05-01-2010, 09:24 PM
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Ok, I am a little confused. The ad says $2,900 not $2000....
Either way it seems like a good price for the horse, but not for what you think she might be.
The way you talk, I just kinda got the impression that you want a horse that you can hop on and show. And she is definitely NOT that.
She gets under the bit, which can be extremely hard to correct. Even for professionals. She does not only rush to the jumps, but rushes in general, and she does not appear to be balanced. My guess is that they do simple changes because she gets extremely fast afterward. Notice in the video after a jump, she gets a half change, and the video immediatly cuts off and starts a new portion.
Another thing that caught my eye was all the pictures of her jumping high, and how she can "do" 3ft, yet in the video she does absolutly nothing more than 2ft at the max, which also gives me the impression, that they are not pretty and a fight. When im selling a horse that jumps 4ft, I show them jumping that height, and well. I don't show a crossrail course, that is just common sense.
She definitely seems like a jumper, not a hunter, and needs a lot of help from a professional to do anything, her balance, spots, and numerous other habbits. Maybe go ahead and get a professional HORSE trainer, not a trainer for you, and have them ride her, and they if they think they will be able to fix the problems in accordance with you.
She seems like she *could* be a fantastic horse, but IMO you'll spend more on re-training than you would to go ahead and buy a finished horse, that you know is great. Its a gamble, just get a lot of opinions, maybe even take her on a trial, etc.