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post #1 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of this horse?

So, I posted some of this over in the gaited section-- but I wanted to get some non-gaited opinions as well.

I am very seriously considering purchasing this horse. She is for sale from my trainer, and they have pretty much earmarked her for me at this point. This would be my first horse purchase (!), and I have been training with them for about six months now. Prior to that, I had some horse experience ( lived in Montana on a dude ranch, worked in a barn with Tennessee Walking Horses)



So anyways, here she is:
- 8 years old
- Registered TWH
- great on trails, I have taken her out on 3 separate occasions now. She leads well, doesn't spook easily, has a very gentle and calm demeanor ( which I do want). Is registered, so I can show her in WP, barrels and poles in the Spring.

Anyways, I am no conformation expert, but here are some pictures. I would love some feedback!
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post #2 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 10:19 PM
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she's a really cutey! I think she's got pretty good conformation, all around. I think you should buy her if you like her personality.

there is some indication that the blanket and /or saddle is rubbing her on her hip and her shoulder/neck.
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post #3 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 10:20 PM
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Looks like a nice little Walker from what I can see. I don't see any reason why she can't do what you want. I'm not a big TWH fan but I think she's pretty, definitely the prettiest one I've seen in a while!
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post #4 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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I tried to reload so they wouldn't turn sideways again...oh well.

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post #5 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 10:33 PM
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a fellow at our barn has one that looks much like her; smallish and black, and very sure-footed. she is a walking machine!
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post #6 of 47 Old 12-03-2014, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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This gal is definitely sure footed. We went all over the place the other day when it was slick and she did great.

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post #7 of 47 Old 12-03-2014, 12:44 PM
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I like her. Not great with sideways but nothing jumps out lol.

I do NOT like her tack or fit and would get that bit out asap. Any reason why she has that bit for trails? I find that concerning. Get her in a snaffle.
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post #8 of 47 Old 12-03-2014, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I'm not sure why the pictures are all coming out sideways! I tried to re-size them and all that jazz and they still turned out wonky. As for the bit, that is the bit my trainer has me use on her, we did some arena work with some poles/barrels and then went out on the trail afterwards.

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post #9 of 47 Old 12-03-2014, 01:41 PM
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I can see a bit on a very hot (AND well trained) horse for gaming. But for anything else please don't use it. Am I wrong that the part in her mouth is a chain? :/ Personally even if I needed a gag type bit I wouldn't be using one with that mouth piece.
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post #10 of 47 Old 12-03-2014, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah the part in her mouth is a chain (Wonder bit I think?)... I'm still learning about bits, tack and equipment so I am not as well versed as some others on this forum!

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