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        02-10-2013, 05:47 PM
      #11
    Trained
    If you're planning on bringing him into full work and using him as a competition horse, it will be well worth your while to get him xrayed before you buy. Even a couple of starts on the track as a two year old can lead to stress fractures and joint injuries. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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        02-10-2013, 06:18 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    I completely agree with HighonEquine. If you have some pasture and fields, put him out and let him be a horse for awhile as he hasn't had that. And at the same time instead of saddle work, get to know him on the ground with some groundwork. I know people when they get horses off the track they put them out and leave them for a year to just be a horse before getting them going again. Congratulations though!
         
        02-10-2013, 07:19 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    If you are looking for him to be a serious competition horse down the road, I see no issue with getting him broke and riding and training him now. Better to lay your basics and get him going well now rather than try to throw it all at him later.
         

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