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  • #21
    Bad choice. After med school comes the hard, time demanding stuff. If you want to get a horse, get one that has the job down pat, and you can easily move the horse along should your med school and residency etc be too demanding to put training into a horse. "Only casual trail riding" demands the most training for a horse. The horse needs to be 100% safe and reliable in just about any ridiculous situation you can dream up. Otherwise you have a rider down and a loose horse way out in the woods somewhere, and a difficult situation for emergency crews.
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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    • #22
      Considering you will be starting medical school, I way wait till your are done with it and residency. Your life is about to get very busy and you won't have a lot of free time to do much riding. Not saying its impossible but focusing on medical school should be your top priority. If you want to keep riding, consider just taking a lesson as you have time to keep your riding skills up, buy they horse when your are comfortably settled in your new career.

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      • #23
        The top half of her pedigree is made up of TOUGH (and not in a good way) minded halter horses. I'd pass on this one, as pretty as her color is. I'm sure you can find something broke and going that will serve your purposes.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by Montanas_Girl View Post
          The top half of her pedigree is made up of TOUGH (and not in a good way) minded halter horses. I'd pass on this one, as pretty as her color is. I'm sure you can find something broke and going that will serve your purposes.
          Thought crossed my mind that’s why she’s not started under saddle, too much horse for their skill set. Not a good prospect for a hobby horse in OPs spare time or worth a 10hr round trip drive to investigate why she’s not broke and going.

          Was around a number of those seen in that pedigree. They were not easy but when figured out could be spectacular using horses, most Pros at the time didn’t know how, have any desire to or have the time to do it right. Really has nothing to do with Halter, they were simply more...I guess ambitious is the best word. They also had more TB then the earlier versions of QHs via Three Bars. They could and would talk back. Channeled correctly, they were great, if not, they were a challenge.

          Not for everybody or suited for light, part time duty meandering down a trail carrying a once or twice a week rider.
          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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          • #25
            I know it's been a couple of weeks since this originally was posted, so sorry if you've already made a decision OP - but can I just say that A) these videos are a TERRIBLE attempt at marketing this horse -- at a minimum, if you're going to drive, ask for at least walk/trot/lope in each direction as well as confirmation photos and B) this looks like a yearling, not a four year old.

            If you want a horse, especially during a period in your life when you're busy - at worst, find a been there done that trail horse, and at best, a lease situation you can walk away from if you get too overwhelmed. I'm very pro-horse ownership, but I can think of many other, more suitable choices than an unbroke, small four year old with no real photos or videos ten hours away.
            Veni vidi vici. With a paint pony, nonetheless.

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            • #26
              These videos don’t show how she moves. I bought a young horse (15 months) off a pasture when I went to look at her 6 month old siblings because she was running and floaty trotting as gracefully as a I’ve ever seen a horse move. My only opinion on this pretty girl is there is not enough information shown to have an opinion. Get more information, better videos. Go see her. Sit down with someone good at budgeting to see if you can afford her and someone who has already done what you are doing to see if you will have time.

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              • #27
                i would agree with everyone saying focus on your studies and the hard level of work ahead of you
                if you want horse time, take lessons at a place with schoolies. That is what I did.

                these videos are near useless but one thing I see on the first video is where she stops and then leaves her left rear leg canted under herself in what I call a Tripod stance It may be the angle it may be my bad eye, but I suspect trouble in the hind end
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