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    07-16-2011, 12:23 AM
Exclamation WP Prospect?

Looking at this horse in the morning...

Need to know what you guys think. They are asking 8K ... do you think he is worth that?

His trot bothers me.

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    07-16-2011, 12:35 AM
Well, his trot (jog) gets so slow that it becomes a walk at times. But he had a nice natural headset, no jerking by the rider.
$8K? Seems high to me, but I don't know what's normal for well trained horse in your area.
    07-16-2011, 12:51 AM
I am in Texas.. so many have their horses priced well above what they are...not all, but a lot. He has some show points and is beginner friendly which I am. I am just needing a first show horse.. I am not 100% sold on him yet. I am new to the horse world.. I only started leasing and riding two years ago. My trainer likes him, just not his jog... She is asking 9k for him but will go down to 8k.. I am looking to do open shows, maybe some bigger shows with more experience and training on my end.
    07-16-2011, 12:58 AM
Green Broke
I think he's a nice mover, but I agree his trot seems a little "walkie", but that is something fixable. He has nice hind end engagement for a WP horse and doesn't look like he's dragging his butt like some do. Also looks very responsive and obedient, I loved those turns on the hind...so smooth. I may have missed it but I didn't seem to see a flying lead change in there so that is something you might want to find out about.

As for price, I guess it depends on what horses are going for in your area. Here in Nebraska that's a bit steep but I know in other areas horses are going for much more than out here.
    07-16-2011, 01:03 AM
How exactly do you fix a trot? (Im a novice at this) Is it something easily done if I just work with him on it? Or would it cost me more money to get that worked out by like a trainer?

She said he has simple lead changes and working on flying. He is spur stop, and is aqha, two buckskin registrations.

I agree Cinny Whinny & TinyLiny it is steep especially in this market. I asked her why the price adn she said," If his jog was better and he had a few more points on him I wouldn't hesitate to price him at 15, but I have priced him with those factors in mind. " ... which I could never see paying 15 for him...
    07-16-2011, 01:07 AM
Green Broke
I couldn't see paying 15 for him either. How old is he, I haven't seen anything anywhere about age.

As for the trot, it may be something you can work on, but may also be something that you may need a trainers help with. It looks really smooth, and you have to remember that if you are planning on showing, some judges prefer that kind of jog/trot so it may not be something you want to change.
    07-16-2011, 01:09 AM
He just turned 9... I would be boarding at my trainers barn so she will always be there to help here and there, I just wont have a lot of money to throw him into one of her crazy expensive training programs for a month!
    07-16-2011, 10:05 AM
Alright guys! I am about to go look at him! Any others feel free to help out!!!

Very nervous!!!
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    07-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Here is the good thing. He looks to be very well trained, goes off of NO contact and I see why they put his lope first, it is pretty nice. Not 'omg' nice but nice enough. That jog is kind of troubling. If you are working with a trainer, I am sure they could get it moving a little. He just kind of shuffles instead of jogging. He looks like a nice solid boy with lots of training.
    07-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Thank you corinowalk! Do you think he is worth 8? I am having trouble getting over the fact I would pay 8 for a horse with an ugly jog! I will have a trainer there to help me, I just don't want to have to put him in a program, if I was able to fix it during my lessons with her I would prefer that!
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