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post #1 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Let me know what you think? pleeeease?

Ok, so there's another thread somewhere that I posted about my mare cutting her tendon in a wire fence etc etc.. anyways, it got infected and she ended up spending two weeks in the hospital. She is on the mend, but will never ride again. So! I started looking for horses... now I planned on finding a gelding, but I just fell in love with this mare. She's so much like the mare I have now! She needs finishing, which I love doing. But please look at her and tell me what you think? Oh, and I'm picking her up Friday! As in, tomorrow! So if you find anything wrong with her please let me know! But I think we're a good match =)
I just really like to hear everyone's opinions, so please share!

here is her dreamhorse ad (with a video):
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 04:27 AM
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very nice looking mare. do you know anything about her background? is she registered? whats her name?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 06:31 AM
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I think she is really cute, but I really, really hope you are not paying anything close to what she is advertised at.

She is well trained, but against good company, she is not a good mover for Western pleasure. She moves her legs much, much too fast. (not talking about total speed, as I like a horse that lopes with forward motion!) She has an unsteady jog that does not seem light at all.

I like her much, much better as a HUS horse, but 6,500 is completely overpriced. It doesn't even say she's shown before?! 3,500--at the MOST--is what I'd pay.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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I am NOT paying close to that price... don't worry, we got a very good deal ;)
I'm looking to do all-around with her, and just have fun with her. she needs finishing to get her into the bit more, but she hasn't had much time on her, so I'm very pleased with where she is for what time she's had. Never been shown, but I only do open shows, so not looking into doing the big breed shows.
Thanks for your opinions!
BritishReiner, if you click on this link it will show you her name, registration, and pedigree =) DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1537893 - Laced with Terms
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 08:30 AM
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Please tell me they sent you separate photos of the horse with out tack so you can actually see what the horse looks like.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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They didn't. I went to see her instead. But I don't have those photos with me.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 11:55 AM
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Well, You can't seem much in these photos... but here is what I gather.

She is very western pleasure bred... so if thats what you want to do (or somthing similar like trail classes, hus, ect) she should do well.

At 16 hands and pleasure bred don't expect her to do very well in reining, barrels, pole bending, or cow events like cutting. Thats a big horse to get down and turn on a dime, trust me I own one and it doesnt come very natrual to them.

Show seems lazy and not very forward.

I do like that they seem to have started her slow and didn't push to much on her at once... that goes a long way with pleasure horses who get started so early, can get easily bored in their jobs, or can be forced into a fake frame.

I LOVE that she is unfinished and needs some work. I'd much rather finish (or ideal start to finish) my western pleasure myself... becuase I like what I like (and that might not be what is winning).

My my two cents.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-13-2010, 03:38 PM
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Me likey! as you mentioned, she needs finishing but I see potential. She may not be a star in WP, but in HUS I think she`d do pretty well! Maybe an all `rounder who would excell in horsemanship and trail etc. The pattern horses seem to move out a little. I also think that when she moves from the bosal to the bridle she will improve greatly. She`s 4, so she needs to move up anyhow.
In our area, that mare would fetch upawards of $4,500 - $5,500.
Please post pics when yiu get her home, and congrats on your new friend!!

~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork
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