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post #1 of 163 Old 03-26-2011, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Would You Buy A Horse That Killed It's Last Rider?

Hey so I don't know if this is the right place or not but if it isn't could it please be moved?

I want to know if anyone would buy a horse that killed it's last rider? My friend is interested in a horse that they know killed it's last rider and they are considering it. The horse was(idk if it still is) a serious rearer and had reared and flipped onto it's last rider killing them. Personally I don't think my friend should go for it because I just think it's too dangerous. Also they don't have the time to put into the horse to train it out of rearing if it still rears. I'm just worried and don't want them to get hurt.

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post #2 of 163 Old 03-26-2011, 11:17 PM
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I am not a professional trainer (and there are a few good ones here) but I would pass without KNOWING he had killed someone with the rearing/flipping. I am interested to see what other opinions there are regarding this. I know there are just some horses that cannot be re-trained from this type of behavior, and perhaps some that can. It would take a professional to even evaluate this horse safely and accurately. If your friend won't listen about passing on it, maybe you can talk them into taking someone with experience with this type of problem to go along.

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Also they don't have the time to put into the horse to train it out of rearing if it still rears.
Since this is the case, THEY cannot figure out that they shouldn't buy it?!
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Do all you can to talk her out of it...Thats all I can say.

Sounds like this horse needs to be in a bag of alpo, like yesterday.

Sounds cruel but that is a very dangerous behavior, I know several trainers in my area that will refuse to touch a known flipper.
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I've been trying to talk her out of it...she says that they told her he hasn't reared since the accident (probably cause everyone was too scared to get on his back!) and that she can handle it. ~Sigh~ this girl is 16 yrs old with not nearly enough experience to take this on. Her parents are non horsey so they go with what she says and no matter what I tell them she goes and says it's not true. Heck she wanted to buy my BO's WP prospect who HATES jumping and jump him 3ft off the bat when he hasn't been trained then she threw a hissy when my BO wouldn't sell him to her because he wont jump and hasn't been trained to and he didn't want her or the horse hurt.

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Many vices are easy to fix. While I have retrained some rearers, some will never be cured. I would discourage it for her and would even pass on it for me. Too many good safe horses out there.
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I am sorry, but that is just too creepy for me. I would not buy that horse in ahundred years.

To me it's like, would you buy a house in which someone had been murdered?
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Well I would straight up tell her no that horse is dangerous and you are not ready to handle a dangerous horse.
The owners may have put her spine out of wack or her teeth need to be done. You never know but the horse should be evalulated by a vet before being put on the market.

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Talk her out of it and pray she listens to you.

I'm curious as to what would cause it to rear. I always thought it was something bothering the horse bad to cause it to rear. Was it just cause it didn't like to be ridden or was it in pain? I'm not going to say it needs to be dead before I know why it's rearing.
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post #10 of 163 Old 03-27-2011, 01:45 AM
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From what I understand, horses tend to start rearing out of confusion, frustration or pain. If the situation is not properly handled, the horse learns how to get out of work by becoming a chronic rearer or flipper.

Now this may not be true, its just from what I have seen and heard. I could be 110% wrong...
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