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What to do with a resale horse- three weeks in??

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  • What to do with a resale horse- three weeks in??


    Three weeks ago I got a horse straight off the track to bring along and resell. Yesterday was its first cross country school and this was the result. What the heck do you do with this in a resale horse?

    Trot in Field - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp9Gv...m-upload_owner

    Canter in Field- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y86Yc...m-upload_owner

    House- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIAMO...m-upload_owner

    Water- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOEuT...m-upload_owner

    I am kind of thinking keep it

  • #2
    Or you could send it to me... For science?

    He would make a nice dressage mount with that movement.
    And this is the story of your red right ankle.


    • #3
      You should definitely give him away - I'll take him off your hands!


      • #4
        Either keep it or make a very good profit

        Many just are that easy but that one seems very easy and quite talented/fancy.


        • #5
          If he were my re sale?take the martingale off let go,of,his face and SELL him and bank 1/2 and go buy another....remember you asked..and this is not a snark...he is lovely..right now,the market is,hot....


          • #6
            You must have been heartbroken after that ride
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            • #7
              I just sent you a PM! :-)


              • Original Poster

                I usually just have one project horse on the side to sell and fund competing my prelim horse, but I really like this guy, so much I am considering selling the going horse and keeping this one to bring up the levels.

                He is just so cool and such a joy to have around!


                • #9
                  The best time to sell a horse is when you least want to sell him. Just sayin....


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ahbaumgardner View Post
                    The best time to sell a horse is when you least want to sell him. Just sayin....
                    That is very true. I have three right now I feel safe putting anyone on. Now is the time to sell them since I want to keep all three.


                    • #11
                      It would be really hard for me to sell a horse like that. Freeby looks very brave, and moves and jumps so well.

                      There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness". - Dave Barry


                      • #12
                        Nice horse! What is his JC name?

                        I would keep him and have fun! If you want the money for your already made Prelim horse, then please sell him to me?

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                        • #13
                          Put a big price tag on him, if you get it, sell. If not, keep. You could do the same with Prelim horse as well. Then keep whoever didn't sell first.

                          That is a super nice horse, great find!


                          • #14
                            Now there is a horse who wants to work! His movement is absolutely stunning.

                            Although, not to nitpick, but schooling novice XC three weeks after being pulled off the track seems quite fast to me? JMO.


                            • Original Poster

                              Thanks guys! This was mostly just a brag as I am tickled with but also a bit of a head slap! What do I do now was not thinking he would be this nice. But yes, both he and the prelim horse are 'for sale' for the right price although I would almost prefer to sell the other which is not what I was expecting!

                              As far as the cross country jump height, it was one fence on a local 'novice' schooling course and though labeled that level is probably not truly up to size. More just to see what kind if jump might be there. He will work grids and poles to learn the footwork before truly doing anything up to size.

                              Jockey Club name is Breaking Free

                              Originally posted by dappled View Post
                              Now there is a horse who wants to work! His movement is absolutely stunning.

                              Although, not to nitpick, but schooling novice XC three weeks after being pulled off the track seems quite fast to me? JMO.


                              • #16
                                He looks great!

                                Be careful though...3 weeks straight off the track... He may be completely calm for the next few months and then you may have an explosion.
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                                • Original Poster

                                  Possibly, I have known it to be happen, but I really don't think this guy has that in him. I probably should have said 3 weeks after leaving race training, rather then leaving the track. He was living at his owners-trainers farm where he lived turned out every night. She galloped him in the fields at home and shipped in to race so he has had a very stable life that is closer to the average sport horse in style which I think is part of why life with me has not been a hudge adjustment.

                                  Originally posted by Kelimation View Post
                                  He looks great!

                                  Be careful though...3 weeks straight off the track... He may be completely calm for the next few months and then you may have an explosion.


                                  • #18
                                    Sell it for a nice price before (a) it breaks or (b) it settles in enough to start goofing off, ROFL!
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by dappled View Post
                                      Although, not to nitpick, but schooling novice XC three weeks after being pulled off the track seems quite fast to me? JMO.
                                      I saw nothing in the video which indicated to me that the horse was not ready, mentally, physically, or training-wise for the exercises presented.

                                      Let the horse tell you what he is ready for.

                                      If you had not been told that the horse was only off the track for three weeks, would you be saying, "That horse is saying he's not ready?" If it's ready, it's ready.
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                                      • #20
                                        I am thrilled that you are so happy with Freeby. I don't think you will have an explosion in a few months. With him what you see is what you get. I wish ALL my exracers could get a home like you have given him. Please keep me updated on his progress. I love the video's I am glad to know we are both on COTH and can chat this way. By the way I have a tall dark mare that will be needing a home soon too....
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