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        06-23-2011, 10:23 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Possible purchase

    I am going to be moving my horse to private property soon and have been looking for a second horse to keep him company. My price range is very low.

    I feel really drawn to this guy.

    Beautiful bay gelding, 4 years old

    I got some experience working with TB's through Hershey, so I think I could work through his issues. There isn't a lot of information in the add. What do you guys think of him?
         
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        06-24-2011, 08:19 AM
      #2
    Banned
    Hi from another northeast Arkansan! LOL From the ad it sounds like it would take a lot of work but I believe even the worst abused horse can be brought back from that but they do seem to take even more skill and patience and time. In the pictures it looks like his back dips quite a bit and I don't know if that's the way he carries it or if it's sore or if it can be corrected but he's only 4 and it shouldn't be dipped like that. He's very long from withers to butt and seems to be standing spread out. He's a cute enough horse and I guess if you feel you are prepared to handle him and have time every day to work on him I'd say go for it if you really want to. But then again if you want a second horse to ride right off I'd say keep checking because horses are so low and I've seen a bunch of well broke horses still go for under $500 but if you want a challenging project horse go for it ;)
         
        06-24-2011, 09:16 AM
      #3
    Showing
    Prices in your area must be a lot higher then in mine. A horse like that would sell for ~$100 OBO here. Regardless of price, I don't like his looks or his description. Remember that it costs just as much to feed a bad horse as it does a good one - maybe more. I would pass.
         
        06-24-2011, 09:35 AM
      #4
    Showing
    Pass. Around here, nice-looking, tall, well-built OTTBs are being given away to get them out of the racing barns.
         
        06-24-2011, 09:38 AM
      #5
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by equiniphile    
    Pass. Around here, nice-looking, tall, well-built OTTBs are being given away to get them out of the racing barns.
    Exactly.

    You don't need to pay for someone else's discipline problem.
         

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