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Horsey and Holistic 09-15-2012 01:52 PM

Irish Sport Horse - To lease or not to lease?
 
I am a dedicated Dressage rider/trainer, and have been looking for a project horse for some time. I recently came across a four-year-old 16.1hh Irish Sport Horse that is up for a 6-9 month free lease off farm. I'm guessing the woman who owns him just wants him to have more of a job for the winter and I have the facility work with him in. He's been ridden for about a year now, trails, small fences, lots of groundwork- So a good base, but still green. I don't know too much about the breed, but am hoping to finish him up on Dressage until the summer. It sounds like a good deal, here are some pictures:

https://mail-attachment.googleuserco...fYYIySourXsM9k

These pictures are from his owner, I have not gone to meet him yet. The woman is being a bit vague as far as giving me contact information, yet asks me to call her without giving me a number. I hope it will all work out...

Anyway, do you guys think he would be a good dressage prospect? Anyone have an ISH? Any tips?
Thanks in advance~ :)

JustDressageIt 09-15-2012 02:18 PM

My question right off the bat is - what benefit would this deal have for you? Even as a free lease, it sounds like the woman would be receiving free training for 6-9 months.
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Horsey and Holistic 09-15-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt (Post 1684452)
My question right off the bat is - what benefit would this deal have for you? Even as a free lease, it sounds like the woman would be receiving free training for 6-9 months.
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I'm seeing it as a horse that I can gain training experience on, and compete at small shows in the area. Our farms horses are all up their in age and a younger horse to play around with would be amazing.

But I don't know if I'll even get to see the horse as this woman has such bad communication skills and wont even give me a name.

tinyliny 09-15-2012 10:01 PM

the photo link does not work for me.

I am part leasing an Irish Sport Horse. He is more draft-like in appearance, but he can produce some nice , forward movement. If all ISH are like him, then they are a wonderful breed. (though , they really aren't a breed, so much as a combination of breeds.

He is sired by a stallion named "King of Hearts". Hears a small picture of the sire;

http://www.irishdraught.com/graphics/horses/000507.jpg

Horsey and Holistic 09-17-2012 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 1684830)
the photo link does not work for me.

I am part leasing an Irish Sport Horse. He is more draft-like in appearance, but he can produce some nice , forward movement. If all ISH are like him, then they are a wonderful breed. (though , they really aren't a breed, so much as a combination of breeds.

He is sired by a stallion named "King of Hearts". Hears a small picture of the sire;

http://www.irishdraught.com/graphics/horses/000507.jpg

Now that's a horse! Thanks for the input, I just met the gelding and his owner is completely caddy about leasing him. He's going for 12k to sell in the summer, and he looks like a mule- and about acts like one. Turns out she pulled him out of a backyard, I doubt he's even a ISH. I at least learned some things about the breed- or whatever you'd like to call! ;) Thanks again!


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