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    Here is a horse I am looking at to buy.Wanted to know what you thought? She is 6 hanovarian and knows very little so be kind. She was kinda spooky (dogs running along a fence behind us behind bushes) so my hands are held a higher than usual. She is a trooper though with some letters in the arena and some out and the dogs! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...982&pr=goog-sl

    I am riding in jeans did not know we would be doing this on that day it had been raining but when it let up we were too excited to wait!

    Ps video starts out a little blurry but we get alot closer!
    Last edited by NOMIOMI1; Jul. 30, 2007, 11:01 AM. Reason: lINK
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    #2
    Go ahead

    Go ahead with the comments. I dont really want to be beat up about my seat though. I was just happy to ride her.. I love the new horse smell
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    • #3
      nice mare. I liked the canter better in the other video (Dagma 2). She was more forward.

      She looks fun, whats not to like?

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      • #4
        I like her too!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Cooper View Post
          nice mare. I liked the canter better in the other video (Dagma 2). She was more forward.

          She looks fun, whats not to like?
          I did ride her once before however I could not get her leads and so I wasnt really interested (being an amature and all). Then after looking around I came back and thought what the heck lets do a test and just see.

          The canter is better in that video because I wasnt dealing with the dogs!
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          • #6
            She is a saint.

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            • #7
              Good horse for dressage. Nice built, trainable and great attitude. However I would get hock and stifle checked. Maybe she is just weak, but she looks a bit short behind in places and sometimes drag the hind a little bit. May end up to be nothing at all... don't mean to give you a heart attack. Probably just need to be stronger. It will also be better if you can post a video of her being lunged.

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                #8
                Awww

                Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                She is a saint.
                Awww slc thats nice I guess I asked for it though huh??
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                  #9
                  Ya

                  Originally posted by MyReality View Post
                  Good horse for dressage. Nice built, trainable and great attitude. However I would get hock and stifle checked. Maybe she is just weak, but she looks a bit short behind in places and sometimes drag the hind a little bit. May end up to be nothing at all... don't mean to give you a heart attack. Probably just need to be stronger. It will also be better if you can post a video of her being lunged.
                  We want a good vet check prior to buying.
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                  • #10
                    She has three fairly good gaits, I would give her a 7 on gaits for the training level test ridden. I would need to see more expression for an 8. I thought her impulsion fairly good in this test. She is pretty green for 6 years old. She doesn't yet accept contact with the bit seen by her busy sometimes open mouth when she came close enough to the camera to see it so her score for submission would be a bit lower. I would experiment with bits to help her become more quiet and accepting of contact. I would try the KK ultra with the "bead" in the middle that forms to their palate first. She carried herself slightly uphill a couple of times during the test, so with proper gymnastic training that would be developed.
                    You need to close your legs in the halts, this will keep your leg in a correct position and help her to accept your rein aid. In the first one she balanced back and the second one she hollowed.
                    She appears to be hollow left and stiff right, she needs better bend to the right on your 20 m o's and better straightness on your outer rein to the left. She missed the right lead 2x but I liked the fact that you noticed it and corrected it right away.
                    My concern if interested in purchasing this horse would not be gaits or temperament, but acceptance of the bit. I would have her teeth checked and I would bring a few bits to try on her to see if I could find something better for her.
                    Riding is not a gentle hobby to be picked up and laid down. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.

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                    • #11
                      Like her!

                      Really like her build, her movement. She seems very willing and like she would be a fun partner to train. Something really steady and sweet about her.

                      In a few spots on the tape I thought she looked short on the LH, and a few others just generally short behind, so I agree with the other poster to keep an eye out in the vetting. Though of course babies tend to be weak behind and lose rhythm easily, so probably she is fine.

                      Good luck!

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                        #12
                        All of it my fault!

                        I knew about the dogs and their random runnings behind the fence so I tensed up and rode her harder on her mouth. He lack of connection is totally my fault. I have ridden her before with nice contact. In an arena. The leads are a waaayyy better than they were. However My legs and hands are from my own bad riding and distraction this I will admit.
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                        • #13
                          I like the horse as well.

                          I would consider shortening your stirrups a hole - you are on you're tippy-toe and in a chair seat as well, which shoots your leg forward with every post.

                          I hope you don't wear tennis shoes often while riding; Apart from the safety issue, when your foot goes through the stirrup that much, it is hard to get in a balanced position.

                          Good luck.
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                          • #14
                            I think if your leg/seat were more secure, the horse would be less above the bit (something you sound aware of). So if she passes the vet and your trainer is on board to help you both, go for it. Personality is so important and she sounds great - you sound convinced too.

                            Good luck!

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                            • #15
                              "would not be gaits or temperament, but acceptance of the bit"

                              my first and most fundamental criteria is suitability to the rider.

                              NOMI, do you feel comfortable with the horse? do you feel safe? do you feel like the two of you get along together? do you feel the horse was reacting to the dogs simply because she wasn't yet used to you, and do you think the earlier problems riding the horse were due to the two of you just not being used to eachother? yes? then forget about people scoring her at a 7 or whatever. most first tryouts on a horse are pretty rocky, that's why good trainers always advise a person to try a horse twice.

                              She has very appropriate gaits for the rider, and she has a very tolerant temperament judging from the video, i think the unevenness and apparent lack of 'acceptance of the bit' has nothing to do with the horse.

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                              • #16
                                She seems like a very nice mare at first glance. And a saint. Who are her sire and dam? Is she approved for breeding by the AHS or Germans?

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                                  #17
                                  Oh yes

                                  Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                                  "would not be gaits or temperament, but acceptance of the bit"

                                  my first and most fundamental criteria is suitability to the rider.

                                  NOMI, do you feel comfortable with the horse? do you feel safe? do you feel like the two of you get along together? do you feel the horse was reacting to the dogs simply because she wasn't yet used to you, and do you think the earlier problems riding the horse were due to the two of you just not being used to eachother? yes? then forget about people scoring her at a 7 or whatever. most first tryouts on a horse are pretty rocky, that's why good trainers always advise a person to try a horse twice.

                                  She has very appropriate gaits for the rider, and she has a very tolerant temperament judging from the video, i think the unevenness and apparent lack of 'acceptance of the bit' has nothing to do with the horse.
                                  Absolutely, I have tried many already and she is one I feel quite safe on. We could not get our leads before because I wasnt sure about correcting her too much and did not want to put alot of pressure on a young horse I did not know. She is not really use to the dogs as they dont ride her out of the arena much yet. I was being a deffensive rider (in a bad way) but I felt she was a good sport and a great match.
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                                    #18
                                    I dont know!

                                    Originally posted by rebecca yount View Post
                                    She seems like a very nice mare at first glance. And a saint. Who are her sire and dam? Is she approved for breeding by the AHS or Germans?

                                    I havnt even asked about her breeding as I dont intend to use her for breeding. I really need to get that info though.
                                    ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~
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                                    • #19
                                      She looks green, but sweet. I like her! But you have to decide if she's the horse you want to invest in. She can be the greatest horse in the world and still not be a good fit. Usually it is easy to tell if it's going to work by the first or second ride. Looks like you are comfortable on her.

                                      She looks a little off, but it could just be the new rider and tension. Get X-rays and flexions done if you do decide to buy her. There might be a reason she's a green older horse (injury, etc).


                                      I would also have a competent trainer rider her in the beginning to sort out any major issues and start on the right foot.

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                                      • #20
                                        I don't think she's off at all. In any case, all horses get a veterinary exam with xrays before one buys, and hopefully, your trainer or instructor rides the horse as well. It's best to have an instructor involved who can guide you in the purchase and after.

                                        Whether to have the horse ridden by someone else or not, ie, trained, that's the person's choice, but it's either that or frequent lessons...or both...no one gets in for free .

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