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        09-30-2010, 09:06 AM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
    He's a lovely tank of a horse. And I think he's actually got pretty good bone and feet for his size. Certainly as much or more than most Quarter Horses. And I don't see the Arab in him at all. Not in the head, legs, or anywhere else. Which is neither good nor bad, I actually like Arabians. But I don't see any coming through in these photos, lol!

    Good looking hubby too by the way.
    Oh and the hubby.. He's for sale or trade depending on the day! Make an offer and I'll probably accept it! ;)
         
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        09-30-2010, 09:23 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by AmberPick    
    Oh and the hubby.. He's for sale or trade depending on the day! Make an offer and I'll probably accept it! ;)
    We all have our prices on us don't we??

    Beautiful horse!! Looks to have great confirmation and a nice build. I don't think he needs to lose a ton of weight, just a little bit.
         
        10-01-2010, 02:17 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Wow that is a BIG BIG horse! I have a big bulldog quarter horse but he doesn't hold a candle to you guy. Never would have guessed he was part arab. Really cute
         
        10-01-2010, 02:07 PM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by mom2pride    
    I see both breeds quite well on him; my first thought though is that he REALLY needs to lose some of that weight!!! Hard to tell just how lovely he is with so much excess chub...plus that is really really hard on those legs of his...compare his body to his legs...BIG difference, and you could be in big trouble should he founder, or start developing navicular, arthritis, or any other ailments that can be brought on due to all that extra weight he wasn't designed or built to carry.

    Over all, I see a decently built horse (albeit very very fluffy), he has the nice araby head, and neck, higher tail set, and nice compactish build (traits from both breeds). He has a soft eye, and appears to move nicely. I would love to see him with about 2-300 lbs less. He would be stunning, I think.
    Right after the first pictures she started working him out (finally, he had been on pasture for I think 3 years) and the last few pictures he's actually a lot smaller than the year before but you are exactly right, he did start to founder this Spring and that was the wake up call she needed. She decided she either had to sell him or start riding again. She didn't want to sell him so she started riding and she managed to get herself out of a 7 year depression!! It's crazy what horses can help you through.
         
        10-01-2010, 02:08 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mliponoga    
    We all have our prices on us don't we??

    Beautiful horse!! Looks to have great confirmation and a nice build. I don't think he needs to lose a ton of weight, just a little bit.
    I actually have a two for one deal going on my husband and son if anyone is interested!!
         
        10-01-2010, 02:09 PM
      #16
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Deerly    
    Wow that is a BIG BIG horse! I have a big bulldog quarter horse but he doesn't hold a candle to you guy. Never would have guessed he was part arab. Really cute
    The funny part about that is that his Dad is bigger than he is! Not as chunky, though, he's all muscle. Man I wish I had a picture of him, he's massive!
         
        10-01-2010, 04:26 PM
      #17
    Showing
    What a tank!! he looks really sweet. His general expression in the pictures look like he's really laid back. Looks like a real sweety. Definitely a keeper.
         
        10-02-2010, 07:22 AM
      #18
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
    What a tank!! he looks really sweet. His general expression in the pictures look like he's really laid back. Looks like a real sweety. Definitely a keeper.
    :) Thanks!! He really is sweet, he acts like a puppy sometimes! :)
         
        10-02-2010, 08:04 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Two words. BIG MAN!
         

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