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post #31 of 39 Old 04-07-2009, 11:28 PM
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I agree, he does look lame. However, there is no way to be sure that he didn't just get trimmed a little close without a vet check. Now onto the way he moves. He is a rope walker on the front and looks bandy-legged on the back and even without the soreness, he would not be a natural mover. I am sorry if I offend anyone but I think that trying to make a WP horse out of him has ruined the way he travels. It would take a lot of work to get him usable even if he was sound and I don't think he could every be show quality material.

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post #32 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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Just watched the video. Poor horse. He indeed looks like in pain. Generally if someone say $6000 horse will be sold to you (because you do jumping, 4H, blah-blah-blah) for a great deal of $2500 rings me a bell (even in this economy).
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post #33 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 11:12 AM
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ok so I spoke before the video was up- he is cute in the picture but SOOOO off in the video. If you are really in love with him have a vet check and you can go from there but man is he stiff :(

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post #34 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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wow, that's a good price for him, by the looks of it!

Hope you get him! And keep us posted if you do! =)
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post #35 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 07:32 PM
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wow, that's a good price for him, by the looks of it!
You must be joking !
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post #36 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 07:40 PM
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I agree with what everyone else has said and I really appreciate how you have such an open mind about this horse! :)
I would say keep looking;)
And im sorry he may not work out! (hugs)


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post #37 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 07:49 PM
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Awe Blu, I'm so sorry that this horse looks lame... other than the movement, this is the kind of horse I had pictured for you - very pretty and very broke - a packer that you'd be able to work with and build your confidence.
The horse looks very stiff even when in-hand, however a rider can make a horse look sore if they are too restricting through their own bodies.
The horse definitely "wings" with its front left, and it looks to be coming from the shoulder instead of just being a slight fault.
Very stiff movement - absolutely no "go" in sight - now, again, a rider can make a horse look more sore than it is... if the owner is willing to pay for your vet check, then by all means get the vet check done, as long as you pick the vet... but I'm pretty sure the vet will come back with exactly what everyone here has said - he's most likely lame. Do not pay for the vet check yourselves, I'm 90% sure this horse is lame, but it's worth a check if you can get the owners to pay for it, and you use the vet of your choice.

As for the price, I've said it once, I'll say it again - a horse is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. A LOT of people have been duped (hehe - sorry, that's part of my gelding's reg'd name) by sellers saying "well, this horse is worth $20,000! But I like you... I'll sell him to you for $3000." 9 times out of 10, the seller has tried selling the horse for said $20k, but can't get it... in fact, they've dropped the price so much, they're considering an offer that is a fraction of the initial asking price. So don't let that get you - I know you're a smart cookie though!! Denny, my OTTB, was sold as a yearling for around $30,000 - I know I overpaid for him as a 7 year old for $2500... just to give you perspective.

Hun, you'll find the right horse for you, sorry it's such a PITA.

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post #38 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Awww! Thanks JDI. You always know what to say and how to say it!!

I am proud of you for being proud of me! Haha. Man, I love this place! I think one thing that makes me so open is having Blu. We got him and literally knew NOTHING about him. I dedicated my time to him, however, I haven't really accomplished what I need to. I've gotten some emails about Blu but most are for kids wanting a barrel horse. Big no no! Blu has the potential to be a barrel horse and he is great around kids....BUT kids don't ride him. Unless I'm there, you know. I'm so touchy about people riding my horses. Better than saying here take him! If you fall off its not my fault!

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post #39 of 39 Old 04-08-2009, 11:37 PM
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wow, that's a good price for him, by the looks of it!

Hope you get him! And keep us posted if you do! =)
I don't think we watched the same video?
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