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post #11 of 46 Old 11-23-2015, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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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.
I see your point yes
I also am trailing with him for a little to see if he is a good fit
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post #12 of 46 Old 11-24-2015, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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I'm also not dead set on getting this horse. There are others I am looking at however trialing with them is going to somewhat difficult as they are about 2-3 hours away if not more.
This horse is just like 30-45 minutes away which is the same distance to my barn but different direction.
I'm also waiting for a video for a 17 year old TB from an owner. I live in Ontario, Canada and right now some parts are more icy then others. I do know I can trial with her too for a price at my place(which is fine) so it's just finding the fit horse for me.
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post #13 of 46 Old 11-24-2015, 04:37 PM
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A trial is definitely a good start. Can you get him vet checked before the trial to find out what is going on with his leg?

It would be a shame to trial him, fall in love with him and then find out that he's got a deal breaker type of soundness issue.
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post #14 of 46 Old 11-24-2015, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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A trial is definitely a good start. Can you get him vet checked before the trial to find out what is going on with his leg?

It would be a shame to trial him, fall in love with him and then find out that he's got a deal breaker type of soundness issue.
Here's all the info on him
He was trained to do hunter jumper. So he has been going well at walk/trot and learning his canter which is coming along nicely.
He has also been over a few small jumps. We have been mostly riding him Western as he has a nice jog and keeps his head down.
And he is a little bit lazy but has a good mind for leaning, and likes to work. Danny is UTD on everything he has had all his shots.
He had his most recent tetness a few weeks ago. He is on schedule with the farrier who says he has really good feet. He was de-wormed
in October. He has a small cut on his right front fetlock which he did here just by being playful. It is not deep and is not touching any tendons or anything that would affect his movement. The cut was thoroughly cleaned and cared for by me and my vet. It is healing nicely and he is not lame at all from it. I bought Danny from my trainer, so I was able to watch her work with him a bit and get to him know before he came here.
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post #15 of 46 Old 11-26-2015, 04:20 AM
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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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sometimes those horses are lazy lazy in an arena, and when you go out on a trail ride, they can be very hot, spooky and hard to handle. I would have his legs checked , front and hind.
If you are going to do Western trail riding, are talking about showing or actual out on the trails ?
If you are going to be out on the trails, then you need to ride him out on the trails .
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post #17 of 46 Old 11-26-2015, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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sometimes those horses are lazy lazy in an arena, and when you go out on a trail ride, they can be very hot, spooky and hard to handle. I would have his legs checked , front and hind.
If you are going to do Western trail riding, are talking about showing or actual out on the trails ?
If you are going to be out on the trails, then you need to ride him out on the trails .
I'd do the showing possibly.
But out on trails work too. I plan on it.
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They are keeping the horse because the daughters other horse has taken a turn for the worse.
However, there is another one I'm looking at that about two hours away and she is 18 years old and a Tb
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It seems odd you say he was trained hunter jumper but only walk trot broke and started on his canter transition... Sounds like he is green.
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post #20 of 46 Old 11-27-2015, 02:49 PM
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It seems odd you say he was trained hunter jumper but only walk trot broke and started on his canter transition... Sounds like he is green.
Yes, my thoughts as well. Also, hunters and jumpers are two different things. Maybe you mean O/F training in general??
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