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post #1 of 13 Old 11-27-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I got to film my boy being ridden by one of my friends the other day. The rider is the friend who got me to start taking lessons years ago & I truly respect her as a horsewoman. Please critique the HORSE ONLY, not the rider. Please critique his jumping and comment on his potential. Really any comments on my $500 little horse at all are greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bump please! :)
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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I think its a wonderful horse for 500.00 all my five hundred dollar horses I end up having to train from scratch.so im impressed.i after years and years of training horses I went to a horse school to learn the new and improved way of doing it. I ended up in a fight with the instructor cause he was sure showing us how to make a 30.000 dollar horse into a 30.000 dollar horse..what I wanted to learn.was how to make a 300.00 dollar horse into a 30.000 dollar horse..almost got booted out of the school on that one. But I can say my cheap horse beat all the expensive ones when we sold at the end of the year. Lol..enjoy. She is a keeper..thanks for the vid..loved watching it. Ride safe..
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i think its a wonderful horse for 500.00 all my five hundred dollar horses I end up having to train from scratch.so im impressed.i after years and years of training horses I went to a horse school to learn the new and improved way of doing it. I ended up in a fight with the instructor cause he was sure showing us how to make a 30.000 dollar horse into a 30.000 dollar horse..what I wanted to learn.was how to make a 300.00 dollar horse into a 30.000 dollar horse..almost got booted out of the school on that one. But I can say my cheap horse beat all the expensive ones when we sold at the end of the year. Lol..enjoy. She is a keeper..thanks for the vid..loved watching it. Ride safe..
Thanks! I got him a little over a year and a half ago for $500 without riding him or anything and seeing him only once in person. I nearly gave my trainer a heart attack, she thought I was crazy, but I just knew that he had to be mine. I got him knowing that he hadn't been ridden in over a year, so I started off lunging him in the round pen for the first few weeks, which he picked up pretty quickly on. He knows my voice commands and listens to them now when I lunge him. He learns fast. He took the saddle and bridle easily, but when I actually got on him, he didn't want to move. With leg pressure, he backed up and nothing I did could make him move forward. With patience and some help from my trainer, we figured it out and took it a step at a time, and this is where we're at now.. learning to jump! He's turned out to be worth every penny of the $500 we spent on him and more! I can't wait to see what the future has for us. :) My friend who is riding him in this video & is used to riding fancy, expensive horses was thoroughly impressed with him and his honesty over jumps, said she thinks he'll do real well in shows, and commented that he was a steal for the price! :)
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post #5 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 03:37 PM
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Thanks! I got him a little over a year and a half ago for $500 without riding him or anything and seeing him only once in person. I nearly gave my trainer a heart attack, she thought I was crazy, but I just knew that he had to be mine. I got him knowing that he hadn't been ridden in over a year, so I started off lunging him in the round pen for the first few weeks, which he picked up pretty quickly on. He knows my voice commands and listens to them now when I lunge him. He learns fast. He took the saddle and bridle easily, but when I actually got on him, he didn't want to move. With leg pressure, he backed up and nothing I did could make him move forward. With patience and some help from my trainer, we figured it out and took it a step at a time, and this is where we're at now.. learning to jump! He's turned out to be worth every penny of the $500 we spent on him and more! I can't wait to see what the future has for us. :) My friend who is riding him in this video & is used to riding fancy, expensive horses was thoroughly impressed with him and his honesty over jumps, said she thinks he'll do real well in shows, and commented that he was a steal for the price! :)
that's so wonderful. My last two I got sight unseen. They were to far away to take a trip down and seeing. And was looking for those hypo-alergenic curly horses. Figured I could pretty much train them no matter what they turned out to be cause I was just looking for trail horses.nothing fancy. There working out fine. Put a ton of miles on them in the arena and on mountain trails. There all doing good. And yes..they sure are hypo alergenic .a friends kid eyes swell shut if he is around my other horses. But not with these. Your horse looks amazing. Moves very well. Low head set. Moves from trot to canter very fluidly. As I said before..a keeper..lol.. ride safe.keep me posted
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post #6 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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thats so wonderful. My last two I got sight unseen. They were to far away to take a trip down and seeing. And was looking for those hypo-alergenic curly horses. Figured I could pretty much train them no matter what they turned out to be cause I was just looking for trail horses.nothing fancy. There working out fine. Put a ton of miles on them in the arena and on mountain trails. There all doing good. And yes..they sure are hypo alergenic .a friends kid eyes swell shut if he is around my other horses. But not with these. Your horse looks amazing. Moves very well. Low head set. Moves from trot to canter very fluidly. As I said before..a keeper..lol.. ride safe.keep me posted
Haha, he definitely is a keeper in my eyes! I've put so much time and effort into him. I don't want to say I trained him myself because I'm really not sure of the extent of his knowledge before I had him, but I worked very hard with him to get him to where he is now. He's my first horse after years of begging dad and putting a horse on the top of every birthday and Christmas list. God willing, I'll keep him until his last day.
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-28-2012, 03:50 PM
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Haha, he definitely is a keeper in my eyes! I've put so much time and effort into him. I don't want to say I trained him myself because I'm really not sure of the extent of his knowledge before I had him, but I worked very hard with him to get him to where he is now. He's my first horse after years of begging dad and putting a horse on the top of every birthday and Christmas list. God willing, I'll keep him until his last day.
I had to put my little lady mare down this fall. One of the few that I kept no matter what the offer was to sell her.. she just wormed her way in you know. Watched her little head showing when her mom gave birth. And trained her for reasons. With a plan.roping..cutting. Gaming. And cowboy polo.yes..cowboy polo..lol.. she was the end of years of breeding for a arena twh..lol. And I made it. Short..stout.tough.. fast.. but totally lost her walk..lol..guess you really can't have everything..but she was with me 30 years. Great years. But finally got where I couldnt keep weight on her.summers were fine with green grass and grain but winters were so hard on the old girl. I havent cried over a horse in many a year..till this fall. But what a bond I had with her. Miss her still. Hope you get that too. Its special. Who says horses and riding isnt a love story?>?? Ride safe
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-29-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Bump. I'd really like a critique of my horse! :)
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-01-2012, 12:42 PM
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What a cute horse!
You're doing a very nice job with him, as he seems very easy going and calm throughout the video. He looks honest and ready to learn. He is hanging his knees quite a bit, and really just stepping over these small jumps. Cowboy was the same way! All you really need is just more gymnastic work, and that should help the knee hanging - bounces, one strides, tighter combinations like that. Also, I'm thinking when the jumps get higher, he'll pick himself up more and actually jump. Best of luck! :) He's definitely a steal for 500!! I like him! :)

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post #10 of 13 Old 12-01-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! It drives me nuts that he puts no effort into smaller jumps. He'll jump them huge the first time & then realized how easy it is & just plops over them the rest of the time. :/
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