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post #11 of 46 Old 04-28-2012, 05:36 PM
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Well, it's really hard to say on the lack of pictures that actually show conformation, but from what I'd see I'd be going for the brown because I don't like the front legs on that palomino.

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What about the pally's legs do you not like?
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hahahaha - seeing as we're planning on moving to oregon in the next few months.. yes! ;)
OOOOOOOOOOOO, what part??
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Well, it's really hard to say on the lack of pictures that actually show conformation, but from what I'd see I'd be going for the brown because I don't like the front legs on that palomino.
I'm in agreement with WSArabians. There's nothing about the pally's confo that I actually like.

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She's SERIOUSLY over at the knee, from what I can see, and tied in behind the knee.

She also looks pretty butt high, she's weedy, she's light on bone, she looks posty behind...I just don't like her. Sorry.

The brown looks like a good, solid horse.

I know lilruffian mentioned something about the brown's right front leg looking weird, but I'm not seeing it. Her knees look a bit big/knobby, but my gelding's do too and it doesn't affect him.
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Well, I would really at least wish to know the ages of the mares in question.

For example, some of the things that I see in the pally might change in the future if she was only coming 3. However, if she was 5+, then they are just there and can't be grown out of. I know that my guy (who I got when he was 3) changed his looks completely and some of the things about his confo that were really wonky/worrisome evened out as he grew a bit more.

Just from the very few pictures, I like the look of the brown mare better. She is stouter, broader, and has a much better hindquarter on her.

The palomino just strikes me as dinky or, as Drafty said, weedy. Her chest is significantly more narrow than I like a horse to be and her hindquarter is just really weak in general.

I think I see what lilruffian is talking about with the brown mare's right front and, providing that it isn't a trick of the light/camera, I would guess that she probably popped a splint at some point. No lameness concern there, but it would be an aesthetic thing.
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The brown looks much sturdier overall.
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The brown one. She's got a beautiful face, strong sturdy legs and she looks well built.

The pally is beautiful but she's very strange looking. Her legs look like twigs and not a fan of her hind end either.
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yeah it does look like there is a popped splint or something on the brown mare's right front leg. She moves fine and shows no sign of lameness.

As the average person would not know or be able to readily find out these mares history/ages, I did not provide them in the hopes of getting answers that a general passerby would be able to get - based on pictures only.

My camera battery died as I was taking more pictures of the brown mare. I'm waiting for the battery to charge so I can download the pictures. Why I can't download them without the battery is beyond me. :P
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OOOOOOOOOOOO, what part??
we've looked around both portland and medford. Work is better in portland, horse stuff seemed better in medford. I say seemed only because what you see on a tour or passing through doesn't mean it's always that way, you know? :)
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