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        07-09-2011, 07:33 PM
    If price is your major consideration for buying him, I'd pass. He's an eye-catching fellow for sure, however, it's going to take a bit to retrain his bad habits and occassionally they do have relapses which require a gentle reminder. Can he be reformed? I would say so. Are you willing to have a horse that you are shelling out money for to be trained and handle when he's ready? That is a question only you can answer.
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        07-09-2011, 07:50 PM
    I also greatly dislike sellers who state if he isn't sold by the end of the month...making you feel like the guilty person. But best wishes to you if you can rehab him and make him into a great rider. Please keep us posted.
        07-09-2011, 08:12 PM
    I agree Macs, tripping you out with guilt, no need for that.
        07-09-2011, 08:17 PM
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    If you can financially afford it and got the room, the horse has no major health issues, and you are prepared to get help if you need it, then I would say 'go for it".
    Just don't let them pressure you into taking him with the auction thing, that is how we ended up with 3 of ours (but ours were free too). I would ask the owners to just give him to you for free, & see what they say.
        07-10-2011, 12:49 AM
    I also saw this horse advertised as I live in the same area. While he looks like a nice horse in pictures, my gut feeling was that this would not be a good purchase. He is cute, but something about the ad just doesn't give me confidence in this horse. I agree with others that you should proceed with caution. Training a difficult horse can be frustrating, expensive, and dangerous. There are lots of great horses out there that would potentially be much less hassle. Even if you like him as a pasture ornament, keep in mind he will still be work and expense. Even pasture horses need regular handling and when they become unruly, it can be dangerous to you, the horse and other pasture-mates. A vet evaluation along with a critical evaluation from a trusted trainer is a must in this case. Just my 2 cents worth.
        07-10-2011, 01:05 AM
    Hope it all works out for you, beautiful horse. :)
        07-10-2011, 07:05 PM
    From what I can see of his face whorl, he's a wicked smart and very opinionated horse. He was probably a few steps ahead of every rider he had. Proceed with caution!

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