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post #1 of 14 Old 10-04-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Want advice on a horse Im considering buying....?

I found a AQHA mare I really like - shes 5....been on a lot of trail rides, sweet, loves people.....but she has an issue she was born with a condition that is in her neck but long story short she should only walk trot. Which is no big deal to me....im more beginner and not sure of myself sometimes and only like to walk trot anyway. I just want to trail ride and farm ride. Nothing more.
I can buy this horse for almost nothing. She is AQHA registered. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-04-2011, 10:29 PM
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Do you have photos? Do you know exactly what happened or what is wrong with her neck?

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post #3 of 14 Old 10-04-2011, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Its something dealing with neurology. She was born with some defect that effects that. So she can canter but shouldnt bc sometimes it decreases control of her hind legs at higher rates of speed. Yes I have some and videos but I would have to private message them they wont attach to the post for some reason.
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Not sure why it won't let you post pics unless they are too large. Vids you can upload to youtube & link.

I'm curious to see what others come up with on the neck/neuro thing. The first thing that comes to my mind is Wobbler's.

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post #5 of 14 Old 10-04-2011, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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She has been seen by 3 vets. No medical condition just one of those things....I guess Im just trying to figure out if this horse would work for me and if she would be something worth buying.
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-04-2011, 10:46 PM
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Wobbler's or EPM. She may not have been born with it. If she isn't balanced enough to carry a rider at a canter, I wouldn't be using her on trails at a walk or trot. If it is EPM it's $700/mo for 3 months to treat and that doesn't guarantee a cure. No matter how cheap she is now, you will be seeing vet bills in the future.

A neurological problem isn't "just one of those things". It is a serious condition. If a horse isn't balanced enough to carry itself, how can you expect it to carry a rider? Sounds like someone is trying to pass of their problems to the first taker.
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-05-2011, 12:24 AM
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RUN away, don't walk. In this economy there are very good, totally sound horses out there for very little to no money. Keep looking til you find just the right horse.

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post #8 of 14 Old 10-05-2011, 01:11 AM
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Have YOU had her seen by a vet of YOUR choice or are you just being told she has been seen by 3 vets?

I wouldn't even be considering a horse with a neurological issue as a riding horse, certainly not one for a beginner rider. If she can't balance herself properly she has no chance of balancing herself and an unbalanced rider.

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post #9 of 14 Old 10-05-2011, 03:57 AM
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Don't buy her.

I don't think you should ever by an unsound horse, and this condition could be dangerous. As a beginner you'll be cantering in no time, its not like you are going to walk and trot forever.
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