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    01-14-2011, 01:40 AM
  #11
Banned
You don't have to buy today, I know it is tempting, but I would not buy him, just hang tight a minute as from how that foot looks he would not do well in any of the things you want to do.
     
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    01-14-2011, 03:47 AM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian    
shutupjoe-shoes might help him but yeah horses around here are going cheap my old trainer just sold a gorgeous APHA registered gelding for 500.

Wow. Here, in order to get a broke, AQHA it is at least $4000.
     
    01-14-2011, 10:17 AM
  #13
Green Broke
Arksly-ya there are some people still pricing there but only for the horses that are already showing and/or proven or something of the sort ooorrr those people who believe the horse is worth that much but really isnt.
Alexs-ya I think I will thanks :] If I could afford him I would be buying the arab I was leasing but the lady wants way to much for him considering his training is so low and the only showing he has is on the race track besides his gymkhana and minimal endurance runs
     
    01-14-2011, 10:22 AM
  #14
Started
I would keep right on looking. Be patient and you will find a good horse without issues in your price range. I have never bought a horse with problems, easy enough to get those on your own without paying for them :)
     
    01-14-2011, 10:32 AM
  #15
Green Broke
Wicked-ya haha deffinately understand that when I was younger we had to mustang geldings and our older one split the younger ones shoulder right open took months to heal but thankfully he didnt scar and wasnt traumatized by it either
     
    01-14-2011, 11:11 AM
  #16
Green Broke
I have dealt with club feet a couple times, and I would definitely pass on him, no matter how cute. That is a problem that is not always curable, unless it is slight (which his isn't) and you have to stay on top of it all the time. There are so many horses without issues, just hang tight, you'll find the right one.

SUJ, I'm all for adopting from rescues, but so many of them make you jump through such ridiculous hoops to adopt, that often times, for most people, it isn't worth it, especially when they can go BUY a horse without strings for the same as an adoption fee from a rescue. It really is a shame, as there are many good horses sitting in rescues that will never be adopted for this very reason.
     
    01-14-2011, 11:24 AM
  #17
Green Broke
If you have your heart set on him (which I don't think you do), could you get your current farrier to go have a look at him with you?
     
    01-14-2011, 12:53 PM
  #18
Yearling
Pass on him. He's not terrific, nothing screams "wonderful" to me, and that club foot may not hinder what you want to do with him - or it could be a soundness issue waiting to happen. There are better horses for less money... there are better horses for the same money, and there are better horses for a little more money - today is a buyer's market - you CAN buy EXACTLY what you want, and nothing less ;)
     
    01-14-2011, 01:35 PM
  #19
Weanling
I agree with passing, especially at his age now he could be nearing the break down problems.

When I was looking for a TWH horse, one of the ones I looked at and really liked had a club foot and you didnt notice it under she was moving at a run walk. I had an experienced TWH breeder come with me and she said she might be okay if you planned to JUST show her, but if it is your only horse to ride you want something that you'll get use out of and a club foot is asking for a breakdown issue down the road. I would have bought her if I didn't have someone with that eye there to evaluate.

I can see the club foot in this picture and with the mare I looked at you could hardly see it in a photo, so this is more than slight I would say, and like I did, I wited and a great horse came along.
     
    01-14-2011, 01:47 PM
  #20
Weanling
There are too many sound healthy horses out there to take on one that isn't. Especially for that price! Eek!
     



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