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post #9751 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 04:35 PM
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OK, here's the link to the guy I am looking into..........

For Sale - New Hope Training and Sales

Scroll down to Lil Leo Drift.

BIG guy!! I'm nearly 6', so that works for me!
If he is indeed 15.3 then she is a small girl on his back. The front pastern angles give the idea of bad angles on the feet or some other issue unless he is standing in a way to give a bad photo. Kinda looks like he is toed out at both the front and rear, but is hard to tell from that pic. I'm not impressed by him myself other than his bulk.

My gut tells me to pass on him, but you may get a better impression from someone more knowledgeable. I may be telling you to pass on a great horse. It is so hard to get good info from a single pic that has a rider and saddle covering up some of their look.
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post #9752 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 04:39 PM
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If he is indeed 15.3 then she is a small girl on his back. The front pastern angles give the idea of bad angles on the feet or some other issue unless he is standing in a way to give a bad photo. Kinda looks like he is toed out at both the front and rear, but is hard to tell from that pic. I'm not impressed by him myself other than his bulk.

My gut tells me to pass on him, but you may get a better impression from someone more knowledgeable. I may be telling you to pass on a great horse. It is so hard to get good info from a single pic that has a rider and saddle covering up some of their look.

Maybe that is why he has been up for sale for a while.....I appreciate all of your input! :) Honestly, this is a different picture than they originally had on him...I'm getting an unimpressed 'vibe' too based on THIS picture....but thought I would just inquire...... asking doesn't cost anything...right!?!?
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post #9753 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 04:43 PM
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I'd ask for more photos. Some of the other horses listed look like they need a decent farrier.
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post #9754 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 04:47 PM
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Both of you are right. He even appears to have small feet that will create a short life for consistent trail riding. I realize the grass covers up a lot, but the feeling is still there.

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post #9755 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 05:23 PM
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Both of you are right. He even appears to have small feet that will create a short life for consistent trail riding. I realize the grass covers up a lot, but the feeling is still there.

Uh oh does this mean I will have issues with Hunter, he has itty bitty little feetys
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post #9756 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 05:35 PM
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Most horses with large builds and little feet have problems if they are used heavily. I think there is another thread that touched on this recently as well on another horse, but can't remember for the life of me where it is.

They don't have the stability in uneven terrain like a horse with big feet and is usually accompanied by small bones in the legs. I'm no expert and do not portray myself to be one so please do your research on anything I may say for your comfort. I won't say that a horse with smaller feet and legs won't suffice for the average rider and their trails, but if you are doing alot of heavy trails then most people would direct you towards a bigger footed horse as they have a wider foundation to balance themselves. Less injuries, sprains and pulled muscles while traversing rough areas and losing footing.

Does that make sense?

I would explain exactly what your intentional use for the horse is and they should be able to provide a line of horses to show you out of their stock if they have any.

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Thank you Sandi!
I may need to get more than one though LOL

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post #9758 of 29438 Old 05-29-2013, 06:24 PM
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Uh oh does this mean I will have issues with Hunter, he has itty bitty little feetys
Not necessarily. hunter doesn't appear to have a huge build. I would guess he is around 950 lbs? What kind of terrain do you ride him on? Remember that we are talking about small feet on heavy horses that are used on rocky and mostly uneven terrain. If you are riding the local trails that are mostly smooth with the occasional fell tree to clear then I see no problem.
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Koolio, I meant to memtion yesterday that I LOVE your barn! Very nice!

I had another amazing ride on Isabella today. I wasn't going to ride because I found what I believe is a case of "scratches" on the back of one of her legs and I cleaned it up and put some meds on it. I was just going to let her graze but one of the trainers asked me why I wasn't riding and told me that today's weather (very hot and humid) was perfect to work out some of her arthritic stiffness and that the scratches shouldn't bother her.

She was so right. We walked all over the farm and when I brought her into a trot, there was no stiffness, no head bobbing, she was completely sound and so happy. Ears forward and alert. No attempts to bolt back to the hitching post, no trying to eating grass while I was riding.

Wow. Great ride!

And then afterwards while she was grazing and I was talking to the trainer, we spotted a copperhead sneaking through the grass. Wish someone had a video of the two of us trying to kill it. We had a shovel and pair of tree branch "loppers". We had it trapped under the shovel and wanted to lop off it's head with the clippers, while we were trying not to scream.

We have lots of black snakes out there, and we leave them alone. But copperheads have to go! We were eventually successful but now worry about there being others.
Yuck!
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