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post #1 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Quick Question? about buying a horse?

I looked at a horse today.She was wonderful very calm and gentle but when the rider asked her to move off when ridding her she wouldnt go. The ridder ended up using a switch and tapping her on the rump. It worked and she would move but not alot the ridder almost had to constantly tap her. Question is do you think she was just herd sour? The owner said that she did this on a normal basis when riding without the other horses. She would be the only horse here so would you think she would move on without another horse or need training to get better. I don't want any rude comments so please keep to yourself.... I just want other opinions if you think she would ride out. The owner said she would but I don't want to spend all the money buying her then have to send her to get trained.....Thank You and PLEASE no rude comment
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 06:11 PM
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I think the horse needs more work if she has no idea how to move off.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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She would move off just only towards the barn, she w/t/c like nothing was wrong. I don't want to bring her home and have to send her off if it is more than herd sour. What would you do would you just pass her up?
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If you like the horse otherwise, can you take her on a trial basis? If you can, be sure you get an agreement in writing. She definitely needs some training, even if its just for being herd sour. Being alone may help; it may bring out other issues.

Or maybe just sign a lease agreement for a month, try her out at your place and then if you like her buy her.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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definitely a training issue. Your just going to have to decide if you are up to dealing with the training. I'm not coordinated enough for a crop, so I use spurs, but my horse Bo was like that. Would refuse to move, just kinda stand there, till he got a chance then turn and go back to trailer. Still has a bit of issues but I got it worked out of him wasnt a soundness issue he had just learned to be lazy. I think alot of kids horses get that way. They jump on tap tap tap, horse wont go, kid gets board jumps off goes and does something else. So horse learns to just stand and the ride will be over soon.
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 07:27 PM
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If you cannot ride the horse, you have two options:
- Don't buy this horse, and keep looking for something that suits your skill level
- Pay to have this horse and yourself trained with qualified help
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 07:31 PM
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Honestly, if the owner couldn't get her to move? I doubt she will do it for you either.

And depending on your skill level, even if you send her for training, she might well revert to this habit back with you at home.

I'd be looking further if it were me.

And wouldn't be much fun to get home and find out she had worse tricks than not moving off either.

Owning horses should be fun, not a constant battle.

What discipline are you wanting to do with a horse?

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post #8 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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Honestly, if the owner couldn't get her to move? I doubt she will do it for you either.

And depending on your skill level, even if you send her for training, she might well revert to this habit back with you at home.

I'd be looking further if it were me.

And wouldn't be much fun to get home and find out she had worse tricks than not moving off either.

Owning horses should be fun, not a constant battle.

What discipline are you wanting to do with a horse?
^^This!!! So agree with this!

In addition to Palomine's question about what discipline, what is your skill level?
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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All I am wanting is a good western trail horse. I can ride pretty good but don't want anything hot headed. That's why I went and looked at her. The owner did say she was bought for her daughter but wouldnt go for her so they are selling her. Only time she would go with her daughter was in a arena , I saw the video and she was riding normal.
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-02-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Also I don't know about the trial basis. She said she would hold her for me till I called her this evening. But other than that first come gets her.
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