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post #11 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 09:30 AM
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Without looking too closely, what stuck out to me is that this horse looks to have a club foot (right front). That can end up being quite expensive with the frequent trims required, and can cause leg problems down the road. Good luck with your search!
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 09:33 AM
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because he is young and I mean he can w/t/c and everything and he is great probably but he probably bucks and rears from time to time
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 09:35 AM
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I would not jump to the 'he probably jumps and rears sometimes' thing, but I have to agree with what OneFastHorse posted. They are trying to be responsible and are saying that even though she seems relatively bomb proof he is still very green and needs an experienced rider.
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post #14 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 09:37 AM
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I always recommend an experienced rider when it comes to young or green horses
Agreed.

Green horses can be extremely stellar.. for an experienced rider.

A lot of shoppers get all in a huff because a well described horse also requires an experienced rider.

A lot of young horses are only as good as who sits on their back.

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post #15 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 11:07 AM
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I was a somewhat novice and nervous rider when I bought my first mare, a 4yo green jumper. Thankfully she's always had a good head on her and I matured as a rider quickly after I got her, but I know we had some scary problems at first, no matter how good she was most of the time. :/ Green and Green isn't the smartest combo. Also, beginner riders can ruin a good horse. Maybe they want to see him be used to his full potential. I know If I ever sold my mare, I'd want someone experienced or intermediate so she'd be used to her full potential. I'd hate to see her pack around a little kid, picking up bad habits.

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post #16 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 11:21 AM
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I was a somewhat novice and nervous rider when I bought my first mare, a 4yo green jumper. Thankfully she's always had a good head on her and I matured as a rider quickly after I got her, but I know we had some scary problems at first, no matter how good she was most of the time. :/ Green and Green isn't the smartest combo. Also, beginner riders can ruin a good horse. Maybe they want to see him be used to his full potential. I know If I ever sold my mare, I'd want someone experienced or intermediate so she'd be used to her full potential. I'd hate to see her pack around a little kid, picking up bad habits.
Absolutely. Some well trained horses will get frustrated on mixed signals a beginner may send. Also a new rider may be telling the horse to do something not realizing they are telling it to do so, especially if the horse is well trained to leg & seat. They then over correct & blame the horse for being bad.
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post #17 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Without looking too closely, what stuck out to me is that this horse looks to have a club foot (right front). That can end up being quite expensive with the frequent trims required, and can cause leg problems down the road. Good luck with your search!
I didn't see that thanks. I was looking for a bit more critique on his conformation. I love his color and he is a Quarter Horse. Gizmo is laid back and I was looking for something that could do games. But I also wanted a younger horse too. I would consider myself an intermediate to advanced rider, in western, so that is why I was concerned about the experienced rider part.
I was looking more and found this one.
Bay gelding reg Paso Fino A Paso Fino around here for that price is really cheap! And they are one of my favorite breeds of horses. I think he is adorable, but is it more or is he super narrow? Even for his age. I guess he is two in the pics but he is going to be three, maybe I'll ask for more pictures. My only concern is that I haven't trained a gaited horses before, but if its a natural gate then wouldn't I train the same way as w/t/c?

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post #18 of 21 Old 01-18-2011, 04:10 PM
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If you want to be competitive in barrels, a Paso Fino would not be a good choice.

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post #19 of 21 Old 01-19-2011, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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I live in New Hampshire there is no such thing as competitive barrels haha! There is barrel racing and games and stuff but everyone rides everything in them. There is a girl who rides a Shetland pony! No joke! And they are all horribly trained because everyone around here thinks they are great trainers! Ugh. Its awful!

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I live in New Hampshire there is no such thing as competitive barrels haha! There is barrel racing and games and stuff but everyone rides everything in them. There is a girl who rides a Shetland pony! No joke! And they are all horribly trained because everyone around here thinks they are great trainers! Ugh. Its awful!
NH is part of the Colonial Region for NBHA. To be competitive, you must travel. The Colonial Region is made up of CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and WV.

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