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post #11 of 15 Old 11-25-2009, 09:11 AM
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NATRiders, if your thread is to ask about how to construct an ad to sell him, you should have said that from the beginning - you would have saved a lot of time.

IMO, if I saw an ad like that, especially with the change you are going to make, I would pass on the horse. Unless he is only suited for an experienced rider, using that term is a turnoff. If that's true, then it should be left in. Suggesting roping or dressage is absurd - one or the other or as I suggested below. Target your ad for the market you are in and how he is suited for that market. Just throwing out disciplines is silly. How much are you asking for him?

Try this:
Donetello, 10y/o 15h Chestnut QHx Gelding. Donetello is best suited is currently used for trail riding and will most happily go out alone or in a group. Lovely and quiet,does not spook. He is very laid back and never wants to do anything wrong. Will make a great roping prospect or suitable for many other other disciplines.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-26-2009, 09:53 AM
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That is not a dressage horse and I wouldn't even try to say that.
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post #13 of 15 Old 12-04-2009, 01:09 AM
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I'm going to have to say no. As that fella looks like a halter horse. A lot of halter horses have such straight pasterns it makes it impossible to move in such a slow collected and flat kneed way as the jog and lope demand. In fact most halter horses are never broke, as not only movement is a concern, soundness is as well. When you put that much weight and muscle on the little post legs and tiny feet that often results in navicular. Now, I'm not saying for sure this horse has this issue and since there really no good leg shots I can't even tell if he post legged, but looking at that shoulder its screaming halter.
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-06-2009, 06:38 PM
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we need a video of your horse walk, trot, lope and then it will be easier to determine he has a nice tail set but a thick neck
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-08-2009, 04:00 PM
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He looks like he would be a great bull doggin horse... He is very stout and could handle a big guy jumpin off of him... I guarantee he isn't going to be great at WP... you can train a horse to do just about anything.. but whether they are good at it or not is a different question... His neck seems to be to stout and to short for WP... and his conformation isn't quite right... Like others have said a video of his movements would help to really determine it... I would look into making him a bull doggin horse... He would be perfect for it and if he does well you can get a nice penny for him...

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