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        03-17-2013, 02:06 PM
      #11
    Showing
    The first mare is the nicest of the three by far, but I still wouldn't take her if it were my money. Her hind legs have really abrupt action, and the soreness problems would worry me. However, if you really like her and she vets sound, I think she could be a great little mare for pleasure and low level jumping.

    I would pass on both horses you just posted. The first mare has very choppy trot and sub-par movement, and the second horse's conformation doesn't impress me. I wasn't able to watch the video of the second, but of these two, she's my favorite.

    That being said, I think if you keep searching you can find a lovely OTTB with good conformation, sans soundness issues. They're a dime a dozen right now--you just have to know where to look.
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        03-17-2013, 02:37 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Re: the hindend movement....does she have a history of tying-up? I'm thinking EPSM/PSSM here.....or the like. That jerking and "weakness behind"......possible.
         
        03-17-2013, 07:28 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I would not get any of them. The issues with the first horse would reeeaally worry me. It sounds like it could be a very deep issue that (for now) doesn't show up until she jumps high, but things that that only get worse over time.

    The black mare has reeeaally weird movement. I agree with whoever said it seems like she's trotting on hot coals. Not impressed.

    I actually like the bay mares trot best of all- floaty and balanced. The canter is a whole nother story... BUT it also seems like she was really spooked/had never been lunged? She seemed really nervous. I'd like to see her canter in a more relaxed manner.

    But I still say I would pass on all three.
         
        03-18-2013, 04:35 AM
      #14
    Foal
    With all your guy's advice, Im going to pass on all three (its okay, as only the first one really caught my eye and I was already worried. Something about her trot in the video seemed off to me). I am going to give the rescue an idea of what Im looking for and ask them to keep a look out for me. Have any of you gone to the track to pick up an OTTB before? What should I expect if I go? Any way, this is what Im looking for:
    I prefer geldings, but am open to any mares. Height is unimportant. I prefer bigger, but as long as he can get me over the jumps cleanly, safely, and comfortably (Im 54 and roughly 125 ibs) than Id be willing to give him a chance. The right personality is a must. I don't want a huge hothead, but he has to have some life to him. Id be willing to consider a horse who retired unsound as long as his problem isnt chronic or deteriorating and can be treated.
    ^Is that too much to ask the rescue (they do seem to get quite a few good ones like the above in during racing season)? Im fairly certain picking up a horse at the track will be more difficult.
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        03-18-2013, 11:04 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Picking up at the track is risky unless you have a very reliable source, like a farrier or vet who work there and you trust( I had a farrier). Taking from the rescue might be the better idea. They have already evaluated the horse, it had some time off already. They also know people on the track, might hear of something available.
    Good Luck, and keep us informed
         
        03-18-2013, 11:18 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Picking up at the track is risky unless you have a very reliable source, like a farrier or vet who work there and you trust( I had a farrier). Taking from the rescue might be the better idea. They have already evaluated the horse, it had some time off already. They also know people on the track, might hear of something available.
    Good Luck, and keep us informed
    That was what I was thinking. My mom did quite a bit of work with OTTBs when she was young and I think my trainer would come with. And of course well have a track vet take a look. Id still prefer the rescue, but if nothing comes up, Ill give the track a chance. Im not eager to pour my money into a horse that's not suitable so Im trying to be as nit picky as possible. If hes not exactly what I need, Ill have them drag me away haha
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        03-18-2013, 04:24 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Another horse for sale somewhat near me. She's not an OTTB (or not recently at least) but did have some jumping/dressage training in 2010 (am I the only one thinking starting a 3 or 4 y/o over fences or schooling dressage is too much?)
    I may send the owner an email and ask for a better confo shot and a movement video. I have time to be picky
    Anyway this is the ad:
    Chestnut Mare
    She has flaws, but I'm willing to take flaws, as long as the horse is sound and level headed. The benefit of her is I would [hopefully] have less 'retraining' work and more conditioning and then I could really start working her hard.
         
        03-18-2013, 05:31 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
    What's up with her front legs in the picture? It looks like there is something on her socks...
    That is poultice that hadn't been washed off yet.
         
        03-18-2013, 08:12 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kati    
    Another horse for sale somewhat near me. She's not an OTTB (or not recently at least) but did have some jumping/dressage training in 2010 (am I the only one thinking starting a 3 or 4 y/o over fences or schooling dressage is too much?)
    I may send the owner an email and ask for a better confo shot and a movement video. I have time to be picky
    Anyway this is the ad:
    Chestnut Mare
    She has flaws, but I'm willing to take flaws, as long as the horse is sound and level headed. The benefit of her is I would [hopefully] have less 'retraining' work and more conditioning and then I could really start working her hard.
    Very unhappy looking mare. Poultice on all 4? I doubt "socks" go this far up, should be "stockings".
    If she is close enough go ahead and have a look.
         
        03-19-2013, 02:12 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Here's a few nice ones I found off CanterUSA. You'll have to get more info, but they look decent.

    Very flashy looking guy
    Oliver 6yo 16.2 gelding

    Also flashy, definitely get more pictures though
    Dixie's Michael 3 yo chestnut gelding

    I really like the look of this guy, other than his front leg- maybe he's standing on it funny
    Bad Boy 4yo bay

    Gorgeous color; not sure about him conformationally though
    Unbridled Ascent Six year old 16.1 gray gelding

    Only $500, nice looking guy. I think he's really nice considering the price!!
    Rodeo Tunes 3 year old gelding 16h NEW PRICE!


    This ones a little more expensive, but also probably a little further along if that's what you want
    Big Poppa D 5 year old gelding
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