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        02-10-2013, 01:43 AM
      #31
    Yearling
    That's ok. You don't have to agree with me. You asked advice and I gave it (prior to pics.) I figured you had added him on allbreed like that for that reason. Maybe it's bad pics? Bad angles? Maybe he looks better in person, idk. I stick to my opinion on his confo. But like I said, you don't have to agree with me.
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        02-10-2013, 04:21 AM
      #32
    Trained
    I am inclined to agree with Armywife on this one.

    His shoulder isn't god awful, but it's not great either. It's just okay. The angle isn't where I would ideally want it to be, and his back is long like she pointed out as well.

    I don't like the way his neck ties in at all. It's too thick.

    I haven't really been an advocate for getting him in the first place, the rest of the info hasn't really convinced me either. I don't think he'd be a bad horse, but just an alright horse. I think you could find better, still.
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        02-10-2013, 11:40 AM
      #33
    Weanling
    Photos are pretty bad quality.
    In person I like his shoulder, his back length (I don't like a real short back. I like a med-little long. Short backed horses have less stride IMO). His neck tie in is a tad off, but that is not a huge deal to me. Pasterns are a tad upright, but over all I was pleased with him in person. Pics def didnt do him justice. Couldn't really set him up properly and he was in a dark barn. I am still waiting on a price from the seller. That will be my determining factor. No horse is 100% perfect on confo and some of the best horses have had less than stellar confo. This horse IMO is built to work. I love how much bone and substance he has.
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        02-10-2013, 11:50 AM
      #34
    Trained
    His shoulder/neck tie in isnt good. He does have a longer back. He's built quite downhill. Can't tell much about his legs. Decent hip. His bloodlines arent anything special.

    I wouldnt pay over $800 for him. If you do, youve overpaid IMO. Nice color though.
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        02-10-2013, 05:46 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    But I thought my critique was the exact opposite? Your right about not every horse is perfect. I agree that he has solid bones, but I would think his overall balance would be affected by his confo. Maybe I'm wrong.
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        02-11-2013, 03:23 AM
      #36
    Trained
    Sounds like you already have made up your mind about this horse without our opinions...

    Good luck.
         
        02-11-2013, 06:14 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    My mare is built downhill and it hasn't affected her any. 80% of QHs today are built down hill IMO.

    Neck tie in is really the biggest issue I saw. I don't think his back is long at all. He's quite short coupled.

    My decision will totally depend on price. And I haven't been given a price yet. I have a feeling it's going to be more than I'm willing to pay, but we shall see. I don't have to have him, so really, I don't care either way. If it works out fine. If not, also fine.
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        02-11-2013, 09:42 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    I'd put the money into getting Foxy seasoned and going and not into this horse.
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        02-12-2013, 02:02 PM
      #39
    Green Broke
    I agree with the others.. I'd pass, it seems like you're making excuses for his confirmation flaws saying that those are traits that you like or are similar to your mare. Bloodlines aren't special and as an older horse with his conformation and lack of training I'd pass. With how the market is in my area I wouldn't take him at all.

    I completely agree with SH when she says you've pretty much made up your mind, good luck.
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        02-12-2013, 04:34 PM
      #40
    Green Broke
    I'm not impressed by his pedigree.

    I'm not sold on his conformation either. I also agree his shoulder looks steep, he looks built downhill, and his neck is very thick. (However, they are poor photos).

    You may still have to invest a lot of time into a 12 year old. You may not have him running solid until he's 14. Is it worth it then?

    Ultimately, it is your decision, which it does sound like you have made up your mind. He might surprise you, who knows, but I myself would NOT purchase him with the horse market being cheap and lots of prospects out there. JMO

    Good luck.
         

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