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post #11 of 13 Old 02-13-2011, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Its not mine, its just a theoretical question :P And yes, jumping is def. my thing so I'm sure it would be something like around 3 foot IF the horse is able to manage it. I wouldnt force a horse into something they dont enjoy or do well at. And yes to auto lead changes, that would be one of the beginning basics I would teach.

If the horse was a stockier warmblood built thoroughbred who could easily jump high or even was crossed with a warmblood, do you think that could increase the value?
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post #12 of 13 Old 02-13-2011, 01:31 AM
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Here is the problem with Camelot. (their facebook page)

You are buying a horse sight unseen. They are doing a very good thing there. Don't get me wrong. They are also making a pretty decent profit. Not to mention, people looking to dump a horse, they would rather dump them at Camelot. Why? Because they know that someone will save that horse, no matter how crazy/lame/old/thin it is.

I donate money to the rescue organizations that 'bail' horse from Camelot but as far as buying one for myself, no way. Too much risk. My friend wants to split a horse with me...go halves. She wanted a gelding out of Camelot. Nice guy, great breeding, good conformation, 8 years old and 'supposed to be broke to ride'. Now the ladies at Camelot were swearing up and down that he was the nicest little horse ever. But he was led through the auction. To me, that is a huge red flag. Was he led through because he is unsafe to ride? Because he is lame? Because he hasn't been ridden in years? Or simply because the seller didn't want to pay to have someone ride him?

It is a tricky situation up there. It is a buyer beware world. For what you pay for at Camelot, by the time you get them home (transport is big money) and quarantined (more money) and vet checked (more money) you are WAY over 1K. And for 1k, in Western PA, you can get a registered TB with the basics done.

Now if you were to go to the auction yourself, there are still huge risks. It is easy to buy on emotion.

I would keep looking. Camelot has nice horses but in my little opinion, they are over priced (because they can be) and sometimes, people will pay that price just to 'save' the horse.
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post #13 of 13 Old 02-13-2011, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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no i see exactly what you are saying. I've read a few things about them as well as following them on a weekly basis just to see what is there. And no, I don't think I would ever buy just on emotion. I've got a little more sense than that and as sad as it is, I would have to find the horse that was appropriate for me and what I was looking for, not just because its sad (even though it is). And yes, camelot is somewhere I would definitely rather get a horse from only if I saw it myself. They are pretty expensive there (well they can be) and there is a lot more money to pay after bail and whatnot, and there was even just recently a bad case last week. Some girl bought a horse who was for sure sound and everything.. came home, she spent over $1000 to get it there and the horse and everything else and now shes forced to give it away because is not sound at all, has an injury, and best suited for being a broodmare, not rideable. I dont think I would ever buy online.

Fortunately for me, I dont have to worry too much about the costs of vet/quarantine/transportation. We would probably have our own trailer and go up there and back down, as well as we have a friend who owns a large tract of land which is ready for horses (previous owners) and has many pastures, so I could quarantine them myself since no other horses there can get infected (there are none). Then just get them vet checked!
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