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        08-04-2008, 11:14 AM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    One more tiny thought... sometimes geldings can be real jerks when you give them a mare...How will Dumas behave do you think>????
         
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        08-04-2008, 11:57 AM
      #12
    Trained
    Thanks guys!!!! I really appreciate your input...I really really do!!!

    Ok...The current owners have her on a 14% pellet. No senior feed.

    Her teeth were floated in 0ctober '07 *says the owner*

    When I asked if she was a hard keeper, they replied no, she puts on a heavy winter coat. *not what I was really asking*

    I don't think they have been taking the best care of her over the winter. If I had to guess they throw a bale of hay out and feed...BUT...that's what I do with my guys and they look much better. My geldings didn't look real hot when we got them, they were ribby too. I know I can get her looking better (hubby works at a feed mill!!!! 8) ) BUT I am concerned that they didn't provide current pictures and that she looks so rough.

    Dumas and a mare...I'm not sure how he will act. We have come a long way with him....His previous owner had/have a witch of a mare and she ran the show...Dumas was submissive to her and she bit and ran and chewed tails/manes......I really don't know how he would act. It also concerns me.

    After I put up the picture of Twister with her mare.........Umm....My horse is better!!! Hehee...

    I wonder if I would't be better off to spend the 300-600 dollars and send Twister off to a trainer....

    I agree that winter is NO excuse to let your horse go to crap.... That picture of Twister was from early spring....we actually had our horses putting ON weight thru winter. We got them in Oct. And they were ribby...That picture was taken in April.

    Oh... I forgot to add that she is 4 hours away...I haven't seen her or ridden her. I am only going by what the owners are saying in e-mails.
         
        08-04-2008, 12:04 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Well.. If Twister is really nice horse in your taste and you have a good(!!) trainer around, you may consider that. I know the guy in my area did wonder with problem horses (helped me too, but it was just one session, I can't send my horse to the trainer due some issues).

    Just curious (I bet you mentioned that in previous posts), what kind of problems Twister has? Too fast? Buck? Rear?
         
        08-04-2008, 01:05 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Twister's bad - Too fast, too independent thinking * I want to go left, he'd rather go right, battle begins, head tossing, possible bucking, running thru the bit, bucking at canter for sure at gallop. We have never rode him out and NOT had him buck at faster paces. Buddy sour.

    He hasn't been ridden in a while by someone that really knows what they are dong. He really needs a refresher.

    Twister's good- He is a thinker. Level headed, willingly accepts new ideas and concepts. Will pull logs and brush. Doesn't mind ropes, saddle bags, weird positions/bad riders. Will go all nite in the arena plodding along letting kids and adults ride him in circles. He is traffic safe as in he doesn't spook at cars, trucks,trailers, atv's. He is gentle and LOVES the kids, won't hurt them on the ground. He doesn't spook for long...its yet to be an all out panic. Will ride out in an ill fitting saddle...found that one out after the saddle that came with him ended up leaving horrendous bad sweat marks..... :roll:

    SHoot...the more good I write about him the more I think he can become a great horse......He is only 7 and hasn't been ridden for a good 2 years by a serious rider. ARGH...this is hard. I think that Twister would be a great horse if I could just get him toned down. He is ready to go go go...and I'm more of a whoa, whoa, whoa...lets walk a while. He is great in the arena, did great with my hubby's buddy riding him on the land (3-5 mile ride), His ground manners are increasing daily, He bathes, loads, ties, stands for farrier, worms, loves on you, lets you easily pick up his feet, ......I just wish he was more....well,...broke! I need those miles on him......
         
        08-04-2008, 01:09 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
    Twister's bad - Too fast, too independent thinking * I want to go left, he'd rather go right, battle begins, head tossing, possible bucking, running thru the bit, bucking at canter for sure at gallop. We have never rode him out and NOT had him buck at faster paces. Buddy sour.

    He hasn't been ridden in a while by someone that really knows what they are dong. He really needs a refresher.

    Twister's good- He is a thinker. Level headed, willingly accepts new ideas and concepts. Will pull logs and brush. Doesn't mind ropes, saddle bags, weird positions/bad riders. Will go all nite in the arena plodding along letting kids and adults ride him in circles. He is traffic safe as in he doesn't spook at cars, trucks,trailers, atv's. He is gentle and LOVES the kids. He doesn't spook for long...its yet to be an all out panic. Will ride out in an ill fitting saddle...found that one out after the saddle that came with him ended up leaving horrendous bad sweat marks..... :roll:

    SHoot...the more good I write about him the more I think he can become a great horse......He is only 7 and hasn't been ridden for a good 2 years by a serious rider.
    id say send him to a trainer. He's still young. Pass on that horse and send him to the trainers. The pally is still 18 and even though that's not old Twister is only 7...and he has alot of years to go and left for improvement. That mare is already a senior. If it was me and I had the money id rather send him to the trainers because if you did the trade the other people would definitely be getting the better deal.
         
        08-04-2008, 01:15 PM
      #16
    Trained
    I'm leaning that way too ginger.......

    Now I just need to find some cash and a trainer. Even if I had to wait till next spring, I'm thinking I may be able to come out ahead on this if I keep Twister.

    Have I mentioned how much I appreciate all this input!!!!!!!!!!
    You guys rock so hard!!!!!!!!!!!

    8) 8) 8)
         
        08-04-2008, 01:18 PM
      #17
    Showing
    You can also consider to lease him for free for couple month on YOUR property so you can supervise. And of course giving all those pluses/minuses to a leasee. At least it'll place him back to work.
         
        08-04-2008, 01:19 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    And if you do end up sending him to the trainers and things still don't work out youd probably be able to get more for him....hope it all works out!
         
        08-04-2008, 01:22 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    I'd have him trained up and sell him to buy what you really want.
         
        08-04-2008, 01:25 PM
      #20
    Trained
    We have had "buddies" come out and ride him. IT WAS A MESS!!!

    Twister acted like he had never been ridden before. I'm thinking it was a combo of an ill fitting saddle and a tom thumb bit. :roll:

    My daughter took a flying fall off of him. Thankfully she wasn't hurt seriously. We changed saddles and rode him in a loose ring snaffle and he was mr. Good horse.......but, my daughter is scared to ride him out now....I wonder if I could find a trainer that would ride the crap outta him for a week or so then let us have him back and go from there.....I'm almost positive that he just needs reminded of his job. He is a ok according to the vet. *sigh* I have loved Twister since the first time I rode him (in an arena) and now that we don't have access to an arena (storm tore up the local arena) I'm not comfortable riding him in the open. IF he should get excited/ spooked I fear he will take off and when he runs that's when the bucking starts...He was named Twister because of the way he bucks...its always full tilt...no crowhops here!!
         

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