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post #1 of 26 Old 10-08-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Need tb critique asap!!

I am going to look at one of these thoroughbreds this weekend and need to know your opinion! I am looking for hunter jumper 3' prospect maybe school some higher and lower level dressage..

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-08-2013, 08:51 PM
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Overall I prefer the gray - shorter and stronger topline, slightly better shoulder angle and neck is more correctly muscled. He also has a higher point of shoulder. With that said I would strongly suggest a PPE as something looks off about the right front leg to me (old bow maybe, or ??). Not sure how it would impact him as a jumper. Pics also make him looks like he has very small feet.

Chestnut might be a diamond in the rough with correct work really look much better. He is also a bit straighter on both ends, but somewhat more bone and slightly lower and roomier hocks.
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The grey has an old splint on his right leg. The vet was not worried at all about his capabilities.
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The grey is better but the chestnut has better bone. Neither is a good dressage prospect for anything beyond maybe 2nd level.. for showing.

I wish the grey had more bone. He is pretty light for a 3' or higher horse. The Chestnut has a steep shoulder and may not get his knees up over a fence.
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The grey looks a bit weedy to me, I prefer the chesnut.
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post #6 of 26 Old 10-09-2013, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Is 2'9" or 3' okay do you think?
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I am at school and cannot post a video but if you look up trafalgar in youtube you will find 2 videos of the grey. He is a 2005 17 hh thoroughbred gelding. The chestnut one is 3 years old and 15.3 hh.
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I like the chestnut's bone but not his shoulder; far too upright to jump very high.

The grey has more prominent withers which will be a tad difficult to fit with a saddle, and he's more slightly built than the chestnut.

Not seeing either of them as great prospects for jumping or dressage, but they'd be decent lower level ones.
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I will not be showing high levels.
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I like the grey. I don't like the chestnuts shoulder. I don't think the grey horses withers are that bad. Just make sure you get a saddle that fits, they make saddles for high withered horses.
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