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post #11 of 20 Old 11-23-2009, 12:05 AM
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I'd take him. He looks like a nice horse, no major confo flaws. Take him for a ride and if you like him, take him home. It seems like you're getting a good deal. Don't forget to get a PPE
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post #12 of 20 Old 11-23-2009, 03:36 AM
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Agree with MN Tigerstripes, don't forego the ppe. And if she wasn't offering the 30 day trial with him, that much of a lowered price would be a huge red flag to me. However, within 30 days, you should have a very good feel for how he is going to ride and behave in pretty much any situation. Go for it and good luck.

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post #13 of 20 Old 11-23-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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He should be delivered this weekend. Mind you, I have NEVER seen or ridden this horse, but no cash up front and if I don't like him she'll take him back and bring out another of her ex-racehorses (not as much potential...) or we'll just call the deal done... I think I hit the jackpot...

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post #14 of 20 Old 11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
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oh how exciting! keep us posted- he is cute and with conditioning and some love looks like he'd make a nice horse

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post #15 of 20 Old 11-27-2009, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I got my boy today. Hes big (alot bigger than 15.1), red, and beautiful. Hes pretty nervous but VERY gentle. Apparently hes still mainly track broke and has a tendency to walk off when you're getting on and sometimes run through the bit as so many good racehorses do (unfortunately).

He's got a pretty nasty quarter crack but I knew about that, just not the extent.

But he's gentle, willing, and loves human attention.

I have 30 days with him. Here's to hopin'!

BTW, he needs a name.

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post #16 of 20 Old 11-27-2009, 01:54 PM
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He is a cutie! Good luck with him!
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post #17 of 20 Old 11-27-2009, 01:55 PM
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He looks pretty good to me; you've already pointed out the flaws that I would look at. But if he's level headed, and easy to work with, that's ALWAYS my top priority. Unless a horse has a serious flaw of course which will hinder him alot, the mind is what I look at most. I don't want a horse who will be jekyll one day, and hyde the next. I searched for a long time for my new mare, but even in pictures, I knew she was the one, and when I talked over a period of a few weeks with the owners, I definitely knew she was the one; she's the same as your boy, very nervous, and distrusting, BUT she is easy to work with, and very soft to cues. She doesn't run through the bridle, but we do have some undersaddle issues, but with her attitude and willingness, we are getting through them. She mainly needed someone she could trust, as it sounds like your boy does. Best of luck with him, and spend lots of time just bonding with him.

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post #18 of 20 Old 11-27-2009, 10:58 PM
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I like him too. He should make a wonderful horse...Do keep us updated! What possible names are you ruminating over? :)
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post #19 of 20 Old 11-28-2009, 12:56 AM
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hows it going with him?

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post #20 of 20 Old 11-28-2009, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hes good. Hes more track broke as opposed to general riding broke than I thought. I don't plan on riding for another week or so. I'm going out of town for my hubbys graduation from army basic training... He has some quirks- crossties, blankets, squeezing through the crack I stupidly left in his stable door while getting his dinner ready and leading me in a rousing game of 'you can't catch me'. LOL. Hes big, gentle, and most of all keeping me on my toes!!!

As for names I was initially thinking Gent (for Gentalman Jim- hes def not a Jim...) but I really end up saying "Ho son" or "Easy son" so my mom thinks I should just call him son... I dunno... lol right now I just call him big'un or nameless.
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