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post #11 of 25 Old 01-22-2014, 02:54 PM
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I really don't like how she moves. She's very short strided all around, as if every single one of her feet are sore. Her canter looks horrid to sit.


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post #12 of 25 Old 01-22-2014, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well that is enlightening!!! I am glad I decided to post on here!

It's a shame, she does look like a nice horse but this woman is definitely being shady. She's been talking like she has had the horse for years.
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-22-2014, 03:09 PM
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Eh, I probably wouldn't go with something like her unless you were specifically going to be competing against other Arabs or NSHs. She's far too "typey" to do well on the regular circuit and, while she does appear to be a sweet and tolerant horse, she doesn't look all that much fun to ride.
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post #14 of 25 Old 01-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Is this the woman selling her? She's listed on the auction site as consigner.
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post #15 of 25 Old 01-22-2014, 03:22 PM
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I know you are probably not thinking of one quite this old…..but he might work….

21yr old TB gelding

Came across on my email this am from someone I know can be trusted.

You also just missed 2 from another friend….a paint and a TB…..Turks Southwind Stables….you can google them. Not sure they have anything right now.

There is also Pond Hill in VT. They have been highly recommended to me by a friend who is a trainer when I was looking.
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post #16 of 25 Old 01-22-2014, 07:48 PM
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I agree with the "do your homework" advice -- especially, if you're thinking of buying sight-unseen. It helps if you google "horse trader, ripoff report" (or the barn's/seller's name and "ripoff report"). Lots of sad tales of woe out there, when it comes to buying horses. Good luck!
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post #17 of 25 Old 01-23-2014, 01:32 PM
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I really don't like how she moves. She's very short strided all around, as if every single one of her feet are sore. Her canter looks horrid to sit.

Is this the way Arab Hunter Pleasure horses are supposed to go? I went to watch nationals a few years ago and was amazed by how... different things were then I was used to! And someone once called me to ask if I would trainer her Arab hunter. I remember her saying, "she has the most perfect 9 foot stride..." I didn't have time for the horse when she called so I never got the see the horse go around.
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post #18 of 25 Old 01-23-2014, 01:33 PM
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OP, what exactly are you looking for? I've been doing a lot of horse shopping for a few people, one of whom is very tall. I might be able to pass along some suggestions.
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post #19 of 25 Old 01-30-2014, 09:18 PM
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Her reasoning for selling is that she can't afford to show two horses and this is the one that drew the short straw. When asked what she was going to do with her if she couldn't sell the mare, the owner said she plans to send her to another farm in eastern TX where she would basically be put to pasture.

There is a video of the horse in the ad link originally posted and she also sent me this one of her under saddle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-DdoO19jkY

This would definitely be easier if there was someone local to her I could ask to check her out...I don't have my heart set on her but I do want to be sure I have asked all of the right questions before letting go of a potentially good horse.

I would not take this horse. She is short strided and on her forehand, and it appears to be the way she's put together.

OP, keep in mind exactly what you intend to do with the horse, and whether the horse is made for that intention.
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post #20 of 25 Old 01-30-2014, 09:30 PM
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Wow, I can't believe some are even contemplating buying sight-unseen as an even remotely valid decision.

I bought an RV sight-unseen (aside from some video and photos) years ago and it was a NIGHTMARE. A real, honest to goodness NIGHTMARE. It had a lot of hidden gremlins in the closet which of course every video/photo/discussion conveniently avoided. I had to spend a lot of time and money to bandaid it well enough to make it resellable, and then I made a desperate attempt to do exactly that. Thankfully, I did eventually sell it to someone that was satisfied, but I lost about $2K by the time I was all done, plus countless hours of my time.

An RV is one thing, but a horse? It wouldn't ever even go through my mind.

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