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        05-28-2010, 04:43 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I've ridden a lot of horses, but have never felt an instant "click" with any of them. I don't allow myself to think of horses in that almost "soul mate" kind of way. You don't have any bond with a horse until you ride a few times and get it to respect you. Relationships are built on respect, not "love at first sight".

    I will, however, acknowledge compatibility. I feel more comfortable and "click-ish" on horses with a certain kind of temperment. I can ride a horse the exact opposite of the preferred, but I don't enjoy it as much!

    Also, from the calmness you describe, he sounds like a really, really great horse. A very rare kind of barrel horse. Are you going to look at him again? (I still can't believe you can ride him in a hackamore! I've never, ever heard of a barrel horse who could ride like that.)
         
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        05-28-2010, 05:04 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
    I've ridden a lot of horses, but have never felt an instant "click" with any of them. I don't allow myself to think of horses in that almost "soul mate" kind of way. You don't have any bond with a horse until you ride a few times and get it to respect you. Relationships are built on respect, not "love at first sight".

    I will, however, acknowledge compatibility. I feel more comfortable and "click-ish" on horses with a certain kind of temperment. I can ride a horse the exact opposite of the preferred, but I don't enjoy it as much!

    Also, from the calmness you describe, he sounds like a really, really great horse. A very rare kind of barrel horse. Are you going to look at him again? (I still can't believe you can ride him in a hackamore! I've never, ever heard of a barrel horse who could ride like that.)
    My friend and the source of the saucy comments in the video bought her new barrel horse from the same lady who owns jack, and she is also ridden/ran in a hackamore. This woman just likes her horses this way. I'm not complaining!!

    I am going back Tuesday one last time. I do want this horse, however I can't afford 4,000. I told her that upfront and she said shed take "half that" since we are repeat buyers and she knows us. Well she emailed me this morning and said she wants 2800. I told her 2300 would wipe me out and that was all I could give. I also said for her to think about it and I would not have any hard feelings if she declines my offer. Imo he's worth 4,000..
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        05-28-2010, 05:07 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Have you considered working out a monthly payment agreement, so you don't have to pay that all at the same time?

    Also, if she refuses, I would personally meet her near the middle and go for 2,500. If she won't go for that, I'd just wait it out. In this economy, he's not going anywhere anytime soon.
         
        05-28-2010, 07:01 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Well I'm still at home with my parents. My dad agrees to pay for board, feed, tack, etc. but I have to buy my own horses. So a payment plan is a no-go, I don't have a steady enough or stable job to ensure I can make each and every payment. I really desire a situation where I can pay upfront and in full.

    She did refuse 2,300. I came back and offered her 2,500 as my ABSOLUTE max. I have to sell my xbox 360 to get the extra 200 dollars. I'm trying to think of anything I have laying around I could sell.
         
        05-28-2010, 07:55 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by samc230    
    Well I'm still at home with my parents. My dad agrees to pay for board, feed, tack, etc. but I have to buy my own horses. So a payment plan is a no-go, I don't have a steady enough or stable job to ensure I can make each and every payment. I really desire a situation where I can pay upfront and in full.

    She did refuse 2,300. I came back and offered her 2,500 as my ABSOLUTE max. I have to sell my xbox 360 to get the extra 200 dollars. I'm trying to think of anything I have laying around I could sell.
    I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end. You said you had another horse before this? Have any if his tack that won't fit the new horse that you could sell? Blankets, bridles, saddles, anything?

    I hope she takes your offer. Post back and tell me what she said!
         
        05-29-2010, 12:30 AM
      #16
    Foal
    I sold my old saddle and saddle pad, which leads me to my total of 2,300.

    I asked my dad tonight if he could give me the 500 I need, and he smiled and said he would think about it. I made a 3.6 gpa this semester and I'm an honors student at a state university... I have a feeling he will give me the money I need!

    I will keep you updated!! :)
         
        05-29-2010, 01:14 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Ooo, good luck with Daddi-o. This horse sounds like The One for you and he's really awesome. Just give daddy the puppy dog eyes....always worked for me.
         
        05-29-2010, 05:15 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Brewcrew, I think he will too! I'm not home from my boyfriend's apartment yet, so I'll find out soon.

    I wish I had more of a "critique" on him.. does anyone see absolutely anything about him that bothers you? Even the smallest detail. Do you guys think 7 years old is too young for him to be this well trained and stay that way? I'm probably an intermediate-advanced rider. Do you think he is old enough for me to keep him on track? I know I need to do slow work: lope lots of circles, trot circles, half halts, roll backs, and trot the barrel pattern. But, I am NO WHERE near capable of training a horse on my own or fixing any nasty habits. I don't want to ruin him. This is a lot of money for a horse for where I'm from.
         
        05-30-2010, 01:27 AM
      #19
    Trained
    He looks pretty good, and I love the fact that he is ridden as a gamer in a hackemore; my horses have always ridden in hacks, or a plain ring snaffle, no matter what we were doing...I like a horse well trained like that, and not have to worry about what I'm riding them in, they will respond.

    Best wishes in trying to obtain him...he's nice looking little horse
         

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