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post #1 of 46 Old 11-22-2015, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughs on this horse?

He's a Thoroughbred that is around 16hh. He is around 5-6 years old. I really do like him and the owner is willing to let me possibly trailing him at their place so I can see how well I like him while still looking at other horses. They aren't looking to rush him to find him a home or anything like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quj-...ature=youtu.be
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post #2 of 46 Old 11-22-2015, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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https://www.horseforum.com/new-horses...-horse-641482/
This thread I was reading and it does seems somewhat like I'm a bit of the same situation but difference is I'm a young adult, I have been/continue to take lessons, I will be boarding whatever horse I chose to get at the place my coach is at who is very knowledgeable and so are some other who are there.
I know Danny was once an OTTB but he has been retrained by a trainer.
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post #3 of 46 Old 11-22-2015, 11:15 PM
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it's hard to say much about the horse from that video. he seems like a pretty tolerant and placid horse, with a bit of a hay belly.
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post #4 of 46 Old 11-22-2015, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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it's hard to say much about the horse from that video. he seems like a pretty tolerant and placid horse, with a bit of a hay belly.
The owner said he has more whoa then go even for such a young boy.
I did do more riding then just that and he back up with me/for me with out much problems and did a circle pretty well too.


I do plan on taking either my coach or someone from barn(or both) to come with me to give me their opinion but maybe after few more rides just to see for myself. The owner is not super motivated seller as she is perfectly fine with keeping him and waiting. She doesn't have any ad for him. She actually contacted me through an ad so I went to see.
She said he was bombproof(I know there's no such thing as a purely bombproof but bombproof enough for a rider like me)

Is there anything I should do to get a video of?
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post #5 of 46 Old 11-23-2015, 10:40 AM
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Be sure to get a pre purchase exam. He looks like he is goose stepping in the rear, especially on the left. (Watch how he puts his hoof and leg straight out about 4 inches off the ground, THEN puts the leg down) this could be a sign of some muscle problems further up the leg.
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post #6 of 46 Old 11-23-2015, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Be sure to get a pre purchase exam. He looks like he is goose stepping in the rear, especially on the left. (Watch how he puts his hoof and leg straight out about 4 inches off the ground, THEN puts the leg down) this could be a sign of some muscle problems further up the leg.
I know the owner said something was wrong with his leg but it was healing
But if I do decide to buy him then I will most defiantly will
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As said, he seems placid.

Personally I would say that you need a lot more Roding experience. You were allowing him to walk around as if he were going to his own funeral, couldn't get him trotting properly and had trouble rising to the trot and just gave up trying to keep him going and let him stop. You also allowed him to stop when he pooped which shouldn't be allowed.

This is a horse that looks to be lazy, if he were fed right, wormed and sound odds on he might get a lot more lively.
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I am glad you have lots of time to check him out. Ask the owner exactly what is "wrong" with his leg and if a vet tended to him. Keep in mind what you want to use him for. If you are going to mostly trail ride, you probably don't need a speed demon. But you still want a horse that walks fast enough to be fun.

My mare has lazy tendencies but is easily moved forward when I choose, kind of a go-with-the-flow type. She was really pokey when I tried her out, but she had NO training at all, had just been sat on a few times and let to walk as she pleased.

If this gelding has been trained, find out how long, what kind and what he is supposed to know. Talking to his trainer instead of taking the word of the seller is a plus.
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I am glad you have lots of time to check him out. Ask the owner exactly what is "wrong" with his leg and if a vet tended to him. Keep in mind what you want to use him for. If you are going to mostly trail ride, you probably don't need a speed demon. But you still want a horse that walks fast enough to be fun.

My mare has lazy tendencies but is easily moved forward when I choose, kind of a go-with-the-flow type. She was really pokey when I tried her out, but she had NO training at all, had just been sat on a few times and let to walk as she pleased.

If this gelding has been trained, find out how long, what kind and what he is supposed to know. Talking to his trainer instead of taking the word of the seller is a plus.
I know she did say but I forgot what it was but I'll ask again as time gets closer.
I want to do some shows but I want to do like Western Pleasure and Western Trailing so nothing very fast from what I have seen in videos.
I'll see what I can do for asking the trainer about what he has been doing. From what I heard, the trainer wanted to go more English riding while the daughter(who owns him but she also has another horse somewhat so she has to chose) wanted to do western.

I want everyone to somewhat keep in mind that I am taking(if I do get him) to where my coach is and work him there.
To me, he isn't as lazy as the Arab mare that I ride who is like I think 15-17 years old? He was a lot more wiling to do things that it took me a ton of work to just to do with the mare.
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I think Foxhunter is right that with the leg attended to properly and some better nutrition, deworming, etc. he might be quite a bit more horse than he is at the moment.
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