Potential Buy - 7yo QH gelding

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    03-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Potential Buy - 7yo QH gelding

Please let me know what you think. I've ridden him a few times, and I like him. The vet is coming out Wednesday.
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    03-10-2012, 09:51 PM
I don't see anything glaringly horrible about his confo. He appears to be a bit over at the knee on his right front, though that could just be the way he was standing for that particular photo. He is fairly downhill so you may have trouble keeping the saddle from riding up his shoulders, but taking the time to get a saddle and pad that fits properly should mostly fix that.

All in all, not a bad looking horse. He looks kind and sweet. If you like him and he passes the PPE, then I hope you're able to get him.
    03-10-2012, 09:52 PM
This is a nicely balanced gelding that will look much improved with muscle and proper work. I like his compact back, deep hip and neck tie in. He might be tied in at the knees a bit. Good short pasterns, good hock angle, cute head. Just needs to be fitted up and I think he will be a show stopper.
    03-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Yes, he's been out of work since the fall, and was just ridden a few times a week on the trails then. I plan to trail ride him, expose him to all sorts of stuff including endurance ride camps (I'd enter the 10-mile fun rides), and if he and I are both fit enough, possibly try a 25-mile ride by the end of summer.

If he is either over at the knee or tied in at the knee (are those opposites of each other?), how would that affect his soundness and useability for trail riding?

Oh, and I don't think he's all that downhill. I used my photo software to "straighten" both side-on photos. For the top one, I used the two further-away feet (his left feet), because of his right rear being wonky. In the lower photo, I did use the two closer feet, so I think it's more representative, and voila--he looks much more even.
    03-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Being over at the knee and tied in at the knee are completely different faults. Being over at the knee, or buck kneed, just means that the knees are slightly forward of the line from his elbow to his pastern. I've attached a picture so you can see what I'm talking about.

Tied in at the knee means that his tendons tie in very closely to the back of his knee, causing the circumference just below the knee to be smaller than the circumference lower down the cannon bone. He is a bit tied in, but many stock horses are these days. I wouldn't consider him to be at much risk due to that fault.
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    03-10-2012, 10:37 PM
So, smrobs, you are saying his is both slightly over at the knee and slightly tied in, but neither should hinder him much? Thanks for the explanations and the picture!
    03-10-2012, 10:43 PM
From what I see, he's only over at the knee on the right but he's tied in worse on his left front. That would make me wonder if perhaps he had bowed a tendon on the right or had some other lameness there that caused the tendon to contract a bit and cause him to be over at the knee.

Now, keep in mind, that this is all just speculation on my part. The faults that he has and the differences in the front legs may be perfectly normal for that particular horse and he may have never taken a lame step in his life LOL.

Either way, if he's sound now and passes the vet check, I wouldn't worry about it.
    03-10-2012, 10:54 PM
Thanks for the info, smrobs. His owner claims he's never been unsound (and seems to be on the up-and-up) and he's owned him since he was a yearling, if not a weanling, but of course I'm getting a vet check, so we'll see. I believe his right front foot is slightly more upright (clubbed) than the left--could that have something to do with his knees being different?
    03-11-2012, 12:40 AM
That could darn sure play a big part in it.
    03-12-2012, 02:10 AM
Well, he just looks like super sweet guy. I prefer a staighter back, but that is just me. He has a steep croup which wouldn't be noticable w more muscle added to his bum...almost too minor of an "opinion" to mention. I hope he checks out w the vet, he is lovely!

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