Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
The first mare has some serious issues that are going to affect her soundness, especially with the disciplines you want to do. She's very downhill, her front legs just honestly scare me, she's sickle hocked and her hocks are set very high. The only thing I like about her is her shoulder.
The second gelding is a much better, but I really don't like how butt high he is. That's going to make it harder for him to collect properly and it's going to make it harder for him to get his front end off the ground to jump. His back is also a bit long, which can affect soundness.
The third gelding, I like the best. He is a little over at the knee. However, his back is nice and short, he's built slightly uphill (at least it looks like it), he's got a nice shoulder, his hocks are nice and low, his pasterns are short and nicely sloped, and he has some decent power behind. LOVE the way he moves!
Honestly, of the three, I would go with the last gelding. He's got the looks, the conformation and he moves VERY nicely.
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