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    09-08-2012, 12:04 AM
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Yearling
Confo critque on my *hopeful* new gelding, barrel prospect.

He's a nine year old palamino/dunalino gelding. Quarter horse, ex roper. He was advertised for $500 but she took it down to $400 so I can get his coggins and a hoof trim. He seems like a good boy, but would do much better under a better rider. The kid riding him now needs more of a "point and kick" automatic type of horse. He needs to actually be ridden if that makes sense. I'm suppose to pick him up Sunday! this is the best picture she could get as far as confo pictures. From what I can see, he's got some pretty high withers for a quarter horse.. And he has an awfully steep croup. How will the steep croup effect him as a barrel horse? I'm not looking to do anything big, but local playdays and jackpots. His legs look alright, hard to tell. Maybe steepish pasterns? I like how big he is up front, in a picture from the front he's pretty wide. What do you guys with experienced eyes see? How will his faults effect him? And what strong points does he have?

Thanks everyone! I'll probably take more pictures when I get him and post better ones here.
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    09-08-2012, 12:12 AM
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Yearling
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...ejpeg_2_45.jpg
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    09-08-2012, 03:53 AM
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Not a Confo expert so I may be wrong a lil bit but from what I can see from that particular picture is a steep croup. I wonder if that affects power? Barrel horses need a powerful hind end. His shoulder angle seems a lil steep as well and his withers seem high. Need better pics that's for sure. Pretty coloring though.
     
    09-08-2012, 08:40 AM
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Yearling
That's what I saw, the steep croup and was wondering how it coukd effect him in.anyway one knows
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    09-08-2012, 11:05 AM
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Just read this on a Confo article
A very short, steep croup is associated with straight hind legs (post-legged; Figure 9g) and predisposes the horse to concussion injury in the hock.
     
    09-08-2012, 11:47 AM
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Yearling
His legs didn't look all that straight to me though. Hmm
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    09-08-2012, 12:03 PM
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Yearling
I've read a few things saying it's not a huge deal in barrels, they even feel like they push off the barrel better.
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    09-08-2012, 02:00 PM
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Oh ok. I wasnt sure when it came to barrels I've never had a barrel horse with a steep croup to judge by.
     
    09-08-2012, 02:05 PM
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Yearling
Okay, I'm thinking he'll be okay! Especially for what I'm wanting to do lol
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    09-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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Yeah he should be a fine playday horse. My barrel horse has a long back and he does a great job for the playdays plus the horse your buying isnt expensive you could get your money back on him cause he is pretty.
     

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