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Fowl Play 12-27-2011 11:17 AM

Another possible 4-H horse
 
This is the ad. I realize they aren't the perfect pictures for critique, but I'm going on Thursday and will take more pictures. Anything that looks concerning to you from what you can see? My trainer talked to the trainer for a while last night and got a good feel. I think so much progress is made in trainer to trainer conversations. Better age, a little more experience, depending on whether or not he's tuned up, he could be a show horse for this year. If he needs a tune up, she might stick with her current lease.

Beautiful APHA gelding sale

I will get more pictures on Thursday and work on a good squared up picture, I promise. He should know how to do it, compared to the last few I looked at.

sierrams1123 12-27-2011 11:24 AM

I like him.
I agree with the trainer to trainer thing, I do not claim to know it all but I can tell within five minutes of talking to someone about horses if they are full of knowledge or full of crap.
Good luck and like I always say, you can always like them or dislike them in the add but until you get face to face you should not make your final judgment.
I learned this ^^^ the hard way.

Fowl Play 12-27-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by sierrams1123 (Post 1281542)
I like him.
I agree with the trainer to trainer thing, I do not claim to know it all but I can tell within five minutes of talking to someone about horses if they are full of knowledge or full of crap.
Good luck and like I always say, you can always like them or dislike them in the add but until you get face to face you should not make your final judgment.
I learned this ^^^ the hard way.

I realize that ads like this are posted by the trainer to sell. They say what a buyer wants to hear. I tend to go look at a horse with the attitude "what didn't they tell us in the ad?" I know I'm too new at this, and that people who are more knowledgable will treat me as such--they want to sell a horse. I like going with my trainer because she's better at reading between the lines, and seeing what the ad didn't say. I'm getting better at looking at the structure though. Now I need to look at the other stuff too!

TexasBlaze 12-27-2011 12:39 PM

The only thing i can tell is the horse looks waaay downhill in the pics conformation wise.

iridehorses 12-27-2011 12:53 PM

At 15' 1", he is pretty tall. Nice looking horse, though. A bit pricey, and too down hill for my likes but I would go see him if you are comfortable with that.

Fowl Play 12-27-2011 07:17 PM

The background look like it's slightly angled too, so we'll have to see what he looks like in real life. I guess if everything else is good, the downhill build will probably have to be...

As for his price--well, that's asking. She did say best offer, and she's open to a lease for a while too, so we'll see. He's been for sale for a while--it seems like horses have been sitting on the market around here for a while. Most of them that I've looked at in the last month have been for sale since August or September.

GotaDunQH 12-28-2011 10:15 AM

If he's quiet and stays consistent at all 3 gaits, he is definitely worth $3K...he's a registered APHA. So I don't find him overpriced at all. He's worth looking at.

newhorsemom 12-28-2011 12:33 PM

I like this horse! I agree with GotaDun, if he's quiet and consistent take him for a trial. Sounds like your trainer is going with you to see him so I'm sure she'll see give you good feedback if needed. He's also really good looking to boot! :D

iridehorses 12-28-2011 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by GotaDunQH (Post 1282882)
If he's quiet and stays consistent at all 3 gaits, he is definitely worth $3K...he's a registered APHA.

Boy, do I have a truck load of horses I can send to you to resell! I'm not saying that the horse is or isn't worth 3k, but only that she isn't in my area. I can buy horses like her all day long for under $1,000 - maybe $1,250 for a special one.

Look in my barn at Bonnie. 14 years old, been there and done that. She has been a brood mare, winner in local WP classes, and the best trail horse I've owned in a lot of years. Nothing bothers her. I paid well under $1,000 for her this past spring.

Fowl Play 12-28-2011 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by iridehorses (Post 1283067)
Boy, do I have a truck load of horses I can send to you to resell! I'm not saying that the horse is or isn't worth 3k, but only that she isn't in my area. I can buy horses like her all day long for under $1,000 - maybe $1,250 for a special one.

Look in my barn at Bonnie. 14 years old, been there and done that. She has been a brood mare, winner in local WP classes, and the best trail horse I've owned in a lot of years. Nothing bothers her. I paid well under $1,000 for her this past spring.

Around here, the horses I'm finding for under $2000 are green, sick, or full of issues. So far I've found about 5 3 year olds with 30 days for $1800-$2000. A horse that has training, experience and is in this age range are selling for well over $3000. We'll see what he's like in person. One horse we looked at is completely arena sour, but had no trail experience, same price.


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