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        08-08-2011, 02:51 PM
    Possible buy/health critique kinda?

    Hey guys,

    Right well I have my 16.2hh guy on loan that I eventually hope to buy in the future and he will be my (hopefully) event horse
    Anyway, he's kept with my sisters pony and the y/o daughters pony. The horse in question is the y/o daughters pony.

    He's at a guess 14-14.1hh welsh x gelding of about 14 years old.
    They do absolutely NOTHING with him. He hasnt been ridden properly for minimum of a year. They did have a friends daughter riding him occasionally but she fell off and broke her foot(not his fault,she turned him to tightly and he slid over landing on her...)
    Well he is huge!!! His feet are of good quality considering but they havent been trimmed for ages and they have grown so long and are starting to chip away. When I saw him ridden he worked in a perfect outline and he's very forward going etc. Also had a good jump. Well they need to sell him because its unfair on him and the daughter is just not interested plus they have no idea what to do as they are not horsey sooo....

    I would like to buy him but I have no idea how much he's worth. Most people have said he's worth meat money due to his age/lack off work/fitness etc. But I really don't know. The owner said theyd accept a very low offer but I don't want to offer 100 if they expect 500...

    Sorry for the essay, il post up some pics now but theyre not very helpful for critiquing. Il try get some more.

    (P.S Can anyone offer how they would start off getting him back into work etc/loosing that weight- he is on nothing but grass btw) Il add some more pics asap
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        08-08-2011, 02:56 PM
    Green Broke
    Hes a cutie actually looks alot like my old lease horse outlaw an arab gelding same back socks and stripe. However I would say I would probably go with saying in my area he would be worth about $800-$1000 I don't know what that would transfer to sorry :/
        08-08-2011, 03:04 PM
    Thanks :) Really? The markets so bad atm that iv seen some really nice allrounder horses that are in good condition etc go for less then a 1000.
    It so hard to tell and I don't know how much theyd want? Thanks for your input though
        08-08-2011, 03:10 PM
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        08-08-2011, 03:43 PM
    Green Broke
    Well it really depends I think he looks like a very nice horse pretty thick but from what you said he had pretty good training however that may be a bit to much in another area or really low in another it all depends
        08-08-2011, 04:09 PM
    Its so hard to say isnt it :( he's actually in quite bad condition. Feet are awful. In real life he's majorly obese and has had laminitis in the past so that's never good :/ I just have no idea how much to offer :( I think he has had pretty good training but as he's been out of work that lowers value. Theyve had no interest whatsoever yet...
        08-08-2011, 05:48 PM
    I think since he hasn't been worked that much lately and you've stated that he isn't in all that great of condition he'd be worth around $500 here. I sold my first horse for $500 2 years ago and he was in top physical condition and he was UTD on everything so $500 for this little cutie sounds like the most I would offer.
        08-08-2011, 07:53 PM
    Lungeing and more lungeing, lots of round pen walking, trotting. Start out slowly and gradually add more time. You don't want to push him too hard at first as he's been a pasture puff. Take him for a 1/2 hour ride at a walk and gradually work that up to a walk/trot. It's amazing how fast they can get back into condition.
        08-09-2011, 04:23 PM
    Low ball them, offer 200 GBP, see what they say, you'll never know until you ask^^
        08-10-2011, 11:26 PM
    First, talk to a horse vet regarding the laminitis. This horse should definitely not be on grass, ever. Since he's had laminitis he may need more frequent farrier work and or shoes to help him remain sound. Please let us know what the vet says.

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