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post #31 of 37 Old 02-13-2012, 10:27 PM
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Off of the pics I see maybe the older foal being a little toe out. The other pics are not the greatest for confo critique. I think the vet is grading about 1 score lower than he should on the horses. I have seen/taken in some pretty bad ones that could hardly stand and the vet still graded them 1.5 to 2.

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post #32 of 37 Old 02-13-2012, 10:39 PM
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I would also gladly take the little filly off your hands if I were closer. I just love something about her!

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post #33 of 37 Old 02-14-2012, 01:06 PM
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I would love to know the pedigree on all these horses. It really does matter on the mares and foals.

OTTB 1 looks solid. Her condition is fine. She is about the correct weight. Anymore and she will be fat. Hard to give conformation advice on her from those photos, but she looks pretty good.

OTTB 2 is not so good. Ewe neck that is set low. He looks to have a bone bruise on the front of his near hind cannon. His condition.. maybe a little more weight but not bad. His feet could use a farrier and shoes. Shoes will help the cracks to grow out as that support the hoof wall.

Broodmare 1 is better than you think she is. Put weight on her and she may be a keeper. She looks similar to Seattle Slew and I bet her pedigree is double line bred on him. A LOT of TB's are Slew bred these days. Again.. farrier and shoes. Just plates would help her along with regular hoof care.

Suckling 1 is not so good IMO. Weak rear end. Good front. May grow out of this.

Broodmare 2 may look great when she fills out but may not. The stocked hind legs may be because she has foaled and is nursing. If the stocking goes down with exercise, don't worry about it. Her aloof attitude is most likely due to a variety of handlers. You are just another person doing something with/to her.

Suckling 2 is very fine boned. May turn out OK but nothing to write home about now. She is pulling her mother down a LOT. Wean her early.

Get a farrier out and get their feet attended to. Simple plates would be very helpful. Separating into different paddocks would be helpful as well. Worming and plenty of good clean water and high quality hay. The horses with rain rot can be helped with straight penicillin.. ask the vet. I assume all have been vetted? If not, they need to be.

Again, would love to know the pedigrees.

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post #34 of 37 Old 02-14-2012, 02:51 PM
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I don't know much about conformation, but if I were in a position, I would get the gelding in a heart beat. He may not be perfect in "conformation", but what he lacks in one area, he could thrive in another... he has such kind eyes. I am sure he has a huge heart and would make an excellent lesson horse! He looks very calm. I wish I could snatch him up. He is gorgeous in my eyes. I also really like the 1st mare. But I would prefer the gelding if it came down to picking one of them.. :)
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Am I the only one who doesn't like the filly's hooves/pasterns? Maybe it's just me...
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post #36 of 37 Old 02-14-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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DraftyAiresMom- Isn't she a beau? We named her Regal, which fits her very well.

For those of you who haven't seen other threads, we also named the other five, if you're interested. The 'black' (we're actually thinking she's just BA brown now. Hard to tell with winter fuzzies) mare's name is Sierra, the filly's name is Kenzie, the liver chestnut colt's name is Peppin, his mama is Bree, and the gelding's name is Jethro.

CecilliaB- haha, I wish so! If we don't keep him (leaning towards not, since we're tight on money) I'd love him to go to someone I know. Unfortunately SC is kinda far away! XD

Fear The Tree- I agree. After a second opinion none of them (besides Sierra) are really as bad as we thought, and all gained wait pretty quickly once they were dewormed and put on some good food.

Minihorse927- Yes, he did. These guys were more mangy than skinny!

Elana- thanks for the imput! I actually don't have acess to their pedigrees (I'm' just a volunteer that is in charge of their care) and I don't know their racing names, but the BO has already looked into them I believe, and mentioned that none of the names stood out at all. Just your average cheapo-breeding, shouldn't-of-been-bred type racehorses that some breeder was hoping to get extremely lucky on. You are right about Seattle Slew being in Bree's lines though, and the BO did say something about Northern Dancer for the bay mare, but that's about it.

Bree is actually quite nice looking, just like you said she might be. She's not hollow anymore, so the crazy back and withers have filled out and her neck ties in pretty well. Once it dries up I'll try to trudge out there and take some pictures for you guys.

As for vet and farrier care- don't worry! All six have been vetted, vaccinated, wormed, and put on suppliments. Most of them are doing beautifully. Jethro had the most work done on his feet, because his heels had been allowed to grow too long. He seems to have really thin hoof walls so we think he'll probably always need shoes, unfortunately. He has corrective shoes on his back feet, and is getting a salve on his front feet still. Bree does have plates but I believe they are going to remove them soon, as she's improved drastically. Regal really just needed a good trim and is doing well. Poor Sierra has taken all of the problems though with her hooves, and she's been recommended for euthanization due to poor overall health, terrible teeth (floated twice already with little more that can be done) and very weak bones. We'll just have to see.

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DraftyAiresMom- Isn't she a beau? We named her Regal, which fits her very well.

For those of you who haven't seen other threads, we also named the other five, if you're interested. The 'black' (we're actually thinking she's just BA brown now. Hard to tell with winter fuzzies) mare's name is Sierra, the filly's name is Kenzie, the liver chestnut colt's name is Peppin, his mama is Bree, and the gelding's name is Jethro.

CecilliaB- haha, I wish so! If we don't keep him (leaning towards not, since we're tight on money) I'd love him to go to someone I know. Unfortunately SC is kinda far away! XD

Fear The Tree- I agree. After a second opinion none of them (besides Sierra) are really as bad as we thought, and all gained wait pretty quickly once they were dewormed and put on some good food.

Minihorse927- Yes, he did. These guys were more mangy than skinny!

Elana- thanks for the imput! I actually don't have acess to their pedigrees (I'm' just a volunteer that is in charge of their care) and I don't know their racing names, but the BO has already looked into them I believe, and mentioned that none of the names stood out at all. Just your average cheapo-breeding, shouldn't-of-been-bred type racehorses that some breeder was hoping to get extremely lucky on. You are right about Seattle Slew being in Bree's lines though, and the BO did say something about Northern Dancer for the bay mare, but that's about it.

Bree is actually quite nice looking, just like you said she might be. She's not hollow anymore, so the crazy back and withers have filled out and her neck ties in pretty well. Once it dries up I'll try to trudge out there and take some pictures for you guys.

As for vet and farrier care- don't worry! All six have been vetted, vaccinated, wormed, and put on suppliments. Most of them are doing beautifully. Jethro had the most work done on his feet, because his heels had been allowed to grow too long. He seems to have really thin hoof walls so we think he'll probably always need shoes, unfortunately. He has corrective shoes on his back feet, and is getting a salve on his front feet still. Bree does have plates but I believe they are going to remove them soon, as she's improved drastically. Regal really just needed a good trim and is doing well. Poor Sierra has taken all of the problems though with her hooves, and she's been recommended for euthanization due to poor overall health, terrible teeth (floated twice already with little more that can be done) and very weak bones. We'll just have to see.

Mlouati1389- he is a cutie isn't he? Shame his feet aren't in better condition. He is actually being rehomed very soon and will be retrained as an all-arounder and trail horse.

Kayella- I agree with you. She seems to of inherited her dam's weak legs, with long pasterns and cannons. I'm hoping she'll grow out of it, but she just has SO much angle to them.

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