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post #1 of 10 Old 05-14-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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This is a 2003, 16.2H, Paint/Trahkaner gelding that I am interested in. I would want to do the jumpers with him probably around 3' to 3'3 and some trail riding. He is very reasonably priced and a trial period is available. He is said to be very easy and willing. I don't think he has a very attractive head, but I like everything else about him.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-14-2013, 07:15 PM
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Umm he is standing very much under himself so it's a bit hard to give you a confo critique. He looks very cute. Built very downhill from how he is standing but again.. can't say much.
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Definitely worth taking for a trial. I'm not crazy about the way he uses his hind end, he sort of leaves it behind when he's going, but that can be schooled. Other than that, I quite like him. He has a nice jumping style and is really tidy over jumps. Baring any soundness or behavioral issues, that's a great price for a horse like this.
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I think he would be worth a look in person. From that one photo he appears to have very short and very upright pasterns, however it also looks like he is leaning forward in the photo which could make the angle look more upright than it is. I did not watch the video, but he sounds like a good deal if all checks out.
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He does not step under himself much at all. His back has the pelvis rocked forward, wiht a flat croup, which makes it harder for him to step under himself, and coupled with a short neck. Watching the video, he hardly reaches under at all, and moves more by pulling from his shoulder than pushing form behind.
The rider is riding his face a bit much, so it's possible that his ridden experience has contributed to him going so flat like this.
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I finally watched the video.
I feel if he was given enough rein and really ridden from his hind, he'd be even nicer. I quite like his rhythm in the canter. A lot of it is reactions from the rider.. notice how she doesn't keep contact when going from walk to trot. She's hesitating.

And he has a tie down of some sort.

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Thanks for the critiques! Also, do you think that he has really small eyes/ is pig eyed?

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You're not going to find a spectacularly conformed horse for that price, but I agree with the others. He looks like he might be a bit bracey but it could be a riders heavy hands. He also looks like he could be a head thrower. That could also be caused by heavy hands.

I think with some schooling he could be great. The basics are already firmly in place. He just needs some fine tuning.

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Thanks for the critiques! Also, do you think that he has really small eyes/ is pig eyed?
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-15-2013, 08:59 PM
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It looks like she is hanging on his face a bit.
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