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post #21 of 40 Old 04-30-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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I've actually looked at him over a year ago...they still haven't sold him it's quite sad :/ but it makes me fear he has some extreme issues.

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post #22 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 11:11 AM
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I see nothing wrong with the mare posted, not the best conformation pictures but she looks like a good horse. She's worth going to look at.

And QH in the US it is very easy to find cheap good broke horses right now.
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post #23 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 11:32 AM
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At the end of the day, your the only one who has to be happy with the horse you purchased, not any of us. You know your riding skills, where your at, and what you want to do or don't do. If you like this mare, and I don't think she is all that bad, if you think you can get her back into good muscle tone and are willing to work with her then take the time and take a chance.

I also respect you for standing up for what YOU want out of a horse. People can offer suggestions but I really think when you tell them you aren't ready for something, they need to back off and respect you. Good luck and if you do buy this mare, I took forward to the updates and progress. Have faith in yourself and the horse you get.....
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post #24 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 12:23 PM
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And QH in the US it is very easy to find cheap good broke horses right now.
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They are cheap up here too. Many were going for $800 at an auction sale. But there were clear health problems and vices. But they were "broke".

"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"
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post #25 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 12:30 PM
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Why you don't look at auctions anymore
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post #26 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 12:35 PM
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IMO, I don't like her. The pictures show a poor hind end and back legs, her headset shows she isn't relaxed under saddle, and the ad is on Craig's List, NOT a horse selling site AND that "needs an experienced rider," which we know is code for a hard-to-handle-horse. That tells me that the owner wants to sell her quickly and get rid of a problem horse.
For trail riding I prefer a calm, almost too slow and slightly lazy horse who doesn't care if I don't ride all of the time and won't spook when birds fly up, or something out of the ordinary approaches. I believe that this mare would be trouble on the trail.
When I was horse-shopping I considered a barrel racer. This gelding was ~9yo, and on the road showing 40/52 weeks a year. I don't have the energy to work with one that fit, and I KNOW that we would be battling each other. I think this mare will fight you.
YOUR OP asked for opinions, remember?
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post #27 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Greysorrel- thank you I know what I want and will look as long as it takes not in any rush to buy something thay doesn't fit me.
Barrelracer23- what do you mean? I don't look at auctions because I prefer to be able to try out and vet check befor comitting to something due to what I've seen happen to my trainer with the one horse she didnt vet check ..within 4 months of owning him he was needing pads and special shoeing and injections to make him even slightly comfortable running. He is now a pasture buddy at 19
Corporal-Im looking for a barrel horse as well as possible trail and other stuff. I asked for opinions on HER not what age or other horses I should get. I am aware of her possibly being a hand full but that goes with each horse it could very well be they just aren't working her enough or correctly which if I went to look at her I would take into great consideration BEFORE getting on.
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post #28 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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My response was to QHriderKE
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post #29 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 04:07 PM
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I agree with the above comments about her butt. But she isn't terrible, either. At first glance I didn't like her hind left foot. It seemed a little swollen, but I think maybe that is the white on it and the thickness of the hair there.

I know we've had some great barrel horses that didn't have the prettiest conformation. I bet with proper care and work she would be a lot nicer than these pictures show.

Have you met her in person yet? I'm really picky about personalities matching.

Good luck finding the perfect horse! I definitely respect you for being certain on what you want. =)
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post #30 of 40 Old 05-02-2012, 06:38 PM
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If the filly doesn't turn out...
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