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post #41 of 45 Old 07-30-2014, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Sooooooo.......I went ahead and looked at this boy. He is adorable, personable, and incredibly tolerant/safe with children on the ground. Unfortunately he beyond the last 4 years,very little is know of his past.The owner before them, vaguely mentioned rodeo....but no details.Whatever he was used for, they used him hard. He had one of the worst sway backs that I have ever seen. They assured me that he is not in any discomfort. So we went ahead and rode him. But only in a very small arena. Oh boy! He has the body of a 30 year old BUT the gas pedal of a youngster. NOT a kids horse. Barely a tap from a beginners unstable leg and he BOOM full extended canter.....and wanted to go faster. Great fun for me.....in the safety of the arena. Not going to work for my child. Afraid the options for him are going to be limited. They admitted that his future workload should be pretty light, due to his back. But he is too much for most young riders. Plus the age was a guess. My friend that is a large animal vet took, took one look at the pics and guessed him well over 20.....but who really knows.CERTAINLY NOT a $4500 horse!....he needs to be given away.IMHO I really hope this old boy finds someone to love him. In the mean time ,we keep looking. Thank you for all your advise, insights, and comments!
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post #42 of 45 Old 07-31-2014, 01:01 PM
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That's unfortunate. He sounds like he had the history of my horse (past barrel horse, maybe?). My horse is 19 but if I tap him he bolts. It's awesome for me.

But my boy for some reason seems to know who's riding him and when my sister (13) rides him, she's very inexperienced and she's got noisy legs and hands and he just plods right along. Except the one time she decided to "walk" the barrel pattern and she couldn't keep him under a very fast trot.....but that's a whole other story hahahaha.

In any case, I hope you find the right horse for your needs.
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post #43 of 45 Old 07-31-2014, 01:19 PM
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Sooooooo.......I went ahead and looked at this boy. He is adorable, personable, and incredibly tolerant/safe with children on the ground. Unfortunately he beyond the last 4 years,very little is know of his past.The owner before them, vaguely mentioned rodeo....but no details.Whatever he was used for, they used him hard. He had one of the worst sway backs that I have ever seen. They assured me that he is not in any discomfort. So we went ahead and rode him. But only in a very small arena. Oh boy! He has the body of a 30 year old BUT the gas pedal of a youngster. NOT a kids horse. Barely a tap from a beginners unstable leg and he BOOM full extended canter.....and wanted to go faster. Great fun for me.....in the safety of the arena. Not going to work for my child. Afraid the options for him are going to be limited. They admitted that his future workload should be pretty light, due to his back. But he is too much for most young riders. Plus the age was a guess. My friend that is a large animal vet took, took one look at the pics and guessed him well over 20.....but who really knows.CERTAINLY NOT a $4500 horse!....he needs to be given away.IMHO I really hope this old boy finds someone to love him. In the mean time ,we keep looking. Thank you for all your advise, insights, and comments!
That's a shame but glad you passed on him.

So did they just pull that price out of the blue or what!?

In my area he would probably be worth about $500. And we are in a high priced state (Arizona) too.

There's a lot of stupid out there!
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post #44 of 45 Old 08-18-2014, 11:33 PM
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Maybe be part of someone else's retirement plan...we have a free lease with a horse that is 22 for our daughter....works great for both of us!
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post #45 of 45 Old 08-19-2014, 03:27 PM
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sort of irrelevant at this point, but I was at a show on the weekend and there was a gelding that cleaned house in the jumper ring, almost every category. Turns out he is 22, purchased at 20. they never bothered looking at him due to his age, but finally decided to give him a look. Started jumping at 20, barrel racing at 21, extreme trail competition at 22. Can excel in pretty much anything, and pack beginners on his days off. His owners feel he's worth his weight in gold. no one wanted to give him a chance.

just though it was a neat story that reminded me of this thread.
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