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    01-29-2011, 08:35 PM
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Weanling
My dream horse :O

I've wanted a saddlebred gelding for so long - and this one is beautiful. I don't really like his bit-action but he moves nicely. I think some snaffle work would fix that evasion. He looks graceful and I love his color.

Trade-American Saddlebred Gelding

What do you guys think?
     
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    01-31-2011, 11:44 AM
  #2
Yearling
I think 5,000 dollars for a Saddlebred that's only been under saddle for 8 months is a rip off.
     
    01-31-2011, 12:07 PM
  #3
Green Broke
He's certainly is pretty. I feel sorry for his mouth.
     
    01-31-2011, 12:13 PM
  #4
Showing
Snookeys, I do think $5,000 for what is essentially a greenbroke horse is far too much to ask. However, I'm not you, and you have to make your own decisions.

Just remember that Saddlebreds, like TBs, aren't hard to come by. We've no shortage of either one.
     
    01-31-2011, 12:36 PM
  #5
Green Broke
He looks like a nice enough horse, from what I see his training should actually detract from the price as it has certainly been detrimental to the horse, rather than improving him.

Also, I wonder about horses listed on Craigslist for $5,000. Craigslist is great for cheapies but if a horse is truly worth something then Craigslist is not the place to market it.

Lastly, I have questions about a professional trainer that is on the wrong diagonal. Just sayin.
     
    01-31-2011, 01:30 PM
  #6
Green Broke
^^^^ Its times like this I wish HF had a "like" button
     
    01-31-2011, 01:32 PM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by sarahver    
He looks like a nice enough horse, from what I see his training should actually detract from the price as it has certainly been detrimental to the horse, rather than improving him.

Also, I wonder about horses listed on Craigslist for $5,000. Craigslist is great for cheapies but if a horse is truly worth something then Craigslist is not the place to market it.

Lastly, I have questions about a professional trainer that is on the wrong diagonal. Just sayin.

I agree with the diagonal issue, also the reverse to the outside against the fence. Anyone who is a "professional" should know that you reverse to the inside.

I also think that 5K is too much, like you said he is behind the bit, and the shanks on that bit are huge, not sure what the bit looks like in the mouth (and Im an english rider so please excuse any incorrect information) but I always knew that the larger the shanks, the harsher the bit, I think for 5K you could get something that goes in a softer bit and is more trained.

Just my opinion, he does move very nicely though.
     
    01-31-2011, 01:41 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
I think 5,000 dollars for a Saddlebred that's only been under saddle for 8 months is a rip off.

He is well bred and trained by a BNT. He is not too much. Horses like him run much more money. Depending on where the OP is, they could be rare. There arent many here, really. I had to get one brought in from Ky.
He is cheaper because he wont make a 'A' level ss horse, more a hunter, and he's a gelding.

I don't like the bit either, a snaffle should do him wonders. The rider isnt the trainer, at least not the one from heart to heart.
Here is the link to the training farm they refrence. Very well known. If he was a wb......no one would think he's too much.
Hart To Hart Stables - American Saddlebred Show Horses

Looks like a great dressage or jumping prospect. Those horses start way more too.
     
    01-31-2011, 01:42 PM
  #9
Started
He's pretty, but I get the feeling that riding him would be like riding a broomstick. He's very narrow. He's way overpriced, too.
     
    01-31-2011, 01:49 PM
  #10
Weanling
Wait a minute....your in KY. You have acess to extremely nice horses. I do have contacts with breeders down there. I can get you a very nice young horse, started for less. No BNT, but also well bred...I got my guy for $800.
His grand sire is WC First Night Out. She has several others...
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