possible purchase........grade gelding for 300

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    01-31-2012, 10:15 PM
Red face possible purchase........grade gelding for 300

Can you talk me out of it.....i couldnt find anything other than slightly straight rear ankles........
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    01-31-2012, 11:24 PM
Very weak sway back.
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    01-31-2012, 11:39 PM
Agreed, he does have a sway back.

How old is he? What is his training level? Is he registered? Is he beginner/kid safe? What disciplines has he done/can he do?
    01-31-2012, 11:43 PM
And, is $300 your limit?
I'm certain you could find something better if it isn't.
But, just depends on your area.
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    02-01-2012, 08:46 AM
Green Broke
Ya know.. depending on his age.. not bad. Weak over the loins, and that is a concern if he is a 2 year old. If he is 13, not so much.. especially with those nice low hocks and knees.
    02-01-2012, 02:13 PM
No 300 isnt my limit but yes his back does look swayed. He is between 10 and 13, and from what I understand has been a family horse, so probably not very arena schooled. I likes his legs that's why I posted but ill probably pass because of his back.
    02-01-2012, 02:22 PM
I don't see a sway, I see very high withers with a long back, weak loin, and he looks slightly downhill.

Not a bad looking horse, but you can find better even at that price.
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    02-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Can you fix or improve a sway back with proper work and muscle? I don't think it is a bad looking horse. It's got some chrome and is not ugly by any means. I think it might help to have a picture where his head isn't tied up like that. Depending on age and training, disposition, health... for $300 I can't see much wrong. I also know that $300 isn't going to get you much in this area.
    02-02-2012, 01:23 PM
He has some withers but I don't think he actually has a sway back. He's a $300 horse. He's not going to be well trained and he won't have perfect conformation. I certainly wouldn't buy him for a kid horse or a horse that I was figuring on winning anything on. Ride him and see if you like him. If you do then buy him. If not then find something else. I just sold a horse with withers like that because my saddle kept soring him. He went for a lot more than $300 but he was also really well broke.
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    02-02-2012, 11:51 PM
Gee, everyone has pretty high expectations for the price. Any kind of decent, kind, 1/2 trained sound horse is worth $300 in my eyes.

Heck, if he were a nice riding horse (and sound) I would feel like I stole him for $300!

$300 won't even buy a months training around here.
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