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post #1 of 22 Old 10-23-2012, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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APHA stud colt, foal/weanling

This is a stud colt I am looking to buy ... doubtless a nice color, but I see a couple of conformational flaws that make me hesitate. Opinions welcome!
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post #2 of 22 Old 10-23-2012, 08:03 PM
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This is a stud colt I am looking to buy ... doubtless a nice color, but I see a couple of conformational flaws that make me hesitate. Opinions welcome!
Honestly I love him :) a lot of his awkwardness now is just because he is a baby. in your second picture he looks a little camped under in his hind legs, but in the top picture he looks fine, so i'm sure it's just how he's standing. The only real confirmation flaw I see right now that you could be worried about is his midget feet haha. But my APHA gelding has "halter feet" too, and he's 15.2 and 1200 pounds now and has never been lame a day in his life (knock on wood) so you could be completely fine! That being said, he has a great slope to his shoulder and hindquarters, a nice length of neck that ties high into his chest, and an adorable head :) I think you will have a nice horse in this little guy once he grows into himself, and worst case, if he doesn't make 100% the grade for a stud later in life, you will have an amazingly beautiful gelding!
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It is very hard to tell at that age. Personally, i think he looks sickle-hocked in both photos and i don't like his shoulder. Also, in the first photo where he is standing the best, he looks over at the knee as well

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Very hard to tell much that young.. HOWEVER I don't like his neck at all. Very thick and coarse, with poor shoulder attachment.
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I don't usually critique a foal but I believe this one will grow up to be straight thru the hock and camped under. I also believe he will have the peak of croup set too far back and develop a long/weak coupling. He may end up with an inadequate hip and hind quarter and a neck set too low.

It is hard to see flaws past his flashy color, but that is what I see.
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He is cute...but, since a friend of mine posted this to my FB page earlier today....I will share. I lOVE this little guy! If only I could have another.......

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This is a stud colt I am looking to buy ... doubtless a nice color, but I see a couple of conformational flaws that make me hesitate. Opinions welcome!

What are you wanting to do with him? Stallion later on? Probably not. Nice riding gelding, sure. Halter.......I don't know if I would. Performance, maybe if he has talent in what you want to do.
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He is cute...but, since a friend of mine posted this to my FB page earlier today....I will share. I lOVE this little guy! If only I could have another.......

2012 Apha/aqha Bay Overo Colt-cowhorse Prospect!

Now that's a nice lookin' colty!

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He is cute...but, since a friend of mine posted this to my FB page earlier today....I will share. I lOVE this little guy! If only I could have another.......

2012 Apha/aqha Bay Overo Colt-cowhorse Prospect!
Better photos would be nice. he's got lovely coloring for sure but so did the last one

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Better photos would be nice. he's got lovely coloring for sure but so did the last one
Agree, but since I can't have him, I won't bother the seller with details.

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