03-02-2013, 11:40 PM
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OK, thanks. At that age I would be concerned with several issues. First, he is very light in bone. Second, he has very long pasterns, and the front pasterns appear weak, as evident in the last picture. Foals often have pasterns like that, but at his age he should have grown into the typical long foal pasterns. As to the seller, I also have a couple of concerns there. Third, he is mutton withered...by 9 months he should be developing his withers. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the colt may be a snowcap. If so, because a snowcap is guaranteed to throw color, they have stallion potential, unfortunately even if they have poor conformation, so have a value, and there must be a reason this colt is being given away free. The seller also mistakenly said ApHA instead of ApHC, reflecting a lack of familiarity with Appys.
He might turn out OK, and you might want to take a look, but for this guy I would be very very carefull...