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post #11 of 15 Old 12-27-2011, 11:50 PM
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I am horrible at horse conformation but I just wanted to say she is adorable! She seems to really give it her all over those jumps. She is definitely worth checking out.
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-08-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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So, I know this is a little old and I hope people check back.

I went to try this girl today, they'd been riding before I got there- but they say for five minutes (not sure I believe or not) and when I got on they said she'd been misbehaving and 'bucking'.
Oh dear lord, getting her to put one foot in front of the other was... difficult to say the least. But the 'bucking' they were talking about happened twice in the form of her kicking out at my leg when I asked for the canter, probably lifted one leg off the ground. She's very cute, and I'm going back again next week, but I'm really very... torn.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-09-2012, 03:05 AM
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Ask to groom and tack yourself, go early morning and arrive early- that way they have little chance to work her before you get there, and if they've beasted her the night before, you'll notice dry sweat when you groom.

Take a trainer with you, or a farrier who knows what he's talking about, and let them tell you whether she can be 'helped' out of her little problems. Some are easier, some are harder.

Ride her as much as you can, as often as you can, before purchase. Her laziness may just be a sign of bad education, or ill fitting tack- you never know.

Good Luck!
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-09-2012, 02:06 PM
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Sure is enjoying herself, isn't she? She has a few faults that have already been pointed out, and the high withers might cause some saddling issues, but there are plenty of TBs and such with the exact same problem and so I doubt you'll have terrible trouble. I like her good, open shoulder and strong looking build. I'd be interested if I were looking for a jumper, for sure.

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-09-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately I can't get out there in the morning, but I did bring my coach, and will bring her the next time. Plus I'll insist on a trial, to have her vetted and see how she settles. I do really like her...

On another note- she is definitely not 14.3 hh, more like 15.1, maybe taller. I don't think she's going to grow very much more, either- she's built quite uphill, and seems to have a lot of TB characteristics- she seems very athletic, and would look great with more muscling.
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