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post #11 of 32 Old 08-29-2015, 07:55 PM
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Looks like she has back problems. Probably from doing too many things at a young age like lunging and sitting trot which people think is ok.
Maybe. I definitely thought something looked odd in her rump when lunging and under saddle she was very irritated and had some serious tail switching. Something is not right. I didn't watch all of the videos because didn't care to see a unbalanced horse lunging.n
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looks like someone has started her for WP . With good training she should come around.
looks like an average QH .
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No comment on the horse & her (general) way of going, as with quality of vid, how far away she is, and the huge saddle, I can't tell much.

She looks shuffly & on the forehand, but as others have said, her age/balance, along with the too big saddle, along with the rider making her keep her head down & nose in... which I'm not a fan of at all, esp for green horses, although I know the western show world likes horses going along practically stepping on their nose these days...
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There were a ton of flies that day. I'm pretty sure the tail swishing was for that, because her attitude was very calm.

I'd love to know how you're seeing back problems. Anyone care to share specifics?

When she was being ridden, you can see the rider had loose reins, so that behind the vertical issue is not from heavy hands.

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There were a ton of flies that day. I'm pretty sure the tail swishing was for that, because her attitude was very calm.

I'd love to know how you're seeing back problems. Anyone care to share specifics?

When she was being ridden, you can see the rider had loose reins, so that behind the vertical issue is not from heavy hands.
It is from being sawed on and ridden with high wide hands.
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Thanks for the info, greentree.

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I would think more likely from being lunged regularly in some form of 'training aid' that brings the head in down to the front legs
You can ride her out of that.
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Thanks, Jaydee. I was thinking this was a bad habit that could be fixed. All of what I'm hearing could, I think, but honestly all the negative feedback has made me wary about the purchase, so now I'm waffling. She had a procedure to straighten one of her legs when she was a filly and I've seen all the xrays and read the vet report saying it won't affect her abilities as a sport horse but combine that with these comments and well ... blah. I hate horse buying sometimes!

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I know a gal that is big on draw reins and it is not a western horse. It is always behind the bit. The tail switching was much more violent than flies. It is worse the early part of the video.
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Thanks, Jaydee. I was thinking this was a bad habit that could be fixed. All of what I'm hearing could, I think, but honestly all the negative feedback has made me wary about the purchase, so now I'm waffling. She had a procedure to straighten one of her legs when she was a filly and I've seen all the xrays and read the vet report saying it won't affect her abilities as a sport horse but combine that with these comments and well ... blah. I hate horse buying sometimes!
The sort of thing in the pic I've attached causes that headset that's too low and tucked in if used too tightly - not saying its definitely that but its a possibility and it is fixable.
Re. her soundness - well you can only make your decision on that based on what your vet advises - have X rays done yourself if you're worried but like her enough otherwise to continue
That saddle they had on her is very big, no doubt heavy and combined with the too low neck/head that pulls on the back muscles could well be the reason why she looked a little unhappy (tail swishing) and unbalanced but get the vet or a chiro to go over her back
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