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        10-04-2011, 12:03 AM
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    Foal
    Critique Quarter Horse Mare For Curiosity's Sake :)

    So this is basically just asking for a critique out of curiosity. I'm moving into a house with a barn and acres so naturally I start looking at horses ;P I am neutral about her at the moment, but I do see some possibility with her. It'd be great to get a mare for that price to play around with. I know there aren't ANY confo shots--which bug me--but she is at a humane society adoption barn so I think they are more focused on getting your attention with cute shots :P. They say strong potential for reining/cutting, what do you guys think? And what level of riding do you think would suffice with this mare?

    Thanks for your opinions, I love them




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        10-04-2011, 12:08 AM
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    Yearling
    I would pass on a horse that bucks with certain riders - that means she has it in her toolbox, and could use it when she feels the need ... she has also been there for three years? Too long, especially if she has just been a pasture pony ... the economy is very bad and you can get a horse that has been riding for the same price... but that's just me. She is built nice enough, but she seems a little challenging ...
         
        10-04-2011, 12:12 AM
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    Started
    I only watched a little bit of the video but from what I saw she did not look very happy to be ridden--ears back most of the time. I agree with Ace80908, you could get a better horse for that price, although I do feel bad she's been at a Humane Society for that long :/ there's probably a good reason she hasn't been adopted yet though..
         
        10-04-2011, 12:15 AM
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    Green Broke
    Something that caught me: she seems sour about moving forwards. Her ears were back and she had a sour expression on her face when she was trotting. She was also trotting in a very strung out manner. She was very quick to stop. This isn't a bad thing, but I couldn't see them asking for a trot/halt transition. It struck me more as them asking for a trot to walk, but her giving them a trot to halt. She might be the kind who just decides, "I'm done with work! Screw you!" She strikes me as a little bratty about being asked to move out and work.


    More experienced people can now say educated stuff. I'll go get my coat.
         
        10-04-2011, 12:15 AM
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    Foal
    This is why I love this forum. Thanks for your opinions guys! I have the tendency to only look at horses good qualities. :P
         
        10-04-2011, 12:19 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    My ssh made those exact same faces, pinned ears, very mouthy, bucked etc. It was solved just with a different bit. She didn't like a broken bit. I put a solid bit in her mouth and she never did it again
         
        10-04-2011, 01:00 AM
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    Super Moderator
    The horse is nicely built and all. I think she is a horse that requires negotiation with, not commanding. Some people enjoy working with a horse that has it's own personality and will. I mean all horses have this, of course. But some of them will work WITH you but will not work FOR you. They require you to be very sensitive in applying the aids and using your brain to work around their attitude, rather than pushing too hard, wherein they'll go up!

    So, it's up to you. Do you like sucha ahorse? They can be really, really engaging and the reward when you get them to cooperate can be huge.
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        10-04-2011, 01:03 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    The horse is nicely built and all. I think she is a horse that requires negotiation with, not commanding. Some people enjoy working with a horse that has it's own personality and will. I mean all horses have this, of course. But some of them will work WITH you but will not work FOR you. They require you to be very sensitive in applying the aids and using your brain to work around their attitude, rather than pushing too hard, wherein they'll go up!

    So, it's up to you. Do you like sucha ahorse? They can be really, really engaging and the reward when you get them to cooperate can be huge.

    Very very good way of explaining. I'm glad you you can put it into words. She don't look like a bad little mare but she looks like she needs more of a partner, willing to accept her for who she is, instead of someone wanting to work against her. The people in the video don't really seem to be justifying this little mare enough.
         
        10-04-2011, 01:14 AM
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    Banned
    Longmeadow is good people. She needs a lot of work, but I think she's worth a look.
         
        10-04-2011, 01:15 AM
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    Super Moderator
    "The people in the video don't really seem to be justifying this little mare enough. "

    I wouldn't necessarily say that. The rider was good with the rein and stayed balanced on her and all. Who knows the back story of this horse. But she did look pissy and might be one of the mares that just does this. The right owner will work through that . . . Maybe.

    To be honest, I know I would not be that owner. I haven't the patience.
         

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