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        11-22-2009, 10:46 PM
    Another potential horse

    So the big paint gelding is still in the works, but I also got an e-mail on this guy. This person e-mailed me at the end of last month or the early beginning of this month can't remember which, but anyways she e-mailed me about him and was willing to just bring him down for me to ride (i mean he is only like 45 min or a 1hr at most away) but at the time I wasnt sure if I could keep the horse at were I wanted to, so I just told her well I would rather get some pics first so I don't waste your time to haul him down to me, in case I don't like him. So she's like ill get you pics, well its now the 22nd and I just got pics lol. Anyways I got rather mad because I figured she just blew me off, so I erased all the e-mails she sent, so I think I remember the details on him but not 100% positive, but here it goes

    Name: Cody (i don't remeber if he is registered I think he is not)

    Breed: he is either un-colored paint or a QH

    Height: 16+hands (looks farily tall)

    Weight: 1200+pounds

    Age: 6 years old I believe

    He is very well trained, has had alot of prefessional training, he is in the bridle, very soft and supple, has a good stop. You can ride in a hackomore or curb bit. Has a great neckrein, knows leg aids sensitive to your cues, has been used on cows, started in barrels, crosses water. Has a very smooth canter. This is (so she says) wiht all his training a $6000 horse, but she would sell him to me for $2500 I think maybe less, because they need him gone and the economy sucks. Anyways let me know what ya think. Obviously not the best pics. I will let you know if I go see him or not.
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        11-22-2009, 11:32 PM
    So now that someone pointed it out to me, he has really short cannon and pasturns. Should I pass on him because of this? What are problems that could happen? Im kinda wondering if all his hair on his legs makes him pasturns look short?
        11-22-2009, 11:50 PM
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        11-22-2009, 11:57 PM
    No real issues with the short cannons except usually, a horse with short cannons and long forearms have pretty sweepy gaits with very little joint action. Think WP legs but not so slow. I personally prefer shorter pasterns to longer ones because they tend to be stronger and seem less likely to have tendon issues. That is JMO though and may be wrong. The only problem that I have ever run into with short pasterns is that they are usually a little bumpier to ride because they don't have the cushioning of the longer pasterns. I personally don't care for the vaquero frame they have the horse in but that is just a personal preferance thing. He sounds very well trained. The only thing that really bugs me is that his feet look really wonky. I don't know if it could be the ground or the angle of the picture but they appear to be really small and contracted. That is the only real issue that I notice with him.

    I was going to post on the other thread ;) but didn't want the mods to have to move all the reply posts too.
        11-22-2009, 11:57 PM
    Ok, so he is actually 8 years old lol. I was just a little bit off.
        11-23-2009, 12:00 AM
    He looks like a stout fellow.............those have to be the shortest cannons I've ever seen! But short cannons are good!
        11-23-2009, 12:02 AM
    The person says he is really smooth..... that's what I noticed to was his feet, im kinda thinking it is the rocks, that maybe he is sinking into the rocks or something. Anyways, I might go look at him and I will take better pics. They look really small, but when I blew the pictures up more, it looked like he was just sinking into the ground... anyways I will keep you posted.
        11-23-2009, 08:36 AM
    He does have really short pasterns. The downfall to short pasterns? Pasterns main purpose is to absorb shock, with a shorter pastern they have much less shock absorption. This can predispose them to tramatic arthritis.

    In the last picture he is not in the bridle his head is tied down, WAY down. I would like to see him working in a snaffle bit and actually doing some sort of collection, judging from the lack of topline I doubt this guy has ever work while collected.

    I can teach a horse to bring its nose down and "in the bridle" in about two days, it's alot harder to teach collection. (I know, my battle at the moment)

    Now this isn't a strike against the horse at all, but against the current owner. So just beware that she is either lying to you or does't know what she is talking about.
        11-23-2009, 10:08 AM
    I think he's a good looking, solid fellow.
        11-23-2009, 11:18 AM
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    I actually like him the best out of all the ones you have posted... I dunno, something about him just appeals to me. But the real question is: does he appeal to you? Haha

    He's a pretty boy. =) And very sturdy looking. O.o

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