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    05-02-2012, 01:12 AM
I would pass up the first mare. She's pretty, a little more downhill than I like, but her pasterns look WAY too straight, and her front knees look very... off to me... Does anyone else notice this, or is it just me?
The second one is downhill and seems to me to have long pasterns, but overall, I do like him more than the mare.
The third would be my favorite conformationally, although (it might be the wraps) His front legs look a little over at the knee. I'm not sure, I'm no expert with conformation, lol.
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    05-02-2012, 01:24 AM
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.
    05-04-2012, 10:27 PM
I definitely see the mare being down hill now, didnt even notice before.

I think I like the paint mare, just because of her colour, which isnt good. Love the 2nd gelding but my dad doesnt like white horses.
It feels strange coming from a very strong western background and really like the 3rd guy the best.
    05-04-2012, 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
Like the first 2 best
The Paint mare has sound like she has had more riding. I'd want to see more pics & video of her to check out those front legs more. but rest of her I like.
The Gelding is definitely Handsome.He only has 60 days on him so will still be pretty green.Also he isn't very tall......

Looking at that site also saw another that may work for you.

HCBC Forums • View topic - APHA/PtHA mare - awesome colour! VIDEO!!
Apha/ptha Reg'd Mare - Awesome Colour & Conformation! same horse different ad
See she's a little to trained for what I want. But thank you!
    05-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Originally Posted by Tasia    
See she's a little to trained for what I want. But thank you!
Are you wanting to start one from scratch?? Didn't think that mare was too trained , actually still pretty green but has a decent start on her....
    05-05-2012, 07:44 PM
I really like the second one. He has nice conformation and the color does make him pretty flashy, although color has never been a huge deal to me.

The first one (paint mare) has a few conformational faults that I don't personally like, not the least of which being how downhill she looks.

If you're looking to do HUS I don't think the draft cross would do you much justice. He seems to have more knee action than Hunter judges typically like from my personal experience.
    05-06-2012, 10:13 PM
Just noticed that the Perlino is sold. Did you buy him by chance? (He's my favorite of the three).
    05-08-2012, 08:49 PM
Wow didn't even notice! I wish I had bought him!
    05-08-2012, 09:37 PM
The 2nd one says SOLD. It is odd that number 1 didn't show full pictures under saddle. I liked number 3 under saddle for dressage but wasn't impressed with the jumping picture but it was willing
    05-08-2012, 09:55 PM
Just because it's a draft cross doesn't mean it's automatically a "warmblood", sound, and definitely does not make it a dressage horse. I would pick a well built QH over that third guy. Unless you are larger and require a horse with that build I would keep on looking. He will most likely be an uncomfortable choppy ride and with that build and the weight on those legs I doubt he will stay sound even with only lower level dressage work. A nice QH will be far sounder and more versatile. But for your price range, you might have to settle.

Good luck!
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