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        06-10-2011, 04:48 PM
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    Foal
    Offered a free horse, but...

    He is starting arthritis in one hock and was told he is not sound at the trot.
    The person is giving him away because he shows horses and the horse is not good for this purpose, so wants to find him a good home. They said he can be used for light riding.


    We're only interested in trail, and other light, occasional riding, and he could be a good companion for my girl too.

    He is only seven, so he still has a long life ahead.

    I'm wondering if he might still be a good horse or do you think I am asking for problems taking this on?
         
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        06-10-2011, 04:51 PM
      #2
    Banned
    Seven is mighty young to have arthritis. If it's minor, a joint supplement and bute before rides should be all you need. But I'd be worried, at his age, about something like OCD which requires surgery. I would probably want a vet check....
         
        06-10-2011, 04:52 PM
      #3
    Banned
    If he's not sound at the trot, I certainly wouldn't consider him sound for light riding.

    If he's only 7 and already is so arthritic that he's not sound at the trot, you're asking for trouble if you take him on. He could also have something other than arthritis going on, like navicular.

    There are plenty of good, sound, sane horses out there without you taking on someone else's medical nightmare.

    Don't just walk away from this 'deal', RUN.
         
        06-10-2011, 04:57 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. If at 7 he has it, would it be something more serious than just arthritis?
         
        06-10-2011, 05:02 PM
      #5
    Banned
    He could have arthritis at 7, but that would mean he's going to be completely crippled with it by the time he's 15. Do you really want a horse on your hands who would have to be retired so young, and who might live another 15-20 years?
         
        06-10-2011, 06:22 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ladywantsahorse    
    They said he can be used for light riding.

    Whenever somebody says a horse can be used for light riding - it REALLY means....this horse is not healthy enough to ride, but we want to sell/get rid of him so yes - you can ride him...a little...if you really need to.

    Steer clear of this "deal" !
         
        06-10-2011, 06:29 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Yep, I will. You're all right. I just needed a boot in the rear to remind me. LOL


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Daisy25    
    Whenever somebody says a horse can be used for light riding - it REALLY means....this horse is not healthy enough to ride, but we want to sell/get rid of him so yes - you can ride him...a little...if you really need to.

    Steer clear of this "deal" !
         
        06-10-2011, 06:36 PM
      #8
    Banned
    Lady, I got my last horse for free. Nada, zilch, zippo, zero. He's sound, sane, kind, and only 7 y/o.

    You don't need to take someone else's cast off to find a free horse. You just have to be willing to wait until you find one who meets your criteria.

    A free horse doesn't remain free anyway, especially one who's that young and already has physical limits and issues.
         

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