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post #1 of 24 Old 07-05-2013, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Eventing Prospect?

For those of you who saw my thread yesterday, you may already be familiar, but if not, this is a 15.3 hh 4 year old OTTB gelding. Do you think hed make a good lower level prospect? His price already makes him an exceptionally sweet deal, as well as the fact that Im already in love. Is there anything about him that will cause future problems or needs an extra close look now? Would you buy him? If not why?
(Going to try to add the photos in the next post as my phone isn't very nice?)
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post #2 of 24 Old 07-05-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Im just going to link you to his canter page and that of another gelding I like, but hasn't won me over as much.
Captain Crown- cute, compact and athletic

and the second that I like:
Tingun, 5 year old liver chestnut gelding
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post #3 of 24 Old 07-05-2013, 10:40 AM
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I'm not a great fan of the first one. I prefer the second (but he is a bit herring gutted). I don't know what it is, but the first one just doesn't look quite right. There's something there I can't put my finger on.
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I am no expert, but I prefer the second horse. The first is put together kind of odd. His shoulder looks steep, and I don't like the look of his neck, but I bet the neck improves in the right kind of work. His legs look pretty decent to me, though. If you really love him, and he vets clean I bet you could do lower level stuff with him.

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The first one looks very straight in the shoulder and somehow not quite right - like his front legs look too far ahead of the line of his withers where the saddle would fit
Not sure if its the way the photo is taken but the second one looks tied in behind the knee
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Honestly I don't like either, I'm sorry to say.

The bay has a short low neck set, a very short back - saddle-fitting nightmare - tied in at knee, but good bone and decent feet. He is uphill. If he's really 15.3, that groom must be 7 feet tall

The chestnut is quite nice until you get to those legs, especially the front ones. Over at the knees, very tied in behind, and awful feet. Left front fetlock is puffy and he looked off in the video. Shame, really - kinda like a Ferrari mounted on wagon wheels.
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post #7 of 24 Old 07-05-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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The first one won me over with his eyes more than anything xD

These were the others I liked as well as my reasons for not posting them the first time.
Sanpit Cart - 9yo flashy Bay Mare, very athletic and pretty - VIDEO 6/1
I didn't really want a mare or a 9 year old, but she's still an eye catcher. The mare part is a minus for me, but may actually be a plus as we do have another mare- an older cart horse- and mares tend to make geldings get stupid.

Cart's SinkorSwim - handsome 9yo chestnut gelding
Again, I wanted something younger as well as the fact that this guy doesn't have the best of pictures. Something about him in his videos though snagged my attention.
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post #8 of 24 Old 07-05-2013, 02:23 PM
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He has truly dreamy eyes!! Gorgeous eyes.

The 9 y o mare is so cute! I love her antics in the RP :)

The chestnut's feet are super scary His hind fetlocks drop down alarmingly at the trot.

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The first one would look better with more muscle. He's very lean and he looks very 'young' still, I think with more muscling through his neck and hiney he'd look nicer and carry more power. That said, he's pretty long through the pasterns (and legs in general) and one thing you DON'T want while eventing (even the lower levels) is any weakness in the legs.

#2 looks like he has better proportions, but I don't like his legs at all. He's tied in and quite over at the knee. Granted his back is nice and short and strong, and overall he looks like a better horse. His legs just scare me off a little.

Mare #3's pictures don't do her any justice, but she's cute and she looks strong although she looks like she's got a downhill build, which is pretty detrimental as far as eventing goes.

The last gelding, again, needs better pictures. He looks tied in and over at the knee, but his feet are so horrendous that it could be because of his need for a trim. He's cute though.
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Also, any horse who racing until 9 years old is impressive, but a thorough PPE w/a great vet would be paramount.
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