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    11-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Critique these possible buys?

I'm looking for a new horse these really caught my eye.

1: Video**gentle 8 Yr. Dappled Grey AQHA Ranch Gelding

2: Video**big Gentle Grey Pleasure Gelding

3: Dusty is Big, Beautiful, and Loves People!

And 4: 17h Gentle Giant

What do you guys think of them? I have experience so experience is not the problem, nor is discipline, but I'm just looking at conformation.
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    11-21-2012, 08:12 PM
Green Broke
Horse # 1 has a slightly upright shoulder
Possibly back at the knees
I don't think his back is too long, though the saddle really doesnt help
Steep slope to the croup and quite posty in the back legs

Horse #2 has a nicer shoulder
Really stands under himself
Back is a good length
Rather flat croup and under-developed hindquarters
Very sickle hocked in the back legs with long cannons

Horse #3 has no really good conformation photos

Horse #4 Has a slightly upright shoulder but not bad
Nice depth through the girth
Nice neck & head as well
Not the best photo, but the front legs look alright. No serious issues
Back is a nice length
I personally like his hind end
Back legs look good as well. Again, not the best photo, though

I would have to say either horse #3 or 4. I don't like the first two in comparision
    11-21-2012, 08:33 PM
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Horse number one I liked except as Ruffian said, he is back at the knee. If you aren't jumping, then may not be much of an issure. Like his confo otherwise.

#2, I did not like the way the shoulder ties in and horse is sickle hocked

#3 is very expensive! Otherwise a very nice horse

#4 looks to be built well, though only one photo and it's not that clear.
Big horses can be more expensive; bigger shoes, more food and sometimes don't live as long.

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