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post #1 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on this situation?!

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I got a random phone call today from a woman whom I had looked at her 12 (now 13) year old AQHA gelding for sale last Nov. Had put a down payment on him and I backed out of the sale for another horse. (Whom I still have) to make a very long story short I found out my current horse has navicular and pretty badly. I paid $2500 for him and he is my dream horse but I doubt he will be rideable much longer. Vet wants to try Injections next but I'm not sure if I'm willing to go that route especially when he already has 1/2 degree of rotation and the injections could cause founder. Seems like alot of risks for something I am just prolonging. Anyway, the woman called and offered me her horse who I looked at last year for $500. (She was asking $2000 when I saw him and he's online now for $3000) I find it odd that she just seems so desperate to get rid of him. But, she has been trying to sell him on and off for a year I think but no clue why he hasn't sold as he is a great horse, Doc O Lena bred and trained professionally in western pleasure. Only issue with him is he's a stubborn loader (according to the owner). Anybody have input. I'm a bit sketched out as to why she would just practically give him away but I do also understand that the horse economy is in the hole right now. She also said she only liked a select few who came and rode him and liked how they interacted with him. I was one of her favorites for him and she felt like we were a great match. (Apparently) so anyone have input? I would do a vet check if all the details works out and I'd deff take him on trail. Thanks
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post #2 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 01:03 AM
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She is giving him away, as every month she keeps him, he is costing her money. So it's better to let him go for nothing at this point than keep him and keep paying. She will take less money than the $500, as she is hurting for money, and he just keeps costing.

Go see him again, and see what you think.
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Also- here's his add. Anyone want to give input on that? Someone mentioned he looks stiff at the lope but I'm always bad at telling. I'm just paranoid that he's lame and buted or drugged, injected, etc.

13 year old AQHA gelding, beginner safe-Sale or lease

Thanks Alex for the input!
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I am not a western rider, so I see lots of things as they are very different. He short strides on his back end for sure, I can see it in the walk/trot video. But I don't know enough about western riding to know if that's lack of collection or lame. I have no idea what you odd balls do :)

Take advise from other people here, as I just don't know enough about your horses.

Can you send these videos to your vet? Text and ask for an email addy.
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the ad says sales or lease.. are you sure she is not talking lease for the 500 ?
Maybe she is flat out broke . To bad there are not pics of him unsaddled.
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i went and looked at the videos. i dont think he is being ridden correctly for starters.
he may be dragging his hind toes, be sure to look at them if they toe is really squared hes dragging them, may be because he is lazy, lame or they tired to train the super slow collected jog and failed at it , same thing for the lope.
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post #7 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 02:42 AM
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I think he's lame TBH and that might be one of the reasons he is not selling. She must be really desperate as she is calling you.
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post #8 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I see he's short striding in his hind but I can't tell if its because he was trained Wp and they failed horribly at a nice slow jog or arthritis or just pure laziness. He's super duper lazy.

And Nope, $500 was for sale. I made sure.

I do remember when I looked at him that the back leg with the sock the hoof wore weirdly on that one. My gelding now has a foot that does that and doesn't bother him buy I thought it looked odd. I rode him and he didn't feel lame just so sloooooooow.

Also, the pics of his head with his mane braided and with a English saddle on, he looks like sh**. That's how e looked when I saw him. Pics with a western saddle he looks alot better.
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post #9 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:42 AM
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I would take your vet to check him out or ask her if you can have a trail period on him to make sure everything is as it seems
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post #10 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:44 AM
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I'd also watch out as you mentioned she said he is a stubborn loader but the ad says that he trailers well. Inconsistencies like that always make me wonder.
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