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What to look for when buying a horse?

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        04-08-2012, 09:09 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    This horse was really skinny, anyway, due to winter coming up and the horses age, I offered a fair bit less, but she didn't accept it, so I'm moving on. I don't think she'll get that much though, not coming into winter.

    I am looking at another horse on Wednesday though.

    Some things, such as moving of face pressure, don't bother me too much, as these things are pretty easily trained I think. I just want a quiet stable temperament, sound, friendly, easy to handle.

    Usually I just go through a thing where I go out and watch the get caught, fiddle with them side to side on the ground, lift feet, touch all over, ears, eyes, teeth, watch them saddled etc, then ridden under saddle. Then I ride myself, then untack, ask questions etc.

    When I was younger I used to fall in love with the first horse I'd meet, but now things are different. Meaning no offense, but I feel that the "connections" I used to make were imaginary in one way, I liked the horse so much I gave actions more meaning that they had. The horse has to be a good match though, there are many horses I just don't like that much.
         
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        04-13-2012, 04:00 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    You're missing the point. Giving to pressure on his face is an indication that the horse will be easy to train. He's already cooperative. It isn't just something that you can train...it's an indication that he's willing to be trained. It shows that he's friendly, easy to train and handle and without attitude. EXACTLY what you're looking for.

    If he pushes back or throws his head up, you have a horse that wants to defy you, or at least not cooperate.

    How a horse reacts to this is an indication of his nature. THAT's what you're looking at. Not his training.
         

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