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post #1 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at purchasing

I am looking to purchase this 5 year old gelding this weekend and would love for anyone's comments or critiques

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 12:41 PM
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Can't give a conformation critique based on those pictures.
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 12:45 PM
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I like his tail... that's all for now.
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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okay not critiques but mainly what one thinks of him. I am going to look at him this weekend but would be nice for others to point out things I could ask the owner on :)

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post #5 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 12:48 PM
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He looks healthy and sound! :)
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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The owner said he was healthy and UTD on all shots and coggins.

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post #7 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 01:17 PM
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I always ask a seller why they are selling. What they like best about the horse and what they like least. I also always ask what makes the horse worth what they are asking.
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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I did ask her why she was selling and she stated that she just had knee surgery and she is not able to work with him anymore. Those are good questions, thank you :)

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post #9 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 01:27 PM
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Ask what his behaviour is like ridden and on the ground, ask if he has any vices, and what he has done in his ridden career to date. Bear in mind his age...
I would ask if they have any history with him from previous owners unless he is homebred, I would also ask what position he assumes in a herd and wether or not he can live in a mixed herd..
I would also ask what he is like with traffic and farm machinery, with the farrier, in a stable.
What feed is he fed and supplements if any...
Does he load...(check don't just take yes as a definate answer)
What tack and bit is he ridden in and why..
I would want to see him caught from the field, tacked up and ridden before I tried him. Also wether he is nervous when on his own and if he will ride out alone.
I would be specifically looking for any behavioural issues when ridden such as rearing, bucking, bolting etc.
Those are just a few of the things I would be asking...I would also ask if I could have a trial period (not sure if you do this in the you.S but we do over here)..x

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-14-2010, 01:28 PM
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He looks a sweetie by the way....:))

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