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post #1 of 20 Old 05-05-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique this gelding

Alright here goes... Well I think I finally was able to convince my parents that I would be able to afford leasing a horse from my trainer and that it is something I really want to do. I am 18 years old and I know I am responsible enough to take care of a horse. The reason I am leasing instead of buying is 1) This will be my first horse; 2) I am in college and more than likely wont have as much time in the winter for riding; and 3) If anything goes wrong, my trainer will be able to keep the horse.

So without further ado, here is Pete!

This is the ad: Horse ID: 1369313 - Pretorius or Pete

Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 20 Old 05-05-2009, 08:45 PM
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He is sooo super cute, little skinny but nothing hay and grain cant fix. =)

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post #3 of 20 Old 05-05-2009, 08:49 PM
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You got my opinion in chat - just wanted to write a little note here saying that he's super cute; but you know my opinion already.

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post #4 of 20 Old 05-05-2009, 08:49 PM
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Wow, he's a great-grandson of Secretariat! Awesome bloodlines! And his ad makes him sound really nice. I agree with ReiningGirl, he needs some weight, but I'd go for it.

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post #5 of 20 Old 05-05-2009, 08:57 PM
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I think you are being really smart about your options, and have a great job thinking it all through. Have you ridden this horse at all? He looks so thin and awful in the ad pictures, they should use your pictures he looks a ton better! I think as far as a lease goes, if he is the type of horse you are looking for and the lease price is good, then I say go for it.
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post #6 of 20 Old 05-05-2009, 09:29 PM
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He really looks nice. Hope you're not planning on trying bareback with those withers! Your logic is sound, and you already know what I think from your other post. Go for it!
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post #7 of 20 Old 05-06-2009, 12:58 AM
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He looks really pretty. congrats on your first horse!

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post #8 of 20 Old 05-06-2009, 07:54 AM
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i think he looks like a great horse, i like the way is put together ..... just not a fan of those riding pic's he has that 3rd vertibra (speeling sorry) brake in his neck from being strapped down with those side reins to get his head down. i thick once he has some hay in him he'll be super doper

good luck

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post #9 of 20 Old 05-06-2009, 11:02 AM
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He's cute. A bit too thin. Long backed with a weaker loin connection, but the appearance and stength of it could could likely be improved. The picture of him being ridden is an awful one, because he's really on his forehand, and the rider is making it so much worse, but I bet that with some decent training where he learned to lift himself a bit, he'd be quite pretty.
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post #10 of 20 Old 05-06-2009, 12:08 PM
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I also owned a Secretariat great grandson. He was a supper cool horse. Nice disposition, but I always had problems keeping weight on him.

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