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    10-14-2010, 02:40 PM
Thank you so much LadyGAGA for help and the questions, I will make sure to ask these questions as these are important. I did ask a couple when I first emailed her so I know the answers on those, but I am still going to want to see how he acts while I am there. She said he was a sweetie, so I am hoping that she holds up to that when I go to see him. :)
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    10-14-2010, 02:49 PM
I wouldnt commit to a purchase personally either unless I had been several times and tried him more than once...Best of luck hope he is what you are looking for...x
    10-14-2010, 02:53 PM
Me too :) thank you again!
    10-16-2010, 04:39 PM
Ask for a proper conformation photo
    10-17-2010, 05:30 PM
I don't rate conformation as a major point of sale to be fair...I would much rather have a horse who is safe sane and reliable but has slight conformation faults than one that isnt well mannered and safe but has amazing conformation....It all depends on what you want the horse for...Breeding or showing will place greater emphasis on requiring good conformation whilst pleasure riding and fun does not...(In my opinion at least..lol...) Conformation is the holy grail of the horse world at the moment...everyone rambles on about it but few understand it...basically a horses conformation relates to its effectivness to perform its task...A correctly proportioned horse will be naturally well balanced, moving freely and economically.
    10-17-2010, 05:43 PM
Even though I pay attention to the confirmation of a horse, mainly making sure there aren't any major flaws it will not be my deciding factor of whether I buy the horse or not. I look for a horse with personality, good ground manners and willingness. I am not ready to show a horse or anything like that right now. I am just want a horse I can enjoy taking on trail rides and be able to work with to make him my own. I just enjoy the company of horses, so it doesn't have to be show quality for me. But I will not pay for a horse that I do not see justifies the price a person is offering....unfortunately the horse I posted about doesn't seem to be working out, she is not wanting to come off the price and he just didn't feel right. There was no connection, maybe it was because of the atmosphere, I don't know, just wasnt right.....I will probably make one last trip to go check him out, but I am usually pretty good with picking animals that fit me.....so we will see.....on with the looking :)

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