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    10-25-2012, 11:37 AM
  #11
Foal
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Originally Posted by caljane    
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!
Thank you for the replies - you pretty much confirmed what I was concerned about, I just get so carried away over nice color I, too, think his neck is not perfect (under neck line too long, sickle legged in the back) *bummer*, he sure is cute. He would be a ranch and trail horse, but why start out with one with obvious conformational flaws if so many nicer ones are around. What do you think about the bay tobiano filly, then? :) Again not the best picture, it's difficult to get good one from the sellers.
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    10-25-2012, 11:39 AM
  #12
Foal
One more of the filly:
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    10-25-2012, 12:01 PM
  #13
Trained
Let me preface this with a 'confession'. I'm a "head hunter", I want a beautifully shaped head and neck with tiny ears.

I'm not seeing it.
     
    10-25-2012, 02:17 PM
  #14
Green Broke
The filly is nicer, but again I do not like the look of her front legs. Maybe it's just the big knees & maybe she will straighten as she matures but something about them looks off.
Right now, she also has a very sharp slope to her croup but again, there is no telling how she will develope and level out when she is older.

Those two aren't from the same farm are they?
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    10-25-2012, 03:08 PM
  #15
Yearling
I like the filly better... But you can likely find even better for whatever the asking price is these days.
     
    10-25-2012, 06:01 PM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
Those two aren't from the same farm are they?
No, different breeders, even different states. The ranch I work for raises Quarter Horses, I love paints, thus I am looking at the "neighbors pasture" instead of our own ... but I sure start to admire our breeding because I don't see all these flaws in our QH foals. But I do have to admit that some of our foals SEEM to have similar flaws if I don't take good pictures. The bay filly's flaws may be only in the pictures - the sorrel colt's flaws are real, that would be my opinion.
     
    10-25-2012, 06:12 PM
  #17
Green Broke
In which case photos of both parents would be nice as well. As a sort of reference
     
    10-25-2012, 06:17 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
In which case photos of both parents would be nice as well. As a sort of reference
You are right - but this is all I got. The breeders are too far away to just go visit, and unfortunately very few breeders take good pictures (different story when it comes to high dollar horses, of course).
     
    10-25-2012, 06:24 PM
  #19
Trained


I have a lovely mare, Honey Boo Boo is her barn name, and she is in foal to this stallion. IF the foal is not OLWS, it will be for sale very reasonably. I bought the mare (she was already in foal) to breed to my stallion, not interested in promoting someone else's.

Pics of Honey aren't great, but !!! I think you can see enough. She's had champion foals in the past. If you're interested, she's due Feb 14.




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    10-25-2012, 06:40 PM
  #20
Trained
Looks like I'm in the minority here, but I prefer the colt to the filly. The colt's hocks are lower and his front legs appear straighter. The colt is a little long in the back and a bit pot bellied, but those are the only issues I really see with him.
     

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