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    08-20-2013, 01:31 PM
2 year old qh - possible buy

I am still looking for a youngster for mostly trail riding. I saw this guy on craigslist. He is a 2 year old AQHA colt (would be gelded). I really like the look of him... haven't asked my husband yet though and he may not be too thrilled that he is still a stud
He has been lightly started under saddle, but was said to be a slow grower so was not pushed. IF I got him I would not be riding him for another year.
What do you think? He's pretty narrow, but still has a lot of growing to do.
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    08-20-2013, 02:00 PM
Ewe necked and weakness in the back legs--sorry can't remember today what it's called. Pass.
    08-20-2013, 02:34 PM
What would you be doing with him? He looks to me like maybe a pleasure/hunter type, bred and conformed to have those low sweepy gaits and a low headset.

I don't see anything really glaringly wrong with him that would make me stand up and say Nope, but it would depend on what I was looking for. For a working ranch or cowhorse, probably look elsewhere, but if I was looking for a mild mannered all arounder or pleasure/trail horse, I'd go look and see what his temperament was like.
    08-20-2013, 02:59 PM
I would be trail riding him. They had another pic on their website of him under saddle.
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    08-20-2013, 03:26 PM
For casual trail riding, I'd go take a look at him. Once he muscles up a bit, that slight ewe neck will be much less noticeable. His hindquarters are weak, but again, exercise (or turnout) should change that considerably. He does toe out behind, but there are weeks where my 2yo looks toed out behind, but straight the next...they are still changing regularly at this point.
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    08-20-2013, 04:50 PM
First off, he's not ewe necked. Ewe neck is an actual conformation fault that based on skeletal structure and skeletal shape. He does not have the structure and shape of a ewe neck horse. He's just underdeveloped along on the topline due to being a youngster not in serious work.

I think he needs to be fed better and more because he's looking "gaunt" and shouldn't. But I like him a lot and he's definitely worth a look for what you want to do with him!
    08-20-2013, 10:58 PM
I agree, with Gotadun, he's worth a look. With him just being 2 years old and still growing (looks like he's in a gangly phase right now), plus the fact that he's underweight and lacking any sort of muscle mass, he might surprise you in the looks department come next year.

AND, I'm sure that he's not using his body properly under saddle considering how poorly that one fits him . He's not perfect, but if he's got a good mind, then there is absolutely no reason why he wouldn't be a great little trail horse for you.
    08-21-2013, 01:51 AM
I think with time, good feed and a gentle but steady introduction to hard work that horse would come good. I’d be gelding him, but I wouldn’t turn him down, for the right price.
    08-21-2013, 07:38 AM
I agree.I think nutrition is a big factor.go check out the temperment and if your personalities are a match.If you do get the horse I think diet needs to be evaluated,looks underweight.also sometimes the pasture your horse is on lacks the proper nutrients so depending on that you may need to supplement something into the diet.
    08-21-2013, 08:43 AM
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I looked at him and just liked him. Yeah.. a little long thru the coupling. Yeah.. maybe a little sickle hocked. He has a nice shoulder, nicely placed point of shoulder, correct front leg and big roomy hocks. He is proportionate. His knees are a bit lower than his hocks so he will have some difficulty collecting. He will mature. He will look better. He needs groceries.. and he is TWO off.

Golly he looks like a nice little horse that will do more than trail ride. Get him in training and lay a great foundation. He is a nice horse. Worth it.

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