Potential Buy......but there's a twist *sigh* - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Potential Buy......but there's a twist *sigh*

This is a discussion on Potential Buy......but there's a twist *sigh* within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-29-2009, 05:56 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Never used them either. Can you neck rein with them?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        04-29-2009, 06:02 PM
      #12
    Showing
    Well... Not very sure. If your horse is used to neck-rein when the rein touches the neck (sorry, I'm somewhat messy in explanation) then you can. I can turn my paint like that (but she's very sensitive). But I believe sidepull as well as bitless are not for neck-reining. I don't like the concept of bitless - to me sounds worse than bit.
         
        04-29-2009, 06:06 PM
      #13
    Trained
    I've never personally used one, so I don't have much of an opinion. I'd like something you could neck rein in though. I'm sure something could be figured out.
         
        04-29-2009, 06:08 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Personally I think that, even though he may ultimately be a safe horse, $800 is a lot of money for him - especially with the scars and lacerated tongue.

    I go to the sales regularly and I'm afraid he would only bring about $100 or at best, $150 at a sale. Double that for a private sale and you have his value. At the last sale, there was a dead broke gelding, very flashy, registered with APHA, 12 years old, and ridden by a 10 year old. I know the seller so I know the horse was 100% sound and safe. He sold for $750 and was the second highest selling horse.

    I don't know where in GA you are but there are a lot of horses out here that don't have the problems this one may have and for the same or less money.

    (btw, I'm an exNYer too)
         
        04-29-2009, 06:48 PM
      #15
    Banned
    I think he is a bit sloppy on the pattern, he seems to not know his own feet. But I think that the rearing thing sounds like a one-time deal.
         
        04-29-2009, 06:54 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Iridehorses - I am outside Savannah, in a little podunk town called Glennville AKA Vidalia Onion Country LOL. I'm not too far from the Greenville area I believe. Any places you can recommend for me to look?

    Thanks for the input everyone! I'm going to discuss everything with my husband about him tonight and possibly go out to see him some time this weekend or next week. I'm curious about seeing this scar on his tongue. I don't mind much having to ride him two-handed, I grew up riding English so it's habit to me and I also barrel raced (for fun of course) my old Arabian fully English - saddle, bridle, the all nine yards - and we ran courses with me riding two handed so it's not too big a deal to me.

    Any idea where I can look up more info on hackamores/bitless bridles? I don't know a whole lot about hackamores except that they don't go in their mouths. LOL For almost 20 years with horses I'm amazed how much I can STILL learn. :)
         
        04-29-2009, 07:07 PM
      #17
    Showing
    I used sidepull for while (before I switched them to the bit). On Equine Supplies, Horse Supplies, Horse Supply type "sidepull" in search field - it'll bring up 2 they have. I used more expensive one (but I additionally wrapped the rope with the vet-wrap to make it wider and softer).

    Bitless bridles are rather expensive $150(?). You can just google it - Dr. Cook's bitless bridle will be on top.
         
        04-29-2009, 08:54 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Maybe try a quick stop? They can be harsh in the wrong hands, but I know a few people who barrel race with them and they do very well.
         
        04-29-2009, 09:01 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    He seems weirdly high in shoulder area O-o but otherwise seems like a nice project. I would barter the fur out of the price though, far to high for a horse with issues and scars (as correctable as those issues may be).

    I waaay overpaid for both my three year old and my rescue. Honestly, don't be afraid to barter. You can get a pretty decent horse for $800, without scars.
         
        05-13-2009, 08:44 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Just a few things:
    You can get a two hand hackmore.. Traveller has one:
    http://www.horseforum.com/members/69...ometimes-2821/

    He doesn't sound like he'd rear again, but if you decided you wanted to put a bit in his mouth, it does sound like it'd be a problem..
    Also, he's a bit overpriced..
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    *sigh* what should I do? sempre_cantando Horse Talk 4 07-03-2008 01:40 PM
    (Sigh) I'm so bummed! D-izzle Horse Training 1 07-26-2007 02:54 PM
    (sigh) i'm so sad D-izzle Horse Health 6 02-19-2007 11:35 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:30 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0