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post #1 of 13 Old 06-13-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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11 y/o Warmblood - Possible Buy - Please Critique

I am HIGHLY interested in this mare.
I am going to go look at her, and if I like her plan on taking her home the same day.
I have gotten a great price on her that I can't refuse.


Her name is Estrella, there are two more videos of her moving...


This is what the owner stated about her on the site:

"16.2h chestnut warmblood mare. Out of a Swedish Warmblood
mare and sired by the Hanoverian stallion Achat. Big stout mare, good clean
legs, good feet. Was shown 3' Hunters several years ago and has been
hanging out in the pasture since. Sweet in your pocket disposition she does
require an experienced rider to put her back to work. A stunning mare she
has a current coggins and is ready to be back at work. Hunters,
dressage...you decide. Powerful mover, pretty trot. If the new owners want
to DNA this mare to Achat she can get a certified pedigree from the
Hanoverian registry."
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-13-2009, 08:17 PM
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There is something wrong with her hind end. It almost seems to be in the stifle area but I could be wrong about exactly where.

I also wonder about what you say "If the new owners want
to DNA this mare to Achat she can get a certified pedigree from the
Hanoverian registry."


Is she registered?
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No, I believe she isn't registered. However, I really don't need her to be registered. I am not looking to do any upper level Eventing at this time.

I was definitely going to have a vet out as well. Hopefully same day, kill two birds with one stone. If I can get my vet that short notice.
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What exactly do you plan on using her for? Something about her movement is funky, if you planned on showing then i would say no..but if she's safe and you just want to hack around at home then she'd be fine for that if she had some muscle in her hind end and a top line.
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I don't think she is actually LAME, but there is something slightly off in the way she moves-but it could be along the lines of stiffness because of lack of use. ive pulled plenty of horses in from the pasture, and a good percentage of them have moved in a similar way. now obviously, the question there-that only a vet can answer-is there an actual reason for stiffness aside from lack of use.

go down and take a look :) it would have to be a pretty good price though, because there are plenty of horses that ARE in work and are fit that are going for low prices
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I don't think she is actually LAME, but there is something slightly off in the way she moves-but it could be along the lines of stiffness because of lack of use. ive pulled plenty of horses in from the pasture, and a good percentage of them have moved in a similar way. now obviously, the question there-that only a vet can answer-is there an actual reason for stiffness aside from lack of use.

go down and take a look :) it would have to be a pretty good price though, because there are plenty of horses that ARE in work and are fit that are going for low prices
Thank you! I am hoping that is all it is as well. I was told she was a CA horse, owned by an elderly couple, and was in training with a Pro rider. She had been showing up to the 3" Hunters before the couple passed away and the Trainer was stuck with her. Somehow this lady ended up w/ her, and she's been sitting in a field for a couple years. The lady is a western rider, who is into QHs and Paints. So she really has no use for this mare.

I will post pictures and more information when I see her. We'll see what the vet has to say! She's got her priced at $1500. For her breeding, even unregistered, I think that is a good deal. If she has had the training this lady says she has. I will definitely find out though when I test ride her.
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She is 11 y/o, there are no riding videos (even from her former life), she's hanging out in a pasture and you're getting a low price. There's also a thing in the ad about needing an experienced rider.
She is one of lame or crazy or if you're lucky, both.
Get a thorough vet check and ask for a trial. Personally I would drive the opposite direction of where this mare is to begin with.
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She just looks stiff to me, she's is totally cute! I understand you want to event her and I think she'd be a wonderful event horse. I don't think anything is terribly wrong, but of course you should give her a vet check first. She hasn't been in work, which is probably just means she's stiff. Of course, no one is willing enough to get on and ride her for the videos and she needs an experienced rider.. which means that the people selling her are either not willing to ride her or not willing to put in the effort. It might be that they aren't willing to put in any effort before they sell her - I mean, they've had her for several years and have only thrown her in a pasture every day? That's why she's affordable - but don't knock it until you've tried it.

I'm all for giving a chance - It might be the owners problem, not her's.

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Anyone else questioning the fact that the canter video is only 2 seconds long?

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Anyone else questioning the fact that the canter video is only 2 seconds long?
I don't know if it was a problem with uploading or the fact that the horse was breaking into a trot in the end, but if you were purchasing a horse you'd go and visit/ride the horse and "see everything for yourself" anyways. I mean, the videos never usually do a horse justice - In a good OR bad way. I don't think anyone tends to buy a horse online based on videos without an on farm visit. At least I wouldn't.

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I am HIGHLY interested in this mare.
I am going to go look at her, and if I like her plan on taking her home the same day.
I have gotten a great price on her that I can't refuse.
Based on everyone's reviews I think you should go and see how she moves yourself. Especially her canter, because mayfieldk is right, the video was only 2 seconds long, though I don't think they are necessarily trying to hide anything.

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