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        07-22-2011, 04:16 PM
      #11
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Not strange, just not critiquing quality =] I give you my best wishes in working with him!
         
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        07-22-2011, 04:53 PM
      #12
    Foal
    If it all works out and he has not sold, we will bring him back to the barn on trial this weekend and I will get some better pictures.
         
        07-24-2011, 01:02 PM
      #13
    Foal
    OK-he did not sell. The people that looked at him said he looked too "Englishy"-I take that as a good thing since that is what I want to use him for. I was almost ready to increase my price range and look for something more trained, but now I cannot stop thinking about him. We are going to see if the Vet will release his records and go from there. I am going to talk to my trainer about bringing him over on trial. I do have a video on FB. If anyone wants to see it let me know and I will try and link you. I find that I may be guarding myself because I am so afraid of getting attached and having something go wrong. I am torn between not having looked at enough horses and making the mistake of passing up a good one!
         
        07-25-2011, 05:01 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Julirs -
    How much riding experience do you have? I know of an older very sweet Tb in the Grant Florida (east coast south of Orlando) area with quite a bit of suspension in his gaits, dressage experience (movements no show experience I believe) to around second level.

    I don't own horse but know owner did have him listed for sale at one time.

    Horse is totally out of shape since owner doesn't have time for him. Owner also stated that rider can't just"kick" him since he did race (I think) on the track. I don't own him but have ridden him, as has a student of mine. Neither of us had issues with our use of legs on him, but owner wants a good partner for the horse and is being selective.

    Also, neither of us is looking to buy but student needs a horse to ride this summer til she goes back to college, so has ridden him at least once, maybe more. She really liked the horse and horse has talent (16 hands) but is "stiff" due to not being ridden, just turned out. Price is VERY good for a horse who knows some more advanced dressage movements, including changes.
         
        07-25-2011, 08:29 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Valentina    
    Julirs -
    How much riding experience do you have? I know of an older very sweet Tb in the Grant Florida (east coast south of Orlando) area with quite a bit of suspension in his gaits, dressage experience (movements no show experience I believe) to around second level.

    I don't own horse but know owner did have him listed for sale at one time.

    Horse is totally out of shape since owner doesn't have time for him. Owner also stated that rider can't just"kick" him since he did race (I think) on the track. I don't own him but have ridden him, as has a student of mine. Neither of us had issues with our use of legs on him, but owner wants a good partner for the horse and is being selective.

    Also, neither of us is looking to buy but student needs a horse to ride this summer til she goes back to college, so has ridden him at least once, maybe more. She really liked the horse and horse has talent (16 hands) but is "stiff" due to not being ridden, just turned out. Price is VERY good for a horse who knows some more advanced dressage movements, including changes.
    I am new again-back in the saddle after 25 years, but training under a very experienced Dressage rider. How old is older?
         
        07-26-2011, 12:36 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I like this horse. I also do not find him glaringly bad from these photos. In fact, he looks a LOVELY lower level dressage horse. A bit long in the back but he looks like he is aged and has survived this long with whatever flaws he has. He also looks like he has had some training (neck looks turned over for one thing).

    In returning to riding after a long hiatus you want mentally sound and physically sound. I am going to bet this guy is both.. and he has the look of being able to hack out too.

    I think you will enjoy him. Post better pics when you get a chance.
         
        07-26-2011, 12:51 PM
      #17
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Elana    
    I like this horse. I also do not find him glaringly bad from these photos. In fact, he looks a LOVELY lower level dressage horse. A bit long in the back but he looks like he is aged and has survived this long with whatever flaws he has. He also looks like he has had some training (neck looks turned over for one thing).

    In returning to riding after a long hiatus you want mentally sound and physically sound. I am going to bet this guy is both.. and he has the look of being able to hack out too.

    I think you will enjoy him. Post better pics when you get a chance.
    Thank you! Your attitude of his surviving this long with whatever flaws matches that of both my trainer and a friend of my Mom's who is a QH breeder. We are taking him on trial tomorrow night, and if all goes well I have already contacted a Vet about a PPE. I did find out he is 12 from his previous Vet, and not 10 as advertised but I understand why the mistake was made so that is no big deal. He is registered and has had only routine care and no issues, and has always lived locally from my research. I will get some more pictures tomorrow night!
         
        07-27-2011, 11:57 PM
      #18
    Foal
    OK-he is at the barn! I have him on trial for 1-2 weeks. It took him a few hours to settle in-he was pacing in the stall, but my trainer just texted me to say he is all settled down. I am staying very guarded and refuse to fall in love until after the PPE. I wish I had gotten some better pictures, but of course it rained tonight. I am going to spend some quality time with him over the next several days.



         

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