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post #1 of 43 Old 02-15-2017, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Critique potential purchase - 12 y/o appy

Hello! This is a 12 year old hardship reg. Appaloosa gelding. This horse would be shown in the all around (Pleasure, HUS, trail, hms, rail, etc). The only real things I see is he seems slightly downhill, and extremely narrow? Let me know what you guys think! I saw a video and he has absolutely beautiful movement.
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post #2 of 43 Old 02-15-2017, 12:06 PM
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These shots all seem to be at really odd angles and he appears to be camped out in the front making him look downhill. With a chest that narrow I worry about leg interference. His front hooves look a little odd in the pic of him looking away from the camera- in that pic as well he looks pretty sway backed. - could be from him being camped out in front.

He looks to have a decent shoulder with a nice angle.

Have you seen him in person and ridden him? I would say a vet check would be necessary and more time with him to see if he always stands camped out in front like that. If he does that is a red flag for me.
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These shots all seem to be at really odd angles and he appears to be camped out in the front making him look downhill. With a chest that narrow I worry about leg interference. His front hooves look a little odd in the pic of him looking away from the camera- in that pic as well he looks pretty sway backed. - could be from him being camped out in front.

He looks to have a decent shoulder with a nice angle.

Have you seen him in person and ridden him? I would say a vet check would be necessary and more time with him to see if he always stands camped out in front like that. If he does that is a red flag for me.
Okay, thank you. I was thinking of setting up a time to go see him. I have more pictures (all still kind of from weird angles), if you'd like me to post them?
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Also, judging from the lunging video I was sent (wrong type of file won't upload on here), he does not appear to be sway backed.
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If you cold get better confo shots - more educated folks than myself will be able to give more helpful advice for the disciplines you are planning to use him for.
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Will need better shots to get a better idea, but his front legs do look a bit odd with the way he's standing so close together like that.
Let us know what happens when you go see him. He is a handsome fella. :)
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Ok thanks! I will let you know if I do, I was watching his trail pattern video from a couple years ago and he doesn't appear to be that close up front in the video which is odd. I also doubt the seller can get more photos as the horse is at a trainer currently. She did tell me she would get me an updated video Friday. I'll see what I can do, thanks!
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Definitely need good conformation shots to make any comments
Go see him in person, or at least, have the owner send proper pictures
Standard conformation shots, have the horse standing sideways to the camera, front and back on the same plane.
You then take both a rear and front shot, again with the hrose standing square, and at the correct camera angle

These links might help

seandrider.com/article/conformation_clinic_photo_120808-13087

HOW TO: Take a basic conformation picture of a horse

If the seller has shown this horse, I am surprised that the seller is so clueless on how to get good conformation pictures!
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Definitely need good conformation shots to make any comments
Go see him in person, or at least, have the owner send proper pictures
Standard conformation shots, have the horse standing sideways to the camera, front and back on the same plane.
You then take both a rear and front shot, again with the hrose standing square, and at the correct camera angle

These links might help

seandrider.com/article/conformation_clinic_photo_120808-13087

HOW TO: Take a basic conformation picture of a horse

If the seller has shown this horse, I am surprised that the seller is so clueless on how to get good conformation pictures!
She has shown him, I will message her shortly and ask for pictures directly from the side with him completely square.
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Updating, I spoke with the seller again. She insists that he is not actually so narrow and that it is the picture that looks that way. She also said she would get me conformation shots along with the riding video Friday! They will be posted then:)
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