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        02-26-2009, 02:04 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    He looks like a pretty nice horse to me. Yeah, he is toed out in the back and maybe a little in the front but that is not really uncommon for QH these days. He looks like he is really standing under himself on the front and that could indicate pain. I would definitely get a vet check prior to purchase. As for the price, in my area, that would actually be considered pretty high. He doesn't neck rein, has no papers (none that you can probably get anyway) and has no show experience. Down here, that equals a very low price tag even if he is BROKE. All in all, I like him and he just has a really sweet laid back look. Let us know how he does and what you decide.
    my only concern with him is how he's not use to ring work. Since he is a trail horse. My parents wont drive me to see horses unless there about only an hour to an hour and a half away. So that really narrows down my choices. If I do like him I will try to get a vet check done.

    do you know how long he's been with his current owner?
    From what you've written, it sounds like its kind of recent.

    I agree that he probably doesn't clip. And she just doesn't want to tell you.

    I agree with getting a vet check.
    no I don't know how long he's been with his owner for. I should try and get the ladys number that she got him from and call her so she can tell me about him...hmm...
    Even if he doesnt clip its no big deal, I will just have to try and teach him to clip..he would be used as my 4-h horse though.

    Even though the owner said he was vet checked recently, I would highly recommend getting another one... you don't know for sure that it was funding that was cut that was the deciding factor... just thought I'd point that out.
    He's cute, worth a look if you're willing to drive out there!!
    as I said before I will try to get the vet check done if all goes well. And what I like about him is his kind eye. He does need some muscle and top line though.
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        02-26-2009, 02:43 PM
    Originally Posted by mayfieldk    
    He toes out HARD in the back end. Real bad, surprised no one mentioned that. He may toe out in the front too, hard to tell.
    His neck ties in a little low, and it does not give him a very 'english' look, even for AQHA shows so you'll have trouble if you want to be really competitive. If you want to just go to a few local shows, you should be fine.
    He probably doesn't clip and they're avoiding telling you that. :)
    I would, 100 percent, GET A VET CHECK.
    Cheap horses are usually PROBLEM horses, either now or later on because of their conformation. If the owner takes offense, then RUN AWAY!

    Horse prices are so bad right now, what isnt low? It doesnt mean that he is a problem horse. He looks really cute to me. I like his head
        02-26-2009, 03:42 PM
    Back legs aren't straight either. But a decent looking animal, I would give him a -B.
        02-26-2009, 05:31 PM
    Green Broke
    Thanks everyone. I have a question. How should I expect a horse to act like that isnt use to ring work? Like I said he would be used as my 4-h horse so he should be atleast somewhat bombproof.
        02-26-2009, 06:52 PM
    It would depend on the horse as to what they'd do.
    Montana isn't all that fond of ring work right now. He's just lazy and not really wanting to move forward. On the trails, he'll go. He doesn't buck/bolt/rear or anything like that when in the arena.

    I'd ask his current owner what he does when he is being worked in a ring.
        02-26-2009, 07:05 PM
    I agree, it depends on the horse.
    Some horses absolutely are fine with changing from ring work to trails and vice versa. Some horses take a while to get used to having an enclosed space to work with.
    Best you can do is try him and see if you like him!!

    Good luck!
        02-27-2009, 07:37 PM
    I agree, if he is half as laid back as he looks like, getting him used to ring work should be no biggy. Though you never can tell, just try him out (and see if there is an enclosed arena you can try him in prior to purchase) and see what he is willing to do.
        02-28-2009, 07:01 PM
    Green Broke

    Today I went to go see him and overall he was a BIG horse. To the point where I was assuming he was a Draft X and not full QH. Anyways. I didnt ride him. The owner rode him and all I noticed about him was the funny way he trotted and cantered and even stood for that matter. His hocks were either really swollen or just big in general and he toed out in all 4 feet. I decided against getting him. Poor boy was such a gentlemen though. A tarp flew off the roof and spooked him but it wasnt that bad....too bad for his legs or I would of seriously been interested in buying him. :(
        02-28-2009, 09:26 PM
    Green Broke

    I meant fetlocks not hocks. Sorry.
        03-01-2009, 07:20 PM
    Wow, that is too bad. I was hoping that he would make a good horse for you. He just looks adorable. But, that is the cost of doing horsey business and the reason why you shouldn't fall in love with the first ones you see. LOL. I wish you luck in your continuing search.

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