talked to her trainer and he said that Lucky would do great in endurance.

However she did say he has slight arthritis in back legs. She said it doesn't affect his riding at all, he's not stiff at all. She agreed to a check up before buying him and called her vet and told them to release all his vet records to me. Should this be a no go for me?
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post #22 of 24 Old 03-06-2012, 08:39 PM
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you don't want an arthritic horse for endurance. You need a completely sound horse for that, it is too much on his joints. If you were riding him lightly, short distances on flat ground, it would be one thing. But I couldn't ask an arthritic horse to go for miles up and down hills, over logs and through mud and whatever else you come to. He may be okay after warming up, but the next day he would be so stiff and sore he wouldn't want to walk. It is like me running on my bad knee, okay while running, but I'm unable to move for a week after
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post #23 of 24 Old 03-07-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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I decined the horse. I couldnt risk arthritis.

I have gained the help of the trainer where I board, and she's agreed to help me train a young green horse. I'm starting to looking in a different direction now.
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post #24 of 24 Old 03-07-2012, 12:59 AM
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Too bad, but I understand your decision. This lovely fellow looks as though he would be perfect for an older rider, who just wishes to poke about slowly. I do so hope he finds a wonderful new home. I'd take him in a minute.

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