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post #1 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure about this horse. prospect buy. Horse ID: 1379371 - Dixie Request

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 12:56 AM
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Im not and english person, but he is cute =)

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post #3 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 01:15 AM
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I think he is really cute, but it would worry me a little bit that he has already been started on jumps and he is only 3 years old..
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post #4 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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I saw that too, Dressage.

I also noticed that he is not registered. Does that mean that he never raced?

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post #5 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 09:07 AM
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I would inquire about the registration issue. From what I know of, at least here, is that a horse has to be registered to race. Then again, I don't know much of the racing industry. I would ask.

He is cute, seems like he's got a very kind eye and is very willing for being three years old. I would ask for a conformation shot.

I also am not big on the fact he's jumping at three years of age, especially if the jumps are like that coop. All you can do is ask about it, and see what she says.

I would definitely get a vet check done on him.
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post #6 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 09:08 AM
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It said "only raced once". Which means he DID. I think they could of put "unregistered" by mistake.

BTW, if you are interested I may give you addresses of the local forums. There are horses posted from time to time (MD/VA/PA) and everyone knows each other so much less options to rip off...
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post #7 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 09:14 AM
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I would agree on the jumping at such a young age, especially since the jumping picture was not really a small jump in terms of just starting.
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post #8 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 10:12 AM
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The only thing I would worry about is the fact that he's jumping already, at three years old. He shouldn't be jumping until he's at least five. Plus, the seller says he's raced before, most likely at two. He's been predisposed to unsoundness and he might not be ride-able five years down the road.

He is cute, though, and seems very sane and calm with a nice even trot and canter. He doesn't seem flighty or headstrong in the least, which is could be expected from an OTTB. I think he'd be even better with a decent rider. The one in the video was way ahead of the vertical, even at the trot and just took away from the horse. He's a really decent price, but again, you have the prospective unsoundness to consider.

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post #9 of 17 Old 05-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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I'd go see him. I agree about him being jumped too early but he seems like a really nice horse and as long as you vet check before any kind of purchase it should be fine. And yes, with OTTB's there's always a concern for unsoundness in the future, but I must also say that some of the best horses I've worked with have been retired racers. I at least think he's worth trying out though, seems like such a lovely guy.

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post #10 of 17 Old 05-04-2009, 08:18 AM
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I noticed the price has gone from $2000 to $1500 to $800. Bet you could walk away with him for $500 easy. He had to be registerd to race. He is very cute. I love his attitude. He is nice and steady but not exactly a flashy mover, seems like he will be a decent jumper. I would check him out if you are looking for an affordable young horse to bring along, he appears very versatile and calm. Def get a vet check of course.
good luck and let us know how it goes.
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