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    11-02-2011, 07:50 PM
  #21
Green Broke
I see what smrobs said about cribbing. It looks like you recently took a collar off him.
     
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    11-02-2011, 09:18 PM
  #22
Weanling
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I would watch for navicular with this one, horses with pasterns like his are almost always end up with navicular.
Almost always does not mean he will. My farrier and I are being as pro-active as possible... we are trying to keep him barefoot too.
     
    11-02-2011, 09:20 PM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by .Delete.    
I see what smrobs said about cribbing. It looks like you recently took a collar off him.
I am 100% sure he does not crib... I am 100% sure he has not cribbed in the last 2 years I've owned him so really doubt he cribbed before that becuase its not somthing they just stop... He has also never worn a collar of any sort OR a neck sweat... So those assumptions are wrong.
     
    11-02-2011, 09:37 PM
  #24
Showing
I never said that he was a cribber, but every cribber I've ever seen had a throatlatch that looked very much like his and that's why I mentioned it.

Couldn't see his feet in the first pictures but I agree...typical halter horse feet. I hope you have good luck with him.

He does look like a sweet guy and there really is no reason that he can't be a good horse, it's just hard for me to imagine him having nice enough movement for much more than lower level shows.

Go ahead and give it your best shot though, he may surprise us all .
     
    11-02-2011, 10:02 PM
  #25
Started
Pics are bit better to judge than first ones. I do agree with the upright pasterns. He is just a tad long in back & sickle hocked,like his topline,decent neck.He looks more in riding condition{leaner build} & profiles more as a rider.He doesn't really look like what i'd expect from his pedigree. Would not halter well at Breed show level,but may do ok at lower level.Would look nice as a showmanship horse though.He would look nice also on the rail if he has the nice enough movement to go along with it.He seems to have that lay back disposition,you may also want to try trail as well. You'll have to try him out at different things & see were his talents lie.
     
    11-02-2011, 10:30 PM
  #26
Weanling
He isnt very bulky but part of that is my fault. I'm trying to put some weight on him becuase I don't want him too thin but I want to keep him a bit leaner becuase of his feet... if that makes sense. I don't think a huge horse on those little feet would end good . I'd rather long and lean and big and bulky.

Perhaps I should aim for Trail or Western Riding/ classes where riding skills are judged more-so than the horse by itself.

Of course I love him no matter what and I know about the odds of him having trouble with his feet later in life (I hope much, much, later). But he is here already so some one might as well feed him... which is part of the reason I bought him back.

For those of you not familiar with his story I sold him for $100.00 and bought him back for $3000.00. I had to get him back, he was too good to let slip through the cracks... I know how so many young unfinished/green horses end up getting passed around... so I bought him back and now he sits in my back yard... I would rather board him at a large place with an indoor for the winter (but its cheaper to keep him at home of course) so for now he gets to be a horse again, he gets 24.7 turnout with a shed and grass. (he was at a 'show barn' where he was kept in a 12x12 stall and never turned out). He seems happy anyway!
paintedpastures and Casey02 like this.
     
    11-02-2011, 11:33 PM
  #27
Foal
I think he is really pretty and has a nice look to him. What I like best is he looks so SWEET and mellow. I love horses that just put up with everything and fall asleep doing it! He does have a long back and need muscling but I definetly like his looks and sweet temperment.
     
    11-03-2011, 12:39 AM
  #28
Started
He does appear very weak in the hindquarter. For a 4 year old, I'm not liking his look very much. If he were two, and looked like this, (muscling/build wise) I'd say awesome! But he's 4.... I have a 1y 6mo mare that is filled out better...

Buuuut on the other hand, he looks like he's a really sweet guy, and good luck with him!
     
    11-03-2011, 07:36 AM
  #29
Green Broke
If your talking about western riding meaning lead changes I'm not too sure he would be good at that. The best movers make the best lead changes. Vital signs are good an a certain vino are amazing western riding horses because they have amazing movement. Your horse isn't build to move well unfortunately. I think showmanship, trail, an maybe horsemanship. He does look like a sweet guy, I hope you do well with him
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    11-14-2011, 03:31 PM
  #30
Foal
Hello!
I absolutely adore this horse! My friend was actually the girl who you bought him back from.. He has such a great temperment for a young gelding and tons of personality. I have a 6 year old appaloosa mare who I bought from the same girl.
She's a great horse and I wouldnt trade her for the world, but wish they were all as calm as your guy! :)

PJ has such a great brain, and Im so happy to hear that you got him back.
I would have swiped this guy up, if I could have afford her asking price.. but couldnt and my husband would kill me, if I bought another horsey!

Enjoy the big guy, and Im so glad to hear that you got him back :)
I know she did some showing with him this past year, and he did great!
     

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