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post #1 of 10 Old 06-02-2014, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Trail Mount Prospect

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I have a 13 yo registered paint prospect that seems to be a trusty go to boy for beginners etc on the trail. During the showing, the owner even rode his 2 yr old on him along the county road. He has pros/cons but I'm curious your thoughts on the confirmation and video. It won't let me attach video so here's a link...
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-02-2014, 11:13 AM
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Usually I'd pick apart this horse for having a weak back. I guess if you are very light, it could be ok, since, IMHO, a trail riding horse should be laid back and reliable.
I think that's why they are selling him. Get an exam to check before you buy.

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Very oddly proportioned - maybe camera distortion? He looks like two different horses... Head and neck to one large horse and body/legs to another much smaller horse. His feet look far overdue for attention. He has a nice shoulder, weak back, long coupling, ok hind end, hocks are tall, bone is a bit light.

For a light use trail horse/babysitter type he might be ok, as mind is more important than body, but truly he is an odd looking fellow if these photos are representative of what he truly looks like.

And as a minor pet peeve it is confORmation, not confirmation when you are talking about structure :)
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Very oddly proportioned - maybe camera distortion? He looks like two different horses... Head and neck to one large horse and body/legs to another much smaller horse. His feet look far overdue for attention. He has a nice shoulder, weak back, long coupling, ok hind end, hocks are tall, bone is a bit light.

For a light use trail horse/babysitter type he might be ok, as mind is more important than body, but truly he is an odd looking fellow if these photos are representative of what he truly looks like.

And as a minor pet peeve it is confORmation, not confirmation when you are talking about structure :)
Yeah...I know its conformation....I was in a hurry and mispelled!

Thanks everyone for the comments...trainer said same thing. I am light 115-120 lbs but not looking to take on a horse with potential health issues as my last 3 horses became project horses and my last pending sale fell through due to rotation from chronic founder found in PPE :(
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Outside of everything else, the horse seems to have patience and a heart of gold. I'm not sure what the video was supposed to showcase except to confirm I wouldn't let that guy ride my horse.
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Where are you located? Some of us might be able to help you look for a horse. Also price range you are looking to spend. It sounds like you are just looking for something well broke, not too old, and very safe. Any other specific requirements?
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Outside of everything else, the horse seems to have patience and a heart of gold. I'm not sure what the video was supposed to showcase except to confirm I wouldn't let that guy ride my horse.

Didn't watch the video before! Wow! And YIKES!! Poor horse... That's all I can say.
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Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass. Not just because of his conformation, that can be somewhat overlooked as long as his legs are decent, but his video is just...ick. I really have no idea what that man was trying to accomplish. The poor horse was so confused by the fake rollbacks, faulty cues, and constant mouth hauling that the only thing I can say about him is that he has a lot of patience. Looks like he has no refined cues, and if he's ridden in that pen much I'd expect that he has soreness. That roundpen is far too small to canter in. The fact that he rode behind the saddle, then double with the heavy person in the back, turns me away too. That isn't the kind of horse I'd ever ask to pack two people around.

Oops, posted after some other people said the same thing xD

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-02-2014, 12:47 PM
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the video showed a horse being pretty well manhandled. His neck muscles show that this is what he is used to, so he may be pretty braced up in his neck and wary in his mouth. I wonder why they did not ride him outside of the round pen? You can't see much from gunning him up to a canter for three strides, then yanking him down and around only to gun him up again. And how this demonstrates a good trail horse?
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Honestly I think he was showing off in the video. I wasn't able to get more video when he rode him out along the highway, county road, and trail since I ran out of storage space on my phone. The horse was quiet though he was more looky than I preferred but hadn't been ridden in over a month and tolerated a big truck hauling large farm equipment right next to him on highway. I think I'm going to pass though due to conformation issues. Can't afford another risk after a 3 horse streak. Looking for solid trail horse 8-10 yr gelding suited for novice and potential for kid broke. Looking to spend around $1500 not more than $2500 if I sell my trailer and located in MO.
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