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    04-22-2012, 02:32 PM
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Foal
What do you think of this horse?

So I'm going to see this horse on Thursday, and here is the description I have been given so far.

Leila is an 8 yo Thoroughbred mare, 16.1 hh and has competed in novice level events, schooled prelim level stadium and cross country. She is very bold and athletic and comes from impressive bloodlines (Native Dancer, Secretariat, and Gone West are a few in her pedigree). Flashy mover, always placed top 5. Loads, clips, ties, stands for vet and farrier, excellent ground manners and a very willing and fast learner. Letting her go for free because she has been out of work for a few months and will need a lot of training with a firm rider. Must have her go soon because I have very limited funds. She hasn't been completely out of work she just hasn't been ridden consistently for a few months, I'm only able to ride her about once a week/every other week. The only reason is that I don't have the time and would like a horse that's less of a project. She is a handful and will need a very experienced, brave rider. I always lunge her for 10-20 minutes before I get on or else she prances and crow-hops the whole ride. She's never had any past injuries or issues. She is on stall board with daily group turnout at the moment and doing fine with that set up. I have her barefoot and she's doing fine with it but when I bought her she had shoes and did fine with them as well.

What do you guys think? My trainer is coming with me to see her, and if she thinks that she seems like a good horse, then I'll take her to her barn for a bit and fix some of the problems she has.
I don't have any pictures yet. And remember that she is free. Thanks so much!
     
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    04-22-2012, 03:16 PM
  #2
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Originally Posted by SparksPirate    
So I'm going to see this horse on Thursday, and here is the description I have been given so far.

Leila is an 8 yo Thoroughbred mare, 16.1 hh and has competed in novice level events, schooled prelim level stadium and cross country. She is very bold and athletic and comes from impressive bloodlines (Native Dancer, Secretariat, and Gone West are a few in her pedigree). Flashy mover, always placed top 5. Loads, clips, ties, stands for vet and farrier, excellent ground manners and a very willing and fast learner. Letting her go for free because she has been out of work for a few months and will need a lot of training with a firm rider. Must have her go soon because I have very limited funds. She hasn't been completely out of work she just hasn't been ridden consistently for a few months, I'm only able to ride her about once a week/every other week. The only reason is that I don't have the time and would like a horse that's less of a project. She is a handful and will need a very experienced, brave rider. I always lunge her for 10-20 minutes before I get on or else she prances and crow-hops the whole ride. She's never had any past injuries or issues. She is on stall board with daily group turnout at the moment and doing fine with that set up. I have her barefoot and she's doing fine with it but when I bought her she had shoes and did fine with them as well.

What do you guys think? My trainer is coming with me to see her, and if she thinks that she seems like a good horse, then I'll take her to her barn for a bit and fix some of the problems she has.
I don't have any pictures yet. And remember that she is free. Thanks so much!
Almost to good to be true.
     
    04-22-2012, 03:18 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
It can't hurt to go take a look, especially with your trainer. Good luck!
     
    04-22-2012, 03:55 PM
  #4
Foal
Almost makes you wonder if the owner is harsh on her mouth? Or if she's riding with the wrong bit? Maybe her teeth need to be floated? Make sure you ask questions and if anything sounds shady, it probably is! Good luck and I hope she turns out to be a good one for you! :)
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    04-23-2012, 01:07 PM
  #5
Weanling
I got my TB for a hundred dollars. She was going to be free, but then the lady changed her mind about letting her go. I waited a month and contacted her and offered to buy the mare. She responded with a sale price of $100.00. She is the best horse with good confirmation and is sweet as the day is long. Very willing attitude. Absolutely nothing wrong with her. Owner was having financial problems and just wanted to find the mare a good home. I keep in touch with the previous owner and send her pics. My dressage instructor thinks she has the makings of a great dressage horse. Sometimes things just fall into place
     
    04-23-2012, 01:23 PM
  #6
Started
I would defiantly take a look at her. Can't wait to hear how this turns out, good luck!
     
    04-23-2012, 01:28 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Definetely take a look-I've gotten free horses before & they were great-so it sounds like it could be a great deal to me.
     
    04-26-2012, 05:03 PM
  #8
Weanling
The owner seems very upfront about her experience and ride-ability- always a plus. You looked at her today, right? How'd it go??
     
    04-26-2012, 05:14 PM
  #9
Foal
I was going to see her, but then the lady called me and canceled it because "something came up". So I guess I'm going sometime next week!
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    04-26-2012, 05:38 PM
  #10
Weanling
Aw, that's too bad. Well keep us posted when you do go! And take lots of pictures :)
     

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