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post #1 of 8 Old 05-03-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Should i get a horse with arthritis?

heres his ad. Do you think getting a horse with arthritis is okay? Id like to learn how to ride on him and hed be my confidence booster. Id eventually like to show down the road.

http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1165782

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-03-2008, 11:07 PM
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I, myself, would not purchase this horse. The ad says he is good for light riding, however, I would not consider showing as light riding. Sorry to bounce off subject but, may I ask, why are you selling Ginger?

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-03-2008, 11:20 PM
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Light riding, to me, is a horse that can do a little bit of walking, minimal trotting, and very little to no cantering.
I wouldn't get a horse with arthritis, they cost a ton of money down the road, and this horse does not sound like the horse for you - ESPECIALLY if you want to show; that means long days of lots of riding... this is not a horse that's going to be able to do that.


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I, myself, would not purchase this horse. The ad says he is good for light riding, however, I would not consider showing as light riding. Sorry to bounce off subject but, may I ask, why are you selling Ginger?
I don't really know what im doing with her. If I find the right horse I might trade her (if they want to trade) and if I get the right amount of money for her I might sell her. And if I decide to keep her im going to keep her. But for right now I don't know what im doing. It could really go either way
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-04-2008, 08:11 AM
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I would not buy the horse with arthritis. I bought mine as maybe having "maybe a little arthritis and couldn't run in a marathon" and it turned out that he was lame and hurts to ride at all. I'm going by "whenever in doubt, go without" from now on. Just thought I'd offer this advice to you. Good luck!
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-04-2008, 05:18 PM
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I wouldn't buy her either. :(
Showing is definitely not light riding.

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-04-2008, 05:21 PM
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I would not buy a 10 year old that has arthritis..10 years old is too young for a horse to get arthritis IMO and I'd wonder what made that horse get it...and it WILL get worse over time.

You seemed so happy with Ginger since she started behaving well....IMHO I think you should give Ginger a couple months before deciding to sell her
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-11-2008, 02:15 AM
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Arthritis and OK for light riding? Light as in once a week? Light as in for 10 minutes becasue the horse is in too much pain? I wouldn't touch it, especially it's only 10? That's a huge sign that the horse has been worked either really hard or was started really early. Arthritis at this young age, and you will have so many more joint problems in years to come. Think of safe, sound and sane and you will find a good solid horse
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