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    07-22-2009, 08:28 PM
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Weanling
ex cutting horse

Im intrested in buying a quarter horse gelding he is 15hh and is reg. With the american ranch horse society,he was a former cutting horse that had developed arthritic changes in his left hock,he has been injected with alcohol a year or two ago and is doing better now he is able to start riding agian,he has good groundmanners,but he will buck under saddle,i think it might be because he is cold backed,the owner is going to get x-rays of his hock done and is starting him on fluid flex joing supplement,the owner says he is really fast.they dnt think he is in any pain,do you think if he isnt hurting any more(because after the injection the owner said he improved a lot)that he could do light speed events?im wanting to do barrels and poles,i might try cutting but I don't have any cattle just a mini horse.lol!
The owner is going to give me some better pics tommorow,he sounds like a nice horse,the owner is more intrested in giving him a good home than in the price she said just that she'll take my best offer for him.
Just tell me what yall think.i know he may not be the best candid for speed events but im not going to be doing that exessively im just starting out on them to see if I like them.


I really like his color!
     
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    07-22-2009, 09:13 PM
  #2
Trained
I would have a vet look at him again before you make any decisions, your vet.
     
    07-22-2009, 10:00 PM
  #3
Weanling
O.k. But she is going to send me the results of the x-rays soon.
     
    07-22-2009, 10:02 PM
  #4
Weanling
Don't base your desicon on color :] have the vet come and look at him, after you ask the owner if you can ride him a couple times, you should also show up early to make sure they don't do something to the horse before you come, if they ride the horse before you buy it RED FLAG should pop up in your head...good luck
     
    07-22-2009, 10:53 PM
  #5
Weanling
He has been out to pasture for a while and neds to be retrained,but when I go out to look at him ill be testing him fo everything on the ground.
     
    07-23-2009, 05:28 PM
  #6
Weanling
Personally, I would pass. Chances are you will have a lot of soundness issues with this horse. If he is getting injections now to stay sound, he will always need them and as he gets older will need them more and more often which means $$.

"know he may not be the best candid for speed events but im not going to be doing that exessively im just starting out on them to see if I like them."

But what if you do like them? What if you want to get a little more serious, he wont be able to do it, and you will have to find another horse. Get one that you know will stay sound and you can have lots of fun with and do just about anything without worrying if it will make him lame...
     
    07-23-2009, 05:51 PM
  #7
Showing
^^ My thoughts exactly. If you plan to do speed events at all, you need a horse that is 100% sound. With him already having arthritis issues, they will only get worse under the strain of running barrels or poles.
     
    07-23-2009, 09:10 PM
  #8
Yearling
Hi there,
I think the horse is cool but like the last few posters stated.
Don't make a choice based on color
Look out for things like "I Just want him to have a good Home" this could indicate an issue (thus the joint probs)

I would guess this horse has some real probs and that it has become difficult to keep him sound.

I am not a barrle racer nor have I ever competed western in any way, but Cutting cows, barrle racing, and reinning are not light speed events
This is just my opinion.
I think if your wanting to try these things you might want to take some lessons and find your nitch and then purchase a horse
I would hate to see you purchase a horse only to find out later that it is unable to do what you like to do...
Look at as many horses you can if your set on purchasing...and always get a vet check...
Best of Luck....
HP
     
    07-23-2009, 09:14 PM
  #9
Yearling
Honestly, have two vets check him out. They have pre-purchase examinations available, the amount if costs is minuscule in comparison to what you could lose if he is not sound for performance.
     

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