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post #1 of 43 Old 09-23-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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critique mare.

soo heres pics of the TB mare who the lady said is beginner safe. Heres the description I got on her.

She's dark bay almost black. She has a white star on her forehead, She has no white on her legs. She does have a scar on her left leg in the front. The owner that had her before me had a barb wire fence and she got caught in it. Um....She's a little skittish when she first sees thing (nothing major. She looks at it and snorts.) She's beginner safe. I have a 2 year old and he sits on her and she'll walk around with him riding her. She does western and english. I rode her mostly english. I do have all her tack. If you wanted her tack and her I would cost $600 but with just her I will take $500. I know its not much of a difference but that's what I can offer.

She's pretty eager to sell...she sent me like 7 pictures on my phone today and called me and left a voicemail while I was riding. Tell me what you think. She is registered and has a tattoo on her lip I think but the lady that currently owns her doesnt have her papers.







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post #2 of 43 Old 09-23-2008, 09:13 PM
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hard to critique, but she definitely needs more weight.
Something about her front legs I don't like.
She looks pretty nice though. If she's close I'd say give her a try
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Why's she selling her for so cheap? She looks OK; definitely needs muscle & to gain weight. She looks like she stands under herself in the front. She's cute, also how old is she?

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Why's she selling her for so cheap? She looks OK; definitely needs muscle & to gain weight. She looks like she stands under herself in the front. She's cute, also how old is she?
she jsut needs to get rid of her I guess since she can't ride nomore because she got injured or something...shes 16 and in her ad it says great lesson horse but then she said this to me in an email which concerns me a bit...."She's a little skittish when she first sees thing (nothing major. She looks at it and snorts.) She's beginner safe."
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I'd be a little weary on that also....it's almost as if she is contridicting herself there.
I mean she looks fairly safe, but it's hard to tell just from images
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as stated before she needs weight. If done properly shouldn't be a problem at all, but I would get a vet check to see if there are any medical/health reasons why she's thin.

It looks almost as if she stands on her toes on her front feet... something else a vet check could tell you about.

While I don't like that "She's a little skittish when she first sees thing (nothing major. She looks at it and snorts.) She's beginner safe." She could just be very honest and telling any prospective buyer about this.
If it is ONLY the FIRST time, it should be no big deal the 2nd and 3rd and so on time when she goes by a new object.

Even if she doesn't spook, bringing a horse into a new environment with new smells and everything, a horse may spook.

Montana was fine at his old place and he's a little more on edge now that he's moved, but it's to be expected.

Maybe ask the tb's owner if she can explain that a little better. And see what she says.

If she's close by, I would look at her, and if you want to get her, have the sale on the condition that she's suitable for you via a vet check.
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she's like an hr away so its not as bad and tack can be included with her so id like to go see her.

ETA- how do you think shed look going western?
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ginger to be honest I gasped when I first saw these pic's, she's under weight!! Is she selling because she can no longer afford to feed this horse properly?, it sounds like she is just pushing the poor horse on to you....it's buyers like that you want to stay a way from....bomb proof and skittish do not fit in the same sentence.....i would just go to your local ridding school and see if they would match you up with a good horse that they would be willing to part with, that way you can find a perfect horse for you with some one who knows how to match horse and rider....gl
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IDK, but I think she is back at the knee. She needs weight, but some people think you can feed TB's the same as other horses, but they really need more because they burn cals so fast with their metabolism. She looks nice other than her front legs. Some horses might have soundness issues with that fault, although I could be wrong. If your just trailriding I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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im pretty much just looking for a horse to learn on right now and to eventually do shows with in the future...nothing big though. Id want to ride both english and western.
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