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post #1 of 8 Old 03-04-2012, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Have at him!

A repost of my earlier post with much better pictures.

For those of you that didn't see my earlier post, Sunny Serenade is an OTTB(Off Track Thoroughbred), 6 year old gelding, off the track for 6 months.
Decent pedigree I suppose.
Sunny Serenade Horse Pedigree

This is a picture of his father.


and this is my boy, I was going to add the pictures to this post but they were massive.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/396234_165558576894149_100003200223295_227690_2120 786664_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395901_165557790227561_100003200223295_227686_9091 39272_n.jpg

In Motion

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/399940_165558323560841_100003200223295_227687_6290 52086_n.jpg

Just a cutesy picture, not for confo. x3 http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419724_10150575827191519_635461518_9017386_4591141 35_n.jpg

He does have a bump on his forehead. When I bought him it wasn't there, and I kept him out in a field for the first month or two that I had him, rode only once a week. My current trainer thinks that he hit his head on something and broke his forehead and it didn't heal correctly? But he's my unicorn. He's completely sound.
So have at it guys, I posted this to also see what he might be good at, so post your ideas as well.

I want to use him as a jumper. But I've been told that he has a very hunter like neck and would do good with the slower pace, yet I've also been told that he'd make a great dressage horse. So, HAVE AT IT. ;)
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-05-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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A couple more pictures



He's not a cribber, I made him mad by getting him wet. This is how he shows me he's displeased.. Pawing and eating everything in sight.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Come on. ;) I know you guys have something for me.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 12:17 AM
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Can't tell if he's camped out or if he's sickle hocked, but there's something going on back there.

His hind end looks disproportionately small to his more muscular/beefy front end.

His shoulder is decent, but his neck ties in a bit high on his chest for my liking. His neck also seems on the thin side. Interesting...before I even saw the pic of him in motion, I thought he looked like a horse that ran around with his head in the air...turns out I was right. Our trainer's arab gelding has the same look to him and his head is always in the air like that.

Can't tell if he's lacking in his topline or if he has shark fin withers, but those looks like some tall withers. Is he difficult to fit a saddle to?

His front legs look good and straight, which is nice, since I've noticed TBs tend to be a bit over at the knee.

He also has a rather flat croup. At least it looks like it in this pic: http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...72994750_n.jpg

I like his sire, but they did kind of a crappy photoshop job on him, to be honest.

Do not tell me I can't...because I will show you that I can.
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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He does still need some more muscle in his neck. But you have to remember he's still young.

When I first got him he was really bad about having his head up. He's gotten a lot better about giving to the bit and rounding his head down and his nose in while being ridden. He does have a large wither and reaaally straight hind legs. But does need muscle built up in the right areas. He's not hard at all to fit a saddle to... Which is weird.
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He is gourgeous
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Thank you so much ChestnutPony. :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-08-2012, 11:41 AM
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Hes a ok looking boy i like his front end but the hindquarters are weak looking. He is post leged in the hind end. And his neck in my opion ties in to low on his chest legs apear light boned wich isnt good. I like a horse to have a nice big muscled hinquarter and a front end to match. This horse doesnt match up from front to back way to scrawny of hindquarters. Maybe its the pictures but he just ok look wise nothing outsanding about him.
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