Potential Purchase - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-19-2011, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 193
• Horses: 1
Potential Purchase

I posted here for advice: Buying advice, please?

And now have photos, if you wouldn't mind commenting on his conformation for trail riding and eventually endurance.

This is Scoot, a 12-year-old QH gelding I'm thinking of buying. I'm mostly going to trail ride, and hope to condition both of us for some longer-distance rides next spring and summer. He's not a very experienced trail horse, but has a good heart and a lot of try. He worries about things on the trail, sniffs and snorts, but hasn't yet spooked. He "mans up" and goes past the scary stuff without even a single step sideways. He's very sure-footed. I've been riding dude horses the past year and a half, and have been very impressed that even when trotting on a trail with intermittent rocks, he hasn't yet chipped or clipped a single one. He watches his footing when walking through rockier terrain.

He doesn't cross water yet--that'll be our first major hurdle if I buy him. I've taken two rides on him so far, and am welcome to take more, and will, of course, get a vet check before actually purchasing him.

The owner prior to the gal I'm buying him from (she's only had him a few weeks--bought him as a husband horse which he is not) had him barefoot, and his right front was "clubfooted" (not sure if congenitally, or just trimmed badly enough times). After one shoeing, it looks pretty good to my untrained eye, and he hasn't taken a lame step, to my untrained knowledge. As I said, I will definitely have a vet check.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_4458.jpg (33.0 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_4460.jpg (92.1 KB, 68 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_4466.jpg (54.0 KB, 63 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_4467.jpg (81.8 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_4468.jpg (59.4 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_4469.jpg (82.0 KB, 67 views)
sabowin is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 09-19-2011, 07:39 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
I'm not an endurance rider, so can't comment on that one (and I'm in general not the greatest on confo critique so will leave it to more experienced people ), but he's freakin cute and I like him as a trail horse - he looks very calm.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-19-2011, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 193
• Horses: 1
Yeah, I think chestnut is my least favorite color, but he's freakin' cute, and is winning me over.
sabowin is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Potential purchase-critique away! Julirs Horse Riding Critique 17 07-08-2011 02:33 PM
Potential purchase--please critique! WHAT do you think of her? poultrygirl Horse Riding Critique 49 07-07-2011 06:31 PM
Potential purchase? teamfire Horse Riding Critique 14 06-06-2011 12:07 PM
What do you think..potential purchase Starlite Horse Riding Critique 18 03-13-2011 11:10 PM
Went to look at a potential purchase today! equestrian Horse Talk 8 10-15-2010 09:02 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome