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    I also bought an iffy one this summer because I...

    I also bought an iffy one this summer because I fell in love with him. He is likewise a cute and kind chestnut 3-year-old. Now that the $$ has crossed our palms, fingers and toes are firmly crossed...
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    I didn't think anything looked wrong with the...

    I didn't think anything looked wrong with the horse's pasterns, but I would not take the risk on a club foot in a young horse that has only been in light work. It would be another thing altogether in...
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    +1 get the x-rays to look for arthritic changes...

    +1 get the x-rays to look for arthritic changes inside the joint. Extra-articular bone deposition is no big deal unless it is so severe that fetlock range of motion is adversely affected. Also check...
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    Expensive, but a nice horse for sure if he's...

    Expensive, but a nice horse for sure if he's sound and a decent mover. Like the quiet temperament, too. Someone go see him and tell us more!
  5. +1 that some horses are crazy, or this one may...

    +1 that some horses are crazy, or this one may simply just have your number. Or this may be the very reason he changed hands a lot at the track. Bottom line: since you don't have a great training...
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    The other thing I will add in contrast to the...

    The other thing I will add in contrast to the success stories presented here is that surgery on a stifle OCD does NOT always translate into a sound horse, even if no cysts are present. And prognosis...
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    Another random thought for you if you decide to...

    Another random thought for you if you decide to purchase the horse and do surgery. If you x-rayed only the affected stifle because of the effusion found at PPE, you may wish to add x-rays of the...
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    BTDT. I would not personally consider buying such...

    BTDT. I would not personally consider buying such a horse unless I had money to burn and liked the horse enough to feed it as a lawn ornament if that's how it plays out. He is already lame and barely...
  9. Just remembered that Smith Worthington offers...

    Just remembered that Smith Worthington offers extended stirrup bars on some of their saddles, and will also install them on other saddles. I have never ridden in any of their saddles, but the brand...
  10. The Thornhill looks to have a curvier tree based...

    The Thornhill looks to have a curvier tree based on promotional photos. I have never seen one in person to confirm this suspicion, as the horse I was saddle-shopping for at the time got sold.

    The...
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    Def right hind. Not a mild lameness. :-( Fingers...

    Def right hind. Not a mild lameness. :-(
    Fingers crossed the vet finds something straightforward tomorrow.
  12. I'm sure this situation has been frustrating for...

    I'm sure this situation has been frustrating for you, but I don't see how video from 2 years ago can say anything about how your horse is/might be moving now, nor about what vets/judges saw at the...
  13. I also trialed one of the Test Ride saddles from...

    I also trialed one of the Test Ride saddles from VTO Saddlery. I think the website comments the OP is concerned about refer to their NON-Test Ride saddles. In other words, order one of those...
  14. Meant to add that I have used rubber martingale...

    Meant to add that I have used rubber martingale rings and running martingale rein stops as stirrup bar spacers. Works fine, but you want to make sure there's enough extra space on the bar.
  15. The forward balance saddles (e.g. Vega, Prestige)...

    The forward balance saddles (e.g. Vega, Prestige) work best for me, with jumping saddles at least. I still need models/versions with a custom extra-forward extra-long flap, but it is the basic...
  16. This sounds like a serious injury waiting to...

    This sounds like a serious injury waiting to happen. If you cannot control the horse with a chain over the nose at end of the line, IMO there is no point in working this horse on the lunge until you...
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    All of my shod horses live in the Davis velcro...

    All of my shod horses live in the Davis velcro boots 24/7. This has been the case for years, involving a wide variety of horses, and I have never seen a single pastern rub. For me they offer the best...
  18. You find it puzzling that someone is asking...

    You find it puzzling that someone is asking strangers questions on an internet forum? I find that rather puzzling myself! ;-)
    I will be doing all of the riding and training. I ride green youngsters...
  19. Thanks for your comments. I agree completely...

    Thanks for your comments. I agree completely about the possibility of pain/discomfort playing a role, and plan to look closely for this as we get to know one another.
  20. Yes he is hot, but not a puller from what I've...

    Yes he is hot, but not a puller from what I've seen of him prior to or with the recent rider. In the videos I've seen the rider was not hanging on the horse's mouth between fences or on the approach,...
  21. No, unfortunately. Have very little info aside...

    No, unfortunately. Have very little info aside from the fact that the previous rider didn't want to continue with the horse due to his inconsistent show performance. There was also some suggestion of...
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    +100 my number one thought. Especially if your...

    +100 my number one thought. Especially if your footing at home is soft and footing elsewhere is firmer. Even more so if the problem is getting gradually worse over time. This can be the issue even if...
  23. Experienced jumper now chipping frequently - thoughts on correcting?

    I am about to start riding a 10-year-old trained gelding that has jumped well and consistently in the past. Horse has done both mid-level jumpers and lower-level eventing; for the past 6 months has...
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    These threads are always interesting because...

    These threads are always interesting because everyone speaks through the filter of their own personal experiences. Please don't take it personally - none of us out here in the interwebs can see your...
  25. Thread: Fly Bonnets

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    I would not personally buy a blingy bonnet, nor...

    I would not personally buy a blingy bonnet, nor pay more than $30 for any bonnet. But I am a cheapskate, so def not your target market.
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