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post #11 of 21 Old 06-04-2014, 07:50 PM
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In fairness to the horse, he's not being ridden very well, so that could be part of why were are seeing the hollow back, etc.

I would want to see him with a quiet rider working him.

He had a nice frame when he was working without a rider. I'm not sure what that tie down system was, but he can obviously work in a nice frame. I think he's adorable.

I'd say go ride him if you can, and have your trainer try as well.
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post #12 of 21 Old 06-04-2014, 08:00 PM
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He has only been under saddle for 9 months - he has promise, but I wouldn't call him a beginners horse by any stretch. He is very strung out, head in the air, not using himself at all. He needs some retraining. However if he is close and you and your trainer can go see and test ride him and then feel he fits your skill level then he might be a good project horse. He is cute, but no good conformation photo to judge his structure from.

this has a lot to do with the rider in the video.

I think if you watch the way he moves with the plastic bags, you will see he actually moves with pretty good balance and flexibility.

I could not get to the other links to veiw the add, and have no idea what a fair price for a hrose is in Ireland.

I actually like this horse. I bet he will be sturdy and adaptable, and worth seeing. check his saddle fit, too, as that might be part of why he is hollowing out.
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^^^ didn't watch the at liberty video... My bad
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post #14 of 21 Old 06-04-2014, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
Honey, you ARE a beginner. I'm 56yo, an owner/trainer for 29 years and I have spent 26 as an American Civil War Reenactor--rough riding--as well as many trail riding vacations and loads of experiences. You may be a good rider with a decent seat, but you have NO IDEA what will scare a horse with only 9 months of training and this horse will throw you in a heartbeat if frightened. You only see arena work in the ad. It takes thousands of hours under saddle and many experiences to make a safe horse. "Novice" DOES mean a training level, not an inexperienced rider.
PLEASE keep looking. You need a been there/down that horse that will take care of you and forgive you when you make mistakes, so you can become a really good rider.

I acutually disagree partly. A green broke horse probably isn't right for the OP but the part about the dead broke horse I disagree on.

My first horse Ty is the most forgiving, gentle, bombproof horse ever. Great because i had no confidence in myself when I started. I was considered an advanced rider. I could walk/trot/lope gallop bareback and with a saddle. I had great position. My hands are nice and soft. I endurance race, barrel raced, and had hundreds of miles on the trail with him. But Ty is too perfect. I never had him buck. I had tiny little spooks but nothing at all bad. He is just an angel.

Then one day I rode a friends slightly more spooky QH. He got a bit pissy and gave me one little buck. I almost fell off because Ty had never offered one before. i had no idea how to handle it.

I ended up buying an Advanced horse named Harley who was spooky and a bit high strung and OMG the learning curve. I cried so much because my whole world was shaken. I thought I was a great rider but Ty had given me a huge sense of confidence that I didn't deserve. Ty is the best horse I have ever owned and is still my rock.

I've talked with some other people and they say the same things. A beginner should have a gentle forgiving horse but not a perfect one.
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If the rider was more skilled you'd be seeing this horse move in a better frame, especially after 9 months. If you are seriously considering this horse, I recommend you do lessons 3x weekly for the first month if finances allow then do what you can afford. I think you will find he will be moving much better after the concentrated effort.
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As per your other thread, you've only been riding for two years, correct? In that case I do not think this horse is the right fit for you. He seems nice enough, but his age and (lack of) training could quickly overwhelm a rider without a lot of experience. Riding lesson horses is far different from riding a five year old with 9 months of training who likes to "gawk" at things.

Cuuuute horse though.

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-05-2014, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for replying! :-D
I think I am going to check him out, my instructor said to try him out and see what he's like! Plus he's only 20mins away from me.
Sorry if those other videos aren't working, I haven't figured out how to post videos.
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post #18 of 21 Old 06-05-2014, 03:28 AM
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Palomino, where in Ireland are you based? Perhaps we can help you search if you give us an upper limit on price.

As I said on your other thread, try and get someone to film you on him, and some confo pics :)
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-05-2014, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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DuffyDuck, I am in Limerick but anywhere in Ireland is actually Ok because its such a small country that the max time it would take to drive from say Galway to Dublin (which is straight across the country) is 2hrs so everything is pretty close! :-D

Thank you, that would be sooooo helpful! Since this is my first horse i don't have a lot more experience in buying horses and what to look for! :-D

I guess the highest I'm willing to pay for a horse is €4000 but any higher i don't think is worth it as I am only looking for a pleasure ride and I will only be competing in local shows so I won't need a top quality horse for that, I am mainly looking for a horse that I can have fun with!
Thanks again!
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post #20 of 21 Old 06-05-2014, 04:16 AM
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I am at work, unfortunately, so can't view videos or pictures.

I'll post a few links etc, I'm sure others will chime in!

Marketplace - All Rounder - Super horse needs loving hom

Marketplace - All Rounder - 9 year old Grey Mare

Marketplace - All Rounder - 8 year old gelding

Marketplace - All Rounder - Excellent Allrounder

8 YR Old Chestnut Mare by Aldato -

Beautiful 16.1hh Irish Sports Horse Eventers for sale in Carlisle, Cumbria, North West :: Horsemart

These are a handful I just picked out..

Just remember, try a couple of times if possible, and find your own vet for a vet check.. don't let anyone talk you out of getting one!
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