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    09-05-2011, 01:42 AM
CessBee, the right lead comment was meant as a positive statement, not as a criticism to OTTBs. We must have had different experiences

Eliz, pretty please update after you've seen him tomorrow!
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    09-05-2011, 01:43 AM
Definitely :)
I'll try to remember to bring the camera and get a video of me on him!
    09-05-2011, 02:50 AM
Originally Posted by MicKey73    
CessBee, the right lead comment was meant as a positive statement, not as a criticism to OTTBs. We must have had different experiences

Eliz, pretty please update after you've seen him tomorrow!
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I wasn't posting as saying it was a bad thing. But I was just saying from my experience with TBs they were very good at striking on the correct lead. They were also quite soft in the mouth and accepted contact well.
    09-05-2011, 08:57 PM
Trot and canter
    09-06-2011, 08:52 PM

Hm, I don't see it. Could it be your internet connection?

UPDATE: I didn't go see him! :( Lol but I've rescheduled so hopefully he works out!
    09-06-2011, 10:01 PM
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The biggest thing I see is the total lack of good muscling. With groceries and proper schooling, there will be definite improvement.

As for the training....there has been precious little, IMO. The horse does NOT know his leads. She gets them by cranking the horse into a severe counterbend which locks the outside shoulder. The only shoulder that can go forward is the "correct" shoulder. This will all have to be undone and retrained, unfortunately. However, with proper training, things would likely progress well.

I love his attitude when he steps all over the mounting block. Shows a good mind.

The riding with strong contact with a curb bit, only shows how green he is. Doesn't bother me too much.

He will be a slow project, at first. I would turn him out for a couple of months just to "detune" him and let him relax. Then I would forget any training he has had and start over from scratch.

He looks like a definite event project, pending vet check.
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    09-06-2011, 10:20 PM

Thank you so much for chiming in. Hopefully he is as good as I think he is when I go see him.
    09-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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Take a video and post them. I would like to see more of him.
    09-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Worth a look, but I too see something going on up front. If you decide he's the one, get a good PPE before you take him home!
    07-22-2013, 06:52 PM
Just bought this horse!

Yes, I am dragging out this ancient thread because I just purchased this horse last week.

I found him local, owned by a gentleman who had him sitting in his yard. "Charlie" as he was called, was very underweight. He's been slowly putting on weight, and is doing well. He seems to have gained some considerable energy.

He DOES appear to have something weird going on in a front leg, but I've not had an exam done on him yet (he was too weak to trot in a flex test, and I didn't want to just order an x-ray $$$$$). Whatever it is, it's not noticeable from the outside... for all I know it could be his feet, which are shoe-less and thin-soled. He seems to be okay some of the time, and then a little ouchie at other times. I'll have him checked out within the next couple of weeks.

It's unfortunate that I can't watch the video :(

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