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post #1 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I would be thankful if you would critique this guy for me. I know there's no perfect picture but please just do the best you can.

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He would be used for ranch/cattle work.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 07:52 PM
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Not a bad looking horse for what you need him for.
Neck needs muscle. It sort of looks out of proportion right now.
Back is a bit long but he has a nice shoulder and good front legs. Backs are fairly decent, though a little cowhocked.
Good hindquarters.

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 07:54 PM
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The horse is calf kneed & cow hocked. Weak hind quarters. Nice looking animal but not what I would chose for ranchwork.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 08:00 PM
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From what I am seeing, his training and average conformation don't add up to $5800. I'm seeing maybe $1800 tops.
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 11:17 PM
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I like him overall, I don't see anything that stands out as terrible. But then, those aren't very good confo pictures.

The sellers are trying to justify a $5800 price tag by saying he's got color and good breeding, neither of which really matter since he's a gelding. They're just perks. I wouldn't buy him based on the sole fact that they're clearly trying to dupe somebody... He can't be worth more than 2k, not in this market.

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 11:54 PM
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He looks alot like Biscuit did when I got him. Biscuit was underweight and his neck looked almost exactly like that.

Biscuit was 9 years old when I got him, gentle but had been harshly handled and we worked through his fears - this horse doesn't seem to have that handicap which is nice. He looks like he toes out on the hind right foot and could use some muscles!!!

Biscuit's sire is a grand champion horse but Biscuit's papers were never sent in. I have the breeder's certificate and could register him but since he is a gelding and I don't show - I don't care. Biscuit is a very nice looking palomino like this boy - pretty blaze down his face and white mane and tail but you can't ride color!!! And keeping a palomino clean is a pain in the patootie!!

I can say this - I paid $1500 for Biscuit and it really was a bargain. He is gentle, sane and safe. He was and is not perfect but a steady fellow on the trails. He had hogs run out literally from under his feet last year and didn't do much more than flinch.

Depending on what you want to do with this horse should be your guide to what you would pay. I can say that $5,800 couldn't buy Biscuit now but $1500 was my limit when I bought him!!!

You can go see him, try him and make an offer that you are comfortable with. The ad says good bloodlines but he didn't say what they were.

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-22-2012, 10:05 AM
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i agree with lilruffians confo critique. he's put together ok, not a show stopper. the price tag is not justified but if you have the money to spend, it's not my business how you want to spend it. They do say a bombproof horse is worth their weight in gold, so if he's really what they say and he's got 25 more years of use, maybe he is worth it.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-22-2012, 08:02 PM
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I can say that when the hogs ran out from under the horses last year with one horse freaking out and dumping her owner, little mule having a hissy but owner stayed on, hubby's horse Sarge jumping about 5 feet to the right and Biscuit maybe moved a foot to the right with a big flinch - his price right THEN went up several thousand dollars! Hogs were running everywhere - these jumped out about 10 feet to the left of us and all my horse did was a huge flinch. Yes, horses like that are worth their weight in gold. Just ask the guy who ended up flat on his back gasping for air! (poor guy - he was ok though thank God!!!)

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