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post #11 of 27 Old 04-29-2010, 08:30 PM
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I didn't read everyone else's posts before I looked at her but definitely picked up on her being off on her right hind, poor girl and I wanted to smack that lady for yanking on her legs that way........ ouch! She definitely doesn't have the best conformation, weak upsidedown neck, smaller hind end, steep rump and she has not had the best nutrition would could help a lot to fill her out. If I bought her it would be out of pity to get her out of a situation where they aren't feeding her, are manhandling her and riding her at just 2......

As far as how tall she'll get, just for perspective, my draft cross was 14.3 at 11 mos. old and now at 5 he is 18 hds. I used the dent in the knee to the coronet band in inches and it came out 18 inches and so far has been accurate. Not to brag or anything, but this is what a nicely put together, more balanced, well-fed draft cross can look like:




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post #12 of 27 Old 04-29-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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I totally agree, I would love to get her out of that situation, I didn't care for the whole video in every way. I know she is homely but I like her looks, odd I know. I might go see her just to check out her sire & dam (I think they are both there)...and just go from there...
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post #13 of 27 Old 04-30-2010, 01:20 PM
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I love my pair of 3/4 Belgian and 1/4 Quarter Horse. They drive nice and look good too.
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post #14 of 27 Old 04-30-2010, 01:43 PM
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If you decide to get her, I would do a full vet check to see the extent of whats wrong with her. Even out of pitty, if she has something seriously wrong with her, you could be spending thousands on medical bills.
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post #15 of 27 Old 04-30-2010, 01:52 PM
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We had a rescue horse one time that came in that had in the past had a dislocated hip. She had fallen on ice and it popped out of place. Owners lifted her up with a tractor bucket and left her in the pasture without it being put back in place. Keyarah walked just like that too. A callous will form and make a false hip socket.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #16 of 27 Old 05-01-2010, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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I want to go see her but because of all of your input, I emailed the seller today and told her that I will only make the 4 hour drive if she has a vet look at her and the concerns about her rear movement in order for me to make the drive. We will see!
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post #17 of 27 Old 05-01-2010, 02:05 PM
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Good luck! I hope that its something workable. =) I didn't even notice you are in Minnesota too. Where is this filly located? If she's close by I could go take a look if you want an opinion before you make a 4 hour drive.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #18 of 27 Old 05-01-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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She is in Grand Rapids, and I am in S.St Paul...that would be so cool if you are nearby!
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post #19 of 27 Old 05-02-2010, 12:20 AM
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I am about 60 miles west of Grand Rapids. I wonder.. I am going to check with a friend who lives over there and see if she'd go see her. Those hips do bother me ya know, it could be just lack of muscling but it would be better to have a vet look at them for sure!

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #20 of 27 Old 05-02-2010, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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I am still waiting to hear back from her about whether or not she is willing to have a vet check. If your friend is nearby and can look at her I would love to have her first hand perspective. I have seen other draft crosses that have rears that resemble hers, I have studied her while walking and it is very hard to say!
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