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post #1 of 26 Old 06-12-2012, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Question Chance to buy 3rd Level Dressage Horse

I have the opportunity to purchase an 18 year old Dutch Warmblood trained to 3rd level dressage for $3000.00. Owner states he is sound and does not require any injections or meds or special feed. I have seen a video of him and his movement is lovely. I am still green in dressage and so is my TB. I do take lessons with a professional trainer.
Should I invest in the Dutch Warmblood? Honest opinions please.

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post #2 of 26 Old 06-12-2012, 01:16 PM
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Yes!!! Lol. I do love Dutch Warmbloods. I would definitely say do a PPE,but I wouldn't hurt to check him out. That really isn't a bad price for a schoolmaster. Do you have pics?
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post #3 of 26 Old 06-12-2012, 01:17 PM
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If you have the chance I would snag him up in a heartbeat. I had that chance a few years ago a French Warmblood was living the life as a trail horse and he was boring the people to death he was so well trained. So I traded them for a horse that I paid $150 for.... turns out my guy was shown in the A level hunters for years in France and Canada!!!!
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It sounds a little good to be true. In fact, incredible if he is an experienced and able 3rd Level horse.

Now, if ther horse is a lovely mover and sound, he may well be worth $3000. Or more, regardless.

But some people say "3rd Level" because the horse performs one or two 3rd Level movements...badly.

Find out if the horse has shown, and when or where, and what the scores were. Do so politely, because again, the horse may absolutely be worth the price and you don't want to insult the owner.

But know what you are buying - it may be a really nice horse that's only ever schooled dressage at home, and the owner thinks his schooling is roughly equal to 3rd Level. And that's fine, and it may be a great horse for you. I just wouldn't want you to expect a schoolmaster or a horse with a competition record and to be disappointed when he's not.

Do post pics and video!
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I'd do a PPE and if he passes with flying colors like they say he will, I'd snag him in a heart beat! He's 18 and if he is 3rd level and sound, he probably has another 2 to 7 hard core years left. As long as you keep him in condition and just remember he is an older guy, I'd snag him in a heart beat, if Dressage were my discipline of choice. (I'd still snag him because I have always wanted to learn)
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post #7 of 26 Old 06-12-2012, 01:28 PM
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Ok Dressage has always been my weak point but let me tell you if I had and extras $3,000 in the bank (and the ability to hide horse from my husband who would kill me for getting another) I would scoop that horse up...
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He is lovely! How long ago was this video taken? I'd snatch him up in a heartbeat!!

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The video was posted the end of last month but I am not sure if that is when it was actually taped. My dumb husband is giving me fits about buying another horse, but wouldn't it be better for me to learn on a horse that knows everything than trying to learn on a horse that is also learning?
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post #10 of 26 Old 06-12-2012, 01:44 PM
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Wow, very nice horse. Not sure if he's a 3rd level horse, but a nice horse all the same. Heck, if you don't buy him I'll drive him home to Ohio myself!
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