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post #231 of 303 Old 05-15-2016, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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She looks nice but take a good look at her feet when you see her. It's hard to tell from this pic but she looks like she has low heels and this could be hard on her pasterns.
Thanks - will have a close look! And take lots of pics.
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post #232 of 303 Old 05-15-2016, 08:50 PM
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That is strange that he thought you'd buy her then and there. I wonder if there really IS another buyer on Tuesday or if he just wanted to unload her quickly. She's super cute, though!
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post #233 of 303 Old 05-15-2016, 10:05 PM
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Isn't it nice (sometimes) to be short! I like her and I like the cross. I do see that her pasterns look low or too much angle BUT that is what PPE is for!
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Someone may very well want this horse on Tuesday, in your previous posts you had stated that good horses are very hard to find in your area. If that is the case this horse sounds like it will sell quickly. I second the comment that not all horse traders are bad. Especially those that make their living at it. One bad comment could ruin any future sales. As much as I know you would like a PPE that may not be possible with a trader especially as riding season ramps up in your area. Unless your Vet is willing to do it in a day or two notice. As far as a trial period- if I were a seller that would be a no go for me so that may be hard to find.

I just drove 6 1/2 hours 1 way to see a horse. She was not as the seller described (way shorter, feet had not been done in 9 months, very obese) I was very disappointed when I got there. But after a test ride - her personality won me over. There are things we have to work on but it was the best $850 I have spent in a while. Keep your mind open when you look (moral of the story) the little mare I purchased has been pretty unflappable on the trail- but certainly was not what I had in mind for my next horse.
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post #235 of 303 Old 05-16-2016, 11:19 AM
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Thanks - will have a close look! And take lots of pics.
Maybe you could show the picture to your farrier for an opinion of the pasterns and heels. Not the same as seeing in real time, but it may give you an idea?
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post #236 of 303 Old 05-16-2016, 11:20 AM
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The little Arab x Welsh would make a perfect pair with Harley.

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post #237 of 303 Old 05-16-2016, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Someone may very well want this horse on Tuesday, in your previous posts you had stated that good horses are very hard to find in your area. If that is the case this horse sounds like it will sell quickly. I second the comment that not all horse traders are bad. Especially those that make their living at it. One bad comment could ruin any future sales. As much as I know you would like a PPE that may not be possible with a trader especially as riding season ramps up in your area. Unless your Vet is willing to do it in a day or two notice. As far as a trial period- if I were a seller that would be a no go for me so that may be hard to find.

I just drove 6 1/2 hours 1 way to see a horse. She was not as the seller described (way shorter, feet had not been done in 9 months, very obese) I was very disappointed when I got there. But after a test ride - her personality won me over. There are things we have to work on but it was the best $850 I have spent in a while. Keep your mind open when you look (moral of the story) the little mare I purchased has been pretty unflappable on the trail- but certainly was not what I had in mind for my next horse.
It's entirely possible that this little mare will turn out to be a lovely horse, but he wanted 3200$ and I would have to buy her TODAY without any kind of guarantee or trial. That's far too much risk for me. Maybe in 20 years I'll be able to spot a great horse in just a few minutes, but I'm not there yet.
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It's entirely possible that this little mare will turn out to be a lovely horse, but he wanted 3200$ and I would have to buy her TODAY without any kind of guarantee or trial. That's far too much risk for me. Maybe in 20 years I'll be able to spot a great horse in just a few minutes, but I'm not there yet.
Good decision.
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post #239 of 303 Old 05-16-2016, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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The little Arab x Welsh would make a perfect pair with Harley.
Yes, they would be very cute. And there are advantages to having smaller horses - less feed, less pasture space necessary and smaller stalls. Sharing tack. Being able to feed both horses and pasture them the same (as opposed to having an easy keeper and a hard keeper).

I'll see what she's like tomorrow.
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post #240 of 303 Old 05-16-2016, 12:31 PM
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The 'I've got another interested buyer' phrase is a pretty common one amongst horse dealers, they might have one but 9 times out of 10 its just done to pressure you - and I wouldn't buy anything from a seller who tried that trick to persuade me not to have a PPE done.
The little mare looks nice but if her pasterns/heels really do look like that and not just the way she was standing it could be an indicator of potential or existing hind leg suspensory ligament troubles - but that's something the PPE would uncover
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