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Would this young fellow be good as a future dressage prospect?

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        04-09-2014, 02:17 PM
    It is time to wake up this old thread.

    He is now almost a year old, but his hind pasterns still remain upright. Like his sire. I am not surprised, yet everything inside of me is hoping he will grow out of it.. that really isn't a possibility is it? Or do I have hope? If you have ever known a horse with upright pasterns, did he have problems with his legs straight away or did those issues appear when he was past the 15 mark?

    I read all the posts here and, of course, have come to the conclusion that it wouldn't be my best bet to buy him. Though, It's hard as I have grown to love him.. He has the sweetest temperament, not bossy at all yet curious. I attached (rather poor) quality pictures of him I did today. I could do better pictures on saturday, as then I can ask someone to hold him for me. But I doubt it changes anything. He is what he is - and he's going through his yearling fugly phrase so there's not much to look at. Just did the pictures to see if there has been a change with his pasterns. Sorry for the pasture being a field of poop, that's early spring for you
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        04-09-2014, 03:42 PM
    Another picture, just for fun!
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        04-09-2014, 04:48 PM
    The average yearling is going to be awkward and unfortunate looking compared to how they will look in a few years AND the pictures aren't the most flattering conformation photos, but even taking that into account I would not look into buying him. Perhaps he will look a little better in a couple of years, but that's not a risk that I would take given the current photos. As much as you love him, I would pass. Perhaps look into how he looks a few years from now if he's available then, but I definitely wouldn't buy him now.
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