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post #11 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 08:57 PM
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How set are you on him?

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post #12 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Fairly set. But there's no guarantees until I go see him...

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post #13 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:05 PM
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To be honest he is an awfull mover, I don't think he is sound and I highly doubt he will pass a vet check. He does look like a nice quiet horse but I think you would have a lot of problems with his health. Even trying to bump him up would not make him a better mover because he is unsound. I hate to be harsh but if you are looking keep looking. that is my honest western pleasure eductated opinion.

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post #14 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I really appreciate your replies. :)

What makes you feel the way you do about his movement, soundness, etc?

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post #15 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:22 PM
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It struck me right from the time she trotted him for showmanship. He is not reaching like he should be and his knee action makes him look very sore. At the trot under saddle again he was not reaching or moving smoothly. Also when you see a shot of him coming down the rail his rythym looks very off. His lope is not true at all. It is a very scrambly 4-beat gait. At the lope he looks sore in both his front end and back end. It looks painful for him to move. A different rider will not make this horse look more sound either. There is nothing smooth or free looking about the way he goes. IF IT CAN EVEN BE DONE you will have a ton of maintenance cost to get and keep this horse sound. Your $2500 horse will quickly cost you much more. In todays market I think you can find a much better and more sound horse for $2500.

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post #16 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm. I'll ask the seller about his soundness and health...

Thank you so much!

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post #17 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:25 PM
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I agree with Laura.
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post #18 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I read some previous emails and she said he's sound, not spooky, and has never been lame.

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post #19 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:29 PM
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Likely the seller will tell you that he is not sore either because she doesn't know and she isn't going to tell you even if she does know. Please for your own good avoid this horse.

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post #20 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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I really appreciate your insight. Like I said, there's no guarantees and there are other horses I am looking at. Thank you sooooo much! *Big HUG* haha

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