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    02-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Would like your thoughts on OTTB mare

I was casually browsing a site that rehomes OTTB and something about this mare really caught my eye and I have not been able to get my mind off of her...LOL. So, I would appreciate people's thoughts on her before I contact them. I would be using a horse for lower to mid-level dressage and lover level eventing or jumping, plus a little trail riding. She seems priced pretty high for a horse that may not even be sound and is straight off the track, but there are a lot of things that I really like about her build and want to make sure I am not way off base. She is 16 hh and born in 2008.

You can see her photos at: http://www.canterusa.org/images/stor...fthebest-2.jpg


Or read her full description at:

And her pedigree is here -->http://www.pedigreequery.com/aheadofthebest I know little of TB pedigrees to know anything beyond the really big names to know if this is any good or not.
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    02-08-2012, 04:39 PM
Oh my! Certainly eye catching.! The only thing that would concern me is the knee injury. It hasn't bothered her UNTIL her last race TWO days ago.
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    02-08-2012, 04:47 PM
Originally Posted by Tequila1233    
Oh my! Certainly eye catching.! The only thing that would concern me is the knee injury. It hasn't bothered her UNTIL her last race TWO days ago.
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Yes, I agree, certainly a big concern! The last recorded race I can find for her was Nov. 5, 2011 - so maybe the racing sites are not up to date, or that blurb was posted a few months ago. She was only started 4 times.
    02-08-2012, 05:02 PM
Oh okay. I would definitely go out there one day and look and take your vet with you and if the vet says she is fine I would take her (:
    02-08-2012, 08:21 PM
The horse is not very close to me to go look at. I would apprecaite additional comments about her conformation - any glaring problem areas if she is sound on her knee?
    02-10-2012, 09:25 AM
She has beautiful conformation, nothing glares at me knee problem, but she is only standing still.

I would be concerned about the knee issue as well, its only something that a vet would be able to tell you if she could come back from it or not.

Only starting 4 times, and then the knee gave her issues suggests that it wasnt a strong joint to begin with, I know a lot of OTTB's that have started many times and retired sound (although there are just as many that that is not the case) Although beautiful, she is a stunner, you may take a chance and just keep in mind the fact that she may never be sound enough to do something as demanding as eventing. The jumps would put a lot of pressure on that knee.

Again, a vet would be able to tell you more, if you are looking to only have one horse, I would definitely not move on her until she was evaluated by a vet.
    02-10-2012, 11:45 AM
She is very lovely and I see why you like her!!

IMO she looks a little long in the Pastern and a tad low in the back. Neither those or the knee would be show stopper for me. Certainly for the price I would have your vet look at her and depending on what eventing level you're going for I would consider her, but not for their asking price. Very pretty mare!!!
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    02-10-2012, 04:43 PM
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Lovely mare, get a vet's opinion on the knee & if she's what you want-negotiate,as the ad says.
    02-11-2012, 12:57 AM
Is it just me or do her back legs look "off"?
They just don't seem to match the rest of her body haha.
    02-11-2012, 02:11 AM
I saw her while looking on canter usa! I really like her shoulder and head set. Overall her conformation is nice. I agree with you Blush, maybe the way she is standing?

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