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post #21 of 37 Old 10-27-2011, 08:34 PM
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Is he QH? Probably. If not, he's likely QH cross.

If you're not worried about his registration papers or being able to register him, it really doesn't matter if he is or isn't. What matters is that you can handle him easily, are comfortable riding him and enjoy him.

His conformation is definitely less than ideal, but that doesn't necessarily mean much of anything if you are planning on using him for basic riding. A lot of QH's are built downhill like he is, most survive soundly for many years with minimal issues. If he vet checks alright - and you're not aiming for a world championship - I would think he'll be fine.

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post #22 of 37 Old 10-27-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah im not worried about registration at all. I just care about finding the right horse I can enjoy for years to come.
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post #23 of 37 Old 10-27-2011, 08:43 PM
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I agree with SaddleOnline 100%!! Coudlnt have said it better. Poor guy shouldn't be tossed aside because he has a round butt that's a little higher then his front... That's pretty typical in QHs anyway! It won't change whether or not he loves you. He'd love you even if you had the world's roundest and largest back side!
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post #24 of 37 Old 10-27-2011, 08:48 PM
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He's definately a horse that I would pass up. It appears to me that all of his hooves are clubbed to some extent. The round, straight look that they have is completely unnatural and even makes me wonder if he might of foundered (minor) at some point. Besides that his shoulder angle isn't very good, he's very butt high, his head and neck don't tie together well, he looks like he might be narrow chested, and his LS joint placement isn't very good.

Looks like his saddle isn't fitting well either. The white smudges on his withers/back are telltale signs of saddle rubbing, which creates odd pressure and can injure his back.

All of this together makes for a horse that will most likely need excessive hoof work throughout his life in order to stay sound, and it will be a lot of work to get him to really use himself properly and stay in frame.

If you want him for trails, he might be OK with proper care, but otherwise, pass him up. He's cute, but he's definately not what I'd consider an ideal QH. In fact, he's pretty much what I wouldn't want to see in one- save for the fantastic hair and cute face xD
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post #25 of 37 Old 10-28-2011, 12:44 PM
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He look like a sweet boy. How old? If he's young, his butt might catch up with his front a little bit, but he's extremely butt high at this point. Not a good thing and often seen in QHs. The spots on his shoulder are indications that because of his build, they've had a problem with a saddle rubbing and causing injuries at some point.

I also do not like his rear foot at all. Something wrong there. Hard to tell but it looks as though that right rear leg is actually swollen and he's holding it slightly off the ground. You need to get a pre purchase exam and have the vet carefully evaluate his feet and walk and trot him on level ground.

With all the fab horses around right now at next to nothing prices, I'd probably not get this guy.

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post #26 of 37 Old 10-29-2011, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah Im still looking around. this guy is 8 years old. He doesnt seem to have issues yet. He walks, trouts, gallops and spins just fine. Im not sure why hes standing like that in the pictures but has no limp what so ever and doesnt favor any of his legs at all.... wierd
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post #27 of 37 Old 10-30-2011, 01:01 PM
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here is a good explanation of a clubbed foot, since I'm not sure thath you understand exactly what we're seeing.

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clubbed feet don't always start out as causing lameness, or bad flexation. But they almost always end up lame early. Seeing that atleast two of his feet are acute, and one appears to be chronic, I'd say he probably doesn't have much of a future as anything more than a short hack kind of guy.

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post #28 of 37 Old 10-30-2011, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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I got this pic of his feet. what do you guys think?
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post #29 of 37 Old 10-30-2011, 07:30 PM
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well he could just be a poorly bred QH, hence the hind high. I have a horse who has this problem and hes fine, his gaits are just a lil awkward sometimes
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He's standing on something in that pic that makes him look crazy butt high, the confo pics are bad, he needs to be standing square and on a flat surface to be able to make a proper critique on him.

Imo nice color, nice eye, can't give confo critique until you get a proper picture of him. If you do buy him, get him properly fitted for a saddle. Improperly fitting saddles cause all kinds of issues down the road.
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