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post #1 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Oldenburg Filly

I'm in the process of purchasing her, any thoughts?

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 05:43 AM
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The first thing that comes to mind is "gorgeous".

It's hard to spot much wrong with her, but this is the couple things I found.

- She's very 'flat' through the topline.
- Her neck looks... off, down by her withers.
- She's tied in at the knee

That's about all I can pick at.
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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She's been too a handful of inspections and done really well, she was the top filly at her latest show.
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 09:18 AM
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I REALLY like her. STRONG coupling MAY make her a bit stiff for curling her butt under her and getting her weight rearward.. but a strong coupling like this is so much better than a weak coupling. He shoulder lays back correctly and her point of shoulder is open enough to say she probably will not have a problem getting her knees up over fences. She has adequate bone though she may be a tiny bit sickle hocked OR her heels have been trimmed a bit Too short behind. she is a bit tied at the knee in this photo. Her neck is tied in a bit low at the withers and her rear end lacks muscling and length of hip (may be due to her age).

In fact, some of this critique may be due to her age. How old is she?

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 10:05 AM
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She looks to be around 2 years old, her neck and topline will develop musceling once she gets ridden and worked regularly, so the "dip" should disappear under muscle. Looks a bit over at the knee, but that could be the picture. Have you seen her movement? VERY pretty mare, i'd buy her =)

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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She's only about a year and a half, so still loads of growing to do. But she will be huge 17+ and this horse has a huge ground covering stride, very flashy and elastic/expressive gaits. I really love her!
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-20-2012, 02:04 PM
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She IS very pretty. I caught the weaker HQ, too. If you buy her I would suggest that you really take time to develop her. These tall horses don't finish growing their bone structure until they are about 6yo. I guess you like using mounting blocks!!

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-21-2012, 09:19 PM
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What are you wanting to do with her?
I quite like her!
A little more slope to the shoulder would be nice, hind quarters are weak and quite straight through the stifle, and the neck a little short. But I don't want to comment too solidly there as at 1 1/2 she's going to be growing all over the place. Some days my 2 year old looks butt ugly, with a short neck, bum high, steep shoulder etc. And other days he looks uphill with a beautiful neck and stunning shoulder!
Do you happen to have any video or images of her at 3 months?

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-22-2012, 01:52 AM
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She is absolutely lovely! I love her kind eye ans soft expression!
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