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post #1 of 3 Old 01-14-2014, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Coming 3 y/o OTTB Gelding

Recently purchased this guy and although aware of many of his faults I would love to hear honest opinions. I am excited to see how much growing he has left. Hoping to event with him!
He is currently 16.1hh, gelding (gelded 4 months ago), foaled April 17 2011, raced 4 times Aug-Oct 2013, retired sound

Bears Clouseau Horse Pedigree

Sire (16.3hh):

Best conformation shot I have right now, a track picture as a 2 year old this past summer:

Just after purchase at the end of Dec 2013 after a month and a half of let down:

A few quick leg shots taken 3 weeks later:

Any opinions are really appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-14-2014, 11:58 AM
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Nice horse. May look better with maturity. Good bone. Nice shoulder. Stands over a lot of ground.. and is leggy (age thing). Would like a smoother coupling and a slightly lower tail set and more rounded croup. In the photo of just his hind legs he appears sickle hocked but he does NOT appear that way in any other photos and so I do not think he is. From the photo of the one front leg he looks a little knock kneed.

His shoulder lays back so nicely I think he would show scope over fences and nice action in front for dressage. Are you going to try to train him for eventing? He might do well.. even higher levels?

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-15-2014, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Elana! Should all go well the plan is to bring him along to prelim level. You are right about his front action, his personality was what I prefer but then seeing him go was when we knew he was the prospect I was looking for!

Although those front legs are a bit of a concern so we need to see how all holds up. Which is partially why I was interested in opinions, hoping perhaps some who have seen similar conformation compete successfully or unsuccessfully may chime in.
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