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post #1 of 15 Old 11-26-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking I just got offered this gelding!

Well, in my opinion he is goregous!! And a 7yo tb, but he's been schooled on the flat and jumped, he was even at a showjumping competition that I was at, but didn't realise he was!!

He's also apparently a lovely ride, which always makes things easier lol.
I think I should go have a look at him... after all these people that offered him to me I had emailed a few months back about a mare they had for sale and they said she would need a very experienced rider to bring her in safely.. but this horse they have said is a lovely ride and has been schooled on the flat and jumped, so it makes me want to enquire more because of what they told me of the last horse... if that makes sense?

This is him
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Well... what are your thoughts?
[I haven't taken much notice of his conformation though as I would likely get things wrong, so if anybody would care to tell me about his conformation, good and bad please?]

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-26-2010, 06:30 PM
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I like him they are not very good confo shots sorry lol but I reckon if he is quiet and not too strong and you are experienced enough, id say nail him!!

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-26-2010, 06:57 PM
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He's pretty, nicely put together. Snap him up.
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I've been asking the owners more questions on him, and he was a successfull racehorse in winning 4 races, so I asked about his mouth I wanted to know if it was hard from being raced or not.
I've got experience with a hard mouthed tb, who is also a mare, so I may be alright with him, but I want to see them ride him in front of me, and if they have the facilities at the place, to jump him in front of me, because pictures only tell so much right? Then and only then will I get on him if I like how he has been responding to the rider.
He doesn't look to big either does he? I haven't found out his height yet, or his name come to think of it LOL. I am waiting on a reply to my last email, so hopefully all will be set to go and see him, he's not a very long way away from here either so I can easily go back more than once if I like him the first time.

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-26-2010, 07:51 PM
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It's always smart to have the owner ride before you do. Good luck!
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It's always smart to have the owner ride before you do. Good luck!
Yeah I learnt that the painful way lol.
But I went to look at a horse a few weeks ago and the owner got on and he was golden [colour and behaviour lol] but then a had a friend get on for me as I wasn't up to riding that day so I figured I would go back again.. Well uh-uh no way was I goin back to see him.. He went fine for my friend for about 10mins and then had a huge fit and tossed her within centimetres of the fence... I physically FELT the landing and the horses hooves and I was standing a good 30metres away. But I think that was his saddle, the owner had not fitted it properly, that is a bit of a pet peeve of mine to be honest.. Owners that have ill fitting tack and do nothing about it.

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He looks lovely....my only concern would be his legs. It may just be the photo, but the right front leg looks like it may be developing or already had an issue....we had a big QH gelding with legs that were slightly bent all the time and it made for some big issues, also have an older TBx gelding now developing what seems to be the same thing. With TBs, you should always check their legs, and if you don't know how/what to look for, call a vet, preferably your own. Again, it could just be the picture and the way he is standing. Good luck, I hope he works out for you!
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He looks lovely....my only concern would be his legs. It may just be the photo, but the right front leg looks like it may be developing or already had an issue....we had a big QH gelding with legs that were slightly bent all the time and it made for some big issues, also have an older TBx gelding now developing what seems to be the same thing. With TBs, you should always check their legs, and if you don't know how/what to look for, call a vet, preferably your own. Again, it could just be the picture and the way he is standing. Good luck, I hope he works out for you!
That's actually what I thought to when I looked at it I was kinda like uh, that doesn't line up straight?? Could he have bowed a tendon or something in that leg maybe? If so would that be something to watch out for or could it hold him back? I always thoroughly check my horses legs before and after (and sometimes during) a workout for swelling/heat etc.
But I'm after a jumper and I know he has jumped before, and I ALWAYS boot my horses front and back when jumping.. I will be getting a vet check done though :)

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that's possible. It could not be bothering him at all now, but may in the future and could only allow him to jump so high. I guess it depends on your goals and if maybe the photo is just a little off. I guess you will find out for sure when you go to see him! :)
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Devanitly Go take a look at him!
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