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        09-23-2011, 01:18 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I do believe I asked for a crit on the horse, not advice about his riding. Not to come off rude, but he does ride my horse. And is learning just from watching me handle my head strong mare. I think age means nothing. I trained a 3 year old who was an angel, and hated riding my 19 year old mare. I am going to ride him also, and see uf he is too strong for him. We have another horse we are looking at, also he is about to turn five. This one gets a training refresher every few months. So personally I feel he would be fine. My friend is also a very persistant person who I think would be just fine because he has more pacience than I do..
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        09-23-2011, 01:36 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
    Thanks for the responses, from the picture he seems like he is fidgety being tied. But fixable, he's a friend of our's and is selling him for a thousand. This weekend we may go see him, mabye ride. I'm going with him because he's a beginner and I suppose I would be intermediate as far as riding, but handling I do know more about. He has never free ridden a day in his life lol. I plan to ask them to leave him out so we can wach him be caught and tied and tackex up and all thay. And about his butt not being in shape, I noticed that but that can be fixed with some up hill riding and all :)
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    Not to be rude, but you can't really expect to tell us this and just not get a comment on it. While advice was not questioned many of us are simply concerned, only trying to help. I'm sorry I assumed that he wasn't at least getting riding experience on your horse, as when you said "he has never free ridden before" made it sound like he has only been on a horse via hand walk or lunge.
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        09-23-2011, 03:22 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Just make sure that his persistence doesn't lead to a hot temper and that he's able to remain patient and calm. Months or even years of training could all be spoiled due to a bad encounter due to one losing their temper. You learn this when you work with Horse rescue.
         
        09-23-2011, 09:12 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    He definantly has patience, more than me matter of fact. And I do appreciate you guys trying to help, but I wouldn"t let him get a horse that I feel is too much fro him. I know how badly that can turn out, I hadn't met the horse yet, that's why he is still considered a "possible buy" and we plan to ride him more than once also. He has another horse on the same property who seems much more friendly, but I wouldn't judge a horses personality by a picture.
         
        09-23-2011, 09:23 PM
      #15
    Trained
    The horse doesn't have any glaring faults that would indicate he could break down easy. Looks like a decent horse.
         
        09-23-2011, 09:50 PM
      #16
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
    Thanks for the responses, from the picture he seems like he is fidgety being tied. But fixable, he's a friend of our's and is selling him for a thousand. This weekend we may go see him, mabye ride. I'm going with him because he's a beginner and I suppose I would be intermediate as far as riding, but handling I do know more about. He has never free ridden a day in his life lol. I plan to ask them to leave him out so we can wach him be caught and tied and tackex up and all thay. And about his butt not being in shape, I noticed that but that can be fixed with some up hill riding and all :)
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    Horse's conformation can be great and I can tell you all you want to hear about his potential but the bottom line is, if it's not a good fit for the rider, it's not a good match. Sorry but not worth the thousand or even the headache.

    Like someone said, look for an older more broke horse. Even the fact that he is fidgety when tied tells me a huge no-go. Simply because your rider is a beginner. IMO anyway, he looks too flighty. And I don't like his eyes. Looks unconfident and impatient.
         
        09-23-2011, 11:15 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Thing is that you can't judge a book by its cover and I'm sure they'll figure out the horse's demeanor when they get to see them. I'm sure things will go just fine and the young lady will find her friend a good horse. To me, I think the horse had fine conformation and in honest opinion, in the one picture.. it doesn't look like he's fidgity.. It looks more like he's swatting a fly from his ankles. The horse will be seen and weighed though, so in the end it's all up to the boy and the horse to decide whether they're meant to be lifelong partners or not.
         
        09-24-2011, 04:34 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Thank you Hennessy. I do agree with what you said. I plan to do everything to him down to fly spray to be sure he can handle every day things. I appreciae agreeing with me :)
         
        09-24-2011, 04:49 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Glad to be of help, dear. Good luck with the horse and your friend.
         
        09-28-2011, 01:29 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    We ended up trying a different horse because I didnt like the way Candy man wasnt in your pocket. And bc he hasmd dumped a guy the day before. But we have another hoRse we wanna try who is 13, there is a video of him and he seems pretty sound
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