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  • Not lame but stiff on right rein

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    05-07-2013, 03:54 PM
  #1
Foal
Is he lame?

I wasn't sure where to put this, so I hope it's okay here. I was browsing horses on dreamhorse like I always do (I don't know why I torture myself because I can't buy one) but I found this guy and thought he looked really cute

DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1868139 - Alexandra's Due

Then I read his description, then I looked at his price, and instantly got the red flag "Too good to be true" feeling, which I'm usually right about. So I decided to check out his videos... I think he looks lame behind, but I can't decide... What do you guys think? Something definitely looks a little weird, right?



This post is just out of pure curiosity/educational opportunity. Obviously I can tell when I horse is three-legged lame, but I want to get better at identifying when a horse is just slightly lame or not.
     
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    05-07-2013, 04:05 PM
  #2
Weanling
He does look off. I can't tell if its that one white sock giving an optical illusion though.
     
    05-07-2013, 04:07 PM
  #3
Started
Looks stiff to me.
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    05-07-2013, 05:11 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by aldebono    
He does look off. I can't tell if its that one white sock giving an optical illusion though.

Yeah I thought it might be the sock throwing me off too. It's really hard to tell!!
     
    05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
  #5
Showing
It's not the sock.. he seems weird. Maybe stifles?
     
    05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
  #6
Foal
It does look like he's limping. Close your eyes and listen to the hoof beets. I think he is limping in the back.
     
    05-08-2013, 08:20 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Stiff behind. Not sure why. He is being ridden front to back and as a result NOT reaching under himself. The white leg throws it off.
     
    05-08-2013, 09:08 AM
  #8
Showing
Keep in mind riders can make a horse look off; this rider is really restricting the sitting trot to achieve "collection" and the horse becomes stiff. Ask for a free run or lunging video, at the trot. Or trotting big on a long, loose rein.
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    05-08-2013, 12:00 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I would take the time to see this horse in person and ride this horse.

If you like her I would take the money for a PPE that includes x rays, rectal for any abnormalities associated with ovaries/uterus and blood work. If she is sound for those, you just bought yourself a fine horse that will probably cost you $1500 (with PPE to that extent) plus shipping.... .
     
    05-08-2013, 05:53 PM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
Keep in mind riders can make a horse look off; this rider is really restricting the sitting trot to achieve "collection" and the horse becomes stiff. Ask for a free run or lunging video, at the trot. Or trotting big on a long, loose rein.
Yeah I noticed the more she asked for "collection" the worse it got... like in the very beginning of the video the horse looked okay, but got worse as they went on.
     

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