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post #1 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on these three horses?

sorry to be a pain lol, I know I've asked for critique on a few horses now. I'm exploring the options. so My mom's budget is preferably 10-15,000. MAYBE 18,000 but it's a stretch. And anything beyond 20 is out of the ?. My trainer feels that I'm being held back by my lease horse and she wants me jumping stuff like 3'6 consistently, and i'm in highschool so theres some pressure to get a horse

So horse #1. This seller said on the page a payment plan could be worked out.

Princess seeks pet human for love and adventure | Buy this Horse at Equine.com

Horse #2- this horse is closer(30 mins away from house and maybe 20 away from barn) but the price is a stretch

Dutch Warmblood Gelding by Best of Luck | Buy this Horse at Equine.com


Horse #3- BIG IRISH THOROUGHBRED GELDING | Buy this Horse at Equine.com
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post #2 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 01:08 PM
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I'm not a fan of the first one, might just be my bias against QH lol. I do like the color of the second one and the fact that he is jumping what you want to be jumping and has gone higher. He seems like a nice horse. Adore Thoroughbreds. I dunno about the third one. He seems okay but not something I'd recommend. In one of the pictures he looks to be heavy on the forehand, migth be a slope of the ground though.

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post #3 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 01:09 PM
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the first to were so/so... but my mouth dropped open at the third, he is HANDSOME! And looks like he will be able to jump high! I would jump on him at that price, geez, I think if I were looking for a jumper I would kill for him. Haha can you tell I love athletic thoroughbreds?

Make sure therearent any major problems with him, have a vet check and evrything, and birng your trainer along, because im a little suspicious about a horse that nice being sold at such a good price.... but I would go with him definitely.

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post #4 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 01:25 PM
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LOVE the third one! Wow lucky girl I wish I could buy a $15,000 horse lol xD
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post #5 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 01:34 PM
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I'm a little confused at you horse selections, as they go from 15 hh to 16 hh and then 17.1 hh.

I'm not a fan of the first one and I think he is the least competitive of the horses you posted. He isn't bad, his knees are clean and even and his movement looks good. Not something I would look at myself.

The second one looks nice. He really speeds up to the jumps and he has his lead change (I notice he used it in the video at inappropriate times, but he has it). Maybe it's the rider, but he seems to wave his head quite a bit. I would go look at him since he is already doing what you want to and his price isn't terrible. It's a little weird to me that they say he has low show mileage given his description and price...

I love the third one. I with they had a video, but the pictures are nice. Ask the owner for a video, more undersaddle pictures, and go out to see him.
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post #6 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 01:42 PM
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in order from preference... #3, #2, #1. I think if you're looking to move up, a 15h horse is not going to be the answer... there are lots of really spectacular jumpers that get over 3'6 that are only 15h.. but they are special horses, and don't come up every day.. you're going to be more likely to top out at a specific height with a smaller horse than you would with something even just a hand taller (because height definitely is not always the answer either).. which again, is not to say it still won't happen with a taller horse, but it's less likely. 16-16.2 is a much nicer range to look in usually.

The dutch warmblood is nice.. but it says he's scopey at 3'0-3'9, and mentions he's done 4ft. I would make a point of asking if he tops out at 4ft, or if he still has potential to do more. I guess that would depend on the height you're planning on jumping to though.

The irish tb is lovely as well... but I would be curious as to why there are so few riding photos.

Either way... if you're looking for a pre-made horse that can already do what you want to do, I would go with the Dutch gelding... if you have a trainer and can bring a horse up to it's potential then I'd be looking at the irish gelding
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post #7 of 39 Old 04-11-2010, 01:58 PM
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I think that for what these horses are, they are all overpriced. I was not impressed by any of them. What state are you in and what specifically are you looking for? I could search around and help if you would like.
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That third horse is so handsome, but I wonder why there aren't any photos of him jumping with a rider? My order would be #3 #2 #1. Make sure you vet check!
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I think that for what these horses are, they are all overpriced. I was not impressed by any of them. What state are you in and what specifically are you looking for? I could search around and help if you would like.
We are in California and would like the horse to be no more than 4 hours outside Palos Verdes, CA(horsey area in LA county). And we are looking for a good horse around 15,000 but my mom is saying that 20-25,000 might be doable if a gradual payment plan could be worked out.

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We are in California and would like the horse to be no more than 4 hours outside Palos Verdes, CA(LA area basically). And we are looking for a good horse around 15,000 but my mom is saying that 20-25,000 might be doable if a gradual payment plan could be worked out.
You are looking to compete in jumpers correct? Not hunters? Are you looking for a certain height for the horse to be or age? I have come across some really nice horses that are around 13-14 years old, is that too old?
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