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    05-10-2013, 03:44 PM
I would not buy him.
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    05-10-2013, 03:54 PM
I'm with Celeste. There are SO MANY horses that need homes. It's a buyer's market, NOT a sellers market. I do not tolerate antisocial behavior in my horses. It's ok to be hard to catch bc that is fixable. My first herd of 6 was impossible to catch until I figure out how to retrain them all to come to the gate and put their heads over, in pecking order, to be haltered, led out, and tied. PM me for details, if you care to know.
Too bad the owners don't want to train this horse, but right now he is THEIR problem. I think you'll just get hurt with him.
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    05-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Agree with the above.
Not that he couldn't be fixed, but that's most likely not so pretty and there's still no guarantee.
    05-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Well darn, I was really pulling for him and you. That seems really weird that he would all of a sudden do that, I'm thinking he's hurting. But I guess there's no way to find out
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    05-10-2013, 10:34 PM
Wow, that seems pretty unexpected, but that definitely puts a damper on his prospects. Without that, I thought he seemed like a potential good buy- with it, that is a HUGE, potentially dangerous issue to try to overcome. It might be pain or health related, but then again, it might not. That's a bet of $1000 and your safety.
    05-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Well, my trainer rubbed him down to feel for any soreness and felt down his back. He wasn't sore or anything. I told the owner what happened and she said its probably due to his teeth needing to be floated since it has been 2 years. This entire month she has refused to have him floated but had every other horse done. Now that I told her I won't be pursuing him anymore she said she's going to have her daughter work with him after his teeth get done. I'd rather just not take the gamble.

I take this as meaning there is a better horse out there for me :) I'm an optimistic person
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    05-11-2013, 10:55 AM
Most likely they are selling him because he is a problem child.
    05-11-2013, 09:16 PM
Yeah. I'm thinking he might just be set in his ways. He hasn't done anything for 5 years so...
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