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View Poll Results: Have you ever ridden/trained an auction horse?

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  • I have ridden, but not trained a horse straight from an auction.

    4 16.67%
  • I have ridden and trained for more than 6 months, a horse straight from an auction.

    16 66.67%
  • I have not ridden or trained an auction horse.

    4 16.67%
  • I would not ride or train an auction horse.

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff from starting horses thread...how many have ridden auction horses?

    Ok, so as to not clog the thread about European methods of starting horses with any more BS, here we go.

    How many here have actually ridden or trained a horse straight out of a major Euro auction? I'm talking about the big auctions, Verden Elite, Oldenburg, PSI, etc.

    Also, have any of you actually trained one of these horses for any extended period of time (ie 6 months+)?



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    I bought a stallion at the Hanoverian licensing, had him gelded, shipped home, helped start him, and then rode him for 6 years. That might not be the kind of auction you mean though, since my guy had never been ridden when he stepped foot in America.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dressurpferd01 View Post
    Ok, so as to not clog the thread about European methods of starting horses with any more BS, here we go.

    How many here have actually ridden or trained a horse straight out of a major Euro auction? I'm talking about the big auctions, Verden Elite, Oldenburg, PSI, etc.

    horses from New Holland don't count???
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.



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    [QUOTE=Tamara in TN;4493426]


    horses from New Holland don't count???
    To elite...after all, my first horse cost a WHOLE $600 dollars from there! Though he was 19 and knew everything that needs to be known about being a perfect horse, so no real training there.



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    [QUOTE=Tamara in TN;4493426]


    horses from New Holland don't count???
    Not so much. The original thread was in reference to Euro auction horses.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dressurpferd01 View Post

    Not so much. The original thread was in reference to Euro auction horses.
    oh well just checking...after all you haven't ridden til you've been on one that actively tries to kill you

    best
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.



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    This is probably true, LOL! I try to avoid horses that are hazardous to my health and career.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara in TN View Post
    you haven't ridden til you've been on one that actively tries to kill you


    Ain't that the truth!



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    I have ridden horses that were purchased straight from an auction AND I have ridden auction horses themselves. We have many young horses in training here and we can always tell which horses were started in america and which were started in germany. The German ones are so much nicer to ride. Horses have to be taught to accept the bit day ONE. Not 3 years later. We currently have 8 former auction horses in the barn. However, we only have jumpers, I cannot speak for the Dressage horses or Hanoverians



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    You apparently haven't ridden any that were started CORRECTLY in the US. I teach all the babies I start to accept contact from the beginning, as should any good trainer. I've gotten nothing from compliments from people that have bought horses I started.



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    Dressurpferd-

    I have no doubt that I have only ridden horses here in the US that were started incorrectly. I believe most of them were started in western tack. We have started our own horses here the last few years and there certainly must be other trainers who are also doing a good job.



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    Jewels, there are horses here that have been started correctly. I use a trainer who does a fabulous job that is on a par with the best in Europe. The horses learn to go forward into contact from the very beginning. I agree with you that many young horses do not have the best start, but there are many knowledgeable young horse trainers. One just has to find them.



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    yes, but ML, your trainer is from Europe so it doesn't count.

    Yes, have ridden tons of Hanoverians from auction, plus the ones I bought.

    One thing, all these threads make it sounds like the horses has no prior training. For elite the horses arrive about 3 weeks prior, many been to shows and bundeschampionat etc. For the inbetween auctions, they arrive 10 days prior. 99.9% fare well. It is in everybodys best interest the horse are well taken care of, both physically and mentally. And the Hanoverian team does a super job!
    Linda Woltz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara in TN View Post
    oh well just checking...after all you haven't ridden til you've been on one that actively tries to kill you

    best
    I've been there done that and got the broken tail bone trophy
    *^*^*^
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    Default reesink auction last november

    i bought a young mare out of reesink's sale
    last november. gorgeous and still a bit of a
    pain at times. very athletic. can twirl and leap
    with the best of them.but every professional
    (I am not one of them) loves her, so at least
    my eye is pretty good!
    LISA



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