The Horse I looked at to buy yesterday:
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Ok so the owner thought i was to unexperienced but she changed her mind when she saw me ride her horse although i was mostly lead on her it was the first time the horse trotted and stopped for a rider in years. She was being a good horse to be ridden. It was also the horses first time away from foal.
The horse has only had kids ride her bareback and by lead recently and was broken in by some cow boys a while ago.
I really liked this horse, rubbed her all over she has good feet, is wormed and has decent conformation just lacks muscle. She has a winter coat.
Horse can lead, tie, float but can be a bit scary for horse to get on float.
She's good around dogs and good with cars and motorbikes.
I really like the horse but i was put of when the lady said i was unexperienced and than at the end she said " I dont want to sell her underneath your nose" , "I will sell her to you you just think about it and you will need an instructor to work with her once a week". I told her i will get my instructor to speak to her and if i buy her
Ok disregard the top writing the owner rang me JUST THAN AND SAID I WAS AN AMAZING RIDER FROM WATCHING MY VIDEOS AND SEEING PICTURES AND SHE WOULD SELL HER TO ME.. omg i am just so happy that i am in tears and i really want to get a vet check but the owner told me that she knows so many people sell horses and lie but she is being honest. I will organise to have a vet check right before i buy.
Fingers crossed the horse passes the vet check as i feel i really love the horses calm temperament.
she said i was only going to get better as a rider.
awww my fingers are crossed for u! best of luck
I don't want to rain on your parade, but really make sure that you ARE experienced enough for her...sounds like she just called and changed her mind because she wanted a quick sale on this horse. Have you tried other horses? You said you were only lead around on her? I would try her again or look at some other horses before you commit. I learned the hard way. I bought a horse way beyond my skill level when I was 13 and had a MISERABLE time with him for two years. Of course, when I bought him, I thought I could handle any horse. I would cry because all my friends got to ride bareback and jump and go on trail rides, and all I could do was tiny circles in the arena because my horse would bolt when given the chance. He ruined my confidence, and i am nervous getting on ANY horse now. Please, just don't get yourself into this before you REALLY know that she is what you want in a horse. Good luck.
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buying her any way. Have a 1 star instructor to help me with her.
I am glad to hear you found a horse you seem to like!
I do, however, agree with Emily. Be careful in the sense that the owner was so quick to change her mind about your ability as a rider. Also, understand that (per the ad), she hasn't been in work for a while. You said you were only led around on her, bareback I am guessing? Did you tack her up at all and see how she responded? Have you seen her move at all?
While it is nice to receive riding critiques from others, make sure you pick and choose who you listen to. I personally would tack the horse up and go for a short ride, merely to see her response under saddle, especially since I am assuming you are planning to do more than walk around bareback if you buy her.
i want to do natural horsemanship so every thing is done slowly. I Did some natural horsemanship leading exercises on the ground she stopped and followed me on a lose lead a number of times which really suprised me but i was using the body langugae of horses.
Im going to develop a bond and develop that im leader before riding her and i have been using the Klaus Hempfling body language with horses, it is working wonders, so ill continue that with this horse.
Back looks like it could be a little short to me (remember you can only go to the last rib) so be careful about saddle fit.
You seem pretty keen, but be cautious, there are some great horses out there. Be sure she's right for you, see her more than once and get your instructor to come out an have a look/ride. Remember that many horses can become much more excitable and wary in a new place.
She looks nice, but I really think you should go and have a proper ride, or get someone to ride her for you, before you make a decision. That's a lot of money to spend for a horse that you haven't ridden properly. Did you saddle her at all? She could be girthy or sore. Did you bridle her? She could have a horrible mouth.
And 'broken in by some cowboys'? I'd watch that. I don't know what sort of cowboys the owner was referring to, but the cowboys around here are the get on, kick it hard and go type. She probably has a very limited education by the sounds of it.
I hate to say it, but something sounds suss. She called you saying you are amazing? Sorry, but that just sounds like she wants to up your confidence (not saying you aren't good) and convince you to buy the horse. Please, before you buy her, take your instructor to see her. Something just doesn't seem right.
Dont ever buy a horse , or really anything expensive, until you have looked at and tried at least 3 different ones.
I wouldn't buy her until you've ridden her and tacked her up independently. It seems fishy that they led you around bareback.....
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