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post #1 of 30 Old 02-16-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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First American Saddlebred I've ever had, what do you think?

I didn't choose him because he is a saddlebred.. I chose him for his awesome personality... I don't know ,uh about saddlebreds except they are gated..
I personally want to put a little more weight on him.

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I did also learn they have some longer necks... I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but he does! Lol
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He's very cute! I love the palomino paint coloring. However his feet look wonky, definantly needs a farrier.
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He's very cute! I love the palomino paint coloring. However his feet look wonky, definantly needs a farrier.

Yeah his feet need trimming. She said the woman who was leasing him was not taking proper care and she was very angry when he came back to her. He was underwight.
He should get here next week, and the first thing I'm doing is getting him trimmed the correct barefoot way to get his hooves in better shape. I didnt want her to trim him until he was here so I can have it done correctly with a farrier of my choosing.

I will post more pictures when I have him with me and can correctly position him. =]
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he's really elegant. His neck and shoulder are super. His back is quite long and his coupling (where back joins hip) is narrow and possibly weak. His feet do look like they badly need attention. Is he club footed on rear left? Not clear in photo. Post more photos when you can, with him in good light and squared up. I think he's quite the looker!
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he's really elegant. His neck and shoulder are super. His back is quite long and his coupling (where back joins hip) is narrow and possibly weak. His feet do look like they badly need attention. Is he club footed on rear left? Not clear in photo. Post more photos when you can, with him in good light and squared up. I think he's quite the looker!
No clubfoot. Just a bad angle.. =)
I can't wait to post more =D Soon! Next week I hope! Just gotta wait to see when my transport will be headed up here.. Longest wait everrr
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Love Saddlebreds and he's very pretty. Should be quite a looker, with some good care and conditioning. Just know, Saddlebreds are not necessarily gaited. Some are just three gaited and some trained as five gaited. Do you know his background/pedigree?

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He does have a nice shoulder and for his breed, his neck is nice as well. On any other horse it would be flawed; too long and too high set but he is not just any other breed.
Back is a bit long as Tiny said and flat, which means he is also high in the wither
In my opinion, his hindquarters could do with some muscling
Really hard to say about his legs, as he is not standing square but there is certainly no denying his breeding
Very flashy fellow

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georgeous. His front hooves are a little long, but that can easily be fixed.
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He has CH harlem globetrotter, and Nightprowler in his lines. I looked them up and they seem to be popular in the saddlebred world.
I don't mind about gates. I don't think he is gaited, it didnt look like it when I was lounging him. I got him so I could start dressage. He is a blank slate and I have a trainer to work with us.

I was actually looking at thoroughbreds, because I am a little more familiar with them. I happened to see him posted for sale, and I'm not going to lie I'm a sucker for palomino's... So I decided to meet him.
Turns out he is just a big love and really kinda connected with me when we met.
I know this is a bad habit he has, and I will work on correcting it it but as soon as we met he just ran up and licked me... It was so cute. All he wanted was for me to give him scratches and pets...
He stole my heart. Hehe.
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Oh boy. You are hooked! I felt the same way with my gelding. I knew his previous owners well, but the day I bought him, he suddenly stood by me and would have absolutely nothing to do with his old owners. He became absolutely, my shadow. You will find Saddlebreds adore their owners, once they have picked their 'chosen one'.

One day, I'll relate another story about a Saddlebred I wanted to buy for a long time. Can't right now, since it still brings too many tears.

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