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post #1 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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APHA Stallion

This is a friend of mine's stallion (he's also for sale). He's in pasture condition and a bit dirty, sorry about that. His name is An Awesome Illusion he is a son of world Champion Mighty Awesome. Be gentle lol. Sorry he is on a little bit of a hill. I was mad at myself after taking the pictures.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 06:17 AM
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cute horse! I love his face and head. he seams quite a bit down hill but it could just be the pics, also his pasterns are a bit longer and more sloped than i like, personally i wouldn't breed my mare to him, but then again i have very high standards when it comes to stallions. Also his back looks a little short, but really overall he's not that bad looking, a little on the heaving side tho.
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 07:49 AM
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has she shown him any and got any exposure? If she is wanting to sell him it would probably be best to geld him first! He's a pretty horse but like TA said how she has high standards for breeding i do as well!
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 08:19 AM
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How old is he? He looks to be still butt high. The generally flow of wither to back and back to rump just looks off to me and he is built very downhill if he has stopped growing. I think he would be good halter gelding material, but I wouldn't breed to him.
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 10:51 AM
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I would geld him if she's looking to sell him. He's not exactly breeding material, although he is an overall attractive horse. He has a very nice head and neck, and a nice, sloping shoulder. His muscle tone is good, especially since he's right out of the pasture.

He is pretty downhill, however, and he looks a bit sickle hocked. How old is he? His topline might even out if he's still growing.

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post #6 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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He has been shown. He was shown in 10 open shows where he took 9 firsts, and one second, and ended up Grand Champion.

She's not really pushing to sell him its a case of if he sells he sells if he dont he dont type thing. He's 5 years old. I was at a funny angle when taking these pictures and also he's on a slight hill. Not sure if this makes a difference of not. I wouldn't say he isn't breeding material but I put him up for opinions.

Here's his sire

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 08:05 PM
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He's got a really cute face and neck, but his back end is not pretty. He is too high in the butt, and I'm not a fan of the way his tail sits. I do agree about long pasterns, too.

If she's interested in breeding or selling him, open shows just won't cut it. She'll have to show APHA.

I showed open shows up in Michigan and took first in every class. It's not too hard to do, and honestly we didn't have to even try. We did a UPHA show in Marquette, unloaded my guy, saddled up, rode and took first. Then trailered on out. She'll have to take the step up from open shows.

But I agree with gelding him. While he's a 'meh' kind of stallion, he would make a gorgeous gelding! :)


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post #8 of 10 Old 09-09-2009, 12:37 AM
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i think he is too high in the butt and agree with the fetlocks, he seems a bit short on his back but i do like his neck and face and color, he is gorgous, i think he would make a nice gelding.
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-09-2009, 04:46 PM
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Super cute face and head, and lovely colour! He looks like a very nice horse who would make a great gelding. He looks to be very downhill and at 5 it most likely won't correct. I agree that his tail set is not ideal but what bothers me most about the hind end is the set of the hocks. There is to much set to them and they are a little too far from the ground. He looks like he'd be fun to ride, and seems like a gentleman. I would geld him and show,show show!

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post #10 of 10 Old 09-09-2009, 10:55 PM
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He's really cute, but I'd like him much better if he were a gelding. I definitely wouldn't breed my mare to him, simply because he's so downhill and short backed that I don't see him producing anything athletic.
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