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Depends what you want it for? If I'm guessing resale then the d would be easier to sell as 14hh never is quite ideal for cobs on thr market. I find they need to be a full up 14.3hh at least to be easier to sell.
 

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Undue of the breeding. Would this matter so much? What sorts of prices do they fetch? What would I need to get him doing ideally?
 

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IMO you'd need to get him out competing and doing ok to add much to his value. Section D's are saleable I think esp if they are well bred. To my eye he looks like a pony club pony type more than the showing type. If hard to see what his schooling is like but seems to have a willing jump -I'd go clear round and Xc schooling then do some competitions going for reliable double clears and work on basic manners a polite horse sells better IMO
 

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i agree with above tbh i would want to get him for 1k to consider a decent profit to make it worth while after adding costs & competition fees etc :)

thing is I hate it when sec d's are ridden like he is in that 1st pic & depending on his muscle it could take longer than a few months to get rid of that which would effect his price as you couldn't take him into a dressage comp as is & do well really
 

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She did say she would take 900 for him as not done anything.

Kassie, she did ride him not very forward when I went to see him. She used a lot of leg but he wasn't really going anywhere! Apparently he hasn't been ridden much so hopefully it wouldn't take long to change. I'm really unsure what to do!
 

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Ahh that's a decent price then :)

that could explain it then I thought he had been under saddle for at least a year, my mare when i first broke her used to try to curl herself in for the 1st couple of weeks so i literally rode her on the buckle & got her forward, hacking out helps a lot & its a lot easier to fix as a baby problem than if thats the way his muscle has developed
wouldn't worry me no where near as much in that case :)
 

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Bit hard to see too much from the videos but he looks like a nice sort :) definitely overbent and looks quite uptight, but I think that's just how he's being ridden.

Did you ride him?
 

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Yeah, he was broken late and she just doesn't have the time for him so he hardly gets ridden. I didn't aim to ride him in an outline as just wanted a feel for him and he was nice and forward and didn't tend to curl inwards or anything. I'm just not sure what to do.
 

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at the end of the day when buying a project i always ask myself if anything goes wrong can i afford to keep it

i think when it comes to horses you just know, like I have a type i like but when buying a project i don't always buy my type like my current mare i love & she's pretty talented but shes not my type ! but i know in my gut when i look at something whether its right & what i can make out of it :)
 

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Not sure how to get the videos from my phone onto here?

Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm going to uni in September albeit will be staying at home.

Ideally I would love to loan something I can just get on and have fun with though I can't find anything out there! And I miss riding and owning horses so much hence I thought could be fun to get a project. Otherwise I've no idea how I can ride more etc :(
 

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He looks a useful sort.
Can you find out his breeding, as it does make a difference to the price.
Do you have your own yard, or are you on livery? I ask, as if livery much of any profit will go on that, reducing may thing you can get.
 

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If you're buying because you want to ride more and cant find a suitable loan, why are you looking to sell in a few months?
 
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