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kgecpeach 06-27-2012 02:02 PM

Opinions on this horse?
 
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I have been looking to get another, bigger horse lately. I was wanting around 17 hh but there is nothing in my price range! The horse in the link is around 16 hh which is a whole hand shorter than I want, but other than that he is perfect. Im 5 foot 11 inches so I need a bigger horse, but do you think he is big enough? I want do do green hunters, then eventually move up to higher. I really like him, what are ya'lls thoughts?

BarrelracingArabian 06-27-2012 02:08 PM

It will honestly depend on you being comfortable. Horses with a thicker barrel however shorter can still make you look good size wise. This horse whilr talk appears a little more slender and your leg may still dangle a bit however you won't know unless you try him out. He is a cutie though with some groceries and good muscling he could fill out some more.
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Speed Racer 06-27-2012 02:11 PM

I'd never 'adopt' an animal that would never be mine, and where my place would be subject to them coming by for 'periodic inspections'.

No thank you, very much.

Valentina 06-27-2012 02:30 PM

I smaller horse with a larger (sprung) barrel will fit a taller rider just fine.
As far as evaluating the horse - those pictures give you nothing to evaluate, other than horse is underweight.

Breezemodel 07-02-2012 01:28 PM

^^^^all of this....ditto

Blue 07-03-2012 10:31 PM

If you were wanting a horse around 17h then stick to your guns. Adopting to try to help and animal is one thing, but filling a specific need/want/desire with an animal that falls short (no pun intended) of what you set out to find is not doing you or the animal a service. And it's taking an animal to may have been "perfect" for someone else. I say stick to your guns and keep looking for your 17h beauty.

uflrh9y 07-04-2012 08:13 AM

First thing first, get someone who is knowledgeable to evaluate his legs. I think adopting a horse can be wonderful, but you don't know that horses history. If he has had past problems with his legs and feet it could cause irreparable damage that you might not find out until you start working him.

Blue 07-04-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by uflrh9y (Post 1580227)
First thing first, get someone who is knowledgeable to evaluate his legs. I think adopting a horse can be wonderful, but you don't know that horses history. If he has had past problems with his legs and feet it could cause irreparable damage that you might not find out until you start working him.

Or spring for a vet check


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