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        03-13-2009, 10:49 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    free horse!!!!!



    This is hank.he is a full blooded quarter horse stallion.he is 5 yrs old and is unbroke.he was started in the clinton anderson method and the owner said he wasnt registered but he is from good stock.maybe from the impressive bloodlines he said.im going and looking at him tommorow.the owner is giving him away due to his daughters death from a car accident.does he look like a good horse to youwould you buy him?im having my trainer go with me and my papaw to go and lok at him tommorow.he is about 800 pounds and is around 14.2 hh.im wanting to barrel race with him as im getting intrested in high school rodeos.what do you think?im getting him tommorow at 1:00.oh and I found him on craigslist.conformation wise is he a good prospect for barrel racing?thnx
    -chelsie-
         
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        03-13-2009, 11:07 PM
      #2
    Trained
    I think he would make a cute gelding. I don't see why you couldn't barrel race him. If you think he is impressive break, I would have the test for HYPP drawn during the PPE. (Though I'm not sure how long it takes to process)
    Has he been handled regularly?
    Does he know how to behave well (Meaning have them made him act like a civilized horse despite his stallion status)
    Are you comfortable working with a stallion and training?

    I'd take him. Looks good for a free horse. :) Good luck.
         
        03-13-2009, 11:37 PM
      #3
    Started
    Nice looking horse, especially for free. I would take him.
         
        03-13-2009, 11:39 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Bred. That was supposed to say Impressive bred. It's been a long day
         
        03-13-2009, 11:39 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Ooh! He's pretty. I'd take him if it were possible.
         
        03-13-2009, 11:58 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    Full blooded meaning foundation?
         
        03-14-2009, 08:26 AM
      #7
    Showing
    From the pic, I really like the way that he looks. He has that good solid using horse confo. The "Impressive bred" thing does concern me a little. Definitely get him tested for HYPP BEFORE you agree to take him. You might also ask if you can get at least a copy of his parent's papers or find out their registered names just so you can know what you may be able to expect from him. Just from the pic, if he is HYPP n/n, or even n/h, I would def take him. He is a cutie.
         
        03-14-2009, 09:51 AM
      #8
    Showing
    I would pass on him.

    The cost to get him riding is more then you need to spend on a finished horse and you don't know what you will get.

    The cost of gelding him is more then he is worth in this market and the fact that he may have Impressive blood without knowing if he is N/N is a 100% turnoff. Then you have to train him - pass.
         
        03-14-2009, 11:37 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    I have a relative who will train horses for me.he is going to go with me today to look at him.he has been handled a little.they have lost ntrest in him after their daughter died in a car accident.so they are giving him away.i will get dna tests from him as son as I get him.i think that he wil be worth the money.right now im not planning on getting him gelded but once I start to barrel race with him then maybe.i reallly like his conformation.they are giving away another horse but ill think ill pass on him.its a 15 year old unbroke stallion mustang.they got him from the blm 10 years ago and never bothered to train him.he doesnt look as good as hank.plus I don't usually get horses over the age of 8 yrs od because im afraid they will either have arthiritist,joint problems,stubborn,etc....
         
        03-14-2009, 11:57 AM
      #10
    Started
    He looks good. I'd want to geld him pretty early on after getting him, though. The later you wait, the more likely it is he'll be acting like a stallion even after being gelded... at least I've heard that. Plus, it doesn't sound like you've got any huge intentions to breed him, so what's the point?
         

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