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post #11 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 12:19 AM
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I like him, but he does seem a bit narrow in the rear compared to the width of his chest, and I wasn't real happy with how his hind feet almost single track under him at the trot. On intermediate to advance trails, I'd worry about his hind feet interfering with/clipping each other.
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post #12 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 01:25 AM
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cow hocked . hocks in, hooves splayed out in the photo from the rear.
he is pretty , if he has a willing good temperament, feels good , not rough etc,
then ??
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 01:38 AM
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Here he is moving. Tell me more! Advanced trail riding is my goal.

Wow, I'm surprised that they'd post this video, the rider sure doesn't look like she's having an easy time of it.

Let us know how he turns out, he sure is pretty.
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post #14 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 01:51 AM
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Horrid video. Rider does not control him, or cannot .

PPE . that hind end.. PPE
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 11:03 AM
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IMHO, that horse needs some serious re-training. He apparently cannot go around on a loose rein and she was having trouble controlling him in the canter. His body is all over the place and, frankly, he doesn't look even remotely enjoyable to ride. It looks to me like one big long fight .

Their excuse is that it was his first show but IME, a horse with good basic training doesn't suddenly start having such serious problems just because you added another horse around them while you were riding.

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post #16 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 01:43 PM
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I don't do western, buttt.... As far as I know they are the same as English riding, in terms of that they like to be able to control their horses ;)
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 01:52 PM
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I am FAR from an expert, but that horse's hind legs are working way too close together. I think it was Change that mentioned possibly clipping? That's what I saw...potential clipping. He has a lovely eye and a kind expression, but I'd have his back legs gone over by someone who really, really knew what he was looking at. Something's off. I don't know enough to know what it is, but I know I'm seeing something off.

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post #18 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 02:02 PM
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Based on the video I wouldn't even bother to go and see him unless I was prepared to put in a lot of time retraining and training because he's go a lot of bad habits going on there and he looks really tense and anxious at times
On top of that I avoid a horse that has that hollowed out stretched look in front of a high angular croup - so often means an old sacroiliac problem and could explain his odd hock action and legs going in all directions other than where they should be
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-22-2014, 02:05 PM
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Well they did say he "wasn't finished". I would entirely agree. Not sure I'd pay $2,700 for a horse that will need a ton of re-training.

I also don't care for the combination bit they are riding him in. Of course, that can be changed.

He seems like a nice enough horse. The rider just isn't helping him any.

I agree that he's quick sickle-hocked in back. But if you are going to be trail riding him instead of barrel racing, he may be just fine.
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Thanks guys. Based on all the feedback I'm going to pass on this pretty little fella.
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