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    04-26-2012, 09:53 PM
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Critique Possible Buy 4 yr old tb gelding

Alright, so I'm searching for a horse to do lower level eventing and I found this guy. He's a 4 year old, 15h, registered thoroughbred gelding. He's up for sale because they were hoping for a larger horse but he's not going to cut it for them. He hasn't been started under saddle but he does accept tack and he'll lounge. She said he enjoys working in the arena. She has sat on him and he didn't mind. He's a sweet horse and they're looking for him a good home. Anyway, I wanted some opinions on his conformation because I'm not the greatest at it. I know these pictures aren't the best for it but they're all I have until I decide I want to go look at him.
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    04-26-2012, 09:58 PM
  #2
Green Broke
He is standing on uneven ground, but he gives the impression that he could be a tad high in the wither, which is quite common for TB's.
Shoulder angle is a little steep and he is over at the knee.
Hard to say about the back end but it doesnt look too bad. Same goes for the hind legs.
     
    04-26-2012, 10:00 PM
  #3
Foal
I know the pictures aren't the greatest. It's what the girl sent me and all I have to go off of. I did notice his knees. I wrote her again to see if I can get any better pictures but nothing yet.
     
    04-29-2012, 11:59 PM
  #4
Foal
She finally sent me more pictures. There is something off with his front legs. I can tell he's over at the knees but it looks like there is something else there too. So tell me what you can find!
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    04-30-2012, 12:03 AM
  #5
Yearling
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but he looks tied in at the knee. He has a real nice face and friendly expression though!
     
    04-30-2012, 12:04 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by trIplEcrOwngIrl    
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but he looks tied in at the knee. He has a real nice face and friendly expression though!
I really liked his face too. But his legs scare me a little.
     
    04-30-2012, 12:05 AM
  #7
Yearling
In the last pic you posted, his pastern angle looks weird, but I'm not sure. Sorry I am still learning :P
     
    04-30-2012, 12:11 AM
  #8
Yearling
Long and weak pasterns, coupled with him being over at the knee and tied in below the knee. I don't know about soundness long term for eventing. Those front legs would scare me a bit.
     
    04-30-2012, 12:14 AM
  #9
Weanling
This TB screams constant lameness issues to me his front legs are awful!
And its a shame because the rest of him looks nice.
Definitely not a eventer prospect. Your going to have issues. Keep looking.
Whats your price range and what state are you in?
     
    04-30-2012, 12:15 AM
  #10
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tryst    
Long and weak pasterns, coupled with him being over at the knee and tied in below the knee. I don't know about soundness long term for eventing. Those front legs would scare me a bit.
That's what I was thinking. They are very scary, especially since my last tb had soundness issues, which is why I'm back to looking.

Thanks for the input though. I needed someone to reassure me that he wasn't for me.
     

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