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post #1 of 22 Old 01-06-2013, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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This is a 9 year old 17 hand Oldenburg gelding. I like him and just wondering what your thoughts are. I would be jumping him much lower than this probably not over 3'3 or 3'6


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post #2 of 22 Old 01-07-2013, 05:57 PM
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He seemed pretty hot over fences in some of the clips, although he is pretty darn cute. He really really reminds me of Goose or Scout in really having to RIDE. I like his uphill build, his face is great:)
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post #3 of 22 Old 01-07-2013, 07:16 PM
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I am not impressed with his jumping style. He is kind of all over the place. I feel like he needs to go back to gymnastics and relearn how to use himself correctly. He is being ridden very backwards.
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post #4 of 22 Old 01-07-2013, 07:36 PM
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I agree, his technique is really inconsistent and he looks really difficult to ride over fences. He needs a lot of time doing gymnastics to work on his rhythm.
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post #5 of 22 Old 01-13-2013, 01:15 AM
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I think he's adorable, but he has horrid jumping technique. He would benefit greatly from lowering the jumps some and doing some good ole' grid work. With his technique and the height of the jumps he's very likely to wear and tear a lost faster than he would if you took a step back and fixed a few things.

But with taking a few steps back and THEN moving forward, I think he'll make a lovely jumper.
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post #6 of 22 Old 01-13-2013, 04:05 AM
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I agree with everyone above me. My horse was the same, he would rush at fences and such, but with a lot of persistence and gymnastics training he is already so much better than when people see him, they ask me when i bought a new horse! You have to be persistent with horses in order for them to learn

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post #7 of 22 Old 01-14-2013, 12:19 AM
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I would buy this one as a talent prospect. He's strung out and taking that rider for a drag. I think with some time, an appropriate rider/training program, and a much more open arena for jumping, would afford you a competitive jumper.
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post #8 of 22 Old 01-17-2013, 11:30 AM
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the riding is horrendous, and as a sale video its terrible. but i dont think that theres anything wrong with the horse that a little time and training cant fix.

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post #9 of 22 Old 01-23-2013, 01:33 PM
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I think this horse is a very talented prospect but he needs to be taken back to basics. He is strung out and all over the place when he is jumping. He has that 'gas it, close your eyes and leap' thing going on. He looks like he needs lower jumps, gymnastics and lots of flat work.
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post #10 of 22 Old 01-23-2013, 02:31 PM
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Definitely lots of potential, but he gets too excited and isn't waiting for the rider.

Maybe it's just me, but it looks like he throws his butt to the sides over jumps.
He just needs to chill out and do some small grids (:

But otherwise he's super cute and looks like he's got a nice temperament.
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