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    02-03-2012, 11:39 AM
I really can't tell from that photo, I don't see a sway back at all, just the angle makes it look that way. His pasterns look upright but he has nice legs and is in good condition, nice neck maybe, pretty head. Wondering why he's so cheap??? Health issue, training problems, ??? I would for sure get a good look, he looks kind with potential as a great trail horse or whatever depending on training and soundness, for a family horse the price is wayyyyyy off but at least take a look! Could be the steal of the century!

If you don't want another horse or are looking for something specific....
He's the most butt ugly horse I've ever seen! Terrible plain sorrel, that looonnggg tail makes me sick, I hate buying a healthy looking horse, I'm all for a project and wouldn't take a family horse no matter how cheap! LOL!!
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    02-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Wow - I don't see a sway back, either. Are you guys sure you aren't being deceived by the shadow in the second picture? Look at it closely and then look at the first picture - his topline needs built up, but IMO he is not sway backed at all.

He certainly has a few conformation issues, but I've seen much worse for the money...
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    02-03-2012, 08:37 PM
I can't see the picture.. I want to see if the horse does have a sway...
    02-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Only the 3/4 shot came up on my computer earlier, but I still don't think he's too bad. His neck is high over the kid and not standing square, IDK?
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    02-03-2012, 09:05 PM
He's a good looking boy. I don't see sway back either, only high withers. Being 10-13 he looks really good and can be conditioned to possibly be the best looking horse out there, I've had that happen a lot! I'd snatch him up if he rides good, if nothing else you may be able to find a good family that needs something safe after you get him fit and a few more pounds on him? I personally think he's a steal for the price, but I like taking chances too.. I took a chance on my gelding, gave $300 + $20 for delivery and he's turned out to be one of the best I've ever owned. He's a green broke roping horse reject and at 5 old had the training of maybe a 3 year old so really in my area he wasn't "worth" the price being grade also but its paid off now. You may possibly luck out with that little guy, I'd think seriously on it and ride him at least 2x before deciding against him.
    02-03-2012, 11:00 PM
Taking a closer look on a better computer, I think you guys are right, he isn't truly swayed. However, I do believe that he is seriously lacking topline. If I had to guess, he's probably been traveling around for years with his head in the air and his back hollow.
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    02-03-2012, 11:18 PM
I'm wondering if he's a little rump high. A good side shot would be helpful.
    02-04-2012, 12:55 AM
went to see him

Went to see him, but didnt ride. The sellers barely spoke english and all he knew how to do was run. Head high all the time with an old curb with what I cann only describe as grooves machined into it . The function of which being to sore his bars. I felt bad for him but he isnt a kids project, my kids are good but not that good. Sucks, because if I had room for a project of my own, I'd take him in a heartbeat.
    02-04-2012, 01:29 AM
Poor guy. I'm sorry he didn't work out for you. There are much better ones out there though.
    02-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Poor thing!

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