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        01-29-2014, 07:34 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I don't really agree that he would be that low as others say, that's really low. I feel $15,000 is a good price for a horse that has a lot of potential for the show ring, but IMO he only worth that much If his past injury will not have no effect on him and is fully healed. Really important for you to get your own vet to check it out and see the xrays. Is he
         
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        01-29-2014, 07:34 PM
      #12
    Foal
    WOW. So he is OUTRAGEOUSLY over-priced. I found a video of him jumping...


    He looks less hesitant than when I rode him. But still, that's a huge gap from 2 or 5k to 30k. What are these owners thinking?! Hoping I wouldn't ask questions I guess!
         
        01-29-2014, 07:35 PM
      #13
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    Its too much money for where he's at in his training and for me he should be bold at his fences not skittish if he's ever going to go anywhere
    I always worry when I see a horse give a jump that much space - its like they're afraid of the pole and once it reaches a height they can't give a few feet they refuse to jump
    I think he's horse that's been pushed too hard at some point in his training to try to get him along a bit faster
    I would give him a miss - even at a really low price you could end up with a horse that won't jump or might have soundness problems later on if too much strain's put on that leg
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        01-29-2014, 07:38 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    By the way, he is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous. Show stopper.
         
        01-29-2014, 07:41 PM
      #15
    Foal
    You're so kind - he is stunning in person. And the SWEETEST guy. Puppy dog. I was hoping maybe there was something I was missing about why he's priced so high.
         
        01-29-2014, 08:30 PM
      #16
    Super Moderator
    Maybe he is not a jumper. Maybe he'd be happier as a dressage horse. The way the looks down at the thing, it is skittishness, maybe, but it's also being careful, like a good trail horse will look down at anything that might not be good footing. I would not blow him off so soon. He is over priced, and may not be a good jumping prospect, but he may have a personality that makes for a really amazing relationship. I kind of like him

    I thought splint breaks are usually not a long term lameness issue, especially having been surgically removed.
         
        01-29-2014, 09:28 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    In my area which is an expensive very English area, that horse would be about $15-20k. For 30k he would be finished and ready to show. So definitely overpaying.

    ETA A fractured splint bone is not a big deal at all, especially if it was surgically removed. My gelding popped three splints (that's what they're called) within a year and half and had a few more years sound jumping 3'3"-3'9", no he's retired due to arthritis in a completely unrelated area. My vet who is a lameness specialist doesn't think much of them either, and I've never seen it affect a horse.
         
        01-29-2014, 10:44 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Thanks you guys. I'm having a hard time passing on him. He is a really neat horse. The owner has said price is negotiable. But I doubt I would get her down to $20k. I can always offer.

    I had a feeling she was gearing him more towards dressage - she told me she was trying to get her dressage friend to buy him. I asked if she thought he would do better in dressage rather than jumpers and of course she said he could do either. Is there anything I could do to test this theory? I'm going to ride him a few more times before I decide.

    I'm with you - I'm not as concerned about the splint. All the research I've done and the vet that I've talked to that did the surgery point to it not being an issue.

    Thanks again!
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        01-29-2014, 10:52 PM
      #19
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by hngry4fame    
    Thanks you guys. I'm having a hard time passing on him. He is a really neat horse. The owner has said price is negotiable. But I doubt I would get her down to $20k. I can always offer.

    I had a feeling she was gearing him more towards dressage - she told me she was trying to get her dressage friend to buy him. I asked if she thought he would do better in dressage rather than jumpers and of course she said he could do either. Is there anything I could do to test this theory? I'm going to ride him a few more times before I decide.

    I'm with you - I'm not as concerned about the splint. All the research I've done and the vet that I've talked to that did the surgery point to it not being an issue.

    Thanks again!
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    I honestly think a jumper should be able to do dressage, I believe all hunters and jumpers should have a good dressage foundation. So that's good if he can do dressage and do it well. If you like him enough, I would see how far she is negotiable on the price. But honestly, if I were in your situation and liked the horse a lot, and we clicked, I would be ok with overpaying slightly. Not the full 30, but as low as she would negotiate. It's also nice she's doing a lease to own, I was horse shopping and my budget was similar to yours but everybody wanted it all upfront.
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        01-29-2014, 11:54 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I agree with Sully completely. 15-20k is what I feel is fair for him. But if you clicked with him and feel like he is special and have bond with him, I wouldn't mind overpaying a little bit. But definitely get them to lower it as much as you can. You can't put a price tag on a special bond if that's what you feel you have with him. But 30k is too much. Do you have a closer up picture of him? Such a pretty boy.
         

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