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post #11 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 07:17 AM
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Ok, so just came across this horse ad today and it struck me as odd that they were asking $6,500 for a groundwork/trail horse. Also, it kinda surprised me that such a high energy horse was being advertised as a trail mount? (Watch the video) ) I'm also curious how a high energy, uphill built horse apparently isn't considered a good candidate for jumping? Lol, idk, was just wondering after all these questions popped into my head how much you would spend on this horse if she was listed as "make an offer" or whatevs! Tehe, done with my randomness for the day!

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Are we watching the same video? The first pic she looks down-hill and there really is no energy there. No where near as forward moving as a good gaited horse should be when its allowed to gait properly. They move fast, but that does not mean they are overly spooky compared to other horses - its just their gait. We have tons of gaited horses around here on the trails and they fly!

I think in the right hands she would make a wonderful little trail horse, but I know in my area she would only bring in $500-$1500 based off that video. People around here want to see a very forward smooth gait and that video just does not show that.

However, Rocky Mountains are a dime a dozen around here and she does not have the highly desired silver dapple/chocolate color. I wonder if maybe Rocky Mountains are more rare in california and they are trying to up her price based on that?

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post #12 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 09:38 AM
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Rockys aren't that common here. Generally gaited horses can go for a little more if they are well broke because we have a lot of older folks on the trails and they want something comfortable to ride. I personally like a forward moving horse on trails.

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post #13 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 03:38 PM
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She looks downhill because shes standing down a hill, lol-- look at how the fence is set- its not straight its going down a hill too, lol. shes definitely uphill built.. optical illusion!

That bay that goes haulin over the jump cracks me up every time!!
why are they pointing at her?

I just read the description again-- says she needs some parellie training- that screams bad mannered!
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post #14 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 04:04 PM
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I have no idea why they're asking that much for her. My 14 yo QH is truly bomb proof on trails, moves off the leg and seat nicely, and has average-ish cutting breeding (and is registered to prove it), and is a very pretty glossy black. I paid less than $1000 for her, so I certainly wouldn't pay much more than that for a project with no specialized training, and neither would anyone else. We've got plenty of gaited critters around for less money too.
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post #15 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Even though Rockies here r uncommon, she doesn't really seem like a very smooth ride. And yeah, the downhill thing is an optical illusion!

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post #16 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 08:37 PM
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Are any of us watching the same video?

For part of the movie, her "canter" is a shuffle. Look how the legs on the same side move in unison. So she does have a gait.

But I do agree that she is definitely not happy. The rider wants canter, the horse is gaiting... I don't think this is a very good horse/rider match which is probably why she is for sale!!

If you like gaited horses and you want a gaited horse, she's a doll!

And that isn't "high energy" or "forward" at all... That would be a normal pace/tempo.

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post #17 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 08:54 PM
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I certainly would not pay the asking, not even half. It is what the market will bare - and I am guessing she will never command that price. There are a lot of well bred proven horses at that price. The description indicates she would be good for someone that wanted to ride everyday? So would a lot of horses that are priced at 1/3 or less...including gaited ones.

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post #18 of 29 Old 06-27-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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@Skyseternalangel: I watched the video again and her canter does seem a little different then most canters I've seen! And that is most likely the reason why she isn't a great jumper.

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post #19 of 29 Old 06-28-2013, 07:44 PM
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looking for a career with someone wanting to do trails, Parelli/ground work, and light arena riding
To me it sounds like they want someone who WANTS to do trails, does ground work (parelli sounds like their choice) and light arena work.
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post #20 of 29 Old 07-01-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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But still, the price seems like a lot for a green / project horse. (Just what I was able to grasp based on the video and her age).

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