Hey guys! I'm going to be buying an ottb and I was just wondering if some of you could give this guy a little critique.
I haven't gone to see him yet but his owner said he's very slightly toed out on the front right, but sound and it doesn't affect his movement. Anyway he's 3 so will probably grow a bit more. Sorry I don't have better pics without the snow!
Don't worry, I'm planning on getting my vet's and my trainer's okay before I buy anything!
Will the long pasterns affect him as a low-level eventer? No higher than Training level (don't know what that is to people outside of Ontario).
It may affect him, or it may not. You will definitely need to be very careful and give him proper protection when schooling and make sure he is well conditioned. For low levels, he will most likely stay sound. But think about it:
Look at the amount of stress a horses pasterns take landing off a jump
Even just when cantering, the pasterns are under enormous pressure
I would be very hesitant about this guy. I don't know if I'm just seeing things, but it looks as if he was swelling in his right hind fetlock. With those long pasterns and (seemingly) small feet, I don't think he would hold up with jumping.