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    11-12-2012, 08:12 PM
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3 possible purchases..please critique (: PICTURE HEAVY

Hello I am currently looking at these 3 horses to possibly purchase and I was just looking to get some conformation critique and just general comments.

The first one:
She is a 2 year old HUS AQHA mare. I know there are no technical conformation shots but I was hoping you could critique her movements and her general look.
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/grd/3310652807.html

The Second One:
She is a AQHA reigning bred mare.
http://columbus.craigslist.org/grd/3397005346.html

The Final One:
This is a Thoroughbred mare that is up for adoption from New Vocations Race Horse Adoptions. She is 2 years old.
http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofiles/french-cotton/


**All of the original ads can be seen at the hyperlinks above**

Thanks in advance (:
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    11-12-2012, 08:14 PM
  #2
Foal
Pictures 1-3 are the first mare
4-6 are the second mare
And 7-10 are the thrid mare
     
    11-12-2012, 08:22 PM
  #3
Yearling
Hallie I'm sorry but I would stay clear of any horse who has been broken in a ridden before at LEAST 3 years.
We don't start ours till 4 years as it is not until then that they mature enough physically to cope with weight.
I know that Tbs are start unfortunately at around 18 months and this I thihnk is one of the top reasons they can have so many problems with sacro iliac and stifle joints. Having said that, Tbs are wonderful horses - very loyal and sensitive - you need to be a very calm person to get on with one. I adore them. The one pictured here looks to be a very nice type.
I am sad to see the top quarter horse being ridden at 2 - far too young IMHO.
The other quarter horse looks to be a stunner
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    11-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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Foal
Thanks Merlot (: Yeah I am a bit weary of buying them this young also especially when it looks like they have been shown extensively from early on. I will definetely consider their age before I go out and buy one. Thanks!
     
    11-12-2012, 08:41 PM
  #5
Foal
1st choice: In My Opinion, I wouldn't take a second thought let alone look at the 2 year old who has been broken so young.

2nd Choice She looks pretty solid and reliable, and quite sound.

3rd Choice this one also looks pretty nice, I personally steer clear of TB's just because every TB I ever met had broken someones bone in some situation, but I realize that not true for all TB's.


but what are you looking to do? They all seem pretty spread out as far as prospects. If you are looking for western, I would point you toward 2, 3 seems to me to be a English horse, but I also imagine most TB's to be such, plus with the bridle she is shown in seem to give away the English leaning.

Really nobody but you can choose a horse for you,
I just would throw away #1, but overall #2 & #3 seem to be pretty well bred solid horses.
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    11-12-2012, 08:46 PM
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Trained
What is it you are looking to do? You have totally opposite ends of the spectrum here. If you want a reiner, then look at them and not TB'S. THat needs to be answered. I know most reining trainers start them young, but I personally do not subscribe to that. Let us know what you want to do, then we can make better suggestions. No need to pay $10K if you don't want all that training.
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    11-12-2012, 08:47 PM
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Yearling
I absolutely hate the new vocations adoption agency. Everything is a pain in the ass with them and they trashed my friend at one point who had adopted a horse and then sent the horse back due to issues that were beyond her control.
Vote no for the third. A lot of OTTTB's need rehabilitation. And in conformity his hind quarters look small. The first one just says scam to me for some reason. But I do like the second one. She is well rounded and is experienced so should be a great horse. Her top line looks great to me.
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    11-12-2012, 08:48 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
1st choice: In My Opinion, I wouldn't take a second thought let alone look at the 2 year old who has been broken so young.

2nd Choice She looks pretty solid and reliable, and quite sound.

3rd Choice this one also looks pretty nice, I personally steer clear of TB's just because every TB I ever met had broken someones bone in some situation, but I realize that not true for all TB's.


But what are you looking to do? They all seem pretty spread out as far as prospects. If you are looking for western, I would point you toward 2, 3 seems to me to be a English horse, but I also imagine most TB's to be such, plus with the bridle she is shown in seem to give away the English leaning.

Really nobody but you can choose a horse for you,
I just would throw away #1, but overall #2 & #3 seem to be pretty well bred solid horses.

Read more: 3 possible purchases..please critique (: PICTURE HEAVY
Thanks SunnyMeade! I was really looking for an English Type Horse, but I fell in love with these AQHA's (: Thanks for the feedback and I was leaning towards 2 because I think she's adorable, but I think I will go and look for some horses over 2 so I'm not worried about premature injuries or any problems (:
     
    11-12-2012, 08:49 PM
  #9
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Number two....although I am partial to a big butt.....starting a little younger is not so bad as long as they have been ridden lightly and not over shown.......that's what a PPE is for.....

Oops forgot to add, QHs have the must malleable temperaments, I just love how easy going and strong they are.
     
    11-12-2012, 08:50 PM
  #10
Foal
I am also not looking to be that competitive like #2 would be, I want just a WP and trail horse so I will continue my search with other horses! Thanks everyone for your opinions!!!
     

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