What do you think of this 18 yr old paint gelding?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

What do you think of this 18 yr old paint gelding?

This is a discussion on What do you think of this 18 yr old paint gelding? within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • 18yr old paint gelding

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-17-2010, 03:12 PM
  #1
Foal
What do you think of this 18 yr old paint gelding?

Would he be a waste of time just by looking at his pics? I have been looking for an older horse for my 12 year old son who isnt the most expierenced on a horse. He used to ride a 30 year old babysitter. He is currently taking riding lessons. I have been looking everywhere for a nice horse for him and have came upon this guy. Tell me what I would look for as in health issues if you would. Thanks. I think this older horse is a little thin?




     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-17-2010, 03:57 PM
  #2
Weanling
Could be wormy. An 18 year old is a great decision for a beginner as long as he is well broke. I would get a vet precheck if you are really interested in him. That will tell you more than anything.

There are lots of reasons for skinny, the main one is that maybe he hasn't had his teeth floated. A lot of people don't bother with this, equine dentists can be harder to find than winning the lottery in our area. When we bought my 19 year old mare she was skinny and after her teeth were done within a year she was fat and sassy. We also feed grain once a day which she didn't get before.
     
    08-17-2010, 05:09 PM
  #3
Started
This was Bones when we rescued him almost three years ago. He was 21 at the time. After food and dental and vitamins, etc he is fat and wonderful. He is a pleasure to ride, will give you his heart when riding and anyone can get on him.The second photo is him 5 weeks later. He has continued to stay fat and sassy, but is so sweet and loving.
Don't rule him out because of age or skinny.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bones1717.jpg (47.9 KB, 124 views)
File Type: jpg Bones5 weeks.jpg (83.9 KB, 116 views)
     
    08-17-2010, 05:33 PM
  #4
Yearling
He's cute! I don't think he's too skinny and you can always put weight on. ^^

Get a vet check vet check vet check! If you get an all's clear from a trusted vet you should be good to go. Be sure to ride him yourself first too a few times, don't just take their word for it that he's dead broke before putting your kid up there.

Looks like a really nice horse with a gentle face. I love his markings -- those tall, even white socks kill me every time.
     
    08-17-2010, 05:43 PM
  #5
Weanling
I think there is something very cute about him.
     
    08-17-2010, 05:58 PM
  #6
Green Broke
He is very pretty (prettier with some weight). His hind legs are a bit stretched back but for a lesson/beginner's horse he'd be fine ;)
     
    08-17-2010, 08:04 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks guys! We are going to go meet him tonight!
     
    08-17-2010, 08:22 PM
  #8
Started
There doesn't appear to be any problems, as in a waste of time, judging by the pictures. Have you gone to ride him yet? See if he and your son click! He needs a little TLC, his coat could be better and yes, a load of weight on his topline and such would do him good. Its best to bring a horse into there 20's as good as they can be condition wise :)
     
    08-17-2010, 08:30 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Honestly, he's cute, and if he vetted healthy and was all he was supposed to be I'd purchase him myself for my kiddos.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    08-17-2010, 10:34 PM
  #10
Foal
It has been pouring rain.......I didnt get to go see him tonight. I will get to tomorrow. They seem like really nice people. They said they have fattened the horse up alot since they took him out of a situation. I am excited. My vet told me to go ride him one night then come back the next day to see if he is walking ok before I buy him. Otherwise I am sure I can get vet records on him. I am excited for my son to meet him too. The people told me I can take him with a two week trial as well.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint Gelding For Sale HKM FARM Horses for Sale 6 02-20-2010 01:35 AM
My 6 year old paint gelding... NyHorseGal Horse Riding Critique 5 04-01-2009 12:44 AM
Paint qh gelding... wdyt? peanut Horse Riding Critique 10 01-14-2009 01:08 AM
POSSIBLE BUY : ANY CRITIQUE? paint gelding BluMagic Horse Riding Critique 9 05-01-2008 06:06 PM
my paint gelding nwcowgil024 Horse Riding Critique 8 04-29-2008 12:45 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0