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        11-18-2010, 01:00 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hunterjumper7654    
    I am an intermediate rider in hunter on the flat but I have only been jumping for a few months. The lease fee is 750 dollars a month.
    $750 a month?
    Wow...that's a bit much if you ask me. To lease a horse at my barn it is only $200 a month.
         
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        11-18-2010, 01:21 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Leases near me almost never top $300
         
        11-18-2010, 01:46 PM
      #23
    Banned
    Hunter, I have to agree with Maura.

    I also like the idea that your parents would like you to learn on a been there done that horse. Great way to start.


    I do not think the price seems totally out of line for a made quality horse.



    Side note - riding around a cactus can certainly teach you to steer well, can't it?
         
        11-18-2010, 01:55 PM
      #24
    Banned
    I can't view the video here at work, but will take another look from home this evening.
         
        11-18-2010, 02:06 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BrindalBelle    
    I don't think $750/mo is outrageous. The area I am in now that would be pricey, but in my hometown in North New Jersey, that price for a horse like this would be incredibly reasonable! I would definitely find out about vet/farrier fees. Also, does the lease fee include lessons? As in, are any of your 18 rides per month in lessons, or are they all simple flat rides by yourself? If it includes lessons, then that's a pretty awesome deal!

    She looks very cute and sweet, with a kind eye and very good form. I think in the video, the rider is not giving her the right amount of release, so she is carrying her head a little high and jumping slightly flat. That being said, she is jumping the height beautifully, and I'm sure with a little release she would be even more athletic and able! She doesn't look strong or out of control, and seems like a wonderful horse to introduce anyone to jumpers. I say go for it!!
    I have to pay vet/farrier but yes it does include lessons in the 18. You can set it up for half lesson's half free rides.
         
        11-18-2010, 02:09 PM
      #26
    Banned
    So it is a partial lease but you are responsible for vet and farrier?
         
        11-18-2010, 02:10 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Hunter, I have to agree with Maura.

    I also like the idea that your parents would like you to learn on a been there done that horse. Great way to start.


    I do not think the price seems totally out of line for a made quality horse.



    Side note - riding around a cactus can certainly teach you to steer well, can't it?
    I like that my parents want me on a horse like that too haha and they don't want to drop 15-30 grand on a hunter then have to sell it when I start jumpers and buy a new one. They want me to learn my base on her and to start jumpers on her and when i'm ready we will start looking for a horse to buy.

    Oh and yeah those cacti are great for learning how to steer lol They really make ya look where your going
         
        11-18-2010, 02:12 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    So it is a partial lease but you are responsible for vet and farrier?
    Yeah that sounds about right haha. Her feet are done every 6 to 8 weeks and she is in good health but of course we would have a vet check done first.
         
        11-18-2010, 05:32 PM
      #29
    Banned
    Okay, after a second look at the video, I see a horse that's very quiet and workmanlike, that keeps a good steady rhythm to its fences, is ratable and adjustable and is tolerant of a rider that doesn't seem to know how to sit and whose aids are primarily in her hands. I also see a horse that's very honest and jumps from a variety of distances.

    I will say that she also travels fairly hollow and inverted, and doesn't bother snapping her front in if she gets to a weak spot.

    It's also possible that she's a little cold backed and that's why the rider is staying up off her back; but I don't think so - I think it's a rider who's used to cantering in two point and riding off her hands.

    Overall, my initial impression of her stands: probably a very good, safe choice for someone who wants to start off in the Children's/Junior's Jumpers and have a good experience. I won't comment any further on the price since I'm not familiar with your area; but around here it would certainly be considered reasonable.

    I suspect folks who think it's unreasonable are either in an area with a very different horse economy and/or aren't familiar with the cost to lease a reliable packer capable of going to rated shows.
         
        11-18-2010, 05:41 PM
      #30
    Trained
    Whoever mentioned that the horse was flat because of the riders lack of release -- You're right! Good point, I had to re-watch your video.

    I guess I'm stuck in Montana-Mentality where even our quality horses don't get leased for more than 400-500 a month.

    If you check her out, let us know how it went!
         

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