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    03-26-2012, 05:33 PM
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Weanling
10 year old thoroughbred gelding

Please be honest. I know they are not 100% the best pictures I could get.



     
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    03-27-2012, 12:30 PM
  #2
Green Broke
High in the either, with a verys teep shoulder angle, which inturn makes his neck look a bit long.
A tad sickle-hocked in the back end and his hindquarters could use muscle.
On the plus side, he's got a very deep girth and a nice short back. Pasterns are a bit long, but his front legs look alright.
Very pretty head
     
    03-27-2012, 12:49 PM
  #3
Trained
The RH front cannon bone scar looks cold. Check his hooves--there are ridges that could indicate founder. Not always, though, bc I've "ridged" my horses hooves changing feed without having my farrier call "founder." He's pretty brutally honest, so I'd KNOW!!
I like that he doesn't look like a very hard keeper. He looks like (above), with some leg problems which would probably give you a rougher ride. IMO, he'd be okay if he's realiable and well-tempered. Otherwise, I'd pass.
     
    03-27-2012, 10:38 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
High in the either, with a verys teep shoulder angle, which inturn makes his neck look a bit long.
A tad sickle-hocked in the back end and his hindquarters could use muscle.
On the plus side, he's got a very deep girth and a nice short back. Pasterns are a bit long, but his front legs look alright.
Very pretty head

Do you think the sickle-hock is bad enough to cause issues? He's been off all winter so understandable that he needs more muscle in the butt (where are the hills lol)

So by looking at him body wise would he be good for barrel racing?
     
    03-27-2012, 10:44 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
The RH front cannon bone scar looks cold. Check his hooves--there are ridges that could indicate founder. Not always, though, bc I've "ridged" my horses hooves changing feed without having my farrier call "founder." He's pretty brutally honest, so I'd KNOW!!
I like that he doesn't look like a very hard keeper. He looks like (above), with some leg problems which would probably give you a rougher ride. IMO, he'd be okay if he's realiable and well-tempered. Otherwise, I'd pass.

I went throught the old scars with him, I've owned him for almost 3 years now. He came to me with a massive barb wire cut to his pasturn (you can slightly see it in the pictures) and the injury on his cannon bone. I am aware of his founder and actually happened when I put him in the care of someone else for a few months (will not happen again lol) He is not the smoothest horse I have ever ridden but I have learned to deal with it :). I have owned him 3 years fresh off the track (he got the injuries 2 weeks off the track and then passed on to me not even a month after he got off the track) and I would say he is very reliable and very well tempered, more like a well seasoned quarter horse than a thoroughbred. I couldn't ask for much more from him. To keep him this nice in the winter he's on grain, grass hay, alfalfa and cool calories (not sure if you would consider that a easy keeper or not) its taken me two seasons to find what really works for him lol. He actually gained a bit this winter instead of losing also everything.
     

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