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        06-30-2011, 12:08 AM
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    Foal
    Critique colt that caught my eye - Possible buy

    I am always surfing the sale ads. Not on a serious hunt, just looking for a project, rehab, something to work with or raise. But I am in no hurry.

    However, this ad caught my eye. There is nothing special about it other than the single, not so awesome, photo of this cutie just speaks to me. I contacted the seller already and this colt is cheap but is due for shots and I would have to geld him. Does he seem worth the doe?

    Thanks!

    Percheron Paint Cross
         
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        06-30-2011, 12:18 AM
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    It's just personal to you. To me, I would not give him a second glance. Not because something is wrong witih him , but he just doesn't stand out to ME, and the ad doesn't say much. But YOU feel something, so go see him. He is kind of cute.
         
        06-30-2011, 12:19 AM
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    Started
    I think he's cute :) may be worth the money if you're looking for a horse to work with and raise. All the drafts I've been around are so laid back and are gentle giants!
         
        06-30-2011, 12:48 AM
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    Foal
    I personally say, if you are up for it and have all the right equipment, adopt a Mustang. They are a lot of work, but so rewarding in the end.

    Just a suggestion. (:
         
        06-30-2011, 02:47 AM
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    Weanling
    Something about him looks very handsome. Why not go meet him and see?
         
        06-30-2011, 07:37 AM
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    Trained
    Lovely combination. The Perch crosses I have seen have all been awesome. I would definitely go see!
         
        06-30-2011, 02:42 PM
      #7
    Foal
    He's not gelded at 14 months. Is that a little old to be gelding? I mean, am I looking at a large vet expense because they waited? I'm not 100% sure what the right age is for that, but for some reason I thought you gelded earlier.

    Seller also said he would need to be updated on shots. Would I be walking in to something that might have possibly never even seen a vet? What kind of questions should I ask the seller?
         
        06-30-2011, 02:46 PM
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    Trained
    14 months is OK for gelding, personally I like to do mine earlier, but last week I had my 4 month old gelded, and two yearlings, I've been waiting for the one guy to drop, and he has only just done so. If both testicles are down it shouldn't cost you anything extra.

    I think he is worth a look for sure, could be a nice project
         
        06-30-2011, 03:40 PM
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    Showing
    14 months is not a lot time to wait and the cost is really no different if they are 6 months or 24 months. As for looks, personally, he does nothing special for me - but I'm not the one who is considering him. If you like him then you should certainly go see him. As for temperament, a 5 is not a very good start but then he is young and a stud.

    As for cost and questions, I would want to know about vet visits, hoof trimming, worming, etc. I would also need to consider that this $500 purchase price needs to figure another $150 for gelding, and at least another $100 for misc expenses - not including a PPE.
         
        06-30-2011, 04:14 PM
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    Foal
    I thought about that 5 for Temperament thing as well. But a friend once told me that people list a 5 because "anything can happen." A tractor backfiring could spook a #2 horse and sellers don't want to get caught having to explain something. I don't know if that's true though.

    But your answer, iridehorses, is exactly what I was curious about. 500 bucks is a great price. But when the seller said he wasn't gelded and would need to be updated for shots, I thought, "hey wait a second." 500 bucks seems like a good price for a no-name, not broke 14 month old, that wouldn't fetch anything as stud. But when she said he needed shots I thought to myself, has he seen a vet, well, ever??

    But like, FranknBeans said, he is such a lovely cross. He looks to have a sturdy build and I found that face, though blurry, intriguing. No ad as spoke to me in that way before. But, I don't want to buy a medical nightmare either.

    I might contact the seller and ask for more pictures. Ad says he would make a good dressage horse, and if his conformation says the same thing, I will look into him further.
         

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