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        04-03-2009, 11:09 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    Critique possible purchase

    Tb X Fresian. 8. 16 hh. Has jumping history. Owner says he's jumped as high as 5ft3. My trainer didn't have rave reviews of him, but I've just got a feeling about this one for some reason. My trainer could have just been having a bad day...she had a clients horse colic that same day. Anyway tell me what you think?

    I'm going to go test ride him April 10th. The owner is willing to sell or lease. I've never leased a horse though and there are so many "what ifs" in a lease that it makes me paranoid. It would be an out of state lease...our towns are about 5 hours apart.
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        04-03-2009, 12:29 PM
      #2
    Trained
    It looks like he has nice form from the jump picture. And pretty good conformation, but the picture is kind of dark. About the lease... it would make me paranoid too, you want the freedom to do what you want with him. If I were going to lease, I would check and recheck and check again that I had all my bases covered so that something doesn't come up later on. Just my opinion. I'm kind of jealous, I'd love a warmblood. =]
         
        04-03-2009, 12:38 PM
      #3
    Showing
    He's cute... although when someone advertises a horse as having jumped 5'+ and only has a pic of the horse jumping 2'6"-3' then part of me wonders if he's leapt out of the paddock a couple times..
    Worth a look, in my opinion, but he's got a very straight shoulder (not characteristic of the Friesian breed), and that pic is too angled to tell much else.. I would like to see a confo photo without polos on his legs, and if he's advertised as jumping 5'+, a photo or video of him doing so.
         
        04-03-2009, 01:27 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    I was just talking to my husband about this...its surprising to me how many people don't have pics of their horses that are for sale. Im not saying they're lying...just no pics. Even one barn I upkeep a website for...their horse went to World and still don't have a pic of him on the website! I must have upwards of a few thousand pics of my current horse...not that I plan on selling ever...maybe that's why I have so many.
         
        04-03-2009, 02:16 PM
      #5
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hotreddun    
    I was just talking to my husband about this...its surprising to me how many people don't have pics of their horses that are for sale. Im not saying they're lying...just no pics. Even one barn I upkeep a website for...their horse went to World and still don't have a pic of him on the website! I must have upwards of a few thousand pics of my current horse...not that I plan on selling ever...maybe that's why I have so many.
    Haha I am very shutter-happy. I have at least 10 that I think would market Denny well, if I needed/wanted to sell him
         
        04-03-2009, 06:11 PM
      #6
    Foal
    While he is a very nice Hunter type horse, I see next to no Friesian in him at all. Though TB's, and other very fine breeds like Saddlebreds, tend to take out a lot of the Friesian when Xed. Who is the Friesian sire or damsire, did they say? Just curious.
         
        04-03-2009, 10:05 PM
      #7
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by MirrorStage2009    
    While he is a very nice Hunter type horse, I see next to no Friesian in him at all. Though TB's, and other very fine breeds like Saddlebreds, tend to take out a lot of the Friesian when Xed. Who is the Friesian sire or damsire, did they say? Just curious.
    They don't know...he's a purebred mutt. I'm really more interested in the TB side of him anyway...but the Fresian did add that beautiful black coat...which is exactly what I wanted.
         
        04-12-2009, 09:26 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    Bought him!!!
         
        04-12-2009, 09:34 PM
      #9
    Foal
    He is gorgeous congratulations!

    More info?? Name?? How does he ride??
         
        04-12-2009, 09:40 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Solo    
    He is gorgeous congratulations!

    More info?? Name?? How does he ride??
    Well he was more out of shape then the owner admitted in the ad but he rides great and you can tell he knows what to do. He had trouble holding his frame because he's lost topline. The owner admitted he hadn't been jumped in at least 6 months and we took him all the way to 4 ft...and he didn't hesitate. He only knocked one rail and looked perky the whole time. I think I'm going to spend the next 6 months just on flat work getting his muscle back and then start doing cavelettis, etc. His name is Parker...I think it suits him so I'll probably keep that name.
         

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