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post #1 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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The --Maybe -- New Boy.

As some of you know my boy is up for sale and I’ve been quietly looking for a while. So I would like you all to meet the boy I am going out to try this afternoon, no critique thanks. But I shall be uploading pictures of me riding him and I’ll ask for critique on them. He is 11, 15.1 (so he’s quite a large downgrade from 16.2hh). Competed in Prelim dressage last year, placing in every event and scoring 72%. Currently training in Elementary dressage, competed at 80cm SJ and CT, training at 1.20m. Great to c/s/f.

We rung up and overall he sounds like a lovely horse, so I’m going out to watch and ride this afternoon I will bring my camera! I most likely won’t buy him I want to try out lots of horses then do a trial lease, then buy. No RUSHING. Because that is what got me in such a bad situation with Chinga now he’s up for sale and I’m upset because he is my best friend. But anyway, if you want to comment on Chinga being for sale there is another thread I want to keep this one to the *possible* new horse.



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post #2 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 07:40 PM
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he's gorgeous! Definitely don't rush into another sale......but if he rily seems like a good one, take him for the trial lease! Good luck!
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 07:43 PM
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What breed Maddie?
Was it official dressage or associate?
I personally think he looks a bit plain, but if you two match up, then that's good :)
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Another TB, I’m not sure what type of dressage, mother spoke to them and I kind of zoned out

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 08:10 PM
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He looks like a nice honest horse. I really like the look of his eye going over the jumps, he looks really calm. I'm sorry that it didn't work out with Chinga but hopefully now you can find a partner that will click with you and you can advance your riding.

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post #6 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 09:48 PM
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I like him. If he's quiet, been out and about, that's what you want. Doesn't matter whether he's done official or assoc. Dressage, as long as he's been out and coped with it!!!

Who cares if he's not spectacular looking, that's not what you need right now unless you want to go and do official showing which I don't think is up your alley???

Go have a look with an open mind ;) Don't go in there thinking "I'm going to buy him" or you'll end up in the same situation. But I think you're already aware of that :)

Be aware though that these days very few people will offer a trail period. Too many things can go wrong, what if the horse injures itself or has to be put down? Who pays the bills and do you still have to pay the full price for the horse since the owner has made a loss by sending it to you?? Those are big issues and the reason why few will send a horse on trail.
By all means ask about it, but if they're not happy, you will want to at least be able to take him out to your instructors, put him under some pressure there and see how he goes in with other horses. Also ask if you can come up a few times to ride him before you commit to buy.

Good luck!!!
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post #7 of 12 Old 04-12-2010, 02:59 PM
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I think he is lovely looking and a nice size and age. I'm also glad to hear that you may not be out of the saddle for too long.


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post #8 of 12 Old 04-12-2010, 03:23 PM
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I think it is great that you may have possibly found your true team mate. He looks happy, calm and like he really enjoys those jumps just as much as you do! As for flash.......

......Remember, pretty is as pretty does. You can have the flashy-est looking horse in the show ring, but if he refuses at first jump, flash doesn't really matter now does it? Besides, proper grooming can make even the ugliest horse look pretty darn good.
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-12-2010, 04:02 PM
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I think he looks lovely, I have a thing for bays :) if you choose to buy him then I hope it all works out and that you guys make an amazing team
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post #10 of 12 Old 04-12-2010, 05:37 PM
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For your next horse, your best bet is to place temperament and experience as a priority.

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