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post #1 of 11 Old 08-26-2010, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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The barn that I board/take lessons at gets most of their horses from auction. They recently bought two horses, Stuart and Red. Stuart looks like after a bit of riding he'll be a great horse. I'm a bit worried about Red. I've only gotten one look at him, but he has an infected eye (stuff is oozing down his face), he has a very long back, and short little legs. He is also ewe necked, and his head looks very large on his body. He's very undermuscled, and I'm not sure he'll be able to succeed in lessons (he would be ridden 3-5 times a day for an hour each with a break in between). What do you think?
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-26-2010, 09:26 PM
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We can't really tell you much without more information. Breed? Age? Pictures?
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-26-2010, 09:30 PM
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do you have any pics?
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-26-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'll get some pics tomorrow. He seems to be older, and for some reason he looks part QH to me, but I don't know.
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Ugly horses sometimes make the best horses. They aren't all beautiful, long legged and smooth. Im sure if they bought him with the lesson program in mind, they wouldn't buy something that they werent fairly certain would work. I'd like to see what you are talking about...ill check back for pictures
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-26-2010, 09:47 PM
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Will they at least treat him for the eye infection and allow him to put on some muscle before expecting him to pack riders around all day? If they do, then there isn't any reason why he wouldn't be able to handle that workload even if he is older. There are many horses in the world who would be better horses if they got ridden for 5 or 6 hours a day instead of 1. The long back shouldn't really be a problem providing they don't put riders on him that are too big for him.

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^See, that's the problem. The place is great, they have fantastic horses, amazing people, great facilities, but when they get in a new horse, they expect it to be great, just like that. They are treating for the eye infection, and if the horse is a good "beginner" horse, there will be many adult beginners slamming down on his back and yanking on his mouth. The children I'm not worried about, it's the heavier adult riders... :/
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Hard to really tell without pics...even better would be to see a vid of how he moves, despite his "handicaps". I've seen some pretty fugly-ish horses in my day, and you would think they wouldn't stand for a lot of work, but they did quite well. It can take a bit more time for you to build up the muscles necessary to keep him in good working shape, but that doesn't mean he won't stay fairly sound for a long time.

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-27-2010, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, next time I go to the barn I'll try to get some good pictures. I'm not allowed to take him out of his stall unless he needs to be hosed off or unless I'm helping a riding student tack him up. So the pics will be in his stall at an awkward angle, but hopefully they'll work
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^See, that's the problem. The place is great, they have fantastic horses, amazing people, great facilities, but when they get in a new horse, they expect it to be great, just like that. They are treating for the eye infection, and if the horse is a good "beginner" horse, there will be many adult beginners slamming down on his back and yanking on his mouth. The children I'm not worried about, it's the heavier adult riders... :/
Angel, I'm positive that particular place (which has also very heavy lesson program, isn't it? ) definitely had something in mind when they got a horse in first place. And I'm also positive they'll be careful in who will be riding it. Most lessons barns around here the BO and instructors are VERY careful about who rides the horse and how much the horse can manage, as well as physical condition of the horse. Personally I wouldn't worry all that much.
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