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post #1 of 23 Old 07-24-2012, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Critique for eventing?

I've recently started to look around for a horse to do eventing with. I currently lease a greenbroke Akhal teke filly and do some jumping with her. I've fallen in love with the Akhal teke breed so that's all I've been looking at. I'm currently considering these three horses. I'll post each in seperate posts.

The first horse is a 7 year old Akhal teke gelding. He has evented up to Novice barefoot.









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This is a 5 year old Akhal teke filly. She is a year older than the Teke filly I am currently riding.





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Pictures of her first time free jumping.





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Well I know little about eventing OR Akhal Tekes, but I think I like the second gelding best. He seems to have more training and natural ability. I admit though, that I didnt even watch the video of the mare. I just didnt like her build at all.

Actually to tell you the truth...I liked that brown/bay gelding that happened to be in the same video as the second horse's ad video the most, but since he wasn't an option...xD
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I wasn't impressed with the mare at all. I don't like the way she's built, and her movement wasn't very desirable. The 1st gelding seemed very willing xc, although he sure pinned his ears a lot during flatwork. The 2nd gelding seemed the most level-headed. I wish they had a video of him jumping more than just that grid.
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Well I know little about eventing OR Akhal Tekes, but I think I like the second gelding best. He seems to have more training and natural ability. I admit though, that I didnt even watch the video of the mare. I just didnt like her build at all.

Actually to tell you the truth...I liked that brown/bay gelding that happened to be in the same video as the second horse's ad video the most, but since he wasn't an option...xD
Yeah, Paelka is WAY out of my price range at $20,000. Otherwise I would look at him. He's a Teke too.

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I wasn't impressed with the mare at all. I don't like the way she's built, and her movement wasn't very desirable. The 1st gelding seemed very willing xc, although he sure pinned his ears a lot during flatwork. The 2nd gelding seemed the most level-headed. I wish they had a video of him jumping more than just that grid.
They don't have a lot of video on him for some reason.

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Do you think you guys can explain what you didn't like about the mare? Specifically about her movement and build?

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Well nevermind about the first horse, he has sold now.

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Okay here is another horse they happen to have. Do you think he's too light-boned? Or maybe he just needs some more muscle?









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Nothing wrong with that grey's bone. In fact it's more than sufficient for his body mass. He could easly be a couple of hundred pounds heavier and be fine on those legs.

HOWEVER. He appears quite heavy on the forehand in the flatwork pic. Haven't watched the videos.

The horse with very little video, I would avoid... if they bothered to TAKE video, why not take more? Get some better jumping vids? Is there something wrong? But his jumping form appears nice in the photos.

Top horse no way, jumping form is just dreadful and guaranteed that's a horse that knocks a lot of rails. Good job it's already sold.

I'm also looking for an eventer... out of the options you have posted, I think I like the grey best, but I don't much like him either. That neck is just... ick. It's ok in the standing "conformation" photo (which is really bad to judge confo off) but in the flatwork pic it's ewed and he's not using himself correctly.

I am not much a fan of Tekes as a whole, I do like a nice one (as in, bred specifically for eventing and therefore moves and jumps like an event horse) but on the whole I'm not especially enamoured of the breed.

I think constraining yourself to ONE breed is a bad idea... I'm looking at TB's, but that's because I don't have a huge amount of money to spend on a horse and the only cheap horses that are any good for eventing (here, at any decent level) are TB's and standardbreds... and I don't want a standie.

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