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    10-08-2012, 06:06 AM
Green Broke
Dressage prospect?! Tell me what you see!

Still helping a friend look for a good horse who will take at least to 2nd level maybe 3rd? Some jumping too, not higher then 3'.

Great all around mare!
This add caught my eye, I'm not sure why she is priced the way she is, and wouldn't pay that much for a green and still devoloping mare with no show experience.

Would like to here what you think of her and her potientail!
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    10-08-2012, 08:11 AM
She seems very highly priced for what she is.

Something about her knees looks off to me, but it could be an illusion caused by the background too. I am also wondering if she was standing square, if she might not be a bit straight through the hocks, but that could also be my eyes.
    10-08-2012, 09:11 AM
Green Broke
I'm not sure if it is the camera angle, the way the horse is standing or if that shoulder realy is as upright as it looks
    10-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Her back looks very long in that picture, but I think this computer screen is stretched, so I may be wrong on that.
    10-08-2012, 11:25 AM
I quite like her.........I do think her shoulder is steep........I don't see a long back.

For where I live that price is reasonable provided she has a least solid 90 days of quality training. The fact that she is advertised as a horse that is good for the less experienced gives her more value.....as that opens up the market.

Super Nova
    10-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Back on my mobile device, the long back was defintiely an illusion of my PC
    10-08-2012, 04:20 PM
I don't like her conformation. I like long necks but her neck is too long with a very short back, her whithers are a little high and her shoulders are a little narrow. Its hard to see if shed be a good dressage prospect from this picture, but judging from her conformation she might have a hard time doing higher level movements such as pirouette, tempi changes and half passes.
    10-10-2012, 02:22 PM
For $5500? No.

Her hindquarter is small and undermuscled and HOLY UPRIGHT SHOULDER!! Hers is worse than my gelding's.

There are far better horses available for far less. Just because she is Dutch/TB cross doesn't make her worth a mint. I have seen wb/TB crosses for $3000 that are better put-together and acceptably bred. Not stellar horses, real quality fetches a lot of money, but acceptable and much better conformationally.
    10-10-2012, 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by Super Nova    
For where I live that price is reasonable provided she has a least solid 90 days of quality training. The fact that she is advertised as a horse that is good for the less experienced gives her more value.....as that opens up the market.
I wouldn't put too much stock into the seller saying she's good for a novice rider. I almost bought a horse advertised as such, and she ended up being too dangerous for the vet to complete a PPE

She looks like an OK horse, the shoulder is definitely steeper than ideal and I don't really like her neck (at least in that pose!) I think she's overpriced as listed, but I'm betting the seller would be willing to negotiate since she is moving out of state.

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