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post #1 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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TB I'm looking at

Well.. More than looking at, LOL. I love him a bunches.



Anything I should be careful of?
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 07:04 PM
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He looks a little on the thin side in that photo :(
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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He looks a little on the thin side in that photo :(
He was a racer. Had a decent career, actually!
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 08:09 PM
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Lovely looking horse - what are you wanting to do with him? His neck does look a little short though that could be the angle of the photo. Do you have any photos of him from behind and in front? Any of him trotting from the side? and also a close up of his head - I am allways interested in the eye
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 08:15 PM
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For the thin comment; he looks tucked and light from a very finished racing career. I've never seen a thoroughbred in perfect racing condition come out without dropping.

He has nice straight legs, how thin the pasterns and the cannons on his front legs are though scare me.
He looks incredibly turned out at the knee in his nearside front.

He has a nice length of back. His shoulder is just a tad on the straight side, not a bad thing if you're interested in jumping, it'll mean for a tighter tuck at the knee's. He has horrible hip angles (atleast form the picture, it's not the greatest confo shot).
His neck ties in very high, and he has a pretty dull coat as well.

But in saying that, atleast 75% of those things I mentioned don't matter :P
I have a feeling he'd make an awesome jumper with the right training, food and rider.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 08:25 PM
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Too straight behind which shows in his hocks.. but a VERY strong back. The rest looks like a Thoroughbred in an awkward stance.

I would try to bring this one along if I was buying.

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post #7 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well Im buying him so Ill update with pictures soon. I plan on doing fox hunting eventually, but just jumping for now. We have him going between standards with poles on the ground, and he's starting to understand it, LOL.

He's a really kind horse, which is what I was looking for. He has lost a lot of muscle and weight upon moving to his current owner's, but I know they feed him well.. Which did kind of worry me. I watched him eat, and he just didnt seem to care for food. I haven't gotten a repurchase exam yet :/
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 11:00 PM
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You should probably treat him for ulcers, if he is off his feed, losing weight and fresh off the track - all big red flags for ulcers.
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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You should probably treat him for ulcers, if he is off his feed, losing weight and fresh off the track - all big red flags for ulcers.
I'll be happy if that's what it is (Not happy but.. Well, you know. :)) I am also getting treated for ulcers right now, LOL!

Do I have to get a vet out for that, or can I just treat for it anyway? :/ I'm trying to keep my bills low right now.. I know horse health comes first, obviously is something serious came up I'd be right on it.

BTW Thanks everyone so far, it's a LOT of help to me! I'm still a newbie at judging conformation.
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-21-2012, 11:29 PM
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Beautiful boy ! I agree for Ulcers and deworming.
enjoy your new horse :)
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