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post #1 of 35 Old 01-19-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Critique this Arabian

I may go look at this horse and was wondering what you all think of his conformation. He seems pretty impressive to me, and his training and age (6) are exactly what I'm looking for. She wants $1200 for him. I don't care about bloodlines too much - I ride Western and he will likely be a pleasure horse, though endurance interests me and I may try it someday. I might do jumping (someday) recreationally, but probably never show English. Mostly, I'm just wondering what you all think about his conformation.

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post #2 of 35 Old 01-19-2012, 04:21 PM
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He's pretty built in his body, not as pretty in the face as I'd like to see an Arabian. I think he's very fairly priced, let us know how it goes!

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
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post #3 of 35 Old 01-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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I no nothing as stated previously...but he's very pretty.
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I am not a fan of his face, but some arabians grow prettier with age and he was still pretty young in those halter pictures. My favorite horse was named Beauty (as a long yearling) with a great amount of sarcasm, but as she aged, she completely grew into her name and was very beautiful. So he could look much better now with more maturity. And the price looks very fair to me
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Sounds like you really like this guy, so the main factor seems to be if you two click or not. I can overlook confirmation faults if I have a good connection with the horse.
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He is very well built from what I can see, the pictures not being that good for a critique and kind of small. He looks really solid and strong, kind a tall. The face will look better without all the baby oil on it.

I'd snap him up. That price is half of what you'd pay around here. or less.
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post #7 of 35 Old 01-19-2012, 05:18 PM
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aw, i think those pictures are not flattering to his face. He seems like a beautiful and well built horse. definitely go see him, i love the personalities of arabians.
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post #8 of 35 Old 01-19-2012, 05:37 PM
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He's a good looking horse and while $1200 is fair for a horse that's been shown a little and started, I'd sure be offering a whole lot less if I wanted him.

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Crabbet/Egyptian Cross = a lot of people won't even look
Green under saddle, doesn't show that he has real accomplishments (everything is listed as PROSPECT, not saying IN TRAINING FOR, Has been in training for XXXXXXX for XX amount of days and has accomplished XXXXX)
Make sure you measure him yourself, stick & level on concrete or asphalt, just because of the notorious "Arabian Measuring Stick". Can't say how many times I've gone out on a 15.1 or 2 horse that was barely 14 hands.
Check his conformation carefully, he's a handsome looking horse but those are not good confo pics, so check his legs and feet really close.

Good luck!

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I am not a fan of his face, but some arabians grow prettier with age and he was still pretty young in those halter pictures. My favorite horse was named Beauty (as a long yearling) with a great amount of sarcasm, but as she aged, she completely grew into her name and was very beautiful. So he could look much better now with more maturity. And the price looks very fair to me
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You have me curious! How do horses express sarcasm in your opinion? I've never heard the word used to describe a horse before! LOL

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There they are all standing in a row

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You have me curious! How do horses express sarcasm in your opinion? I've never heard the word used to describe a horse before! LOL
The name "Beauty" was in sarcasm. She was not "beautiful" as a long yearling. Over the years, she matured and her face became elegant and beautiful as an arabian should be LOL
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