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dynamite. 03-30-2010 08:34 PM

gelding my friend is looking at
 
My friend is looking at this guy. She's fairly inexperienced. Wants to do jumpers, just judging by this video what do you think of him? I thought it was strange that she kept booting him and jerking on his mouth a bit, but I'm not an experienced english person. Thanks in advance:-)

maura 03-30-2010 08:40 PM

Hard to tell from a video showing him at the trot in a dressage frame.

Would need to see more of him, and see him over fences.

EventersBabe 03-30-2010 09:30 PM

I do agree with maura, I would like to see more pictures of him/videos etc of him.
And some over fences.

AlternativeEquineTraining 03-31-2010 12:30 AM

It looks more like to me that they are not posting correctly so their legs are moving making it look like they are kicking the horse when hes really not. Need more than a trotting video for unexperienced riders... would like to see walk, trot, canter, and going over some fences...

Arksly 03-31-2010 12:38 AM

The person riding seems to be very unsteady with her hands... I think that is because the reins are too long.. He seems like quite a nice, tolerant horse.. It would be helpful to see more pictures and videos of him though

Lonannuniel 04-01-2010 01:02 AM

He looks relativly nice. the rider doesn't make the best example of an experienced rider. but he must be a forgiving horse if he can take the unsteady hands and getting tickled by spurs every step. but since your friend is planning on jumping i would request to see him over fences. and MAKE SURE you ride him before buying. walk, trot, canter, and a small fence. if you aren't comfurtable with doing all that, you might want to do a walk/trot ride, see how he tolerates going at a slower pace. also, you might want to request your trainer ride him aswell. if you are inexperienced she might be able to see or feel un-soundness. or you could ask to have a lesson on him. go through what you would usually do and see how he acts.

coffeemama 04-01-2010 02:26 AM

He looks like a dressage horse more than a jumper but need video of jumping but boy what a nice looking dressage horse, nice framing.

roro 04-01-2010 02:55 AM

The rider is obscuring the horse's full abilities with unstable and strong hands. From what I can see, from either fault of the rider and/or the horse's natural ability, he is lacking compulsion and is heavy on the forehand. I am not too happy with what the rider is trying to accomplish frame wise, but put a good rider on him and he may move quite differently. For a jumper, you really do want a clear conformation picture and a video of him actually jumping.


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