Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
I can't speak for the temperament of the breed because I've never handled one, but I can say that I really don't like the way he looks. He has a very long, weak back and very weak hindquarter. For someone asking 5 figures for a horse that is supposedly broke, you'd think they could get some pictures/video of him being ridden too.
Either way, I wouldn't buy him, not for $7500, not for $750. His back is just too weak for anything I could possibly want on my place.
Oh, and what, exactly, does "3/4 broke western" mean? Does he w/t/c both directions and pick up the correct leads? Does he neck rein well? Does he sidepass/leg yield well? Has he been a lot of miles on rough trails? Does he keep a calm temperament about him in extreme circumstances? If the answer is "no" to any of those, then I would consider him green broke at best.
If I was going to plop down that much money in this market, I would **** sure want something more than a bit of flashy hair and the claim that "I own a <somesuperspeshulbreed>".
For that kind of money, you can get pretty much any other breed with tons of trail miles, training out the wazoo, a show record, and a calm git-r-done temperament. The type of horse you can take and do just about anything on whether it's plodding on trails or chasing wild cattle through the brush....then turn your kids loose on him the next morning and never have to worry.
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