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post #1 of 16 Old 01-13-2010, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Possible purchase - please critique

Kind of looking for a horse, but in no rush. I saw this horse on trademe and was wondering what you guys think, i've been riding about 6 months and used to ride as a young kid, would just be for Pony club, small shows etc. Do you think this horse would be too green?

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Cute 15.1hh (approx) 5yo mare with great movement and a super-trainable temperament. Stunning floating paces, very light on her feet. She has a super trot and a very balanced rocking-horse canter.

Well schooled on the flat, working in a corrrect round frame and moving off the leg, knows all the basics, a very light sensitive ride, just lovely! Jumping very well, though green she is showing a super attitude to it all and is just loving it! Takes you to the fence without rushing, easy to stop. Cute technique, tries very hard. Currently schooling 60-70cm at home with ease.

Has been ridden out and about at different locations, and has been to a couple of pony club rallies, but due to rider's other equestrian committments she has not yet been competed. She's ready to go out and do it with a calm competent young rider or smaller adult rider. Ideal summer project to bring on further.

Super to handle in all respects - great to trim (has had shoes on but currently barefoot), float (self-loads, alone or in company), clip (did it my myself with no-one holding her), groom, catch (try keeping her away, first at the gate every time!) saddle, worm etc.

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All the hard work done! For sale - TradeMe.co.nz - New Zealand
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-13-2010, 11:29 PM
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From that ad, she sounds LOVELY. But it is easy to lie in an ad. For proper critique, some good pictures would be nice, and a video would be REALLY nice.

Pretty thing she is though!
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post #3 of 16 Old 01-13-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I've asked for a confo shot, should get an email sometime. I also know a couple of people who could ride her for me to see how she is

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post #4 of 16 Old 01-13-2010, 11:38 PM
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Sounds great! Please post when you get the photos.
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post #5 of 16 Old 01-19-2010, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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I got some photos of her sent to me

You can't really see her feet but I hope in the listings photos you can get the general idea.
Ill be grateful for any opinions
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I think she looks lovely. I'm horrible at critiquing confo, but she seems a bit upright in that part from the coronet to the fetlock in her hind legs. Seems like a really nice young horse at a great price. Would you be able to deal with a young horse though?
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post #7 of 16 Old 01-20-2010, 09:07 PM
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you can definitely find something better than that for $2500. Or maybe not in New Zeland, I don't really know. Her whithers are too large and her hindend isnt really rounded all that well. Whats her breeding? Before you decide to purchase, definitely get videos of her or go to test her out.
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-21-2010, 01:28 AM
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she has massive withers for her size.

It depends if you want her show or for pleasure.
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I think for what you've described wanting to do, she's a nice choice.

I have no desire to pick her apart on confo; sure, she has flaws, but the overall impression is attractive and athletic.

If you click with her when you ride her - go for it!
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-22-2010, 08:04 AM
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I think she's a bit over priced but I don't really know the going rate in New Zealand either ;)

Go try her and see how she feels to you and how you two get along!

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