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post #1 of 7 Old 01-29-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think?

Horse for Sale: 2009 Appaloosa Gelding

I am currently looking for a project horse that i can eventually jump. I know the pictures aren't the best but let me know what you can judge.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-30-2013, 08:35 AM
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Not bad looking, could make a good english horse. Take his past behavior into account tho. If he's bucking off trainers...this could be a bad sign for future users. Love to see him tacked up in jumping gear, he's really cute.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-30-2013, 09:47 AM
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I don't know...I am seeing an awfully light boned horse for his muscle mass - looks more halter bred than anything else with his big booty and upright pasterns. I would be hesitant myself to consider him for performance work...
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-30-2013, 09:27 PM
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Hard to tell from those photos but in them he appears to have a nice shoulder but not much depth through his girth and an ugly & long neck
Front pasterns are very upright and he has little feet
I think his back is ok, though it looks longish because his front end is so small compared to the back
Steep slope to the croup but i dont mind his hindquarters at all
Gives the impression of being sickle-hocked in the back legs

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-30-2013, 09:49 PM
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I think because of the camera angle, things closer to the camera look larger, and viceversa. I think he's built decently for work. His bone looks just fine to me. What might be making him look light is that his head is unusually large in porportion to everything else. a bit of a Jughead. but, could be a good riding horse.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-31-2013, 01:01 PM
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Back at the knee and incorrect shoulder angles for jumping.

Not a bad horse.. but not built for jumping.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-31-2013, 01:50 PM
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Why buy a problem?
I dont see a potential jumping horse myself, maybe OK for plain riding but even then are you sure you want to take on behavioural issue?
What do you do with him if he doesnt shape up?
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