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        05-01-2013, 07:25 AM
    Horse is 6 years old. My previous lease horse was not trained that well but he never bucked me of,reared,bolted ect. Well he only bucked once and bolted 2 times but I trained him to not run of to the paddock when I rode him bareback after experiencing that.

    I can't get help from my trainer because she is busy and probably wont help me with the budget that I have, maybe I am scared to be told there will be no horse for me but in exact words she said "you wont be able to afford something trained with your budget so you will have to train the horse yourself".

    I don't mind if the horse is not a purebred since im getting blood tests and a vet check I will find out if horse has any disease.

    I feel like im a confidant rider and I taught previous horse to jump and some dressage. Though I tend to lose confidence when people call me unexperienced, or degrade my efforts in riding in a mean way.

    I have sat only about 20 pigroots and sat 2 massive bucking fits and pigroots on one pony. Only reason I think I can handle the horse from reading and talking over the phone is that when a horse bucks or pigroots I don't get scared and hang on their mouth I laugh and push them forward but I have never sat crazy bucking fits on a large horse I have not fallen of when a horse has bucked or acted up and I have never lost confidence when riding that I can't get back.

    I have Ridden 3 different horses that were green for about 25-30 rides..but they all were not aggressive or mean so im more looking for a horse that is not aggressive and when it is being consistently ridden it is fine.

    So far the last 2 times this horse has been ridden he has not pigrooted but I know that's not a promise that he wont in the future.

    This horse I rang up about, the owner has told me over and over he would never set out to hurt any one. He has no aggression and can walk calmly on a trail ride. I guess I need to find out what the horse is like and how it is exactly trained to see if I can manage it.

    Another thing about the horse is that it supposably rarely spooks and will only for a couple of steps.

    I am going to try and get a trial.

    Im a person that never gives up if a horse is scared or needs to learn something, I wont buy a horse that is crazy but I don't want to miss out on buying this horse if he has a personality I like and is something special so that's why I am very likely to check him out and mostly because I have already organised with my dad to see him.

    But it is difficult to say what I want to do as I want to train a horse that is ridden the Klaus Hempfling way which has allot of trusting and bonding to being with the horse before riding it.

    I don't know what level rider I am. But I know for sure that when I was done with the previous lease horse he had no dangerous riding habits and was very respectful and safe on the ground. I had gained his trust which cured his separation anxiety and also had untrained his habit of pulling back. I know I trained and untrained allot of things with him and now he is being advertised to confidant beginers and for 5000$ but that is not what he is worth. He wont be as good at a different place and with a different rider.

    The previous lease horse I found was advertised needing an experienced rider and so is this one. Im allot drawn to this horses decent conformation.

    I Kinda think in the way in that after time when you develop a bond with a horse and establish that you are leader than you can get good results in the end as that is what I found out. All my troubles went away when I was leader and when I was trusted.
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        05-01-2013, 07:25 AM
    Originally Posted by Tracer    
    How old? And a QH I resume.

    The price is fairly reasonable for the current Australian market but he's going to need a lot of work. What area are you in? There're a couple of decent QH's, ASH's and the like around at the moment for those sorts of prices.
        05-01-2013, 07:33 AM
    Originally Posted by TBforever    
    makes me wonder he breaks in his own horses but needs food to lure him , must of been how he was trained to come

    Has only bucked BAD when getting broken in? Does that mean he still bucks? But not bad?

    You could make a trip out there and ride him urself to make sure ur comfortable
    He has not been caught that much recently, only to be ridden.
    I have dealt and trained horses to come when they got very bad to catch even a horse that wasn't mine and that was ridden every time in a saddle that didn't fit I taught it to be caught but only with food. Im very comfortable teaching a horse to be caught but I use food and make sure that before I put a horse back in the paddock to not give it a negative experience just before letting it go.

    I will be going out this weekend to ride him and test him out. He has not bucked his last couple of rides since being broken in ridden and left for 12 months in the paddock.
        05-01-2013, 08:00 AM
    Sounds like your mind is pretty well made up, so I guess-good luck!
        05-01-2013, 08:37 AM
    Green Broke
    He looks ok. I don't think that's too much to pay for greenish young QH if he's registered and sound. I would have to ride him first to make a decision though.
    What do want to do with him. He doesn't really look like a hunter or dressage prospect. Kind of reminds me of my friends barrel horse.
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        05-01-2013, 11:36 AM
    Pass. Beautiful horse but seems overpriced . At that cost I think you could get another horse that is more than green broke.
        05-01-2013, 01:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Definitely seems overpriced given the lack of training he has. He's the kind of horse I'd be looking at as a 'project' horse as long as he's healthy. That being said, he's way overpriced for a project horse. I'd offer him no more than $750 based on the market in my area; offer to pay in cash and bring the trailer with you to haul him away immediately as long as he passes inspection.

    It worries me that the owner hasn't really given him proper care and trims his feet himself. I bought my horse from a breeder who did his own trimming and just over a year later his feet are still a work in progress. Improper trimming at a young age while the bones are still developing can really mess them up for life. I'd highly recommend a pre-purchase exam even though he's young, primarily because of the question of how well the seller has taken care of him.
        05-01-2013, 01:57 PM
    Green Broke
    What would 30 days of training cost in your area with the type of training you prefer ? My area I can get a pretty good local trainer to put 30 days on them for $500, so maybe offer 1000 and use the other 500 at a trainer to smooth out some of the rough edges.
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        05-01-2013, 07:26 PM
    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    what would 30 days of training cost in your area with the type of training you prefer ? My area I can get a pretty good local trainer to put 30 days on them for $500, so maybe offer 1000 and use the other 500 at a trainer to smooth out some of the rough edges.
    Good Idea ! But In Victoria the horse market is like this, this horse is not considered overpriced. The horse Market here is bad, not many people buying and still most of the project ponies sell for 1000 $ the horses under that price are Tb's.

    If I really get stuck I will get a trainer but I couldn't afford an expensive one, just one that's good at staying on and wont ruin the horse. There are some supposably horse trainers that advertise really cheaply across the internet.
        05-01-2013, 07:30 PM
    Ill repeat this coz people are forgeting: My dad is only buying a horse if it has a pre purchase exam and blood tests done. Im pretty sure the Vet will tell me if the horses feet and bad, I will be even able to tell up until some extent. Ill keep looking for horses though.

    I kinda realise there are probably better horses out there, but my dad is the one id have to persuade to not look at the horse because he knows hardly anything about horses he will just call me "to scared to ride the horse" and say that I am
    "chickening out" but if I can get pictures of this horses feet and a video of it being ridden I will be able to make up my mind to go or not and if the feet are stuffed up ill show my dad and say its not worth it .. but his an idiot and will say " but you can get that fixed and you can get the farrier" But I will make him listen.

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