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post #1 of 7 Old 04-07-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Critique this Thoroughbred for me

I've been looking for a dressage prospect and this one came up as a "gift". She is 2009 Thoroughbred. If you look, she has a huge scar on her right back leg. The owner says she is completely sound. That remains to be seen as she would for sure have to be vet checked. I know she is ratty looking right now - thus the gift. Owner said they were going to put her down because of her injury but she is completely sound and they say actually a nice mover. ?

My question is... how is her conformation? And how much would a scar like that deter a score on a dressage test - looks wise? Does it matter as long as she moves well?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-07-2012, 11:13 PM
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I personally like her That leg looks really swollen though and it doesn't make much sense to me how they said they're going to put her down because of it, but then again turns around and said she is sound.

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-07-2012, 11:33 PM
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I would be EXTREMELY cautious. Injury + "Completely sound yet we're putting her down" + Free "gift" = -waves around red flag-

She has a long back that looks like it will weaken. The right leg looks pretty bad. She has an awkward hip and the typical tiny tb neck... Pretty straight with few angles on her legs.

Maybe if she was sound she could be a pleasure horse but I don't see a huge amount of dressage potential here.
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To add to what SorrelHorse pointed out (which I completely agree with), she's pretty badly tied in behind the knee. Her left pastern looks pretty upright, as well.

I'm curious how she injured herself and how, with swelling that bad, her owners imagine her sound. Is she what my friend calls "field sound," where she can run around and looks fine in the field, but once you get her under saddle, she comes up lame?

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if it was me I would keep on looking. That leg is trouble whether you like it or not.
She has very straight back legs which are not good for dressage. They should have a nice angle to them
Her head is a bit odd and her neck is a bit straight and very dipped on the top.
not a dressage prospect, trail riding... maybe
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-08-2012, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I think Drafty you are right. They are referring to her as field sound. I'm glad too that on top of the scar that her conformation is not what I'm looking for. That way it's not all based on an ugly scar.
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Walk away from this one.
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