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Hey This might be my new horse his name is tex and Registered AQHA Isnt he just so pretty. The only thing is the lady thinks he as a strifle injury so this is why im getting him for free. if I can help him and make him better hell be the cutest horse ever!!!!!!







 

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Make sure you get a vet check to make sure the possible injury is treatable and he will be fit for purpose eventually.

Apart from that he's a good looking horse and I don't usually like bald faces.
 

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You do know that a free lame horse is very much not free in the long run, right?
 

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:)WOW - he is a pretty boy! I hope you find that he will come sound for you. Stifle problems can be tricky to treat depending on the cause and if there are stretched or torn ligaments or possibly a chip fracture of the stifle. Sounds like you are up for the rehab - I wish you the very best of luck and I do hope you can fix him with rest and TLC!
 

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^^ my friend has gotten quite a few free horses. she got rid of all of them. Free usually means not enough training or not fit for riding.
It says in the OPs post that this horse most likely has a stifle injury.

The point of my post is that most free horses cost quite a bit in things like medical bills, etc. So therefor they are not free.
 

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I really agree with everyone else - an problem that makes him unrideable makes him very expensive.

BTW, I think you mean APHA not AQHA.
 

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Just a word of the wise - please figure out what exactly he has wrong with him before you agree to take him. Stifle injuries are usually a pain in the butt to manage, and many people won't buy or take a horse that has a stifle problem.
 

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Sounds like the owner has talked to the vet about it right? I'd be a little worried that if she didnt get the vet out for the issue. Mostly because if she hasnt called about this injury who know if he had proper care for other injuries or there is something else going on as well.
 

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I know it's already been said, but I don't think it can be said enough. Stifle injuries can easily take 6 months or more to heal. Then you have to be very careful about how you recondition the horse. If he actually has a stifle injury your looking at no riding for quite awhile then walking in a straight line for longer then adding in a little bit of trotting and etc. So if you have any plans of really riding/using this horse in the next year you definitely need to re-evaluate getting him.

My horse had a very mild stifle injury early this spring (beginning of May I think) and he was laid off until about the middle of September. He's been ridden VERY lightly since then and I will be beginning a conditioning program in about a week. He should be good to go for normal riding this next spring.
 

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The stallion I leased back years ago had a stifle injury that never healed properly. He slipped on some ice as a 3 year old. He was better with work, but he would have never passed a vet check. Now he's in his late teens and looks like an old man. I feel very sorry for him.
 

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I oh I know that is wont be "Free" with the vet bills but Im just saying!!! HES So0o0 Pretty!!!!! The women is taking him to a vet clinic and I might take him after that! 40% chance ill get him but man I so hope I do!!!!!
 

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Oh yea I know no riding! I'm taking over for her if she cant afford him. I have my other horse to ride and wouldnt want to ride him till he would be all better!!!
 
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