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Possible Buy- Conformation critique?

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        01-28-2013, 08:21 PM
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    Possible Buy- Conformation critique?

    Hi all,

    This gelding is an OTTB, approximately 5-7 years old. I don't know how tall he is, but probably around 16 hands or so. I can tell that he's probably wormy, and I think a farrier needs to look at his hooves, but other than that, do you see any major conformation issues? Right now, I'm riding hunter-jumper, but plan to move to eventing in the next couple of years.

    Note: I'm not entirely positive that this bit of lane is actually level. It's the closest we could find that wasn't too boggy!

    Thanks,
    Adrianne
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        01-28-2013, 09:06 PM
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    Foal
    His overall conformation is not bad, but he does have a few flaws, that I can see. His pasterns are a bit long, but that's pretty normal for a TB and his back legs look a little straight and I think I can maybe kinda see that he's cow-hocked but you'd really need a pic from the back to tell. Over all he seems like he's got pretty decent conformation and I'm sure he'll look much better when he fills out and gets in shape! (:
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        01-29-2013, 07:58 AM
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    Green Broke
    He is a bit straight thru the hocks. His neck may be set a bit low.

    Would love to see him fed well, worked correctly and feet trimmed! I bet my opinion of him would be better!
         
        01-29-2013, 09:36 AM
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    Thanks for the feedback! If he does well during this week of trial, and I decide to get him, both the vet (PPE) and farrier (after purchase) will be paying a visit!
         
        01-29-2013, 01:37 PM
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    Foal
    With some weight and conditioning he'll make a nice horse!! Though he is rather straight through the gaskins, sickle-hocked, and toed-out in the hind (Though he could be cow-hocked, but can't tell without a rear shot!). But he's got nice hearth-depth, he appears strong over the topline, with a nice sloped lonnngggg shoulder and matching pasterns. I think he'd be a nice eventer one day, or pleasure horse (I just have a thing for them! And his neck is made for it!) And big nostrils, I'd like my mare to have those :P Big nostrils an deep hearth depth = maximum air intake!
    If you get him, you have to post pictures of him later on!
         
        01-30-2013, 01:34 PM
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    Foal
    Upon coming back to see if anyone else posted, I realized he's also has high set hocks! I didn't notice that the first time!
         
        01-30-2013, 01:41 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by aeosborne2002    
    Thanks for the feedback! If he does well during this week of trial, and I decide to get him, both the vet (PPE) and farrier (after purchase) will be paying a visit!

    I have the farrier and the vet come and do PPE's on horses that I buy.
         

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