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post #1 of 18 Old 07-02-2011, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Potential purchase-critique away!

15.3 hh 7 year old Appy

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-02-2011, 08:11 PM
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Do you have any more info? What are you planning on doing with the horse and what kind of training does it have and do you have anymore pictures?
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post #3 of 18 Old 07-02-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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He has only been lightly used as a trail horse and is now training in Dressage, which is what I would want to use him for-lower level of course. He apparently is good at jumping, which I do not intend to do. He is barefoot and reasonably priced. Non-spooky and very sweet. I have not laid eyes on him as of yet, I only talked to the person selling him.
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-02-2011, 09:17 PM
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My immediate reaction is that he is very pretty and looks like a GO! I like him. His back is longer than a typical arab, and actually, this will benefit you in dressage. Get the martingale off him and hlep him to lift his neck from the base of it (lifting it up between the shoulders). I think he is super.
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post #5 of 18 Old 07-03-2011, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else? I am going out tomorrow to take pics and a video, and if I like him I will take my trainer out to see what she thinks!
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post #6 of 18 Old 07-05-2011, 01:59 AM
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He looks like he has a good personality, willing to try whatever you ask of him. His back is long, neck is kind of skinny and it looks like his shoulder is pretty straight which will limit his ability to extend but for lower-level dressage, you mostly need a steady, athletic horse with 3 good gaits. Goodluck!

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post #7 of 18 Old 07-06-2011, 02:05 PM
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His back is longer than a typical arab.
I think she said he was an Appy.

I like him a lot also, let us know how it goes when you try him out!
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post #8 of 18 Old 07-06-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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He is an Appy-we went out and looked at him, I would want my trainer to go and ride him before I made any decisions. He was very sweet, did not seem to be bothered by anything, and the only issue was a hoof abscess that had blown out and looked like it was growing out on the bottom side of his hoof. He is a cute mover, needs training on collection and I am fine with working on that. I am just conflicted since he is really the very first horse that I have actually went out and looked at. I have a feeling that if I picked him something might come up that is better. Is that rational? I am keeping my eyes out, and when I come to some sort of decision she said that we could pick him up for a pre-purchase exam. She did say someone was coming to look at him this weekend, but I am having the feeling that I won't be too disappointed-there are always more horses out there!

Here is a link to the video-tell me what you think:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooab969mCrc
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post #9 of 18 Old 07-06-2011, 04:55 PM
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He seems very dainty. The music exaggerates it hehe
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post #10 of 18 Old 07-06-2011, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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He seems very dainty. The music exaggerates it hehe
LOL-I could not stand to hear my voice on the video!
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