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post #1 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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OTTB's Of Course!

I was looking at viewing a few horses around here, but none of the owners are answering my messages, so now I'm looking in different states, at my dream horses!

I'm dying for an OTTB, as I would really like a challenge compared to the 3 horses we have now. I've been riding for 10 or more years, and I know 2 trainers near me that reabilitate OTTB's, so If I need help I got it.

I would be training one for Eventing, and I knowing the "small" conformation things to look at, like a laid back shoulder and the equilateral triangle that the hip, point of buttocks and stifle make. But I don't really know how to get the "big picture" of conformation.

Here are the horses I have narrowed down to:

1) Mercurio. I can see the champion in his eye.
Mercurio

2) Pahinui
Pahinui

3) Grey #1 (greys of course (; )
Nice Grey 4 YO Gelding

4) Grey #2 (another grey (; )
Gorgeous, Classy Grey Gelding

5) not sure about this one :/
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post #2 of 22 Old 03-21-2013, 08:54 PM
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Definitely pass on #1, he's got a very wonkey front right leg that ties in behind and in front of the knee, with long pasterns and and long back.

#2) Tad bit of a long back, but over all better conformation besides a typical high wither. Looks like he MIGHT tie in at the knee though and not very strong coupling. He's well presented and in great condition though. His profile was last updated last October though...are you sure he's still around?

3) Pass. Typical OTTB wasp waisted, poor hind end, odd front legs. He looks like he's camped out too, though that may be because of his feet.

4) Can't tell much about his legs with those bandanges. High, set back withers that almost give the impression of a sway, butt high. Good hip.

5) VERY light boned and overpriced. Decent shoulder, but I just can't get over those toothpick legs.

All in all, my first choice would probably be number two or four, with two being the first option. I'd get a PPE on either one though, if you're looking for an eventing prospect.
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post #3 of 22 Old 03-25-2013, 08:57 PM
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#1: I like his shoulder
Neck is set high
Good depth through the chest
Personally, i think his back is a good length for his frame
Long cannons
Possibly bum high, which is not very common in TB's
I dont mind the overall shape of his hindquarters either
Back legs look posty

#2: Again, i like this one's shoulder & chest
Neck set is not bad either
Seems a tad back at the knee
High in the wither
hindquarters need work
Possibly camped out in the back legs

#3: Steep shoulder angle
Long cannons like the first
Short back but not bad
Sloping hindquarters
Posty in the back legs

#4: Nice enough shoulder
Could be deeper through the chest
weak neck
bumhigh
Cant really say much about his front legs
Again, i dont mind the shape of this one's hindquarters
Cant say about hind legs either

#5: Steeper shoulder angle but very deep through the chest
Longish neck
Over at the knee
I like her back
Hindquarter have a decent form but need muscle
Back legs seem ok, though it's hard to judge from just the one photo

If you are choosing based on conformation, i would go with #2 or maybe #5

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Out of those posted I like #2 best by far. Just the most balanced and smoothest looking of the lot to me.
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Okay, what do you think of this OTTB that is already basically retrained? Only $1000.

http://db.tt/JOO7lUm4

http://db.tt/gK8A7nt0
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Okay, what do you think of this OTTB that is already basically retrained? Only $1000.

http://db.tt/JOO7lUm4

http://db.tt/gK8A7nt0
Not great photos for critiquing him, but from what I can tell I quite like him. I think he has a kind expression and I like his bone and short, strong loin. He also appears to have shorter and stronger looking pasterns than many TB. Shoulder angle looks ok, but point of shoulder is a bit low. His neck ties in a bit low for my taste, but not bad. Can not assess his legs very well from these photos due to him being angled toward the camera, but in both photos he appears to be over at the knee.
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I like the bay and the chestnut.

The chestnut's shoulder isn't optimal, but it's not bad. I really like his hip, and he has a nice, deep girth. Looks like he has good bone, and impressively big feet for a TB. You want big feet. Smaller feet mean a predisposition to hoof and leg issues. He also has a big, soft, kind eye.
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Not great photos for critiquing him, but from what I can tell I quite like him. I think he has a kind expression and I like his bone and short, strong loin. He also appears to have shorter and stronger looking pasterns than many TB. Shoulder angle looks ok, but point of shoulder is a bit low. His neck ties in a bit low for my taste, but not bad. Can not assess his legs very well from these photos due to him being angled toward the camera, but in both photos he appears to be over at the knee.


I am trying him next week sometime, I will probably get better photos then. He seems to be what I would like in a horse, other than the knees (which shouldn't be a huge problem) and his shoulder. As long as he doesn't have 3 legs when we go look, he may end up to be the 4th horse in our heard
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I like the bay and the chestnut.

The chestnut's shoulder isn't optimal, but it's not bad. I really like his hip, and he has a nice, deep girth. Looks like he has good bone, and impressively big feet for a TB. You want big feet. Smaller feet mean a predisposition to hoof and leg issues. He also has a big, soft, kind eye.

When I first seen his pictures I didn't think he was a TB at all! He looks like such a sweetie, I can't wait to go and see him next week. I just really, really want to see what his movement is like.. Crossing my fingers that it will be good!
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This is my ex-racing TB. He doesn't look like a 'typical' TB either, being shorter than most at 15.2 and rather chunky.
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