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        11-04-2009, 04:19 PM
    Two more...

    Ok, here are the other two that I'm going to see. That's four total to see in the next week!! Jeez...

    Alibi is a 9 yo leopard Appy. No video :( Horse ID: 1450453 - Alibi

    From the owner: "He is literally bombproof and very honest. He is not forward, but sometimes people think he is because he is responsive to cues. He never canters by accident and has been dependable in my lesson program for advanced beginners, including teaching children to jump. He is perfectly beginner safe on trails. His current owner that no longer has time was an extremely nervous person and Alibi never noticed. She would trail ride him alone and with friends. She had to be able to catch him, tack him and load him alone and he was always great for her. He does not have any vices. The worse thing that he did when he came out of 2+ months of not working was not stand still the first, and only the first, time that I went to get on him and he played with his head a little going into the canter and the MOMENT I made him leave the group. He stands well in the cross-ties and for baths. I don't know if anyone has ever clipped him, but I can't imagine that he'd care and I could check if you'd like. My farrier said he had great feet and that he was very easy to work with. We put front shoes on him because he is a little shallowed soled and was somewhat tender."
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        11-04-2009, 04:23 PM
    And, this is Flight of Fancy (Wonder), 11 yo TB Mare. Perfect dressage mare! ~*MUST SELL*~DRASTIC PRICE REDUCE | Buy this Horse at

    Owner says: "She is super quiet, very forgiving, and is great for beginner riders, I've had a beginner teen up on her and she's such a champ. My mom also rides her (she's intermed.) and loves her. She has the smoothest canter and is a real confidence booster. She's easy to get in a frame, and would be perfect as a low level dressage horse. She's great on the ground, likes to be groomed, but can be a little touchy (the only thing she will do will shake her head and make faces if she doesn't like something). She's great for clipping, doesn't even need to be tied to do so. Good for braiding, several of the shows I have taken her to have required braiding, and she's fine for that. Great for trailering, great at shows. Good for vet/blacksmith. She's an all around great horse, and for what you're telling me you would need, she sounds perfect. She can do the dressage, she can do any flat class, she can jump, she just needs someone to ride her and give her confidence to the fences. She had a few starts racing, but she didn't do well, so they "retired" her. I have all her jockey club papers. She's never taken a wrong step since I've had her. The only real lameness I can think of is when she lost a shoe, and once it was put back on, she was fine. We have her shoed with only front shoes, and she goes fine like that. She rides fine alone or with others in the ring, no kicking or biting etc. We have her on stall board, where she's in at night and out during the day. She lunges well, and I'm sure she would do fine on a lunge line lesson. She would be fine as a lesson horse, in fact, before I got her I was told she was in a lesson program."

    She seems to be tossing her head a bit in the video...

    YouTube - KelseyLynneK's Channel
        11-04-2009, 06:36 PM
    Wonder, all the way! I get good vibes from her and her ad. I didnt find the first horse to be worth 3k and it just didnt seem like a very nice horse, maybe its just me...

    Anyways, if I were you I would go after Wonder. (:
        11-05-2009, 05:48 AM
    To me, it would really depend on what I wanted to do. If I was looking for a horse to just have fun on and ride trails or maybe some low level showing for fun, I would probably choose Alibi. However; if I was looking for a more challenging horse that would need schooling for mid level shows in dressage or jumping, I would choose Wonder. It really only matters what you are looking to do and which horse fits that description better.
        11-05-2009, 07:15 AM
    Wonder looks a little cow-hocked (not much and could be the angle) and I would check out her left front closer when you see her in person. Looks a little goofy?

    I can't see anything on Alibi. I think Smrobs is spot on with her assesment. Good luck!

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