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        04-20-2010, 12:29 AM
    Opinions please

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a jumper to take me thru 3' to 3'6 over the next couple of years. Came across this guy and was wondering if anyone could help me out with an opinion.

    He's on sale for around 20k.

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        04-20-2010, 12:37 AM
    Green Broke
    He's nice, but it looks like the rider is fighting with him the whole course. But I think that's fixable. He's nice.
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        04-20-2010, 01:06 AM
    ^^^That's what I thought. Especially during the second segment of the video. The rider was really fighting with him. He certainly looks good, though! I like him a lot.
        04-20-2010, 05:04 AM
    A lack of control and breaks, he's talented and I think that's the riders saving grace! He would jump a lot nicer if he were on his hocks and not running off all the time!
    He may not be the best horse to teach somebody to go up the levels as he looks a difficult ride but he's still nice!
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        04-20-2010, 07:03 AM
    I like him a *lot*. Jumps in wonderful form, clearly does have scope to spare. Clearly is tolerant of an amateur rider.

    I also suspect he's a lot more ridable than the video might indicate. Notice that while the rider was pulling and fighting with him down to the fences; he never missed a distance? As a matter of fact, he jumped from very consistent, huntery distances. I think he's a smart horse who's learned to ignore the silly rider pulling on him and go to his fences the way he knows best.

    I'm not familiar with the market and prices; but it *seems* like a fair price.
        04-20-2010, 09:39 AM

    Thanks guys for your replies. Good comments! I'm hoping he's more ridable than the video suggests as I'm also an intermediate / amateur rider. Here's him taking a novice around a jumping course:

        04-20-2010, 10:30 AM
    See now I like him more! I think he rides nicely for her as she is leaving him alone and letting him do his job at a small height! This is exactly what my boy is like for a novice at this height! . Dudum dudum jump! Hehe
    My boy took me from 75cm to 1.15m but when the fences got bigger he was completely untollerant of me missing him or over checking him and we did have quite a learning curve! Thank fully he had taught me so well smaller so I was a much better rider as we got bigger! So you may find it the same with this boy! Let us know how you find him when you have a try! I have a feeling yourl never wana get off! Lol
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        04-20-2010, 10:49 AM
    Green Broke
    Ooooo I love that horse now! Haha I watched the video twice because I never got tired of how nicely he carried a rider around the course and how nicely he jumped! I would buy him.
        04-20-2010, 12:32 PM
    What a lovely horse! I love him. He looks like such a nice ride. I would buy him in a second.
        04-20-2010, 01:02 PM
    I like him in that last video a whole lot. The rider is much kinder with her hands and he is obviously responding to that. Love his nice steady canter between jumps, looks like he will go when asked but not try and speed off on his rider.

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