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post #11 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Missy May View Post
Okay, he is not worth the money they are asking by a long shot. They bother making a video to show he can do what? He literaly does nothing in the video that is at all impressive...nothing that the average 3 yo wouldn't be expected to do. He is not that athletic, he can't disengage his hindquarters well, he isn't that "smooth" or responsive, can't get "under himself", and he is far from collected. If you want a cow horse, you can easily get one w proven blood lines that has either been started or is well along at this price.

Now, if I just wanted a dependable go along horse, and this guy had the asking price he should have at this stage of his training (no more than 1000, if that), he looks like a nice guy.
Well... How much of that is the horse and how much of that is training?
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 12:56 PM
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I like him, that would be cheap in my area for a horse like that! As missy may said he may not be used to the sounds and sights on the roads but that wouldnt be a big deterant for me as you can fix that pretty easily. I also like how he wasnt bothered when he was running through the horses. Didnt like the riders and I think its a good idea to go up there and try him out!
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post #13 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by WSArabians View Post
Well... How much of that is the horse and how much of that is training?
Probably more horse than training, but at that price I would expect - both. But, I mistakenly thought (from the horse's description) she wanted both...ooops.
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 01:30 PM
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You won't find me talking you out of this horse...I personally liked the video well enough that I'd go take a look and a ride or two on him. :)

I think he's a good size, very stout and he has a nice kind eye. I like that!

He did what he was asked, I didn't see any ear pinning, tail swishing or resisting to cues. Sure the riders weren't the most refined, but for this horse being only 7 years old...I think he's definitely worth a serious thought. :)

Good Luck and keep us posted!

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post #15 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 02:19 PM
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I also found him easy to like. He looks like he would be very good out on the trails and in the fields but I can't help but think that if he was used extensively in things like roping, competitive reining, etc., he would not not stand up physically (this comment is based on what I see in his conformation and way of going; I wonder if a vet would say the same thing?).

You should take a look at him. When you do, see if you can get the owners to set up situations close to what you might be planning to do with him (eg, walk in the ditches with a quad or truck coming up and passing him). Good luck and I hope I'll see you posting a photo of him as a new addition to your barn in the near future.
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post #16 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians View Post
His back legs bother me a lot. I'd definitely want a vet check before I bought him.
I see something iffy with the back legs too. He seems to take choppy steps and they look wonky in the photos.
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Well I'll admit I see a lot of shortness and stubbiness in the hind legs but it makes me think of a sure footed mountain goat (as long as the vet says not problems in the future). I agree with those of you that liked the video and the price. He's looks like a scruffy reliable horse. Only a lot of riding will tell the whole story. I have emailed the seller to ask if I can stay there a week and try him out (at a hotel and whatever reasonable "riding/training" they would charge for me taking up their time to prove to me they have what they are advertising).

For those of you who have said you can find something better as in training, horse, price, etc. let me know. Time is on my side.

I tend to be of the mindset that you get what you pay for (even in a depressed market). And yes you can overpay to a seller giving lip service but I plan on doing a lot of riding before deciding. Hey did that rhyme? If they don't want me to ride more than a day or two than I see a red flag. When you are willing to give a forever home and a lifelong commitment then a lot of investigation up front is imperative. That's why I made this post!
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