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His name is Nugget, he is a Palomino/Paint. He is 3.. he is the best 3 year old I have ever seen... his only vice was that he wanted to be with the herd when I was test riding... He was trained in western as a trail horse, but he will totally ride english... he has very good movement and doesn't neck rein anyways...He followed me around like a dog and the current owner didn't even have to tie him when she tacked him up... he just stood there like it was no big deal... He is so calm, she walked under him and raised her back up to his and he lifted it and didn't even act like he was worried about what she was doing.. she also showed us a video of him with a cat on his back "making biscuits" he didn't care a bit. ANYWAYS I'M EXCITED!! also he was only 6 months in this pic.
 

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He looks beautiful :)
 

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I took some pics today when I went out to see him, he is of course very dirty and you cant even tell his legs have white on them... dirtyyy. and his mane and tail are quite yellow right now. also the other horses apparently pick on him...so he got some marks right now but once he gets to his new home he is going to be whitened up and pretty!! but here is his rough photo from today...
 

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also he is about 15.2... we think he may get an inch or 2 bigger and definitely fill out more... he is gonna be a good sized boy!
 

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He looks nothing like the horse in the first pic??
 

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Are you sure the two pics are the same horse? haha Well hes a cutie anyway
 

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I'm going to step up and suggest that you pass on this horse. The horse in the picture is not the same horse as a 3 year old. Horses may vary in shades as they grow but a horse doesn't loose the white sox or does his feet change color as he grows. I would avoid this seller at all costs because if she is not telling you the truth about that, I would not believe anything she said.

Secondly, unless you have a great deal of experience (which I am getting the impression that you don't), I would avoid a 3 year old horse no matter how nice he seems to you. You are already starting off with a horse that is barn sour and that is going to take knowledgeable horseman or a trainer.

Look for a horse that is 10 - 15 years old that will teach you rather then the romantic idea of learning together.
 

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Iride: I agree with you in maybe settling for an older horse, but why don't you think the two are the same? It's hard to tell unless he's cleaned up and see for sure if we think he is or not. I do have to say, I was curious as to if he was or not either...just wanted to see your opinion as to why you though they were two different things.

As for the horse, he's cute, but I want to see some clean pics of him to see the REAL him! I hope he works out for you, if you decide to get him that is. And also, seek professional help if you don't know what you're doing because issues will only become worse.
 

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I've never seen a horse's hooves change from white to black......is that even possible?
 

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Pechos, a paint horse does not change it's color pattern as it grows nor does it loose the white sox that you can see in the picture or does his white hooves change to black. All of that is fact.

For opinion, look at the fact that the colt was at a first class show and was spit and polished - hardly the same conditions as it is now. No, it is definitely not the same horse.

Lastly, the only positive thing the seller can show off is that a cat can make donuts (whatever that is) on his back and she can get underneath him.

Oh, and it's doubtful that a 3 year old at 15.2 (if he really is 15.2) is going to get another 2" of growth.
 

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I'm going to get her to give him a bath,maybe she grabbed the wrong baby photo she has a couple palominos. if it's not the same horse, I still want him, he is a very good horse, regardless, I have ridden him twice now... I don't want an old horse.. It's not like I don't have a trainer.... but he is very well trained. Also I've been riding since I was 4, so I can pretty much handle it, I ride crazy arabs now. the the arena show shot( it is a local park, I know by background) it is very sandy and possible he has sand of his hoofs.. dusty sand (I don't like that park for that reason.) but thanks for insulting me saying I cant ride/ don't need a 3 year old. Maybe it is a different horse, who know, but we have dealt with the seller before and she is a very nice honest person, so thanks for calling her a liar. everyone is so negative on this site. can anyone just be freaking happy, or is everyone just a critic.
 

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until I can teach him to jump, I'm training dressage. Maybe bring him to a few shows this summer... he has really good natural movement, the way he caries himself really impressed me. just stays round and forward, although he is a little lazy, I had to make him go, but once I got him going he was doing so well! he definitely isnt push button. So dressage, jumping( once older.. 5-6 start). He is an amazing trail horse already.

Also he isn't 3 until June technically....he is going to need more training of course, but he is really the best 3 year old I've ever seen/ridden.
 

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I'll have to agree with you...usually folks on here are quick to jump on a bandwagon and rude things are said and folks get hurt....BUT...this time, I honestly think folks were just looking out for your best interest. I know if I had been the one to post those two photos, I would have wanted it pointed out to me if someone didn't think the two horses were the one and the same. I've been around horses all my life. I spent 10 years training and showing western pleasure, but it doesn't mean that I can't slip up and miss something.

Anyways...I honestly don't think any offense was meant towards you or the seller.

Good luck in whatever you chose to do.
 

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I'm going to get to the bottom of the picture problem either way... BUT he is a good horse, the other horses are well mannered and look good, besides the unruly 10 month old filly, they are all sweet calm, gentle horses.. the filly needs to be up under you like a small dog.
 

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Oh, and it's doubtful that a 3 year old at 15.2 (if he really is 15.2) is going to get another 2" of growth.
Sorry, but I'm gonna have to disagree. (And I really hate doing that so sorry again.) But I've had a lot of horses gain 2 inches between their third and fourth year. A lot. Especially if they're uneven between the front and back.

That said, this looks like a different horse to me, too. Curious to see what he (she?) looks like cleaned up. Too soon to say, IMO.

I hope the OP has fun with her new horse whatever the outcome. How exciting!!!! I remember when I bought my Bippy home as a weanie...that was nearly six years ago and I still recall how excited I was.

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