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post #31 of 54 Old 04-10-2010, 02:43 PM
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Just don't expect him to shed out and have pretty white socks ;)

So long as your aware and have educated yourself about the horse, are happy with his temperment, level of training and he's sound and suitable for your needs then I think those are the most important things. Congrats on your horse!

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post #32 of 54 Old 04-10-2010, 02:50 PM
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It is NOT the same horse, please don't buy him from a lying seller. And please don't buy a 3-yr old, no matter what his disposition. Young horses don't have the experience an older horse has, and therefore is not a safe horse for a beginner.
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post #33 of 54 Old 04-10-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by aslifegoesby View Post
I'm going to get her to give him a bath,maybe she grabbed the wrong baby photo she has a couple palominos. if it's not the same horse, I still want him, he is a very good horse, regardless, I have ridden him twice now... I don't want an old horse.. It's not like I don't have a trainer.... but he is very well trained. Also I've been riding since I was 4, so I can pretty much handle it, I ride crazy arabs now. the the arena show shot( it is a local park, I know by background) it is very sandy and possible he has sand of his hoofs.. dusty sand (I don't like that park for that reason.) but thanks for insulting me saying I cant ride/ don't need a 3 year old. Maybe it is a different horse, who know, but we have dealt with the seller before and she is a very nice honest person, so thanks for calling her a liar. everyone is so negative on this site. can anyone just be freaking happy, or is everyone just a critic.
Sorry, not likely

And honestly, 15 years is NOT old. My one horse is 22 and he is STILL not a beginner-friendly horse.....sweet, yes, respectful, but not for a beginner, or a first horse. How many horses have you ridden, if you don't mind me asking? Do you have any experience in training? Training, not riding. A 3-yr old most likely isn't solid in anything. You'll have to spend time you could be learning new riding techniques, working on solidifying the basics on a young horse because you chose to get one that still isn't solid, from his age. We are not trying to insult you, we're helping you avoid something you will be unhappy with in the long run.

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post #34 of 54 Old 04-10-2010, 03:00 PM
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I'm not sure it's the same horse either........when you look at the first horse, the muzzle is almost all grey and he also has striped or white hooves, but the second horse has black hooves??? As far as I know hoof color does not change with age. I would really be wary..... Not to burst your bubble. I know it's exciting getting a horse.

BE SURE TO GET A VET CHECK because if this is a different horse then you don't know what else the owner is not telling you about, or lying about such as age and soundness.
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post #35 of 54 Old 04-10-2010, 03:21 PM
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My earlier reply was a little premature, sorry guys.

It is clear that you have fallen in love with this horse regardless of whether it is the same horse in the picture you were given or not, and I say you go for it. My biggest piece of advice is GET A VET CHECK!!!! It is obvious that the seller is not honest, or maybe she just has soooooo many horses that she can't keep them all straight. Anyway, you want to make sure that your beloved is SOUND and that he is the age you were told he is, or an age that is appropriate to you. Don't let people scare you about his age, I have ridden some 3 and 4 year old with more brains and experience than some 14 and 15 year olds. On the other hand I showed a horse who was 25 and consistently received high point or reserve high point.

I also suggest that you not ride alone, at least for a while until you know what his realm of knowledge is. Also, consider boarding at a stable, at least for a few months. My reason for suggesting this is that at a stable you will more than likely find another horse person willing to ride with you and you will be surround by other horse people of all levels who more than likely will be happy to answer questions and help you. I know I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for growing up with my horses in stables where I could learn from other people....not just their knowledge, but I also learned from seeing their mistakes.

Good luck and HAVE FUN :)
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post #36 of 54 Old 04-10-2010, 03:45 PM
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I haven't read through all of the posts, but here is my $0.02 FWIW. I am in total agreement that this is not the same horse and that you must get a vet check (MUST!) before you buy him. I would not be surprised one bit if the vet told you that he isn't even a 3 year old, but older than that.

The person selling this horse is either bad at keeping their horses straight or being dishonest. Additionally, for him to have the amount of training you claim, he should be much older than a coming 3 year old. It isn't good for him to be worked to the level you say at such a young age.

I won't get into the issue of why an older horse makes sense, but you are not getting the kind of horse you think you are and it is mandatory you have a vet make sure you don't get taken too badly by this person. Good luck to you.
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post #37 of 54 Old 04-15-2010, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by aslifegoesby View Post
I took some pics today when I went out to see him, he is of course very dirty and you cant even tell his legs have white on them... dirtyyy. and his mane and tail are quite yellow right now. also the other horses apparently pick on him...so he got some marks right now but once he gets to his new home he is going to be whitened up and pretty!! but here is his rough photo from today...
Wow he's pretty dirty in that pic. Makes me want to steal him temporarily, shampoo him, clip him and send him back lol.

I agree that doesn't look like the same horse. The foal looks very vibrant, with a rich coat color that would be used for showing, and the adult is just dull and his comformation doesn't look the same.
But that could be because of the poor grooming he got at the other stable.

His qualities seem great though and he seems like he'd make a really good pleasure horse.

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post #38 of 54 Old 04-15-2010, 02:09 PM
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don't worry about having a 3 year old because they're too jumpy and whatnot. when i bought trigger, he was 2 and a half. everybody and their mother told me not to. we're buddies now, but it took a lot of work and a lot of help from a trainer. however, the two pictures don't look the same at all and i'd be a little worried about that.
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post #39 of 54 Old 04-15-2010, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
aslifegoesby, How was anyone to know that you have a relationship with the seller? When a member comes on her to show off a potential purchase and the only two pictures they present are obviously different horses, what do you expect the reaction or, rather the advice should be? For all anyone knew, you were purchasing the horse off CraigsList and never met the seller before.

Your experience with horses was suspect because you didn't notice the difference, your excitement was over the fact that a cat could sit on his back, and the seller can sit underneath the horse but he is barn sour.

Instead of reading the posts as members trying to be helpful, you accuse them - actually me, of calling the seller a liar and how negative we all are. We don't know you. We don't know your experience, your knowledge, your training, how long you have been around horses, etc. This forum is a very helpful place if you give the right information and take things as someone trying to be helpful.

As for experience .... the answer to that is in my signature: Some people are around horses for 20 years, and some for 1 year 20 times.

Good luck with your purchase and I hope you get the pictures cleared up.
As I saw the two pictures for the first time, I was going to say the SAME THING but then I saw Iride's post. I absolutely agree with him and this site is all about helping and talking to other equestrians, not being mean. I agree there is no way the two horses are the same, their bodys just seem so different to me. :P But if you do decide to get the horse, good luck and that horse deffinately has potential.

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post #40 of 54 Old 04-15-2010, 04:19 PM
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In my opinion the horse looks drugged in the second picture.
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