Does he look alright?

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        08-17-2012, 06:17 PM
    Arrow Does he look alright?

    I am considering buying this 11 year old gelding. Do you think he looks okay? Are his legs alright? I will be pleasure riding so I only care about if he looks strong/healthy. I do not mind if he has little conformation faults--as long as it won't affect him physically.

    Thank you!
    (Sorry, these are the only pictures I have of him)

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        08-17-2012, 06:21 PM
    Well, he looks healthy. He is pretty bum high but it's hard to judge from these photos. How much pleasure riding do you want to do with him?
        08-17-2012, 06:31 PM
    I was thinking I'd ride about an hour(at least) probably 4-5 days a week.
        08-17-2012, 06:32 PM
    Green Broke
    His legs look fine. Set back on his front pasterns a bit but that's no huge issue. Hind legs look relatively correct as well.
    Nice, solid looking horse ;)
    A little bum high but apart from that nothing seriously wrong with him.
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        08-17-2012, 06:46 PM
    Looks good. He has a hunter bump but that doesn't affect anything
        08-17-2012, 06:47 PM
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    If anything, he's a bit tubby- which is good news for you xD hard keepers are no fun.
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        08-17-2012, 06:52 PM
    Judging by his weight and those big shiny dapples; I'd be one to say he looks healthy :) Decent confo for what you're planning on doing. I like how sturdy he looks, good bone on his legs.
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        08-17-2012, 09:11 PM
    Nothing wrong with his legs that I can see - can't tell for sure without feeling them, of course. I don't see a hunter's bump at all - just a lardbutt. Mainly he needs fewer groceries and more exercise...he is one I would suggest test riding a couple of times just to make sure he isn't lazy or a deadhead...
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        08-17-2012, 09:15 PM
    I agree, conformation looks good. Biggest thing he needs is a diet and exercise regimen LOL.
        08-17-2012, 10:02 PM
    He's a cutie!

    If he really is that bum high, I'd suggest some extra padding in key areas to keep things even under saddle, and of course a test ride or two, but he looks solid :) Good luck!

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