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        06-02-2011, 09:27 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    OMG his neck lol. Fat little adorable thing. He looks like a very nice, responsive pony. I agree that he seems to be reacting to the heavy hands on the bit, he doesn't look like he is fighting it at all. The only thing I would caution with, in terms of a lesson horse, is the fact he has very little wither and it will be a little more difficult to find a well fitting saddle that doesn't slide around too much on him. I do think he looks like he would make a very nice advanced beginner lesson pony though, and if he is as good as it makes him sound like, at that price he won't last long. You should snatch him up.
         
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        06-02-2011, 11:19 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I would take him in a heartbeat. He is quick on his feet and looks so willing. A little weight loss, a better bit and he will be so much fun.
         
        06-02-2011, 11:32 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    He is so cute, I love his name too. Moo-cow LMAO
         
        06-02-2011, 01:08 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I have no critique but just have to say that he's the cutest pony! He really does look like a chubby little cow, and his forehead markings kinda look like a toupee. Pretty darn adorable. I hope you go snatch him up.
         
        06-02-2011, 01:30 PM
      #15
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Thanks so much everyone, for the responses! I'm so glad that you all agree that he seems to be a good, dependable little guy. I was really excited to come across him. Wallaby, I noticed that too- and I'd definitely ask for a lot of walk-trot transitioning when watching him in person or riding him. From the photos of his walking though, he looks to be fine. He isn't overflexing or pulling at his bit from what I see, although I could be wrong. In the parts where he is walking, he seems alert (which is good. No one likes a sloppy walk) but not overly excited about trotting. He responds when asked, and not any more, which sounds perfect.

    I'm assuming that his low price is coming off of the fact that he doesn't really have any of the show-type training that a lot of the others. He's been taught his basic reining skills but not any career type work, which is fine with us! He's been introduced to all of them and we're experienced enough to fine tune him if we did find that we wanted him for a specific event.

    Mudpaint- I'm glad to hear that she's well known! One thing that our BO was really worried about when I told her that I was searching online was trustworthiness, especially if we go to see a horse that I can't just up and drive over to a few times just to make sure the horse is all they say it is. I REALLY like how this lady's horses are represented and presented though. It says a lot about the place to me just knowing that they take the time to try their best to find good, suitable homes.

    Yes, I was wondering about his saddle fit. 3/4 through the video it looks as if the girl had to adjust her saddle due to slipping (which also made me smile, as he didn't even flinch when she did that. A few of ours would of atleast jigged a bit or tossed their heads) I'm wondering though if that might have something to do with his weight. His withers aren't defined, but you can tell that there is a bit more to them than you can see. They're wedged under all of that fluff! Id have to see what they have on him and how well that goes, and check for a saddle in our stock that is nearly the same or would work just as well.

    I think i'm going to email her firstly about his bit, and see if theres a reason he has such a harsh mouthpiece, then ask about his saddle, and maybe a bit about his skills as far as backing up and sidestepping. It doesnt say anything about either of those, and I really would like for him to already know how to atleast back up. I need to see what kind of housing arrangement he has also, since he'd be pastured if he lived with us.

    Definitely worth looking at though I'll let you guys know the outcome!
         
        06-02-2011, 02:20 PM
      #16
    Showing
    As for the bit, it's probably just what they have and like to use. I looked through some of their other ads as well and there were several horses being ridden in that same bridle. I, personally, think that he would probably be better in a solid type mouth with a decent port but that would just be something you'd have to try.
         
        06-02-2011, 03:57 PM
      #17
    Banned
    Wow he's cute, looks like he could do about anything. Also *ahem* I'm a sucker for bald faced horses.
         
        06-02-2011, 05:46 PM
      #18
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Moo Cow was purchased by someone yesterday and is being picked up this weekend. DARN. X.x I was getting pretty excited about the little guy! Guess I'll keep looking :3
         
        06-02-2011, 11:11 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Well, that's a buzz-kill .
         
        06-02-2011, 11:22 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Awe too bad. You will find another one
         

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