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        03-26-2010, 09:59 PM
      #11
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    I have evented several perch/TB crosses and have liked them. This guys neck is a bit short (showing the perch blood) but he uses it well.

    I do have two concerns, though. It seems the horse can be quite strong. The bridling suggests that. The horse is doing simple flat work and low jumps, but is in quite a rig.

    Also, the jumping pics bother me. If they picked the best, they sure picked ones showing him hanging his knees a bit more than I would like. The video shows the same hanging tendancy. I tend to avoid "hangers" for upper level eventing for safety reasons.

    Go try him and see if you get along.
         
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        03-27-2010, 04:51 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
    I have evented several perch/TB crosses and have liked them. This guys neck is a bit short (showing the perch blood) but he uses it well.

    I do have two concerns, though. It seems the horse can be quite strong. The bridling suggests that. The horse is doing simple flat work and low jumps, but is in quite a rig.

    Also, the jumping pics bother me. If they picked the best, they sure picked ones showing him hanging his knees a bit more than I would like. The video shows the same hanging tendancy. I tend to avoid "hangers" for upper level eventing for safety reasons.

    Go try him and see if you get along.

    I too was concerned by the bridling.
    The rider keeps him quite short through the neck (albeit the neck is short like you suggested) which I didn't particularly like.
         
        03-27-2010, 06:44 AM
      #13
    Started
    I wonder why this horse is so cheap, esp for a horse that is able to work at the 4th level. No one would ever sell a horse with that skill level for that little money, not even "priced to sell", unless something was wrong.

    Also something to note, the reputable breeders/sellers will emphasize "good health" or "new x-rays" in their ad. And unless I didn't read correctly (it's early here) I didn't see any. One also has to wonder why it doesn't have alot of show experience.
         
        03-27-2010, 01:37 PM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by masatisan    
    that produces that "warmblood type" without having to pay through the nose for a "real warmblood". They get substance from the perch, and athleticism from the TB.
    my thoughts exactly, I guess the TB, being a skinny type horse balances things out a bit.
         
        03-27-2010, 01:40 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
    ^ exactly. I honestly think it's a little silly. If the horse has the potential, he has the potential. But this is coming from someone who is very defensive when it comes to draft crosses ( I own one)

    Hey shhhh!!! Don't tell the sellers that LOL
         
        03-28-2010, 10:07 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I totally agree that prejudices are ridiculous. I'm all about the OTTBs, and in eventing, that's common, but I also do a LOT of dressage and the prejudice there is just unreal. Still, I would be cautious with that price. Usually prejudices as such don't lower prices once the horse is proven, usually more so at the lower levels.
         
        03-29-2010, 11:24 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    I agree that he looks like a very heavy, rushy horse that will take a lot of upper body and leg strength to make him look good. I also don't like horses with hanging knees to do XC on. I have no idea what your skill level is but I'm assuming your a w/t/c, knows how to jump first "competition" horse kind of buyer? I would personally find a been there, done that horse that knows the ropes so that you can build your own skills. Don't get me wrong you don't want or need a dead broke horse, but a skilled schoolmaster can save your life in the XC phases and still give you a run for your money riding level wise. The more highly trained animals are always more difficult to ride because they make you ride correctly and they don't take a lot of sh*t from riders.
         

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