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post #1 of 29 Old 05-31-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Would like some opinions of my Paint Gelding

This is my paint gelding Vinny.

Vinny is 15.3 hands, 10 years old, and a gelding.
His pedigree:
A Gem An a Half

I was just curious what you all think of him, and what he might excel at based on build.

He is mine for life now regardless of how well or not well he is built so thank you and critique away!

I bought him actually just last week. Its a long story but I've known him since he was a two year old (that was two or three owners ago). I remember when he was for sale a few years back, I wanted him sooo bad but I was already committed to a three year old gelding that I had as a project at the time. Eventually after some luck the barn owner where I gave lessons too bought him for her daughter and I was lucky enough to be able to ride him occasionally through the last few years.
Well, after some life changing events for everybody involved, I left the barn and got another job else where. That was 2 years ago. I found out a few weeks ago she has been trying to sell Vinny now for a few months. I was currently horseless, So I bought him.










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post #2 of 29 Old 05-31-2012, 05:20 PM
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he has nice bone, nice short pasterns and a nice powerful hip, he looks like he is lacking fitness, definitely needs some work with his topline and he appears to be a bit cow hocked and toes out behind, he also looks a little weak through his stifle. With some fitness he could be quite the looker! I love a red horse with a white face! His color is awesome too, looks like a splashed white to me :)
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Personally speaking, I don't like how his withers stand out, and how his neck connects to them. Also, it looks like his front lefs are set a bit too far under him. But other than that he's a gorgeous horse. He looks exactly like horses used in western pleasure, even just by the way I see he moves in his jog. So I'd say he'd be good for western pleasure or Hunter, and possible ameture halter. But that's just my opinion, gorgeous boy though :)
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he has nice bone, nice short pasterns and a nice powerful hip, he looks like he is lacking fitness, definitely needs some work with his topline and he appears to be a bit cow hocked and toes out behind, he also looks a little weak through his stifle. With some fitness he could be quite the looker! I love a red horse with a white face! His color is awesome too, looks like a splashed white to me :)
Thanks. The last three years he has only been ridden a hand full of times so he is really lacking muscle and while he has a hay belly I think he lacks weight too.

My plan is to ship him to my trainers for 60 days and see where it takes us.
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I can't really add more than what has been said above, lol. As for discipline, I see him doing western pleasure. Lovely boy, and he has gentle eyes.
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Iknownothing about confermation but I loveeee the way his coat pattern is!
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Personally speaking, I don't like how his withers stand out, and how his neck connects to them.
Thank you!

His withers has made saddle fit a nightmare.
I always thought his neck was long, but he seems long all over to me so perhaps it evens out?

I'm hoping with more weight his withers and neck look to fit him a little better.
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I can't really add more than what has been said above, lol. As for discipline, I see him doing western pleasure. Lovely boy, and he has gentle eyes.
Thanks. I would be VERY happy with a pleasure horse... that's what I've been into for a while but just haven't lucked out with horses that a built for it. I tend to take the horse that falls into my lap so I just go with the flow and do what they like and are good at. My last horse was halter bred and I we got the local shows down, but he just couldn't go further and he really liked the HUS stuff a lot better. That horse now carts kids around in 4H shows and enjoys it a lot more than trying to be something he is not.
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Thank you! Truth be told I was a little younger when he was a two year old and I only wanted him because of his color. Later he grew on me because of his build and even later he had me smitten by his goofy personality. I'm glad he is mine now!
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My horse has the same obscene withers so I know how you feel about saddle fit. :p

I REALLY like him overall. He's a bit bum high, but I've heard that gives them a bit of an edge of speed, so take the negative and make it a positive, right?
He's really is a gem and a half! SO GORGEOUS!
Good luck with him, please post updates along your journey!

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