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post #11 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:31 PM
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And secondly, a horse will never be lame due to "not being happy". Its not possible. I don't care how nice he is, or how much the owner says he's worth, there are underlying issues.

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post #12 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:34 PM
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Until/unless he is vetted and the reason for the lameness is known how nice he is/isn't is a moot point.
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post #13 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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my opinion is no especially with the lamness
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post #14 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:45 PM
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Too many nice horses out there who aren't lame to buy this one.
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post #15 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 PM
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Just browsed through the NC craigslist. There are a lot of nice horses for under 1000, some nice horses claimed to be used in english pleasure for 1500. Shop around. If you jump on buying this crippled-up horse, you and your parents are probably going to regret it.
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post #16 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM
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I totally understand where your coming from, as he is cheaper and possibly fixable, but its not worth the risk. If anything have him vetted first (what you should do before you buy any horse ) and found out whats causing the lameness. If you get him and found out he is hopelessly lame you will be so dissapointed. And if you have a green horse that needs work, why buy another one at all, im finding that having to project horses it alot of work and time, and im working with them everyday.
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post #17 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:55 PM
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Nope. Unless you want a pasture pet in the near future that you can't give away, I'd pass.
Have the seller get a PPE and you be present, his horse, he knows he's lame. Why he hasn't been checked yet and the source identified is beyond me. I'd also be pretty reluctant to buy from such a guy!

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post #18 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 12:56 PM
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I got this boy for free. Sound, sane, and with a puppy dog personality. There's no reason you need to take on a lame horse just because your purchase price has to be low. There are plenty of horses like my JJ out there for the taking, if you'll be patient and keep looking.
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post #19 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 01:01 PM
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I got this boy for free. Sound, sane, and with a puppy dog personality. There's no reason you need to take on a lame horse just because your purchase price has to be low. There are plenty of horses like my JJ out there for the taking, if you'll be patient and keep looking.
Key words - it is all too easy to get caught up in the mindset of you must get a horse "right now".
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post #20 of 35 Old 01-22-2013, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Wanstrom I know that you can get a good horse cheap because one of my horses I paid 500 dollars for and she is great. I will probably show her some but she is an appaloosa and is very stocky which isn't always great for the kind of riding I do, for some reason most judges like long legged bay or chestnut horses better. She is still green and is at her previous owners house still because he is training her mostly but I come out and train her some, I just don't really know that much about breaking horses since I'm 13 and haven't ever trained a horse so he is helping my out with her. I really would prefer to have her well trained and at my house before I look for another horse so now I'm leaning more towards not getting him.
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