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post #1 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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2 more I'm interested in

Okay this was also a guy that I had inquired about around 8 months ago but was told he was adopted or had an adoption pending. I guess not? I know hes a bit rough looking due to his brand and a few scars but I really love his colors and I think hes pretty nicely built too. Hes 16h.

His Craigslist add. Half Draft Gelding

LOL there is also this guy who I think is just a big blob of love. Hes VERY over weight, which is can see better in his rescue add but this is another draft.

His Craigslist add: Rare Suffolk Gelding

Both of these horses are also listed at this rescue agency. You can get a wee bit more info from here as well.

Draft Horses Available For Adoption

And last but not least (more to come I'm sure). Is a very well taken care of Belgian gelding. Seems hes had professional training but the lady has to have him gone by the end of the month which means I may be able to get him for a pretty nice price. I'm not fond of his young age though.

Belgium Gelding - 4 1/2 years

What do you guys think of them? Which are your favorites and why?

Personally I'm still all for "Blue". He really caught my attention last time and I think its kind of interesting that hes back up for sale. I believe hes also had 60day professional training if I remember correctly?
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 11:17 PM
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Number 1 is cute, but needs weight. He would be my favorite for an experienced owner/rider, but if I remember you are a beginner/intermediate. I would be worried he might be bit much

NOT a fan of number two, not sure why exactly, he just looks "off" He has a sway back and stands under himself in front, at the very least

This guy looks nice too. He' young, but it seems he has a better foundation then the first one. It's easier to work with a "clean slate" with nothing but a positive beginning then one that has some trust issues
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hehe I understand. I wont be working with the horses alone. My instructor is right next door. She uses natural horsemanship so if the horse isn't exactly to my level, she will work with me until he is safe for me to work with on my own.
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hrm..I'm thinking that the suffolk isnt swaybacked, I think its just the breed? They seem to be a bit oddly put together. Lol legs seem a bit too small for the size of the horse LOL. Doesn't help hes chubby either. These are a few other pics of some "show" worthy suffolk's.
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-17-2009, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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and an update. The lady responded back about "Blue". She said he was brand new to the rescue but had been adopted at another rescue but was "too much horse" for his new owner. Lol thats probably not what I'm looking for.

Her responses..

  • What is his over all temperament like? He has a wonderful temperment very kind and willing
  • How are his ground manners? he is a green broke horse so he does have an occasional spook while being led but his overall ground manners are good.
  • How does he do in the round pen? Can he walk, trot, canter on command? (without rider) We do not currently have a round pen so I cannot answer this
  • Can he be lunged outside of the round pen?Yes he lunges well outside of a round pen
  • How is his training coming so far under saddle?he has been backed and hand walked. he is still unsure of leg cues but is very willing and solid
  • How is he when hes saddled and bridled? Spooky at all, refuses the bit?WE introduce the saddle by allowing him to look and smell it, he is nto spooky and has not refused the bit
  • Are there things in particular that scare him, cause him to balk, or things that he just does NOT like. I have not found anything in particular that upsets him. He is willing to try most anything you ask of him. He is easy to calm when he does spook.
  • How does he do for the vet and farrier?he is fine for the vet and good with the farrier on his front feet but is hesitant to give his rears. HE will need more work wiht handelling his rear so he is more comfortible
  • Is he shod?No he has great feet
  • Does he stand well for grooming and bathing?he loves to be bathed and groomed he is still anxious about water in his face though
  • Has he ever had an injury that required a vets assistance, has ever had a medical condition that required a vet?He has had an injury to his chest that required stiches and possible a drain but i dont know anything further then that. here is no perm. damage other then scarring.
  • How did he end up at the rescue? The lady who adopted him from a different rescue found he was too much horse for her and felt she was too timid a rider for him as he is still green. The rescue he was adopted from did not have room for him so he came to us.
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Anyone else have any opinions on the two.

I'm kind of fond of the Suffolk now. I've sent the lady a list of questions about him and got a bit confused. They have a Craigslist add up for the same horse but the information isnt' matching up, I asked them about it.

Anyone have any opinions?
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post #7 of 15 Old 08-17-2009, 09:07 PM
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I like 2 and 3. I think 2 is adorable.

Put your ass on some class...ride a THOROUGHBRED
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I personally would jump on the suffolk one! They are beautiful and I heard they are rare in the US. They seem to have a very sweet personality, but I have no met one in person so I don't know. He is very cute and looks like he is willing to please. =)

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post #9 of 15 Old 08-17-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Someone mentioned his sway back so I asked the rescue about it. Not sure if the breed just has a bit more of a "dishy" back or if it may be due to his weight or if he is in fact a bit swaybacked. They say hes "forward" on the ground so I asked them explain so I have a better idea but I think hes just adorable. Is it bad that I was already looking for tack to fit him? >.>...
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Man..editing time is really short O.o I hate making so many posts for the same subject!

Anyway, the more I look at the breed pictures the more I think its just a breed trait. They all seem to have overly exaggerated sloping necks, "dishy backs", and stubby legs for the size of the body Lol.
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