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post #11 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 08:46 AM
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Personally I would pass, just driving there and the possibility of not purchasing would be a waste of $$. And if you would get her then you can add several hundred more since the cost of trailering adds fuel cost. Having them shipped isn't cheap either. I would keep looking in a closer area. If you can put that much into gas I would put it into the cost of the horse locally.

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post #12 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 10:11 AM
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21 hour drive for a $3500 horse who has some big holes in her training. Some of which are going to be easy to fix and others very hard. I would look to see what is around your area before I went that far.

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post #13 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 11:06 AM
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I know nothing about reining, but the first thing that I noticed is that she was pivoting on the wrong foot. Not sure how easy or hard that would be to fix. Are there really no horses in your area that fit your needs? 21 hours is a long haul, and then you will have to pay for hotel, gas, and time off work.

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post #14 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 01:46 PM
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nope wouldnt drive 1hr let alone 21 to look at her.
I don't like how she is put together, her canter was disunited in the canter and very heavy on the forehand and 101 other things jump out at me as not right and going to take a lot to fix

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post #15 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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There are... With a price tag of $9-12,000 which is pretty out of my budget. I was browsing craigslist and saw a few others. I emailed their owners so we will see what happens.

Also I have a trainer (and her entire family) who can help me work through any problems.

I'm going to look for others and keep this one in mind just incase.
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post #16 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 02:06 PM
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She is sweet looking but tbh I wouldn't travel 21 hours for her.
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post #17 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 04:42 PM
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Personally, I would be much more interested in a horse that was perhaps younger and more green broke if they were started and ridden properly than one that was farther along in their training but had issues that would need to be corrected.

For example, if I were looking at this mare and another mare of the same price but the other was barely 4 and had 90-120 days really good training on her, I would definitely take the greener of the 2. IME, correcting issues is a lot harder and more time consuming than just taking the time to get them trained in there right the first time.

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post #18 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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^^^ I agree. We bought our youngest mare as a coming 4 yr old with a couple of weeks of training and 5 trail rides under her and she has been no problem at all...and no bad habits to undo.
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There are... With a price tag of $9-12,000 which is pretty out of my budget. I was browsing craigslist and saw a few others. I emailed their owners so we will see what happens.

Also I have a trainer (and her entire family) who can help me work through any problems.

I'm going to look for others and keep this one in mind just incase.
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Depending where in NY you are, you could also look in Canada, but if you do, don't forget the requirements for transborder shipping.

I'd never go 21 hours for a horse. And at $3500 vs. $9000 - the price diff of $5500 is at least half eaten up in travel and shipping I would guess. Assuming you would even take her. Plus, after driving 21 hours, people tend to get a subconcious mindset that they are going to buy whatever they are looking at regardless simply because they put so much time into just looking.
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post #20 of 38 Old 07-15-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'm on Long Island. It takes me about 45-1hr to get off the island alone so I'm pretty far south.

My barn shipped a horse cross country for about $4,000. We would probably bring the trailer if we were definitely considering her. I have some connections on the west side Pennsylvania so we would layover there. There would also be another person trailering, not just me.

But like I said, she is going on the back burner.
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