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post #1 of 11 Old 11-06-2009, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I found this guy online and I feel like he is the horse I'm looking for. I can't afford the asking price, but I know it is an extremely reasonable price for him. Can you guys tell me what you think of him before I give the seller an e-mail? I wanna know if you think he'll do good in dressage and maybe some low end jumping. I really like him, just from the pictures and the information. Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-06-2009, 09:28 PM
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As far as I can see he looks pretty kool...

The first thing that came to mind when I read the description is that he may be a little green or just not shown very much, I don't know what you experience with horses is either though.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-07-2009, 02:22 AM
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He seems like a nice horse and appears to be pretty from the pix but the first thing that I would do is demand good conformation pictures and if they have video of him being ridden, get that too.

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As far as I can see he looks pretty kool...

The first thing that came to mind when I read the description is that he may be a little green or just not shown very much, I don't know what you experience with horses is either though.
I have been riding western for many years and even though I just started riding English last month, my trainer called me a natural and her favorite person to give a lesson to cause I picked everything up so well. I really like English alot more than I like western so I'm thinking bout selling my green broke Western mare(that I trained)so I can get into English riding.

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post #5 of 11 Old 11-07-2009, 07:53 AM
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looks great!

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-07-2009, 09:31 AM
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His back looks a bit long to me.

A fair bit to pay for an 11 year old without much experience? You could probably pick up something a bit more experienced for that price, which would be best for you if you are just entering the discipline.

Also his strides and such just seem a bit flat. I don't really know what I mean by that.

Some videos would be nice :)
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I printed off his ad so my trainer could look at it today. I like the fact that he has Northern Dancer in his bloodlines. Northern Dancer was the horse that I first fell in love with(even though I'm only 19). But even if he didn't have him in his pedigree, I would still like him.

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-07-2009, 10:57 AM
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I think its a reasonable amount for him, but I would still offer lower than asking price to see where he goes on it. From what limited pictures of him I like him so far.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-07-2009, 12:53 PM
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He looks kind of short in his neck to me, and he has an extremely downhill balance. He desperately needs more muscle over his topline, and to be taught to raise his back and use himself correctly. I also think he is a little old for his price, considering that he doesn't have much training. Training Level dressage (unless he is showing test 3 or 4) can be ridden by just plodding around - it usually doesn't have to be "dressagey" at all. I think you could do better.
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I think he looks short in his neck, and he has extremely downhill balance. He desperately needs more muscle over his topline, and to be taught to use himself properly and raise his back. At 11 years old, he doesn't have much training for his price. I think you could do better.
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