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post #11 of 23 Old 06-30-2011, 03:49 PM
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Unfortunately, the ad has been deleted so I can't view it, but if you like him and consider him worth the price, then go for it. 14 months isn't late to be gelding unless he is already showing studdy behavior. My older draft cross was gelded at 12 months and my younger one is just over 12 months right now and hasn't been gelded yet. I'll probably wait on him until this fall when the flies aren't so bad. I've ridden lot's of horses that were gelded older (3-5+) and there hasn't been any issues whatsoever.

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post #12 of 23 Old 06-30-2011, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, it has been deleted. I just talked to the seller last night. What a turn over!!! Oh well. Hope someone nice got him.

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post #13 of 23 Old 06-30-2011, 04:09 PM
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He may not have sold, they may have deleted his ad for other reasons. It wouldn't hurt to check.

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post #14 of 23 Old 07-01-2011, 11:12 AM
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I do want to add in that the cost of gelding depending where you are at and what vet you use does make it varried with the age, our vet says anything under a year is 100$ to geld, anything from 12 months to 23 months is 150$ and over 2 years old is 200$ so for me sparta costed around 180$ to get him gelded because of the barn fee, and because he was 13 months old.


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post #15 of 23 Old 07-02-2011, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Photos from the seller

So the ad was deleted but the seller did get back with me. I asked for some confo photos and she sent me some photos she had currently and from when he was a foal. And said she could send some better conformation photos soon.

What do you guys think based on what she sent me? She said he has stocky like a draft but has the feet and head of a regular horse. He is black, but has bleached out in the pasture. He is a Perch/Tabiano cross.

He's 500 dollars. Not gelded, and I would want to get him gelded, he hasnt gotten any shots or anything so he would need boosters. IMG_0125.jpg

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post #16 of 23 Old 07-02-2011, 12:44 PM
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It's totally up to you. Go look at him!! You'll know when you see him.
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post #17 of 23 Old 07-02-2011, 01:24 PM
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This is odd...I can view the ad still. Let us know what you decide on this guy, I like him too but I would def. Check him out in person. Just because he has never seen a vet doesn't mean he has problems, besides you should always get a vet check anyways. Remember the purchase price is always the cheapest part of horseownership and he is meat prices in my area. For that same colt, it would be over $1000 and if he was as calm as they claim in the ad, he would sell fairly quickly.
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This is odd...I can view the ad still. Let us know what you decide on this guy, I like him too but I would def. Check him out in person. Just because he has never seen a vet doesn't mean he has problems, besides you should always get a vet check anyways. Remember the purchase price is always the cheapest part of horseownership and he is meat prices in my area. For that same colt, it would be over $1000 and if he was as calm as they claim in the ad, he would sell fairly quickly.
Exactly, I realize the price is cheap so I guess that's why I am skeptical. Why are they selling this baby of their mare and not any of their others. The ad says he'd make a good dressage horse because of his build, but I won't know what until I see him and work with him some.

I currently own an OTTB that I adopted cheap and pretty much trained myself. So this will be the first horse I have ever started on my own. I feel totally up to the challenge. But an really nervous about selecting the right one. That's why I am always just scanning the sale ads and never really hunting. So when I crossed this guy and just felt that "pull," I didn;t want to ignore it. But I want to tread lightly. I am going to request some actual confo pics and seek some opinions to see if he would even make it in the ring.

Thanks for the advice! Stand by!

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post #19 of 23 Old 07-06-2011, 10:40 AM
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It's hard to see much about his conformation from those photos but from what I can see of his legs, they look nice and clean and straight, so that's a good thing.

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Hard to tell from the pics, but he's built a lot like my Aires, who is also a paint/percheron cross (although Aires got the beautiful paint markings), at least through the body. Aires ended up with the big perchie head and almost dinner plate hooves, though. Everyone who has seen Aires in person (the vet, the farrier, other boarders, etc) has said that he is a well-put-together horse who is about as level-headed as they come. He wasn't gelded until he was a 2yo (two weeks ago, actually) because the BO where I board, who sold him to me, didn't see a need to have it done yet since he wasn't acting studdy at all...at least not until I purchased him and started working with him. Not sure how much the geld cost since it was included with my purchase of Aires and the vet did it for free because he had donated a free geld to the BO when he adopted the four PMU foals (of which Aires is one) in the first place.

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