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post #1 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Is there anything wrong with this horse?

Hey everyone!

I'm trying to convince my parents to let me buy this horse. I mean, I've always wanted to buy a horse and they've always said no, but this time I found a specific horse I want. She's so gorgeous and I think I might have a chance at buying her because I showed her to my mom and she seemed interested (normally she just says "sorry, not happening"). She even wanted me to email her the link to the ad so she could look again! My parents have told me I can't get one until I'm 16 and have my driver's license, but I really really want this horse, I want to at least try her out! I turn 15 tomorrow, I can't wait a whole year or she'll be sold for sure!

So she's only $1000 and I wanted to know if you see anything blantantly wrong with her? Obviously these videos are no good for conformation but I just would like to know if anybody notices anything wrong with how she moves, her jumping, etc. Please no critique on the rider as it's not me.

Her ad on Dreamhorse: DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1323044


What do you all think of her? Also, any tips of convincing my parents to help me buy her? She is so stunning, I just want a chance to see if I like her... I really hope my parents let me. xD

Thanks in advance,
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post #2 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 08:53 AM
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she is pretty awesome especially for the price!
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post #3 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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she is pretty awesome especially for the price!
Thanks! I was only looking at horses $2000 and under but it worried me that she was so awesome but so cheap... I wonder why they are trying to sell her fast?

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post #4 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 09:57 AM
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I think she is really nice! Nothing really jumps out at me... I did notice how the riders were banging on her back and catching her in the mouth, but she still went over the jumps! so she looks like she would be very forgiving. THe ad said they would be willing to lease for a year, why not ask your parents if you can lease her for the next year (until your 16) and then buy her!
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post #5 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 09:57 AM
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First off, what a great price, they also would consider a lease for no less than a year too. So you could also free lease it to see if it really is the right horse for you. I am curious too as to why she is so cheap. It makes me wonder if there is an underlying problem. If you are serious about this horse, I would really recommend a vet check in this case.

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1: This jump makes me a little nervous. She really hangs her legs over the jump, and looks like she may have rubbed against it.. which is dangerous in jumping that height over a solid fence. If you do get her, work with her on those knees before trying this yourself.

2: She just looks green doing this. She's learning. She's very willing though, which is great.

3: She looks so green over this crossrail! She doesn't really come in straight and then she quickly speeds up to pop over it. I wouldn't be jumping this horse 3'3" cross country. All that said, she does look like she would be a cute prospect.

4: She's cute. I would like to see someone on her though that knew how to bend her... to see if she actually knows how to bend and give to the bit.

5: Same as 4. I am kind of getting the impression that they wanted this horse to jump... and kind of forgot some basics in teaching.
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post #6 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 10:08 AM
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I think she has a lot of potential as a jumper. She seems really willing. Some of her jumps were a little scary though. If you got her I would suggest perfecting her on smaller stuff first. She's really cute though!

She's not registered which could be a reason for her price.
I would say take her for a trial. Get her vet checked and see how you like her. If I had room I would be all over that.

Oh, and with number four I agree with Pepper. It looks like she understands how to give at a few points, but the rider isn't really asking for it. I would also like to see how she was with bending and giving.

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post #7 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 10:38 AM
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I don't really see anything. If you think soemthings wrong make an appointment and look at her. Then you'll see whats wrong. Video's don't say a thing.
I can say her rider doesn't really know how to ride a horse. Banging on it's back, pulling in the mouth. And it looks like her saddle moves forward.
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She sure is pretty! I would suggest leasing her for a year if you can and then buy her after that if you click well.

She could be cheaper right now because of the economy...some people just have to get rid of their horses right now.

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post #9 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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I happen to like her! I'm glad she's not in Az, because then I'd have to go see her, and another horse is the LAST thing I need ;)
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post #10 of 51 Old 12-09-2008, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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I think she is really nice! Nothing really jumps out at me... I did notice how the riders were banging on her back and catching her in the mouth, but she still went over the jumps! so she looks like she would be very forgiving. THe ad said they would be willing to lease for a year, why not ask your parents if you can lease her for the next year (until your 16) and then buy her!
That's a really good idea, leasing for a year and then seeing if I can buy her. I'll have to suggest that to my mom today! I think for a first horse it's good that she's forgiving. =) Thanks for the comment!

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