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    07-21-2012, 01:01 AM
General opinions on this horse

What do you guys think of this horse in general? I'm looking for a horse to learn to barrel race on. And something trail safe.. Sorry this is pretty vague I'm soooo tired lol

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    07-21-2012, 01:10 AM
With just a skim he looks like a really nice horse... I'm not really sure what they mean by 'fluent in dressage', but for trails and barrels, he looks nice to me. At least worth checking out.
    07-21-2012, 01:18 AM
Me either lol, kinda made me giggle in my exhaustion.

You think it's worth an 8 hour drive? Hah.
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    07-21-2012, 03:08 AM
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Seems good???

They need a quick sale so you can maybe negotiate his price as well.

Depends what you want. He appears to be a quiet all-rounder. Although his ad doesn't mention any achievements, so while he may know how to do a lot of things, he may not be very good at them. They say that he is trained in a lot of things, and "fluent in dressage", which to me sounds like they have done a lot of random things with him (especially considering he is only 6), but not done any specific/advanced training in any discipline. I could be totally wrong, but that is just how the ad reads to me.

I don't know what you're looking for, but if you're looking for an all-rounder its probably worth going to have a look at him and try out all the things you want to do. If you want a horse that already knows a certain amount in a specific discipline, bring an advanced rider/trainer to put him through his paces to see what he actually knows and how far advanced he is, and also to judge the potential for what you want.

The best way to see what a horse is like is to actually go and see it. Many horses are advertised misleadingly, or when you try them out are completely incompatible.

Good luck!

Edit: Just noticed you said he's far away, if you're serious about him ask a lot of questions and find out everything you can. Then try and organise a few horses along the way to see while you're going out as it's a fair way for just one horse.
    07-21-2012, 05:03 AM
He's my favorite of the ones you've posted so far. Again no picture to get a good idea of conformation, but from what I can see he doesn't look bad. His temperament looks really nice, kind eyes. I would be concerned that he was a little to laid back but you wouldn't know until you rode him. Price tag is not crazy either although if they are trying to sell him quick I would offer 2800 if you click with him and see if they take it!

I do have pretty strong doubts about the dressage.
    07-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Sounds like a very nice horse and you can try to negotiate (although "fluent in dressage" sounds like a BS, I'm not even sure what that means, but then you don't care for dressage anyway ).
    07-21-2012, 12:59 PM
What a horse! Id snag him up in a heartbeat. Looks like he's got a good head on his shoulders.
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    07-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Does anyone like in the area or Orange, Texas..? I like him too.
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    07-25-2012, 03:15 PM
8 hours.... yikes.... I agree with the above statements, that he's very young to be as good at as many things as they say- like said, he's most likely had no advanced training in anything. But that's why I say he's worth checking out- he seems to have a great mind, he's a good looking guy, and the only way you'll be able to really see what he can and can't do is by going to see him.

I think whether eight hours is worth it isn't something I can decide, that's all you. :) Do you know anyone who lives up there, or something? Some connection to that area?

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