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post #1 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Possible Purchase... Please Help...

I may be buying a horse and I was wondering what you thought about him. He is 13 years old and 16.2 hh. He is being offered at 3,800 because he diddn't show last season. Please give me advice about buying him. I really like him!

Watch this video of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVeR
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Thanks for helping me decide!

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 05:26 PM
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I like him! Not a bad price either.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'm pretty set on buying him. I want to shareboard him, too, but not sure yet...

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 05:47 PM
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I say if you have your heart set on him just go for it! let us know how it goes!
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, I just found out he is a grandson of Secretariat! I am going to have my vet check him up for me and go for a visit soon! I'm excited lol!

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post #6 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 11:33 PM
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go for a visit soon! I'm excited lol!
You haven't met him yet? I would go see him before you vet-check him, if you don't like his personality, you wouldn't want to waste the money on the vet check.

Otherwise, I think he looks great.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 11:54 PM
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He looks like he has a good base. However, his rider isn't exactly spectacular and thus the horse is somewhat hollow and will need some work with rounding up and slowing down a bit. Of course, this is nothing that a decent rider can't fix. Also watch out for him grabbing at the bit, he is doing mild head tossing and pushing against the martingale.

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post #8 of 13 Old 01-18-2010, 11:58 PM
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I think these people need better videos and pictures, the rider is riding with her legs behind her. He looks like he enjoys jumping though.
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-19-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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You haven't met him yet? I would go see him before you vet-check him, if you don't like his personality, you wouldn't want to waste the money on the vet check.

My vet is my aunt. She is an equine vet and she would come with me anyway (That means I get free 24/7 vet care ). I've been talking to his owner for a while and I'm sure I will like him.

This video was taken of his previous owner and he was bought from her by a riding stable. He has given some beginner flat lessons and advanced show-jumping lessons. His owner says he is really smart so he can take advantage of inexperienced riders. But I don't mind that in a horse. I would rather he was smart than not!

And thanks for everyone's ideas so far!

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-19-2010, 06:51 PM
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I like him !
I do agree with roro, about the fact that he needs to round out a bit more over jumps.
The rider also really does hang onto his mouth, i noticed i think that he was gaping his mouth open.
But let us know how it does ! :)
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