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    04-03-2012, 07:32 AM
I was going to say, I thought $1200 was a more fair price for her. She's better than a $600 horse here, not what I would consider top quality with her long back and funky hindquarter, but $600 here doesn't really buy you that much. Not for an already started horse. Either a TB off the track (or spelled but not done much), or Standy with a little education. Or a poor quality unregistered weanling. Or maybe a yearling if you're really astute. You get more for your money from auctions, because nobody likes spending up big at auction here... but it's so so so risky, you can't ride before you buy and you're a million times more likely to get a horse that's insane when you get it home and only looked relatively acceptable because it was drugged.

The horse market is in a big hole at the moment but it still costs a lot of money to get a real quality horse.

What I really don't get is why, if your friend has so much money, they aren't looking at pricey, real quality horses?
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    04-03-2012, 09:16 AM
She is in the gangly stage at this age and it's hard to tell how she will turn out. I've seem many TB with the long sloping pasterns. Her hind legs may appear a bit post like but she's not a qh with the big hip either. Her withers will catch up by the time she's 4.
    04-04-2012, 09:30 AM
^ maybe so Saddlebag, BUT, pasterns don't often straighten out as they get older. Many many foals look like they have upright pasterns and then mature lovely, but very few with over-sloped pasterns ever straighten out to the correct slope.

That hindquarter IS posty in appearance, that may straighten out IF she levels out (not all do). It wasn't the hind leg that had the alarm bells going off in my mind, it was and still is those pasterns.
    04-06-2012, 10:11 AM
If you look at her in the face, she's absolutely adorable, but when you look at the rest of her, maybe not so much.
Am I he only one who noticed the hooves? They look painful.
    04-06-2012, 10:18 AM
RJR I did too, but I figured I'd said enough with regards to the pasterns and those hind legs. Apparently not. Those are awful feet, tiny and there is something really wrong with the angles!
    04-06-2012, 10:37 AM
Well I agree with all the conformation issues. I bought a coming two year old last year for $250 ( She's by a multi-regional Halter and Performance stallion and a Regional Halter Champ mare - has a bad scar on front leg that I'm sure most people would write her off for). She is going through this god awful stage right now too - She is by far the goofiest looking horse I own - but if she doesn't fill out enough to be a broodmare, I'll at least train her for kids (not sure with the mass of scar tissue she could be 100% sound for hard riding).
I've also bought an incredible(!!) mare for $250 - sometimes price does not always reflect quality. This mare is a full sister to the said above mare and I've been bugged to get her in Halter training to show at Regionals.

She looks like she has a real sweet expression and a kind eye, and if you're friend is looking for a trail mount or is willing to put an education on this mare, if they meet and have a good connection, I'd say give her a chance.
    04-06-2012, 11:14 AM
WS I know, my filly was very cheap for a weanling in my area but she's absolutely gorgeous... smack in the middle of the yearling fuglies right now but she'll mature lovely.

But, I seriously doubt you'd get anything half decent for $150... in my area you're lucky to get an OTTB that has any potential for less than $1000 and even then you're pushing it. I don't know about where you are... depends on what the market's like in your specific area. But there is a VERY good reason why the filly in the OP is only $150, IMHO. Maybe she'd make a nice pleasure trails horse for the weekend happy hacker, but I just can't see her staying sound for anything much more strenuous.
    04-06-2012, 11:30 AM
It almost looks as if that left rear is a club foot. Her legs in general are just kind of scary looking.
    04-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Oh, I agree Blue Eyed Pony. But if that's all she wants, she might be worth a chance.
This filly is exactly why I hate BYB's.
If her friend is willing to give her a chance IF she is only looking for a trail pony, I say yay because otherwise she is going to end up in the meat pen. Maybe I'm being
    04-06-2012, 11:56 AM
Her legs are pretty awful, but she would probably be a decent trail horse for an older person who just wants to walk/trot, with maybe an occasional canter. Depending on her temperament of course. She doesn't look like she'd stay sound for hard riding.

If that's what your friend wants, then depending on what her personality is she may be a decent horse. I wouldn't start backing her until she was at least 3-4 though, just in hopes of giving her as much time to mature as possible.

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