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  • long pasterns in a yearling

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    11-16-2012, 10:53 PM
Possible Buy

Hey everyone,

I've been watching this colt go through CL for quite a while now. His price has been lowered many times and I'm considering going out to look at him... The price drops concern me a bit because that usually means there is something wrong, but horses in my area have been going for almost nothing due to the drought and winter and I'm wondering if that's why they're so desperate to sell.
I know this is a terrible confo shot as he is standing on an incline, but can you tell anything at all about his build from this shot? I know he will be growing into himself considerably as he is only about 7 months old, but I could use any opinions or critique. Thank you!

AQHA Yearling Colt - $100 (SE NE)

"Sorrel yearling colt, Born May 2012. He's halter broke and stands tied. Bloodlines include Skipper W and Windchester."
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    11-16-2012, 11:15 PM
Nothing stands out as "wrong" in that photo.
    11-16-2012, 11:18 PM
I know he's standing on an incline, but his pasterns look super upright and a bit long.....only thing I can pick out immediately, however it could be the photo too...
    11-16-2012, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the input! I was wondering about his pasterns as well, but also can't tell if it's just the incline. I e-mailed the owner and asked if he had any other pictures... Also asked if there's a time I can go look at him. I think he's cute, and as long as there are no big conformational faults, I think he's definitely worth the $100 and the trailer trip. And I found out my boarding facility offers "package deals" on boarding rates so hubby is more ok with the idea of two horses. It seems like it'll be a go if he checks out. I'd hate for this boy to end up somewhere bad simply because no one wanted to feed and care for him. He's just a baby!
    11-16-2012, 11:55 PM
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Babies always seem to have super long upright or slanted pasterns. It's kinda something they grow into. Not much, but they seem to grow into the pasterns as they get older. I think he's adorable, and would definitely be worth the cost if nothing were wrong with him.
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    11-17-2012, 12:01 AM
Wow what a cute boy! I would definitely be driving out to see him and $100 is a steal. The horses around here for $100 are pretty sad. Please keep us updated.
    11-17-2012, 12:05 AM
I like him and he looks built well and he sure is cute! And that's a good looking colt they are practically giving him away at $100. Be sure to inquire about his breeding background don't want to end up with an HYPP positive colt.
    11-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Got an email back with some more pictures. The owner said he banged up his leg a little a while ago (after the pics, I'm assuming) so I need to have a vet check him out before I decide on anything.

"Hi, His AQHA papers have been sent, just haven't got them back yet. I haven't messed with his feet much. I've done a little desensitizing. He scrapped his leg up, so I ran a water over it with a hose. He was very good about that. He hasn't been gelded. I can send a picture of his mom, I never have seen his dad."

I am going to ask about his bloodline when I send out the next email. From the pics, I can tell his hooves need a trim but they're still not the best conformation shots. Any other comments about these? Nothing is glaring to me but I'm not the best judge of conformation.

P.S. He's about 80 minutes' drive from me. Considering going to look at him tomorrow.
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    11-17-2012, 01:47 PM
I love the way he's built. I'd just check his breeding and soundness with the hurt foot.
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    11-17-2012, 02:27 PM
I second the "nice" vote... For $100 dollars he is a WAY good deal... Around here a reg. Horse like him nicely built, depending on the pedigree would not go for less then 300-500ish.. I like his bum!

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