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post #1 of 5 Old 10-26-2011, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Possible buy

Hi guys, I'm looking for my second horse, and I really like this one- a 7 year old registered Arabian gelding, 15.1 HH, eligible for nationals. He's been on trail rides, and walked over bridges that other trail horses wouldn't go over- and it was his first time out! He has jumped with a rider up to 2'9, and was Top 5 in his region for Arab Dressage at his very first show. I went out and rode him, and he was lovely- highly responsive, great lateral, nice transitions and he automatically puts himself in a beautiful frame without any prompting. I think he's awesome, but I'd like opinions on him as an amateur's competition mount. I'm an intermediate rider, and quite confident, but I don't know if Ricky is the right horse for me- I feel like I might be wasting his potential. I would just be showing him in low level Dressage and hunters.

Opinions please! And what do you think judges would say of his performance?


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post #2 of 5 Old 10-26-2011, 03:44 PM
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If you and the horse are agood fit and he makes you happy and he's happy, then (in my opinion) his potential has not been wasted. I doubt he'll regret not going to high level shows because horses are basically lazy and would prefer to walk around and eat!
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-26-2011, 03:46 PM
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-26-2011, 06:07 PM
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He is drop dead gorgeous, no conformational flaws that I can see, but then again there are no pictures to provide such information. From the looks of it though, it wouldn't really matter lol. He carries himself very wonderfully, and his collection over the jumps is wonderful. He has a very "floaty" movement, and looks like an all around incredible ride.

If you have the opportunity to own such an experienced and well trained horse, not to mention again he is gorgeous, I would take it and run! It does not matter that you are lower level, having a higher level horse is always an experience in the right direction because you can learn on him for years to come and increase your own knowledge and experience! Good luck!

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