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post #21 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 08:08 AM
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Dubai HATED mints. Spat them out.

And if you gave him a whole banana he'd pop and mush it.

I also found a crushed mouse in his feed bowl once. Right in the middle. Grim little horse.

I need to plan some leave days, and my driving.. but I'm sure I can fit in a long weekend in the next few months!
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post #22 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 08:10 AM
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If you make it end of May ish you may be able to have a sit on him!

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post #23 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 08:41 AM
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Sorry to gatecrash OP :P

I'm in Istanbul for the last week on May.. other half is whisking me away! Will have to plan for after
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post #24 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 09:03 AM
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Your daughter should try the horse out BEFORE you even consider purchasing it. Considering her experience, she should have a say in the assessment of this horse. Let her get a feel of how she'd get along with this horse. I'm surprised the trainer hasn't made these suggestions to you - oh lady with the wallet.
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post #25 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 09:15 AM
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You do not want a horse that is a potential show horse that takes 2 months to get used to its surroundings.
This! I don't want ANY horse that requires more than a few minutes to settle and be paying attention to me - whether it's a show horse or a backyard pasture puff going to the vet's office.

Broke horses are pulled off the trailer, put into the stall long enough to pee, and then put through their paces. Green/never hauled before horses get to settle over night, then I'm doing something with them by the next morning. Even the ones who were never handled before getting herded onto a stock trailer and then delivered for training would be readied for halter breaking within 24-48 hours of arrival.
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post #26 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 09:22 AM
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I have no issue with anyone wanting to make money. My issue is with having them make it unfairly off of ME!

Boarding a horse until (literally) October and not doing anything is craziness with your wallet. I bet your daughter could get a really nice Appendix QH that has some backing and needs to be brought on for less money and she could get on now... Just look at the plain chestnuts.. ;)

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post #27 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 10:58 AM
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There are too many variables here.

Is the six year old untouched? I would pass on it that. And if your are depending upon the trainer to do it...that is making the horse cost 6k....so choices to make on your part.

Is two months too long to wait to back (a young horse)? No, but that means those two months are devoted to work in hand, to lunging, to driving, getting fit, leaning over the horse, etc. So, yes to the approximately two month IF other things are going on during that time.

The trainer thinks she can break a baby (as it sit on it safely) after a month after having her baby??? Good luck to her.

I would ask why the push to get this horse? And very few teenagers know all the rein effects and have the balance to start young horses. It IS a specific skill set imho.
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post #28 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 11:10 AM
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The way I see this, you would be paying 6 months of boarding for a horse you cannot do anything with.

I fully understand that this trainer doesn't want to risk her pregnancy training an unbroke warmblood. Who could blame her? There can come times when the horse needs some "understanding" moment, and those can be pretty intense. A good trainer should be able to get on the horse herself and fix the issue. She cannot obviously do it if she's heavy with child.

That said, it is not really your business if she's pregnant. You don't have to pay for her horses, or for the baby's diapers.

If your daughter wants an unbroke horse to train with this trainer, look for one in october or even november, when the trainer has fully recovered.

If your daughter can settle with an already trained horse, look for one.

If this 6yo you found is the love of your life and the sun in the sky and the moon at night, look for another trainer.

I really don't see why you should pay for 6 months worth of boarding for no reason other the personal problems of your trainer.
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post #29 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 11:16 AM
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Your trainer is worried that she is going to lose you as a client and the $$$$ too because pregnancy is going to take her out of commission for 2 months + . She will also have to have some time to recover after the baby is born-as you remember from having your own, the minimum is 6 weeks.
All of this will limit her ability to do any training at all and I can tell by your posts that deep down you are worried about this. I would be too.
She is telling you that the horse must wait 2 months because she feels your daughter will not be able to do anything with him on her own.
Since this appears to be the case, this horse is not at all suitable for your daughter even if your trainer highly recommends him. Is she getting a commission from you for finding this horse?
If it were my daughter I wouldn't let her "settle" for this horse. Keep looking for one that she can be safe working with even when the trainer is indisposed.
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post #30 of 31 Old 04-25-2014, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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These are all very good points...and I am grateful for all the advice!! I have placed a call to my trainer to ask some of these questions as tactfully as I can... If I don't like the answers, I am not even going to see this horse and have my daughter fall in love. If I get the answers I need from my daughter's trainer, then I will be asking the important questions from the trainers when we go see the horse. Thanks everyone!!!
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