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post #1 of 9 Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking into getting another as my mare is up for sale and I have had some very interested people. I was wondering what you guys thought of a few horses that I am thinking about going to see. And please be totally honest! I would like peoples opinion who don't know me and the kind of horses I like to ride. Haha


Deadly in Lace: 2003 bay mare, 15.2hh


Im an obvious copy: 2002 red dun gelding, 16.0hh


Only For Me: 2003 bay gelding, 16.0hh


Personally the order I like them in is:
1. Only for Me
2. Deadly in Lace
3. I'm an Obvious Copy.
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-30-2012, 05:06 PM
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Deadly in Lace - back is too long, tail is set too high. Good trot, horrible lope. Blegh.

Obvious Copy - better build, also a HORRIBLE lope.

Only for Me - better lope, but too fast. Good jog. very swishy tailed, not quiet in the head. A lot of knee action at the lope.

In my opinion, they all have cruddy lopes. :/


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Deadly in Lace - back is too long, tail is set too high. Good trot, horrible lope. Blegh.

Obvious Copy - better build, also a HORRIBLE lope.

Only for Me - better lope, but too fast. Good jog. very swishy tailed, not quiet in the head. A lot of knee action at the lope.

In my opinion, they all have cruddy lopes. :/
See I love Deadly in Lace and Only for Me at the lopes....yes they both need work on how to move a little better, but overall I like their movement...but again that's coming from someone who really wants to find another horse. Haha. And I think it's interesting how you think Only for Me's lope is too fast I thought he moved nicely for his body size but again I reeeaaally hate when horses have super slow lopes for their body size and when they don't move true for their size.

Thank you for your opinion! :) I love having others opinions it opens my eyes to things that I didn't see on my own.

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Deadly in Lace is definitely four beating. Her head moves too much, and it is waaay too far below the withers, which puts her heavy on the forehand. She would be a good horse if the rider picked up her head and pushed her just an increment faster, or made her two-track a couple strides.

Only For Me's lope is not round, it is very flat. It is faster than desirable, but I do not think he could slow down a lot from where he is. He has a lot of knee action, as you can see him picking up his knees with every stride instead of swinging them out flat.

In a perfect scenario, this guy is an example of a horse whose lope I would model after. The horse's body is round, he is moving with forward motion, flat sweeping legs, reaches his hind legs underneath, and the speed is proportional to his height.


Now, I know you can't find that everywhere, but it's the standard I'm judging against. If I bought any of these horses I would retrain their lopes for my own integrity. :/ But it's your decision.


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Deadly in Lace is definitely four beating. Her head moves too much, and it is waaay too far below the withers, which puts her heavy on the forehand. She would be a good horse if the rider picked up her head and pushed her just an increment faster, or made her two-track a couple strides.

Only For Me's lope is not round, it is very flat. It is faster than desirable, but I do not think he could slow down a lot from where he is. He has a lot of knee action, as you can see him picking up his knees with every stride instead of swinging them out flat.

In a perfect scenario, this guy is an example of a horse whose lope I would model after. The horse's body is round, he is moving with forward motion, flat sweeping legs, reaches his hind legs underneath, and the speed is proportional to his height.

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Now, I know you can't find that everywhere, but it's the standard I'm judging against. If I bought any of these horses I would retrain their lopes for my own integrity. :/ But it's your decision.

I totally understand where you are coming from! And yes I would work with them a lot to get their lopes better. Deadly in Lace is defiantly four-beating but I tried to look past that for the fact that it is easier to get a horse to go a little faster to get them away from the four-beat. The horse in the video you posted was a very beautiful mover! And if I had the money I would buy a horse like that. Lol. The horses that I posted above are some of the more decent looking horses that I have found in my price range and in my area...it is hard to find an older (as in above 6 haha) horse which has quite a bit of "miles" on them if that makes sense.

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No I completely understand :) Sounds like any of these horses will be in the right hands with you!
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No I completely understand :) Sounds like any of these horses will be in the right hands with you!
Thanks! Now I just have to find the time to go ride them and I have to sell my mare so I have the money to buy them with and an empty stall in the barn (cause my dad WILL not empty another one out haha).

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Deadly In Lace's butt is just...hideous. And she is super long. Way too high of a tail-set. I wouldn't give her a 2nd look. Yuck.

I can't get the other 2 videos to play for some reason. I'll try back later...

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Deadly In Lace's butt is just...hideous. And she is super long. Way too high of a tail-set. I wouldn't give her a 2nd look. Yuck.

I can't get the other 2 videos to play for some reason. I'll try back later...
Thanks for your input!! The more opinions the better I will be able to critique these horses and know what I want. :)

I would love many others opinions also.

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