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    08-14-2012, 09:08 AM
Lol that's what I thought too about his price smrobs. We want an appy for sure but not paying 5 grand for a yearling with messed up legs! If my husband was stuck on getting him I'd offer her a lot less and tell her why. If she took it then great, if not oh well I will just keep on looking!

He does look like a 3yo huh. I would have never thought he was a yearling by looking at him.
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    08-14-2012, 09:16 AM
Smrobs I seen all those ads! I like the last link, the rest not so much but the horse wouldn't be for me it would be for my husband.
Were not dead set on age or anything like that just needs to be on the calm side and over 15.1h when done growing. It would be used all around. With a lot of trail riding!
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    08-15-2012, 01:48 AM
Hmm. This is supposedly a yearling, so at least he would be three, before your husband could ride him. I'm tending to think hubby might want one before that.

Beautiful horse, at a distance. Then when you really look at him, he's actually got a lot of problems, which others have discussed. He also looks club-footed in the rear left. I really hope nobody ever breeds this fellow, since I'd hate to see all his faults passed on.

This boy is a perfect example of breeding for colour, or getting a wonderfully coloured colt, but the conformation just didn't match the colour.

Too bad really. He's handsomely coloured. Has anyone seen his sire and dam?

    08-15-2012, 01:57 AM
Yeah I just googled his sire "the secret" Appaloosa. He has horrible hind legs as well I really hope nobody breeds this colt but who knows because they obviously bred his sire who looks exactly just like him.
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    08-15-2012, 03:13 AM
If I wanted to illustrate how to breed a horse NOT to stay sound, or specifically how to breed for navicular, I'd probably use this horse as an example.

Even if, as someone else suggested, part of the problem is contracted tendons from fast growth and overfeeding, 1.) that's not exactly an argument to buy him. 2.) it makes me concerned about epiphysitis and OCD (osteochrondosis dessicans, not obessive compulsive disorder)

He's the horse people are referring to when they say "You can't ride color."

Run, don't walk, away from this one.
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    08-15-2012, 10:30 AM
If I was seriously looking for another Appy I would be looking at Sheldak. Gorgeous, gorgeous horses. I know they have a couple of yearlings for sale right now, and might know or have some older horses from their breedings for sale.

Some here - Sheldak Ranch - 2011 Imaginate Foals for sale

Here - Sheldak Ranch - 2011 Awestruck Foals for sale (really like Star Striker IM on this page)

More here - Sheldak Ranch - 2011 Master In Command Foals for sale

Then of course they have this years foals for sale as well.
    08-15-2012, 01:13 PM
Aw yes they sure have some nice Appaloosas! I need to see where there located and their pricing. I forgot to check, instead I was just admiring their horses lol.
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    08-15-2012, 01:50 PM
They are here in ND and you have to email them about their horse prices. Really, really great people to work with.

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