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post #1 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Critique this gelding!

Hot Nite Onthe Range- 2011 Bay Gelding 15.2 hh(Night Range x Shez Hotroddin Angel). Hot Nite Onthe Range (aka Nite) is a 3 year old bay gelding. He has been started very slow, but is now ready to be finished. He is sound with no health issues, very quiet and willing and he enjoys attention. His breeding speaks for itself. Due to our work and family needs, we need to cut back.

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 03:12 AM
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He looks a little downhill and a little toed out in the back. It looks like his hind end may be a little stiff, like he wouldnt be able to step under himself very well, leading to collection being difficult. But he is otherwise really nice. I'd buy him, based off the conformation. I typically don't like QH, so that is saying something.
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 12:21 PM
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Keep in mind that I'm certainly no confo expert. Overall I like his looks but I do not like how he's standing. Could be they have him set up weird but his stance says navicular or laminitic/foundered in the photos. If he's nearby go see him and if you don't see anything wrong and really like him then have a vet and maybe even a farrier check him out.
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 12:24 PM
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I believe the OP is looking to sell him, not buy him.
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 12:26 PM
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Nice big shoulder but his neck is weak, making his head look large
Bench-kneed in front
Short cannons
Back is not a bad length
Hard to tell how he lines up from croup to wither, as in the first photo he appears a tad uphill and in the 2nd he appears a tad downhill. Leads me to believe the ground was unlevel...
round, sloping hindquarters
Very posty in the back legs and cowhocked
a handsome horse, but as with all, he has his faults

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post #6 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 12:30 PM
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If he had entirely different legs from the knee and hock down, I think I would really like him. As it is he has very upright pasterns and needs 2x the bone he has now for his body. I'm not familiar with AQHA lines enough to say by what you've given us, but I'm willing to bet he is from Halter lines somewhere in there. I do like his back length but his croup gives me the impression of weakness.

Many people like these horses, they just aren't my cup of tea since I prefer a horse with tons of bone. That being said my filly was the queen of toothpick legs...LOL. I like your boy's stockings and he is obviously well cared for.
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post #7 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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I believe the OP is looking to sell him, not buy him.
No I'm not selling him. I was looking at horses for a friend and came across him.
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post #8 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 01:30 PM
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As a buyer I would definitely pass.
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 02:16 PM
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Yeah, he's a good looking horse until you get below the knees and hocks...
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-18-2014, 03:37 PM
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I almost wonder about some camera distortion regarding his legs, as it looks like the photos were taken at a downward angle. Depending on what your friend is looking for he might be worth seeing in person, or at least asking for more photos.
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