to buy an ex-endurance riding to do eventing?

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    04-22-2011, 05:55 PM
to buy an ex-endurance riding to do eventing?

Hi everybody!

so long time without being in this board but I had no internet connection since last september...

Yesterday I met one of my friend, her father and her have endurance riding horses at home and they want to sell some. As I was looking for a new one, I came to try and I fall in love with a lovely 7 years old bay mare. She was an endurance horse but last year they stoped her because she wasn't good in 90km race... Since this time she wasn't ride again...
So on wednesday I took a saddle, and I decide to try. (Why not?)
I went to the outdoor arena and go on. And... she was adorable... My friend told me that she wasn't a nice horse, not very nice with humans in general... and at the end she told me: "you know, sometimes people says: 'that's not rider who chose the horse, but horse who chose the rider... and maybe, you are her rider"

So now, I have a problem. I want to buy a new horse, but I want him to be able to do eventing (or dressage and jumping)... so you think an endurance horse can?
She hadn't work since a long time...
Well I don't know...

I join some pictures of her:

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    04-26-2011, 02:31 AM
It's kinda hard to tell what her movements are like. Usually endurance horses don't have the nicest looking dressage trots but I'm no expert.
    04-26-2011, 05:41 AM
You would need to post better photos, both standing for confo and moving, to get a better evaluation.

From her previous endurance work, you know that she should stay sound and can handle an eventing training schedule.

She's overjumping the little crossrail, and is fairly good with her front end, work would probably improve that and she has the right cheerful, bold attitude about her fences.

However, the draw reins in the flat photo concern, partiuclary since she's braced up against them and not yielding at all.

So, the big question is, will she accept the discipline and flat work necessary to produce a decent dressage test? It the answer is yes, well then, she'll make a good lower level/local level event horse.

Then the other question you have to answer is based on what her selling price is - is their a better prospect out there with less reclaim work needed for the same or similiar price?

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