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post #1 of 7 Old 02-23-2012, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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please look at this filly..

interested in this filly.. but would like to know what yall thought of her and if she was worth her price. registered 9 month old twh filly.

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" "Spirit" is a 9 month old registered Tennessee Walking Horse filly. Sired by Beaucoup's Shadow Man and out of Drk. Spirit's Summer Daze. She should mature at at least 15 Hands, but probably over. $600.00 Call or Email"

sorry about the picture sizes. it was on a craigslist ad.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-23-2012, 05:47 AM
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I like her. Im not too good with conformation without seeing the horse in person but it kinda looks like she has weak pasterns. They will strengthen with age thou. I think shes worth it.

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I like her neck set it ties in well and it's set high but not like a goose, but her neck itself is a little short and thick for this age. She's got a nicely shaped had and is slightly narrow through the shoulders but has a decent sized hind end I think will shape up nicely.

Now, what would be a deal breaker for me is her pasterns, they are extremely long. If you draw a straight line from the middle of her leg at the top, all the way down to the bottom it should touch the back of her hoof, which it won't. She's actually a bit back at the knee too bit it's hardly noticeable. With her pasterns being so long this will definitely cause problems for her in the future including the possibility of blowing a tendon and being a major vet expense.

We have a pony whose a little weak in the pasterns behind and it's taken 10 years but she's having some lameness issues at the present and it's the tendon at the back of the ankle (the one the bears the brunt of their weight when they aren't conformed correctly). And I'm just hoping we can get her sound. That horse is going to be a lot weaker, I'd expect lameness issues a lot sooner than 10 years with moderate work. It would also be a big blip on the radar in the event that for some horrible reason you had to sell her because you needed the money ASAP.

My advice, although she's cute, pass, another one will come along soon that's got a better conformation.

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Ok. Thank you for your input. I already requested more pictures, but I will take your critique into considerations. I asked for better conf photos incase these prove to be an ill representation of her.
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Good plan, everything else is liveably mild, I'm just worried about those pasterns :) don't want you buying vet bills waiting to happen (well extra vet bills :p)

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She is only 9 months old.. long pasterns at this age are pretty normal. She is only a weanling.

What I do not like is how her hind leg does not fit well under her. This may improve or she may grow to be a horse that has a hind leg that never fits under her.. and ends up too far back making her disjointed.

She looks close coupled.. but again, at 9 months old she WILL look close coupled because she is still in her foal body. Looking closer she is rough coupled which goes hand in hand with an improper hind leg conformation.

Do you have photos of the sire and dam? This might help a lot in looking at this filly. It is very difficult to look at a 9 month old horse and know what you are going to have a 3 years old.

PS: The cat has great conformation. ;)

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PS: The cat has great conformation. ;)
What about the dog's conformation? LOL

I think she has pretty coloring, but seems to have a bit of conformation faults as stated in the above posts. Conformation pictures of sire and dam would certainly help, so long as they aren't parked out. Standing upright and square would be ideal to see how they stand on their hind.
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