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post #21 of 129 Old 10-28-2014, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Just because it's cruel if I say I have foal pictures and don't show you guys (:
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post #22 of 129 Old 10-28-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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I feel like I'm being offered too many horses. I'm a very indecisive person and almost each new horse makes me think things over. I think I have been offered at least.. 17 horses in two days?! Maybe I should just stop and stick with what I've found so far...

I have really grown to like the first mare, maybe it's because you guys like her as well or because she reminds me of my first favorite-lesson horse.. I don't know. It would be so simple to buy her, as I could already start riding and doing things I love with her. She is 6, ideally I'd like her to be younger.. I am concerned about her jumping abilities - not that I would be a big showjumper, but I would like her to be able to clear a medium fence without much problems. I like that she's energetic, yet calm enough that I can trust her.

If I were to take a young horse, who is still green, it would take time until I can start riding. But the progress can be fun, teaching groundwork etc.. I also like the foal I'm going to go see. Just because she has chrome and I remember when she was born, I was in awe of her and wished she could be mine (be careful what you wish for!). And she has a rather good pedigree.

Probably not taking the chestnut gelding though. Won't say 100% certainly yet.. The owner said he is a very calm horse. I fear he might be too 'calm'. I like my horses in the 'let's go!' mode..

I'm just thinking out loud I will probably re-read this thread many times and think about what I've written and what you guys have advised.
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post #23 of 129 Old 10-28-2014, 08:39 PM
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I'd maybe go look at the gelding (with chrome) he seems a good sort and if he's in work he'll become fit and maybe more energetic. You can at least go see him in person and see for yourself, photo's and pictures will only tell you so much.

The same with the mare, give her a try, she seems a good sort and will likely work well when fit.

I love those foal pictures I just want to go 'Squeeee' when I see that face.

Good luck, you've got lots of awesome horses over there.
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post #24 of 129 Old 10-28-2014, 11:39 PM
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I think you're going to get the first mare. 6 is a good age! Still lots of years left but a little bit of a brain! :P
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post #25 of 129 Old 10-29-2014, 01:14 AM
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I just wanted to add that while conformation is certainly worth considering, it certainly isn't everything. My family took in a mare knowing full well that she has numerous conformational "faults". We took her because we knew that she had a wonderful temperament, and because we discovered that she moved out very nicely despite the very conformational flaws that many would argue make it impossible for her to move well.

She's nothing super special to look at when she's standing in the paddock, but slap a saddle on her and suddenly she looks like poetry in motion. I fully expect that she has all of the heart and the talent to do well up to mid-level dressage despite all of her conformational flaws -- and when it comes right down to it I'm just completely in love with her mind!

Moral of the story: definitely follow your heart. It sounds like that mare might work out well for you.

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post #26 of 129 Old 10-29-2014, 07:26 AM
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That little filly (baby) is showing sickle hocked tendencies. "Tops may come, but bottoms never!" She has nice front legs. For the rest look at the sire and dam.

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post #27 of 129 Old 10-29-2014, 09:54 AM
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I'm with Elana as well... I much perfer the chestnut gelding with the chrome over the rest. I find that the liver chesnut mare has a steep shoulder, and her movement in front is restricted- always will be. She is not built to have long beautiful movement. I think that overall the chesnut is built the best. And I am impressed with his reaction to the banging and moving around that the rider did on his back, He also has nice bone through his leg.
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post #28 of 129 Old 10-29-2014, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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I got offered another Tori horse today. Her name is Aurelia, she is still green, 5 years old. Don't know much about her, I attached two pictures that the owner had. I will be visiting her on Sunday too, as the breeder has more different variations of her..
Gosh, the amount of horses that could be good is huge.

Somebody also sent me this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaZV...6t7ReXtY7kQnUw He is slightly over my price range, though he looks like he'd be worth the money. I don't like how much behind the vertical he is, but that's fixable. I'd also let him move a bit more freely. But that's just me.

Oh, and I will be seeing the 'foal' I had pictures of tomorrow :) I hope I can take a nice and square picture of her too.
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post #29 of 129 Old 10-29-2014, 05:36 PM
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I want to move to Estonia...what are your winters like? LOL.

Seriously though, the horses you have been showing us as awesome.
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post #30 of 129 Old 10-29-2014, 05:40 PM
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How old is that grey horse in the video? he looks like he's ridden not just behind the vertical, but compressed in the head and neck, which makes him short strided behind. It almost looks like the rider is a bit afraid of letting him go forward (maybe so he doesn't rush the jumps?).

I like young horses ridden forward and then gradually collected from back to front. Riding a horse backwards like that creates many problems. So, given that your focus is dressage, I think I'd pass based on the riding in that video.
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