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post #1 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of him?

Im thinking about getting this guy as a trick riding prospect whats yall's opinion he is only 4

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 03:55 PM
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Handsome fellow. Love the coloring ;)
He has a nice shoulder on him
Neck needs some filling out as it looks long right now
Good, clean front legs
Back is of a nice length
Hard to really tell if he is bum high.. in the one photo he looks like he is but it could just be the ground
A bit of a "jumper's bump" on his hindquarters, and they needs muscling as well
Back legs give the impression that they would be correct were he standing square

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 03:56 PM
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He certainly is flashy!

The main thing I dislike about him is his steep croup. I like his shoulder, neck placement, nice straight legs although he seems to stand under himself but that could be because he isn't squared up, nice short/ good angle pasterns... I like him... Worth going to look at!
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 03:57 PM
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He is cute! I don't know exactly what traits one would look for for a trick riding prospect but there isn't any thing super scary that I noticed! Its hard to say much about his legs with the pictures, but his shoulder angle is ok, although it does not come close to matching his hip angle. I am not a huge fan of his hip angle, he looks a bit gooserumped..might make for a short stride. In the one picture he looks awfully downhill, but its hard to tell if he is standing on a hill or what. His neck attachment is decent, but can't really see his throatlatch area. He has a cute face and a nice "look" to him.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 04:11 PM
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He's flashy enough. Is he wide enough? For some reason - and I'm probably wrong, I thought such horses for trick riding, should be a little wide in body.

Needs some building up now, since he still does look a bit immature. I really don't like his croup though. And what about his temperament. Will he be likely a horse to train for your trick riding?

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