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        05-25-2009, 08:08 AM
    Possible Buy?

    Hi! I saw this horse in Horse Deals Online:

    I'm a beginner to novice rider interested in beginning my show career. I'm capable at cantering, just starting jumping and a little nervous on the wrong horses. How does she look? Sorry, there's only 1 photo, but I'm interested in contacting the owner to get some more!

    "Gracious Bell"

    Height - 15.1 hh Age - 17 yo Price - $2,800
    17yo, 15.1hh mare. Very quiet and easy lady with good conformation & lovely movement. Well educated. Suit anyone. No vices, walk's out but no pull. Loving home. $2,800 ono. Mount Macedon, Vic.

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        05-25-2009, 08:16 AM
    She is very pretty. What is her breed? What type of showing do you want to do and is this horse able to do that? 17 might be a little old for a jumping career depending on her breed and history but 17 is a good age as far as being a been there done it kinda teacher for a beginner. If you ride her and like her make sure to have a vet check done. Good luck!
        05-25-2009, 08:23 AM
    She's not registered, so I'm not sure what the breed is. What do you think?
    I was interested in mainly dressage, but want to break into showjumping on a trustworthy, experienced horse.

    Also, just learning the 'lingo' in horse buying...anything I should be reading between the lines? Anything I should be worried about?
        05-25-2009, 11:22 AM
    She looks nice and will be a good "teacher" to you - which is what I would be looking for as a beginner, but I think she's a little bit old to do show jumping... Anyway, if you ride her and like her you should definitely have a vet check done before buying her (that's something you should always do before buying a horse, no matter what the owner tells you).
        05-25-2009, 11:41 AM
    Very flashy!! She looks like she would suit you fine! Others have asked the questions I wanted to know.
        05-25-2009, 02:55 PM
    You should bring an experienced horse buyer with you, if you decide to try her out. Not just a vet check.
        05-25-2009, 07:28 PM
    OK, thanks for all the advice, guys! I'm going to contact the owner, and hopefully all goes well!
    If and when I go out to see her, I'll bring my intructor along. She's great.

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