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post #21 of 31 Old 09-07-2012, 01:13 PM
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He is a pretty boy!!!! Calm and level headed is good. After my butt busting, I DO NOT WANT TO GO THERE AGAIN so calm and level headed is a good deal. I am 5' 5" but I have short legs so I mostly mount on a mounting block or tree or whatever is handy. Biscuit is right at 15.1 and I wish he was 14.3 HH. LOL 2" makes a difference sometimes so my limit when I bought him was 15.1. I can mount from the ground but with my cranky knee I generally mount on something!!

Hhahaha...hope he works out for you and you are back riding before you know it. I am going to check out the video you posted.

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post #22 of 31 Old 09-07-2012, 05:17 PM
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[QUOTE=HagonNag;1674828]
people end up looking for one as they age, that since I'm already aged (like a great cheese or a fine wine...LOL)

The older the violin, the sweeter the music....

Getting old is a good thing considering the alternatives.

I think you still got a few kick left in you.....glad to see you moving forward with a new horse.

I sure have fallen for my blue eyed SSH/TWH...I think you'll like him.
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post #23 of 31 Old 09-07-2012, 05:27 PM
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Happy Birthday Tomorrow, Celeste!!! :)
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post #24 of 31 Old 09-07-2012, 05:51 PM
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A friend of mine in the UK did endurance riding on an imported TW that gaited Me did great at the job. If he's quiet, rides comfortable and feels surefooted then well worth considering
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post #25 of 31 Old 09-09-2012, 09:58 PM
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As far as walkers go, that is a nice-looking one. I like that he's standing quietly in the water as well. Age is good, conformation looks good, from what I can see in the pics. I expect he has been lightly used. His rider (owner?) isn't a 500 lb gorilla. All that speaks well for him. Before you go to see him, I'd decide what my top-dollar was, because once you decide you like him, you're going to lose leverage on the negotiating table. Remember, they wouldn't be selling him if they didn't want to get rid of him. Look for hoof problems, leg problems, ask whether he's ever been injured or lame. Lift his hooves, mess with his ears, saddle him up, see if he's cinchy, etc. Is he lazy? How about unwilling? Obstinate? Happy? Ornery? A horse that age is sometimes difficult to retrain out of bad habits. Soft eyes are a good indicator of a good disposition.
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post #26 of 31 Old 09-10-2012, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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I've always been a big fan of soft eyes.

Saturday I had my lesson to determine if my brain was still sound. Jim wanted to make sure I wouldn't be dealing with PTSD after my wreck. It was a mixed victory. Yes, I climbed on and rode...but I was partly terrorized because the lesson horse was SO huge...15.3 (?) and my old horse that I had ridden for 7 years was only 14.2 I felt like I was riding a MOUNTAIN...and the ground was WAY far away. His stride was also a lot longer and the motion was different.

It took me awhile to adjust. My instructor was just shocked that I was even riding. Believe me, I'm not taking any chances. "NO risks" is my middle name.
I'm looking forward to riding Jet on Saturday if he isn't sold by then. I'm really hoping he's as quiet as she claims, because walking is going to be my favorite gait for quite awhile. I imagine it will take me awhile to feel comfortable and safe on him. I'm looking forward to this.
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post #27 of 31 Old 09-11-2012, 12:25 PM
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Glad to hear you were able to get on & ride. Hope Saturday goes well!
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post #28 of 31 Old 09-12-2012, 09:30 AM
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Way to go Pat!!! Glad you got on again and yes 15.3 is a long way to the ground. My former horse was 15.3. Hope the horse is still available and he turns out to be a dream for you. I saw a nice TW for sale here in Texas but that is a LONG way for you.

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post #29 of 31 Old 09-13-2012, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Rats! He's sold.

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post #30 of 31 Old 09-13-2012, 11:02 AM
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Dang...

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