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post #1 of 28 Old 01-25-2020, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Naughty appy pre-purchase exam lol

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I was wondering how everyones horse reacted to their flexion tests. I recently purchased an appaloosa (big goof) and he was not enjoying the PPE he tried to kick the vet, buck when he was lunged and reared a few times when he was done trotting his lines after the flexion tests.... But he passed with flying colours XD. He has been off for 6 months (has a bit of a belly) and is only 7 so it was a lot to ask of him. I was just wondering if anyone else has had eventful PPE's.
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Hello,
I was wondering how everyones horse reacted to their flexion tests. I recently purchased an appaloosa (big goof) and he was not enjoying the PPE he tried to kick the vet, buck when he was lunged and reared a few times when he was done trotting his lines after the flexion tests.... But he passed with flying colours XD. He has been off for 6 months (has a bit of a belly) and is only 7 so it was a lot to ask of him. I was just wondering if anyone else has had eventful PPE's.
Never had that much excitement! Have had a few horses kick out from the flexion, usually in the back only, but nothing too big.

Did you buy the horse? He sounds like he might be untrained to lunge, or maybe just being a bit stubborn
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Never had that much excitement! Have had a few horses kick out from the flexion, usually in the back only, but nothing too big.

Did you buy the horse? He sounds like he might be untrained to lunge, or maybe just being a bit stubborn
Yes I did he was priced really well and he will go back into training for a refresher. I love his personality he is a definitely stubborn and does not suffer a fool but isn't nasty. As much as he hated the PPE he finished relatively easily... he just had his little tantrum moments along the way.
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I wouldn't of bought a horse who acted like you're appy did for a vet check. That is a big red flag in my book.. of trouble.

My gelding is 6 years old and behaves like a gentleman for the vet. Whether handled daily or not handled for months.
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Maybe just feeling good or cold/wind made him frisky.

Hope the refresher course goes well! BTW pictures are always good to see
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Agree with AA that it just sounds like he's untrained or badly trained for what was asked of him & was expressing his opinions. If he is 'stubborn', that is because he has either been confused or resisting to what was asked, and the trainer has quit when he resisted, so he's learned that's how you deal with stuff.
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I wouldn't of bought a horse who acted like you're appy did for a vet check. That is a big red flag in my book.. of trouble.

My gelding is 6 years old and behaves like a gentleman for the vet. Whether handled daily or not handled for months.
I have been on him and he was a perfect gentleman he just needs a refresher on the ground work he is also super smart and active he wants to run so as soon as you got his feet moving he didn’t want to stop... and rearing was his reaction.... he isn’t nasty he just was very confused when the vet was doing all the flexion test. He was owned since he was a yearling and was put through training 3 years ago, but he has always had the same owner who wasn’t the most horse savvy so my guess is he has just learned some bad habits. I’m not worried he really is sweet and is okay if you touch him anywhere and he doesn’t care, you can pick out his feet easily. He was also worked right beside his food....it was the only spot where the snow was packed down enough.
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[QUOTE=AnitaAnne;1970824389]Maybe just feeling good or cold/wind made him frisky.

Hope the refresher course goes well! BTW pictures are always good to see <img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />[

I think he was just feeling his oats he loves to work and was confused when people wanted he to stop. He is the kind of horse that needs to be worked mentally and physically. I’m not worried other than his little tantrums during the PPE. He has been good especially backed.
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Maybe just feeling good or cold/wind made him frisky.

Hope the refresher course goes well! BTW pictures are always good to see
I think he was just feeling his oats he loves to work and was confused when people wanted he to stop. He is the kind of horse that needs to be worked mentally and physically. Iím not worried other than his little tantrums during the PPE. He has been good especially backed.
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If you like him that is the only thing that really counts!

My horse is terrible at lunging, never really learnt how and gets a bit stressed when asked (like at the vet last year) He is a gaited horse, and gaited horses are not really lunged much, or at least not here.

Looking forward to hearing about his progress.
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