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    12-03-2012, 08:26 PM
What do you think about her?

Take the Press, 6 year old, 16 h mare | Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds

I am still looking at horses, even though I know the earliest I could possibly get one is spring, since I need to save for shipping... but I feel like a new horse would help with the healing process.

I quite like the mare in the link above but I'm curious as to what everyone else thinks.
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    12-03-2012, 08:41 PM
I *really* don't like her hind end, it almost looks like a roach back through the LS and back. Hocks are fairly straight, and the front pasterns scare me a little.
Personally, I'd pass. Sorry hon...
    12-03-2012, 08:45 PM
I was wondering if her back was a bit roached.. I'm definitely glad that I have everyone on here for unbiased advice though.
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    12-03-2012, 08:49 PM
I want this lovely boy!!!
NEW YORK NEW YORK, 3 year old, 17h, gelding | Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds
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    12-03-2012, 08:50 PM
Sorry mate I agree with JDI. I wouldn't touch her with a 40 foot barge pole.
Horrendous back end and a very weak shoulder.

My suggestion to you if you want to continue learning Dressage, is to wait a little longer, save as hard as you can, and find something with very good conformation and 3 good paces. Don't rush into buying something just because it's cheap and quiet.
    12-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
He would definitely be a much better choice!
    12-03-2012, 08:54 PM
That is the oddest looking horse I have ever seen. OUCH
    12-03-2012, 08:55 PM
I'm definitely going to save up a bit more, although I wish summer would hurry up since that's when I'll be working at the pool again. I'd just like to find a decently priced horse with good conformation and a bit of potential, I can hope anyways. I do want to start learning dressage with said horse, as that was something that I wanted to try with Indie once her training was more progressed.
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    12-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Blissful Belle, 4 year old, bay, 15. 3 filly | Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds

^ She's cute.. but I *hate* her back feet... I'd consult a farrier before purchase..

Song for Pupcake, 6 year old, 16.1+ mare | Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds

^ I *really* like her...

Helyna’s Dreaming, 4 year old, dark brown, 15.3+ filly: Now at FLTAP | Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds

^ I'd want a full vet check, with emphasis on the stifles..
    12-03-2012, 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
I too like Pupcake the best. Helyna's Dreaming is lovely but something is off on those feet. She seems to be shot/trimmed differently from left to right. Then again, It might just be the way it is photographed but something just looks a little off.

OP It is definitely worth the money for a pre purchase exam on any horse you buy. It can save you a ton of money and heartache in the long run. The horse you originally posted was definitely off as well. Good for you for letting that one pass by. I would be willing to bet that horse would have some issue with soundness long term.

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