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        05-07-2008, 03:51 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Brand new member,.... looking at possible new horse

    I would love some outside input. I am an older rider, getting "back" into horses, and am looking at this 4 yr old. He is currently being started, and if everything goes right, I will be getting him in 45 days.

    He is a 4 yr old breeding stock paint.



         
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        05-07-2008, 04:31 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Welcome to the forum! He's a great looking horse, very well put together. As long as you are confident enough, and have ridden young horses before, I don't see any problem. Will you have a chance to work with him with the trainer? I would definitely suggest that before purchasing, just to make sure he works good with you. Horses and people butt heads sometimes, and you don't want to end up disliking him later...

    Best of luck and let us know how it goes!
         
        05-07-2008, 06:31 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Welcome!. He's a solid built guy. I second the suggestion of working with the trainer while he's being started, it can be confusing for a young horse to have 45 days put on one way and then come home with you and your doing things differently. Plus it would be a good way for you to get a refresher course yourself!


    Good luck!
         
        05-07-2008, 07:06 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thank you very much. I thought he was nice too, but just wanted to make sure I wasn't being biased.

    I am having gastric bypass surgery next month, so that's why he's being started now. He's down south from me. Once he's up here, I plan on working with him with a trainer.... So that way we are all on the same page!
         
        05-07-2008, 07:19 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    I don't have much of a critique to offer, except to say that he's a good looking fellow.

    You're from the Bay Area? Ahhhh, home :) I'm from Oakland, but just moved to MI in January. Give California a hug for me.
         
        05-07-2008, 07:21 PM
      #6
    Showing
    Welcome to the HorseForum!
    What are you planning on doing with him?
    He's cute, I love his color! He's a tad pidgeon-chested from what I can see... can't really comment on his pasterns as they're blocked off :) Nice short back.. although it looks swayed (not majorly, just like it ties into his hindquarter and shoulder funny).
    Anyways, depending on what you're wanting to do, as well as if you're confident in riding a youngster, I say go for it :)
         
        05-07-2008, 10:06 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    Welcome to the HorseForum!
    What are you planning on doing with him?
    He's cute, I love his color! He's a tad pidgeon-chested from what I can see... can't really comment on his pasterns as they're blocked off :) Nice short back.. although it looks swayed (not majorly, just like it ties into his hindquarter and shoulder funny).
    Anyways, depending on what you're wanting to do, as well as if you're confident in riding a youngster, I say go for it :)
    Well as far as the back I am hoping he's just butt high since he's only 4, and will grow more into himself. I am going to have to look at his chest better to see what draws you to it.

    As far as what I plan on doing with him? Not sure! Lol I guess I will see where my strengths are, what he seems to like, and go from there. I guess just get some miles on his back, on my saddle, and maybe try a little here and little there and see what happens. At the very least, I would love to have an awesome trail horse. At the most, I would love to get back into jumping, maybe. No rush on anything though.
         
        05-07-2008, 10:06 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by missy06
    I don't have much of a critique to offer, except to say that he's a good looking fellow.

    You're from the Bay Area? Ahhhh, home :) I'm from Oakland, but just moved to MI in January. Give California a hug for me.
    I am in Oakley!
         
        05-07-2008, 10:12 PM
      #9
    Showing
    He is so cute! Short back. :)

    I don't have much else to critique, so welcome!!
         
        05-08-2008, 01:58 AM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    Welcome to the HorseForum!
    What are you planning on doing with him?
    He's cute, I love his color! He's a tad pidgeon-chested from what I can see... can't really comment on his pasterns as they're blocked off :) Nice short back.. although it looks swayed (not majorly, just like it ties into his hindquarter and shoulder funny).
    Anyways, depending on what you're wanting to do, as well as if you're confident in riding a youngster, I say go for it :)
    You can see that from those photoes?? You must have excellent eyes Or mine are bad hehe.

    I absolutally love his colour and appearance!!
    Such a nice 4yo!
         

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