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        06-25-2011, 01:47 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Poor horse. Way behind the verticle, not able to use herself properly because her rider is concentrating on nothing put pulling her head down in whatever way she can.
         
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        06-25-2011, 02:10 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Pass. There are a lot better horses out there for $500, especially if this is going to be your first horse, and you are still a beginner.
         
        06-25-2011, 02:37 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    That horse has a lot of equipment on her for tying her down. And the rider is forcing her down, or trying to, by using her hands low and wide, and the mare is pulling back up against her. The mare has a lifetime of learning to brace against all that, she looks like she is a bit frantic and goes around the circle unable to fully balance herself (is overbent). You would need to work to undo all that. Look at her neck. It shows her musculature's reaction to this kind of riding. You will have to rebuild those muscles to be correct.
    Otherwise, she is cute and has potential to be a nice horse, given some breathing space.
    I was thinking the exact same thing!
         
        06-25-2011, 04:53 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I would pass. That horse is all over the place.
         
        06-25-2011, 08:12 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Bottom line: Can I fix her?

    This is not a first horse situation. I don't have training experience, but I'm not scared to get help if its needed. They say she's "hot" and should be lunged before you ride, unless you ride her every day. Um...lets see...What six year old do you know that wouldnt become a fiesty little bugger if not ridden regularly? The video was also taken when it was 100 degrees out.

    Her bloodlines alone (think Magnum Psyche, Aladdinn, Triple Bask) would be worth that in a better economy. She's six--shes got life in her to be lived if I can fix this.

    So what do you think? Is she anything more than a daily trail ride, weekly arena work, AND A 10 MINUTE WARM UP ON THE LUNGE prior to that can't fix?
         
        06-25-2011, 08:23 PM
      #16
    Showing
    I still say there are too many issues there for someone without any training experience to try to tackle without hands-on help. But, if you have already made up your mind to get her, then I'll just wish you luck.
         
        06-25-2011, 08:25 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    I still say there are too many issues there for someone without any training experience to try to tackle without hands-on help. But, if you have already made up your mind to get her, then I'll just wish you luck.
    GAH! Don't say that! Makes my stomach twist. Ahah. What do you see necessary in the way of retraining her, SM?
         
        06-25-2011, 08:31 PM
      #18
    Banned
    My 6 yr old is an OTTB and can and has sat in a field for a month and then been ridden and is the exact way he always is, quiet and calm.

    My former horse was very hot, and needed lunging before riding to calm her down - all that happened was she became fitter and fitter and needed lunging for longer and longer before I could ride.
         
        06-25-2011, 08:32 PM
      #19
    Showing
    That's hard for me to say without actually getting my hands on her and seeing what she lacks and what has been done wrong. So much of re-training a horse depends on feel and experience. Having enough knowledge to know when one thing isn't working and being able to pull 4 or 5 other methods to fix the problem out of the toolbox.

    If you decide to get her, I really suggest you find someone experience/professional that can be there to help you and teach you.
         
        06-26-2011, 02:09 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    My 6 yr old is an OTTB and can and has sat in a field for a month and then been ridden and is the exact way he always is, quiet and calm.

    My former horse was very hot, and needed lunging before riding to calm her down - all that happened was she became fitter and fitter and needed lunging for longer and longer before I could ride.
    You're lucky then. I know a couple of rambunctious youngsters then I geuss. They both get "forgetful" after even a couple weeks out of work (and they're mustang and paint. I don't even wanna know what my 13 year old was like at 5 or 6. Haha! ) . I can only wonder what six months of fermenting on a young arabs mind is like

    Also..dont know if it makes a sam hill of beans difference..but this mare is fed ALFALFA PELLETS.
         

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