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post #1 of 8 Old 11-08-2011, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Young horse - possible loan

I am looking at loaning a 3 and a half year old Friesian gelding. He has looks to die for I am going to go and meet him on Monday and see how it goes.

He was backed in September of last year and could walk, trot and canter under saddle. I have just been told he stopped working a month ago due to him having a "splint". I was also told he will need to be lunged for a while before getting on him because of this.

1. What does the woman mean by splint?
2. When she says lunging before getting on him, does she mean lunging for a couple of weeks before starting riding, or does she mean lunge for a short while and then ride him straight after?

Also, a couple of other questions.

1. When things are back to normal with him, how would I start schooling a 3 year old? She says he rushes into his trot and is unbalanced in his canter.

Will ask more as I think of them

Thanks guys
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I am looking at loaning a 3 and a half year old Friesian gelding. He has looks to die for I am going to go and meet him on Monday and see how it goes.

He was backed in September of last year and could walk, trot and canter under saddle. I have just been told he stopped working a month ago due to him having a "splint". I was also told he will need to be lunged for a while before getting on him because of this.

1. What does the woman mean by splint?
2. When she says lunging before getting on him, does she mean lunging for a couple of weeks before starting riding, or does she mean lunge for a short while and then ride him straight after?

Also, a couple of other questions.

1. When things are back to normal with him, how would I start schooling a 3 year old? She says he rushes into his trot and is unbalanced in his canter.

Will ask more as I think of them

Thanks guys
It seems to me that the woman wants free training put on her horse that gives her trouble.
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It seems to me that the woman wants free training put on her horse that gives her trouble.
I really don't think that this is the case, sorry. She seems like a very nice woman and it sounds like she just wants some help because she works and stuff.
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1. What does the woman mean by splint?
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2. When she says lunging before getting on him, does she mean lunging for a couple of weeks before starting riding, or does she mean lunge for a short while and then ride him straight after?
These are questions you need to ask her, not us. We don't know the horse, haven't seen the horse, and have no idea to what his owner is referring.

As far as taking on a greenbean Friesian, what advantage is it to you? You're going to be paying this woman to basically break her horse for her. I don't see where this works in your favor, unless you're hoping for future training jobs out of it.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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These are questions you need to ask her, not us. We don't know the horse, haven't seen the horse, and have no idea to what his owner is referring.

As far as taking on a greenbean Friesian, what advantage is it to you? You're going to be paying this woman to basically break her horse for her. I don't see where this works in your favor, unless you're hoping for future training jobs out of it.
Well, it is a free loan. She isn't asking for any money. This is the main advantage for me, I have looked at other horses and I simply can't afford £20+ a week. I have been riding for 11 years now and this will be my first time loaning. I wanted a bit of a challenge...

Was just hoping for some friendly advice, not to have my head bitten off!
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Google splints in horses.
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Google splints in horses.
Thanks, didn't even think of that
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