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post #1 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Uh-oh more cute horses :lol:

I spend too much time looking at horses. -sigh- oh well. Here is one I found on a facebook page, and well, I want a jumper/eventer/dressage horses that catches the eye of people.. And I found one, but how is his confo?

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 09:20 AM
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His heels look underun or his toes are long. He looks a bit club footed on the left hind. The photo is not the best, I think his shoulder is a bit straight. He may not be the best for jumping based events and I think he might require at least a new farrier and maybe more. How old is this horse? What sort of training does he have. Are you looking for a premade horse or a prospect?
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His heels look underun or his toes are long. He looks a bit club footed on the left hind. The photo is not the best, I think his shoulder is a bit straight. He may not be the best for jumping based events and I think he might require at least a new farrier and maybe more. How old is this horse? What sort of training does he have. Are you looking for a premade horse or a prospect?
He is 6 yrs old and approx. 16hh. My best assumption is he is green-ish or a horse that needs a refresher. (apparently he was sold to a home but sold back because the new owner moved out of state). I am a person that looks at backyard horses as prospects, since I have no where near the funds to go out and get a fancy pancy import made for jumping. I got my boy from a muddy pasture with a ton of horses in it, and he turned into a superstar.
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Always always ALWAYS look at conformation first and color second.

On this horse, I agree with everything rookie said. Also want to add that he has really high withers and either a horrible topline or a slightly swayed back.

Look at it this way: if this horse wasn't flashy or a pretty color (pretending for a moment that you aren't looking for "pretty," but for a horse that can do and excel at its job), would you have even given him a second look based on his conformation? Probably not.

I would rather have a "plain" horse that can do its job and do it well, than a "pretty" horse that is a train wreck.
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post #5 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Always always ALWAYS look at conformation first and color second.

On this horse, I agree with everything rookie said. Also want to add that he has really high withers and either a horrible topline or a slightly swayed back.

Look at it this way: if this horse wasn't flashy or a pretty color (pretending for a moment that you aren't looking for "pretty," but for a horse that can do and excel at its job), would you have even given him a second look based on his conformation? Probably not.

I would rather have a "plain" horse that can do its job and do it well, than a "pretty" horse that is a train wreck.
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I asked for his confo critique, because I do not know much about confo. I am looking for a horse with color AND conformation. I have a horse now, plus my parent's horses I ride. I'm looking for a project in the near or distant future when my horse wont be competing anymore
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Sorry if you took that the wrong way. Didn't mean anything by it.

If I were you, I'd study up on conformation and learn what faults mean what for a horse's performance. Oddly enough, Wikipedia has a good article on conformation and explains what each fault can mean for a horse's long-term soundness.
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Sorry if you took that the wrong way. Didn't mean anything by it.

If I were you, I'd study up on conformation and learn what faults mean what for a horse's performance. Oddly enough, Wikipedia has a good article on conformation and explains what each fault can mean for a horse's long-term soundness.
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Hard to believe, but I was in a horse judging club a few years ago. A lot of the techniqal things I forgot though, so I try to brush up on here. We used to use Texas A&M's horse judging section online since you would get actual show results on the horses confo.

This horse stumped me because of his color making it hard to find his shoulder. He's a cutie, but the search will continue.
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Here is another horse that I may be interested on. OTTB, unraced, young mare. She's been off the track for a while and is definitely in my price range.
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As long as you are posting the photo of a horse from a for sale ad, and you are looking to buy, then you may ask for critiques. But, you can't just take any photo off of a facebook page and ask for a critique here,. Basically, the rule is you can ask for a critique of your own horse, or a friend's, (if you have their permission), or a horse photo from a sales ad, and consider that you are approaching this as a buyer, not just having fun possibly cutting apart a horse you see a photo of somewhere.

So, the above horses photos are from sales ads?
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-19-2013, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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As long as you are posting the photo of a horse from a for sale ad, and you are looking to buy, then you may ask for critiques. But, you can't just take any photo off of a facebook page and ask for a critique here,. Basically, the rule is you can ask for a critique of your own horse, or a friend's, (if you have their permission), or a horse photo from a sales ad, and consider that you are approaching this as a buyer, not just having fun possibly cutting apart a horse you see a photo of somewhere.

So, the above horses photos are from sales ads?
Yes I am looking to buy, and this is a sale ad. My buying is just going REAL slow
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