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        03-12-2009, 04:09 PM
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    Would you trade?

    Im thinking about trading my horse, duchess, for this horse named Oliver. He is a 11 year old, double registered quarter horse, gelding, a true 16.1 hands tall, buckskin with a big snip(ish), 4 white socks, he was broke western, and was western until 3 years ago, when this owner got him. She has done jumping and lower level dressage with him, he knows all lower level dressage. He has been there done that kind of horse, gone to many shows, was a trail horse for a long time. He is way more broke than duchess, has alot more training, the owner would still take a straight across trade, she really likes duchess. I have already went and rode Oliver, he liked me, and he is the knid of horse that either likes you, or doesn't, and he liked me. I would do barrel racing with him. He has a HUGE stride, and leaps into a lope. He has ALOT of power. So, I just don't know if I want to trade. I know he is way better broke than duchess, but he is also already 11, and duchess is only 7. Here are some pics of Oliver. and here are some pictures of duchess, just as a reference.
         
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        03-12-2009, 04:11 PM
      #2
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    Sorry its all messy like this =(
         
        03-12-2009, 04:12 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Um... I dunno.... LOL. I'm not much help. :roll:

    I guess it all depends upon what YOU think. I'd be inclined to snap up Oliver. 11 is not old.

    I don't know enough about your situation to give you a solid answer though.

    What is your gut telling you???
         
        03-12-2009, 04:46 PM
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    My gut, says yes and no lol. I just like duchess, but I know we are going no were, so I think I will probably trade. He is going to someones place for the weekend so that they can try him out, and he either likes you or he doesnt, so im hopeing that he don't like her lol, but if he sells, then it was not meant to be.
         
        03-12-2009, 04:49 PM
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    Oliver was also a model, he model for the dynasty equine vet supply magazine, or its something like that, the lady had 10 other horses and they choose him, he gorheous in the summer time, still not bad looking in witner either lol. I went and rode him in December, so I have not be able to see him in a summer coat. But im told he is just gorgeous, and by looking at those couple pictures, I would say so.
         
        03-12-2009, 04:49 PM
      #6
    Trained
    That's a great attitude. If it's meant to be it will happen. Good Luck!!!
         
        03-12-2009, 05:06 PM
      #7
    Started
    Thanks, here are three videos of him jumping. He likes to GO, so she does have to hold him back, but he settles after a bit. That's why she is selling him, she likes fuddy duddys lol, she also likes mares way better. I like horse that want to go, I don't like to stop and smell the flowers, I want to go adn be somebody lol. Here are the videos
         
        03-12-2009, 05:25 PM
      #8
    Trained
    I know less than nothing about jumping. He's Very handsome though.

    You'll have to keep us updated on what you end up doing!!!
         
        03-12-2009, 06:47 PM
      #9
    Banned
    Personally I do not like him. I do love his stride though. But for 11 y.o he looks a little not as trained as they are saying(but I don't know for sure)
         
        03-12-2009, 07:00 PM
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    Showing
    He is a beauty, there is no denying that but I really didn't like those videos of him jumping. It looked like a barely controlled runaway. If you did trade, you would have a lot of retraining to do before he was close to being show ready. Plus, taller horses generally don't do as well at barrels because their center of gravity is so much higher and they have trouble getting those long legs and long bodies collected enough to make the tight turns around the barrels. I personally think that you would do better with your mare, just give her more time. She is gorgeous. Does she have speed enough to be a competitive barrel horse? How tall is she? Plus, she has a fairly short back which should allow her to excel at speed and quick turn events.
         

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