Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Hm. Hard to say, kind of depends what you want, but I don't think he would be my first choice.
He does seem patient and safe, but honestly looks pretty sluggish to me. It is hard to imagine, seeing that video, that this horse has ever run full speed on a track...
First, if you are seriously interested, I would get a thorough vet check to see if it's even worth it to put more time and effort in this horse. The hind leg issue that the other posters have mentioned has nothing to do with the cut on the front leg that the owner is talking about.
You seem quite inexperienced, so I would probably look for a horse with more training, at least with a solid walk/trot/canter and reasonably responsive to aids. Calling a horse that is still working on his canter and has popped over a few small jumps "hunter jumper trained" is a bit overstated.
I mean, you never know, he might be a diamond in the rough, but I could imagine that you and him reach your limits pretty quickly together.
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