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        09-07-2012, 09:11 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Like number 1 better. More depth of hip and a little better top line and seems to have better hind leg angles. Just my $0.02.
         
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        09-13-2012, 02:31 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Wondering what you thought when and if you saw them in person? Overall I like no 1 better. Just put together better for eventing.
         
        09-13-2012, 02:42 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Number 2's feet are all different shapes and sizes; the left front worries me a bit. Her hip is alright but a bit small, though I like her stifle placement. Her shoulder is nice and she has a great short back. Her hocks are VERY straight which worries me a lot for soundness.
    Number 1 has very long pasterns and long toes with under-run heels ... This is a horrible combination that could predispose her to navicular changes. She looks like a running QH, not a TB. Her tail set is really low and she **** near has the diaper butt QH thing going on. She has a bit of a sucked up wasp waist. I like her shoulder and neck. She has a very open, odd hind end angle.. Her stifle is very low, creating a very wide angle backwards then an odd angle up to the LS.

    How do they move? I strongly suggest getting a PPE with X-rays on anything that's raced; it may save you money and heartbreak down the road.
    Overall, after looking harder at both, I would be tempted to pass on either. Number 1 because of her pasterns and feet, and number 2 because of her back legs.
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        09-13-2012, 03:15 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Neither looks to me, IMHO, like a great jumping horse, but #1 is more athletic and more balanced, but only more balanced that #2. She is a great example of why it's hard to tell and Appendix QH from a TB bc of the QH'y HQ's.
    She is also camped out behind and requires a LOT of collection work to keep from wearing out her front legs.
    They are BOTH wasp-waisted, unfortunately. I would keep looking.
         
        09-13-2012, 03:49 PM
      #15
    Started
    Hi,
    I don't know much about conformation. I would personally pass on both. I think of the two the first one is the nicer. She is just a little more eye catching. I would pass because I can't think of anyone who trains race horses that would allow them to do jumping in their off season. I am talking standardbred or thoroughbred. The risk of leg injury is huge, particularly when you are talking about those heights 3-4 foot. The joy your spouse gets at bombing around a pasture over jumps is not going to be worth the financial risk. I would pass because the story does not make sense.
         
        09-13-2012, 03:52 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Rookie, I've known a couple of racehorses that had careers on the side - having said that, I doubt it's the norm but I'm not shocked. (The height and manner does bother me though, no argument there!!)
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        09-13-2012, 04:35 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Maybe the jumping was over that half wall they are pictured next to. They never really said anyone was on her when she jumped.
    #1
    Don't all TB's in race condition have thin flanks?
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        09-13-2012, 04:43 PM
      #18
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    I might have missed what your level of expertise is but in the UK the racehorse rescues are actually warning people not to buy OTTB's direct from trainers or from bloodstock sales unless they have the relevant experience to rehabilitate them as so many are getting into real difficulties and the horses just ending up being passed around auction yards
    We have had two that ended up being really useful jumping/hunting horses - one by Nijinsky that we paid the vast sum of 100GBP for but another little mare with Secretariat/Northern dancer lines was so screwed up mentally and her legs so damaged from racing on hard ground that we bred 3 wonderful foals from her and then decided to have her euthanised. I know that conformation does matter but the one that jumped really superbly - 5ft was nothing to him - had the most awful shape and used to almost plait his legs as he walked along. He had a great calm nature which makes a big difference in retraining them
    There are people selling really cheap TB's at present that are already retrained so 2K seems a lot to gamble on something that might not work out for you.
         
        09-13-2012, 04:56 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I wud say mare 2 is much better put tigether just needs building up from racing
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        09-14-2012, 09:59 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Mare 1 is my pick. Very strong looking and balanced.
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