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        04-23-2010, 09:20 AM
    Green Broke
    Nova - Possible New Horse!! *Video*

    My BO and a bunch of other people and I went on a road trip to go look at horses for me and someone else. I tried at least 3 - they were all jumpers. This is the one I really really like and am pretty sure I'm going to buy. She's pretty green which is what I want but she already knows ENOUGH to have fun on. She just needs a little refineing over jumps and the canter. The owner of the stable owns at least 100 horses so she was one of the more unknown ones, but you can tell she's had some training and is pretty healthy. Nice clear eyes, good weight, healthy feet. She had an accident with getting kicked in the mouth by another horse so her front teeth are a little banged up but she can still bite nad nip other horses :P

    Her name was aretha, but if Im going to buy her.. im re naming her Nova. Please excuse the position ..... I was pretty tense because he wasn't sure what she does cause he was away when she came in and was ridden.. and the canter isnt smooth lol so its going to need some practice on my part and her part as far as not getting so excited. But she does a lot of her own self carrage I didnt have to do much. The owner thought we made a good match, and my BO pretty much demanded that this was the horse for me LOL!

    BUt even though the owner of the stable wasn't 100% sure about her, he was completely honest with what he did know, and didn't hide a thing about the rest of his horses. He's mostly a buy/sell stable.

    I tried another one 14.2H Ill have a video of her up soon. But she's a little to short for me, and a little bit TO forward... and needed a german martingale to keep her head down SOOO we decided that wasnt a good choice.
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        04-23-2010, 09:51 AM
    Green Broke
    She looks like she could be a lot of fun. You are right, she is very green, personally I think she needs six months solid flatwork before I would let her even look at a jump.
    All the best!
        04-23-2010, 09:56 AM
    Green Broke
    Thanks. I agree. Flatwork is deffinately going to be a must, lately I've learned how IMPORTANT dressage is before even thinking about jumping. So that will deffinately be done. But the good thing is that she's a SANE project.. unlike Chance.
        04-23-2010, 10:03 AM
    Green Broke
    Truthfully, I think something a little less green would be more suitable.
        04-23-2010, 10:07 AM
    Green Broke
    I really don't mind the greenness and she's really right at the level I want. The first rides on horses are never smooth or great. But I really liked her compared to all the other 8 horses I saw go.. and the other 2-3 I tried. So I really feel like this is going to be my next horse.
        04-23-2010, 10:09 AM
    Just because she is better than the rest of the horses you tried there does not mean she is right. That is just silly.

    I agree, a less green horse is more appropriate.

    I will say she is a very patient creature. You were hanging on her mouth and she did not seem to be bothered by it.
        04-23-2010, 10:12 AM
    Green Broke
    As long as you know what you are getting yourself in to. If I were you, I would be very hardheaded on the price as $3000 sounds like a lot for a horse with little training. Don't act like you are in love with her and going to buy her no matter what as you will get taken to the cleaners!

    Think of a price that you think is fair and make them an offer based on that. Just because someone is asking $3000 doesn't mean that she is worth that! How old is she?
        04-23-2010, 10:14 AM
    Originally Posted by sarahver    
    How old is she?
    Video said 8.
        04-23-2010, 10:15 AM
    Green Broke
    Ha ha I turned the sound off near the beginning, sorry! Definitely asking too much, but then most people do when they are selling horses. Good luck!
        04-23-2010, 10:16 AM
    She looks very nice actually (arena looks pretty crappy though). Trot looks good, canter doesn't (plus wrong lead for quite while). I don't see too much of problem with her being green if she's quiet, behaving, and you work with the trainer.

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