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post #21 of 26 Old 11-13-2013, 06:25 PM
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I'm not a fan of the other grey Weezilla posted but I'm loving the last one...Park Rules. Love his shoulder and legs minus the fact that he is tied in.

I can't believe how much money these people are wanting for OTTBS though...you can come to our track and if you have a good eye, grab a couple of injury-free, decently built 3-5 year olds for $1000, and the trainer might even trainer to you! O_o

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post #22 of 26 Old 11-14-2013, 07:15 AM
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I don't really like any of the horses Weezilla pointed out.. for various reasons. Eat Cake has experience but does not look scopey to me and has limited shoulder movement. Of course, if she were better she would be commanding another zero in her price.

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post #23 of 26 Old 11-14-2013, 09:24 AM
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One again I'm agreeing with Elana on the horses that weezilla pointed out
If you buy from a rehab place you will be paying for the work they've put in to them to assess them or do any retraining - but that's better than buying blind
If you can find an trustworthy race yard trainer and buy direct its going to be cheaper as you're cutting out all the middle men
Trouble is a lot of flat race horses are bred purely for speed and they don't always care that they're burnt out after a few years either so the faults we look at in a long tern riding horse aren't as important. Speed = a horse that moves long and low and that doesn't always work the best when you want a dressage horse or a showjumper that's going to have to round up and have the power to elevate. They just don't always have the conformation for it
I'd forget about all of these purebreds and look for a sensibly priced TB X
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Appendix Quarterhorses can be very versatile. I have known a few that made really good jumpers and event horses. Of course they had the right conformation and speed...

Here is the bottom line. A really good horse.. with the mind and body.. to do eventing and so forth is probably going to command a really good price. I know that at the higher levels a $30,000 horse is not good enough.. because if it was, it would command $60,000.

Here we are looking for a diamond in a pile of rocks. They are there, but you gotta move a lot of rocks to find them. In this market after several years of the horse business having been a sellers market up to 2007-08 there is are a lot more rocks of using age then ever... they were bred to sell for a profit and not to perform.

Now the bottom has dropped out and those horses are the ones you need to sift through to find the diamonds.
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post #25 of 26 Old 11-14-2013, 01:48 PM
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Meh, I'm not wild about any of them myself-but I like them better than the original horse. I'd be looking somewhere other than OTTBs if I was the OP's trainer. There ARE great deals out there; one of our own regulars scored bigtime just recently.
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post #26 of 26 Old 11-14-2013, 03:43 PM
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I agree they were better than the original horse
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