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post #21 of 51 Old 03-19-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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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
Ive looked at all of them quite a few times. I think I missed Rodeo Tunes though! (I keep going back to that grey, but dragging myself away). Id love to bring this boy (http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7174: holy-armenia-8-yr-old-163-gray-gelding&catid=43:il-trainer-listings&Itemid=348) home but for his age it's just not a good fit. There's also a 9 y/o that looks nice to me, but the age again is a huge turnoff. Im curious too hear about why you think Rodeo Tunes is priced so low compared to the others.
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May I ask why the age is a turn-off for you?..... I mean, that's way before prime.....
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May I ask why the age is a turn-off for you?..... I mean, that's way before prime.....
Its not really. All my advice has been to look at 3-6 year olds but Im not one to turn away a sound, beautiful 8 or 9 year old with potential. There's two for under a thousand. (Two geldings at least) One has an old suspensory injury which Im assuming is a huge no go for anything with jumping

7 Y/o bay.
http://canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6223: whammys-boy-7-yo-bay-gelding&catid=43:il-trainer-listings&Itemid=348

The gelding with the suspensory is here
http://canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6397: cartlets-9-yo-162-gelding&catid=43:il-trainer-listings&Itemid=348

And then of course for a pretty penny more, there's Holy Armenia (Im a sucker for dapples, but his front legs look... off to me)
http://canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7174: holy-armenia-8-yr-old-163-gray-gelding&catid=43:il-trainer-listings&Itemid=348
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I‘ve looked at all of them quite a few times. I think I missed Rodeo Tunes though! (I keep going back to that grey, but dragging myself away). I‘d love to bring this boy (Holy Armenia 8 yr old 16.3+ gray gelding) home but for his age it's just not a good fit. There's also a 9 y/o that looks nice to me, but the age again is a huge turnoff. I‘m curious too hear about why you think Rodeo Tunes is priced so low compared to the others.
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I saw Holy Armenia and did not like his conformation at ALL, which is why I didn't post him. Over at the knees, crazy long back, really down hill for an 8 year old, neck ties in super low, very thick throatlatch, etc.

As far as Rodeo Tunes being low priced- only way to find out is to go see! He could be unbroke, high strung, who knows. He's not a conformation superstar either... long back, short neck, down hill (but also is still only 3), slightly steep croup. But I like the overall look of him, and I think he'll be gorgeous with some weight.
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I really don't see all these "bad" things but there is definitely something off FL. Ad says he campi use pasture time.......
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Of the ones that PP posted, I *greatly* prefer the first two, Oliver and Bad Boy, assuming that Bad Boy's left front isn't as wonky as it appears in that photo and they just couldn't get him to stand evenly.

I love Oliver's substance and bone and overall impression of balance. From a hunter ring bias, his neck ties in a little high on the shoulder, but that confo is actually an asset to a dressage horse - he's a good all around sport horse prospect.

A horse that is racing sound at 6 is a tough, hardy individual.

If you want younger, then Bad Boy, (assuming the wonky leg is a photo issue) is also a good prospect.
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Of the ones that PP posted, I *greatly* prefer the first two, Oliver and Bad Boy, assuming that Bad Boy's left front isn't as wonky as it appears in that photo and they just couldn't get him to stand evenly.

I love Oliver's substance and bone and overall impression of balance. From a hunter ring bias, his neck ties in a little high on the shoulder, but that confo is actually an asset to a dressage horse - he's a good all around sport horse prospect.

A horse that is racing sound at 6 is a tough, hardy individual.

If you want younger, then Bad Boy, (assuming the wonky leg is a photo issue) is also a good prospect.
Agree, especially with Oliver. Though I would like vet opinion of the chip.
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That's funny, because I've been trying to let myself think on it (just sift through them once a day and really study my options. I'd rather miss one than buy the wrong one. I also don't want to waste anyone's time), and today I just went back a really decided that the extra $500 for Bad Boy (possibly less for Oliver?) would be worth it. I really like the look of Bad Boy as a personal preference but Oliver has a more elegant look. The bone chips are the only worrying thing. I think build and type wise, Oliver looks like he has more potential to me, but I'm also here asking for advice on the choice
Ollie (can I give him a nickname before he's mine?) looks like he's more what I wanted, if those knees won't be a problem. Coming 7 is probably actually a great age. Some of that silly colt behavior is probably gone but he's still got plenty of kick.

Psst... Just look at those flashy socks (obviously not important, but still)
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He's a very handsome fella! The chrome, the build, nicely muscled.
Looking at his front feet, a proper trim with shorter toe would probably be a good idea and help his knees, too. I'd try to see track- vet records on the chip. And what was done about or for it while he raced.
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As for the "kick".... don't be stuck on age.....my then 22 year old OTTB would kick butt in a group of much younger ones, without any problems. . Health is the key word here
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