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I am madly in love with this horse:D I have never owned a horse before though. I am a intermediate rider(in case you wanted to know). I would be using him for a hunter/jumper. I have a few questions:
-Does he have nice conformation?
-Does he look like a nice first horse?
-Is his price reasonable?

Taking Offers****very Quiet Unraced Childrens Hunter !!

 

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I think he looks good. The last picture is not of him though.
 

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Yeah, that one is of the other horse for sale(took me a while to figure that out:D) Thanks for your opinion, it really helps!
 

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I also think the price is good, and if his temperament is really a 2/10 like they say, he would probably be a really good first horse!
 

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YAY! You made my day:D
 

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I think he would be a good first horse also. You should go and test him out for yourself. Then you'll know how he really handles. Good luck...
 

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A young horse needs training. Just because he is quiet doesn't mean he is willing. Try him out and test his breaks. Looks like he is wearing a kimberwicke. I like seeing the young kids in D-rings. Also notice the minimal release over fences - could be rather bold for a first horse. I like his build - cute. Good Luck!
 

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Thanks! I will keep that in mind:) This might be a stupid question, but what is a kimberwicke?
 

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Looks like a nice horse! and for him to also be jumping is great! and for 3500$ well I think it looks like a great deal.
 

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A kimberwicke is a type of bit, and a fairly harsh one. It would be a red flag to me on a youngster that's listed as having a mellow temperment. They are also not allowed in USEF hunter competition.

However, I didn't see what the poster who mentioned the kimberwicke did - I see a full cheek snaffle in the photo where I can discern the type of bit.

I think the price of this horse is fair. Seems fairly green over fences, and needs some finishing. The ad mentioned that his changes aren't confirmed, but for the price, that's reasonable.

What are you hoping to do with him? And what are your riding goals and aspirations? And what is your price range?

If this is your first horse, you may discover that finishing him, even though he's a nice guy, is more work than planned on.
 

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Have you asked them WHY they are selling him? And definately ride him yourself to see how he handles. A vet check is a VERY GOOD idea. He is pretty and has good confirmation, (from the pictures) I did not watch the whole video but it looked like he might be winging out the front right leg as he moves. Because I did not watch the whole video (as my slow computer was taking forever to load) you may want to see if he is or if it was just the angle he was coming at the camera with. As for the price they said it is negotiable, I would definately ask them to come down if you decide he is something you want. I would suggest that you take your trainer with you to see him in person. Have them load him (twice - they usually load the first time, but will he load the 2nd without a problem? ), use clippers on him, (inside the ears too- if its too cold to clip at least run the butt end of the clippers into the ear with them running to see how he responds). Be thorough in your test drive. I will even do aggrivating things to a horse to see how they react, I run my hand up under them, (even in private areas) to see what type of attitude I get, i pick up feet, and hold them up for a few seconds to make sure they stand well, pull the tail, play with the ears. I always tack them, sinch the saddle, put the bit in, take the bridle off etc. - Most people will not tell you when there is a problem with a horse, be safe in checking them out, ALWAYS watch the ears and body motions of the horse in everything you do. Be aware if the horse seems "drugged" eyes should be bright and wide, not droopy he should be quick to respond not sluggish. Tie him before you buy him and when you load him tie his head in the trailer to know he wont pull back and become an idiot. Ride him OUTSIDE the ring as well as inside, most horses work well in a round pen or arena, but take them out of that environment and you have a different horse. JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS that I have found that have helped me to make wise decisions in horse purchases. I do put the animal through its paces, I stop it, and start it, and ask for lead changes and take it away from the barn etc.. to see if its going to blow up.. I make sure this horse is going to handle, and obey and not be a problem horse. DEFINATELY TAKE IT AWAY FROM OTHER HORSES to make sure it is not herd bound - to me there is nothing worse than a herd bound animal. Hope this helps you to make a good decision. He looked and seemed like a nice horse but just KNOW.. there are ALOT of dishonest horse people out there.. BUYER BEWARE!
 

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yeah, i was thinking(if my dad said we could go take a look at him) that we should go to look at him 3 times. first one scheduled,second one we dont tell them about, and third one scheduled. My dad said if we ever do purchase a horse we have to bring the head instructor at my barn w/ us.
 

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When you look at the add and you scoll down there is a link that say 4 yr old TB gelding (or somthing like that) is it the same horse?? There are some videos and if it is he looks like a nice mover.
 

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Yes it is the same horse
 
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