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post #11 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Well last time when I had a down payment on him she said he trailered nicely. But once I gave her the money they she said he's alittle trouble to load. I was kinda ****ed about that. Wondering if maybe he's okay to trailer but needs more work actually loading? He never really goes anywhere. Maybe 2x a year if that.
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post #12 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 AM
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Yeah, she looks "off"to me on his hind end as others have said. I'd also be leery about the trailering thing. I'd certainly go look at him, and be prepared to have a trailer there to see about any loading issues. If he loads fine and everything else seems okay I'd ask about getting all records from her vet and a pre-purchase exam. If the seller balks at that...walk away.

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post #13 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 AM
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Very possible.

I'd just keep an eye out for anything else she may be saying that isn't entirely true about him.
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post #14 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 AM
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Is he wearing shoes in the videos? He is landing toe-first, you know what that could be a sign of.... i think he is really cute, and looks WAY better trained than most horses on the market.

I would see if she would do a trial for you. Be sure and have his feet X-rayed....

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post #15 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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How can you tell he's landing toe first? I'm bad at seeing lamenesses or anything like that and doesn't help that these videos suck big time.

Just sent the videos to my vet so well see what she says. Only way I'd get him is if he checked out 100%. I don't need another problematic horse. I already have one of those. :)
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post #16 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Okay so my vet said he looks lame in the right hind but its really hard to tell from the videos.

Also, I don't know if he has shoes or not on.
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post #17 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 10:00 AM
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see if you can take him on a 2 week trial. If he looks ok to you, get your vet to give him the once over & go from there. For me, as a seller, I'd choose a great home over getting my asking price.

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post #18 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I would do the same littrella. It's just so hard with horses. You can never tell if they're not selling because there's something wrong with them or because the horse economy is on the toilet right now. I asked her for a trail period so well see. I'd rather do a PPE anyway without the owner there.
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post #19 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 10:11 AM
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no matter what you choose, MAKE SURE TO GET IT IN WRITTING!!!!! good luck!

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post #20 of 26 Old 07-27-2013, 12:57 PM
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I really wouldn't touch this horse with a barge pole. The owner is stringing you a tall tale and you are sucking it up IMO. It is blatantly lame, your vet also believes it is lame, it is more than likely on bute or something similar so is probably even worse than it appears on the videos. All that bull about she is offering him to the people she preferred for him is the oldest blag in the book when a horse has either failed a vetting or more experienced viewers have picked up on a soundness issue.

You have one horse that is unsound, there are thousands of good sound horses for sale out there, why take the risk of finding yourself caring for two unsound and possibly unrideable horses?

Please be very cautious, if you have money to spend on a new horse then ensure it is sound and exactly what you want, after one let down you deserve better this time around.
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