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  1. Yes, they are awful this year!

    Yes, they are awful this year!
  2. Just a quick update - we decided this horse was...

    Just a quick update - we decided this horse was not going to work. There were a few other issues that came up that made it obvious this was not the right horse.

    We found a horse with plenty of...
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    Thanks for the input. I have asked for...

    Thanks for the input. I have asked for clarification on the hock injections (why and for how long.) Hock injections are about $250 - so $500 per year. That in of itself is doable but I do agree...
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    Horse's price definitely reflects these things. ...

    Horse's price definitely reflects these things. That is, price is very attractive (at least 25% lower than comparable horse.) Owner seems very honest but one never knows. Horse will be doing 2'6"....
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    Deal Breakers?

    Just curious what others think. Are any of these things, individually or collectively, a deal breaker for an otherwise suitable horse?

    1. Hock injections every 6 months (on a horse 10-12 years...
  6. As to complaint #3 - that is simply not true. ...

    As to complaint #3 - that is simply not true. Whever I end up with extras, I simply log on to my account and "snooze" that particular horse's SmartPak shipment for 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4...
  7. That is very good advice. There are so many good...

    That is very good advice. There are so many good qualities about this horse. But, reality is, if the show thing doesn't get fixed by next show season, the horse will NOT be what the ammie wants.
  8. And now we know to see SHOW video! If there...

    And now we know to see SHOW video! If there isn't any, that is a huge red flag.
  9. He is not too fit because we longe at home MAYBE...

    He is not too fit because we longe at home MAYBE one or twice a month for 10-15 minutes if he comes out fresh. And lots of our longeing is just slow, relaxed trot (after the first day.) We DID ask...
  10. To be clear, I don't think they trotted lines...

    To be clear, I don't think they trotted lines when they showed him. They just put up with the over jumping, running home, etc. We are trying to teach him NOT to over jump, not run home, etc. And I...
  11. AGAIN, we were not shopping for a green horse and...

    AGAIN, we were not shopping for a green horse and made that clear. Were never told the horse is green so was just surprising at the first show. And then was told "oh yeah, that is typical behavior...
  12. To clarify, horse is 8 and was presented as...

    To clarify, horse is 8 and was presented as uber-quiet and ammie friendly. No mention of him being green. It was certainly our impression that he had enough show miles that he clocked around a...
  13. Needs more show miles, needs more prep or just the way he is?

    Got a horse a few months ago that is much greener than we thought. Is coming along fairly well at home (is in full training program.) But, shows are a different story. Have since found out this...
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    I know this thread is VERY old but am just...

    I know this thread is VERY old but am just wondering if this is still a prevailing thought/practice? It was suggested to me to try on a gelding that is wonderfully quiet 95% of the time but will...
  15. Thanks for the input. $3-5K was the exact price...

    Thanks for the input. $3-5K was the exact price range I had in mind! Good to know I am not crazy.

    Owner will look at the mare's papers for exact age but told me 13-15 since she didn't have...
  16. How much would you pay for this horse?

    Registered warmblood mare, age 13-15. Pretty and nice mover with previous show experience but not this awesome show record (nothing over 3' and no wins in great company.) SUPPOSEDLY quiet but here...
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    But, it sounds like the latest figure that was...

    But, it sounds like the latest figure that was given is reasonable and the initial fee was probably a tad high but not really THAT high.
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    Last A show was almost 3 years ago. Horse has...

    Last A show was almost 3 years ago. Horse has never been to what you are calling "big shows." He may or may not pin at the biggest "local" AA shows. Would probably pin at the smaller A shows and...
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    Would not do surgery on a 23 year old unless it...

    Would not do surgery on a 23 year old unless it is really bothering her.
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    Second the "do you mean fibrotic myopathy?" If...

    Second the "do you mean fibrotic myopathy?" If so, should have little or no effect on life expectancy, unless I suppose it is very severe.

    My 3rd level mare had it when I bought her. She walks...
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    Good luck resolving any ownership dispute without...

    Good luck resolving any ownership dispute without a Bill of Sale. I have always provided one when I sell a horse and received one on the few occasions I have purchased a horse. (Of the 4 horses I...
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    Not my horse. This is a horse I am considering...

    Not my horse. This is a horse I am considering trying and want a reality check as to my feelings about the lease fee.
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    Reasonable lease fee?

    I know 1/3 of the horse's value is the starting point. But, wondering what a resonable annual lease fee would be in your area...

    Mid teens warmblood gelding
    Horse has stepped down to the 2'6"...
  24. So, how many usable 2'6"-3' years would you...

    So, how many usable 2'6"-3' years would you expect a coming 14-yr-old to have? According to the selling trainer, horse has never had any maintenance. I don't think it has been heavily campaigned.
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  25. No, trainer is NOT a warmblood snob. I was...

    No, trainer is NOT a warmblood snob. I was leasing a TB that everyone loved and trainer actually shows a client's TB and loves that horse also. Trainer just thought the price was too high,...
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