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    12-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Thanks for your advice, I also think it will go away with consistent work, that's what I was hoping for but didnt want to purchase a problem horse.
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    12-04-2008, 03:06 PM
You could always purchase him on a probationary period pending a vet check. Get his teeth and back checked to see if it is that. If those are clear you would keep him.
I am pretty sure based off of what you said that you should be able to work it out of him.
I don't know how old/experienced your daughter is but I guess you would just have to consider if you can handle/want to put in the effort of fixing it.
    12-04-2008, 03:15 PM
BTW he is 10 yrs.old, I know I can work it out of him, well me and my trainer/friend.My daughter is a not experienced rider, and I am willing to put the time into him.I am going to see if the vet can met me out there.Other than the head tossing is rides very well, I did watch the owner ride him, he did it to her too.
    12-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Our Arabian was like that the first time I rode him. I was so used to riding my old mare with a tight rein, that when I got on him he was like whoa lady lol... I loosened then up and he was fine for the most part. One we got him home and worked with him he has been fine, unless he is trying to keep us from putting the bridle on him every now and then. IMO with some TLC he would be fine =) Good luck with your decision!
    12-05-2008, 09:30 AM
Wow with all the horses for sale in florida surprised they have another buyer, must be a good deal. My horse when ridden in regular bridle with a bit does minimal headtoss, but when my friend rides her in bitless bridle she tosses her head constantly, try a bridle. Good luck
    12-05-2008, 09:51 AM
Yes there are alot of horses for sell in Florida but I think with the economy the way it is everyone is looking for the best buys and this one is cheap under 500. And for a broke horse that's not a bad price, yes he does have a minor issue but it can be resolved.I did purchase him and after I get him home on Saturday I will try a bridle and saddle.
    12-05-2008, 10:01 AM
Good for you! That is a great price for sure. I was amazed my horse was doing that in the bitless birdle. But I don't really understand the bitless birdle I guess. He rides all the horses at our barn with it and never saw one react the way mine does. I am use a snaffle with rollers and she likes it, keeps her calm I think.
Good luck and congrats!
    12-08-2008, 02:54 AM
I'm so glad that you bought him. I love mustangs and QH both so I can only imagine what a cross would be like. From the sound of the problem, it is likely either a pain response or caused by lack of or improper training. If you have checked his back and the vet floats his teeth, then it is probably training. With a little work, I'm sure that he will get over it and make a fantastic horse for your daughter. Keep us updated and good luck. :)
    12-08-2008, 08:07 AM
When you are riding and he throws his head back, make him stand there until he stops doing it. He should eventually get bored with just standing there and in time will learn to stop throwing his head. The worse thing you can do is to get off when he starts doing it, because that is probably exactly what he wants you to do.
    12-18-2008, 12:08 AM
Just a quick update, I did purchase the horse,Sammi is his name, I have had him just two weeks and working with him everyday and the tossing of his head has gotten 90% better, I'm working on ground manners, cause he can be a little pushy....also trying to put weight on him, he was about 150-200 under weight, but has gain lots already, switched his feed from sweet feed to 12% grain, he has gone from eating half of a scoop once a day to 2 scoops a day.He will also have his teeth floated the beginning of the year,I have not rode him yet,I will try in a week or so,with halter and lead rope no bit cause of his teeth of course.

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