Finger Lakes Finest OTTB-what do we think?

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    12-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Finger Lakes Finest OTTB-what do we think?

I like him And he needs a home ASAP. Anyone?

U Ought to Know, 4 year old 16.2 h chestnut gelding | Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds

I like his shoulder though it could have more angle, short back, clean legs, and I like the way he moves under himself in the video. Cannons are a bit long but his feet look good, if underrun :) I like his squareish shape (vs rectangular) Thick in the throatlatch and a fairly coarse head, but all in all, kinda nice.
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    12-08-2013, 09:51 PM
There is something about the proportions of his shoulders/neck as compared to his hind end that just seems off to me..... But wait for the more experienced critiques!
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    12-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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He will look better when let down and may be a very nice horse. He needs more heel on his hind foot and he may be sickle hocked. I would put hoof testers on his front feet. He acts a little tender up front when he trots (and may be one reason why he reaches under himself behind). He is typical of a horse in racing form.. a bit wasp wasted and disproportionate.. but let down he will be much more normal in his proportions.

He is a bit light in his front cannon and he toes out a little in front. He is slightly bench knee'd with cannon offset to the outside (not enough to really call it a fault and the toe out starts up high.. so the entire leg is rotated). He is level and he has a nice, short back. Coupling looks strong and he has a nicely rounded hind quarter that will only improve when his work changes and he lets down. His hocks and knees are nice and low.

I like this horse, but do beware of his feet. He may be thin walled and he may be the sort of Thoroughbred that needs shoes to keep his feet together (I mean shoes 12 months of the year). I would go and look at him. Have a trusted farrier who understands the challenges of Thoroughbred feet look at him too.. with hoof testers.
    12-10-2013, 09:18 AM
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Long pasterns and not a shape that appeals to me, front legs look off too.
    12-10-2013, 01:23 PM
I am seeing some toe first going on there in the trot. Almost looks like he's on his tip toes.
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    12-10-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CandyCanes    
I am seeing some toe first going on there in the trot. Almost looks like he's on his tip toes.

I missed looking at the video, yes toe first landings - no way would I buy that unless I wanted a barefoot rehab project.
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    12-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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Did I not say "a little tender up front" in front bring "farrier" and "hoof testers?"

Feet on Thoroughbreds can be very challenging....
    12-10-2013, 02:48 PM
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I agree - he'll look a very different horse when he's got some weight on him
I noticed something odd going on with his back leg action when he first set off at trot too - could be soreness on his fronts that got his back action ahead of them, he'd need to be checked to rule that out
    12-10-2013, 03:03 PM
I think he'll be a very nice looking guy once he doesn't have that race training look to him. Hopefully the Signs of soreness are indicating something fairly simple to fix.

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