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post #1 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 06:21 PM
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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?
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I was thinking I'd ride about an hour(at least) probably 4-5 days a week.
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 06:32 PM
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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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post #5 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 06:46 PM
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Looks good. He has a hunter bump but that doesn't affect anything
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post #6 of 13 Old 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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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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post #8 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 09:11 PM
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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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post #9 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 09:15 PM
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I agree, conformation looks good. Biggest thing he needs is a diet and exercise regimen LOL.
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 10:02 PM
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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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