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        09-02-2013, 09:57 AM
      #31
    Foal
    How's the new horse doing? Any pictures yet?
         
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        09-02-2013, 11:29 AM
      #32
    Yearling
    Alright, He got here at about 8:30 pm last night. He's penned in the stud pen since I don't know how he is around my colt. He's definitely a looker, his feet need a trim DESPERATELY!!! His teeth need to be floated, he's dropping his food. He's a little high sprung, and weary of being rubbed all over by me so i'm guessing he hasn't been messed with a lot or he's just a little frisky of his new environment. I have some pictures for you, his back is a little long but in person is seems proportionate to his height.
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        09-02-2013, 07:05 PM
      #33
    Foal
    I like him! His back definitely looks much better in your pictures than the ones in his ad. Glad to see that he front legs are straight, as I thought they would be. Stifle is a bit straighter than I thought it was but the way he tucks his hind legs under him when he stands should compensate for that.

    He looks good! I hope he works out for you
         
        09-03-2013, 01:23 PM
      #34
    LTG
    Foal
    Very nice horse, much preferred him to the first one you posted - like the follow pics, he has a kind eye, looks well cared for - best of luck with him.
         
        09-03-2013, 11:10 PM
      #35
    Foal
    Oh my....,
    Does anyone else want to comment on the fact this horse has NO slope to his hind pasterns? Or over at the knee in a rather significant way? On top of a rather long fine boned pastern? OP, do understand what implications that has as far as the function/ performance of the horse goes? Do you understand why the angles of the hind leg are so important?

    I kind of wonder what the ratio of Halter breeding this boy has in him to how much performance based breeding there is. He looks much more like a horse with halter blood lines to me
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        09-03-2013, 11:21 PM
      #36
    Showing
    ^^ Um, Dash for Cash bred top and bottom according to the sale ad. That means this horse is racing bred, not halter bred at all . Also, not significantly over at the knee. Slightly, yes, but not significantly and not in a way that will limit his ability.

    As for his hind pasterns, they are absolutely fine. Horses carry 2/3 of their weight on their front end, so it stands to reason that there would be more angle in the fronts than the hinds. This horse is no straighter on the hinds than any other horse.

    And, as you can see from the picture of him being ridden in the sale ad, there is no lack of flexion in his hind pasterns


    He is a little bit lighter in bone that what I like to see, but 99% of quarter horses are these days and they get along in performance disciplines just fine. Sometimes I think my eyes are just biased from so many years of looking at Mustangs and Draft crosses.

    Also, as the OP mentioned, he desperately needed his feet done when she got him. That alone can change the appearance of the whole leg.


    OP, I really like him. He's a little long in the back and a little light on bone, but if he's got the speed and the heart, I think you could go far with him.
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        09-03-2013, 11:31 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Teekin    
    Oh my....,
    Does anyone else want to comment on the fact this horse has NO slope to his hind pasterns? Or over at the knee in a rather significant way? On top of a rather long fine boned pastern? OP, do understand what implications that has as far as the function/ performance of the horse goes? Do you understand why the angles of the hind leg are so important?

    I kind of wonder what the ratio of Halter breeding this boy has in him to how much performance based breeding there is. He looks much more like a horse with halter blood lines to me

    Like smrobs said...he doesn't have halter bred lines?

    Also if you look in the other pictures in the ad he has more angle to it than in the newer pictures.
         
        09-04-2013, 02:54 AM
      #38
    Weanling
    He's pretty nice! Take things slow with him and he should be great, those double d4c bred horses tend to get very very hot but if you take it slow and trail ride the heck out of him, he should do very very well!
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        09-04-2013, 12:08 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    New pictures to come today since his trim. He's a charm under saddle, very smooth and everything strided. He is coming along backing up well and stops perfectly. He needs a little help with flexing his neck and sitting deeper on his rear end.
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        09-04-2013, 12:28 PM
      #40
    Started
    I kinda like him. Looking forward to new pics since his trim. Do you have any pictures or videos of you riding him yet?
         

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