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    09-06-2011, 10:21 PM
  #1
Weanling
Critique Dutch Warmblood X

Hi all!

So i'm looking for my next 3'6+ Hunter/Jumper prospect and I found this guy and I wanted to know what you thought of him.
Dutch Warmblood Quarter Horse Cross Gelding.
DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1700448 - Dutch Warmblood Cross

I personally, do not like how the owner rides him at all. So I tried to look past that.
Critique away!
     
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    09-06-2011, 10:23 PM
  #2
Weanling
DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1717036 - Monopoly
http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_video...rse_id=1717036
Also possibly this guy
DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1658682 - Rowan
Or him!
Thanks so much.
     
    09-06-2011, 10:44 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
Not a fan of the first horse, especially for H/J. The rider has overflexed the horse and rides him way behind the vertical. This is a hard habit to break in a horse. Also the "dressage" she is demonstrating is very incorrect....more habits to undo. Possible jumper talent.

The second grey has the same habit of diving behind the vertical. Not terribly tight with the knees, but shows promise as a jumper with proper training. The canter is a bit choppy.


The third...hard to tell with just a photo.

Are you close enough to try any of them?
     
    09-06-2011, 10:52 PM
  #4
Weanling
Thank you for your response Allison!

I am close enough to try either one of them, none are to terribly far away.

The grey was my personal favorite, and with more jumping training I thought his jump and knees would continue to get better.

Do you think he'd be worth the look?
     
    09-06-2011, 11:03 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
Yes, definitely go look and ride. That is a win-win. It's always good to get on every horse you can. Every one has plenty to teach a rider.

And yes, gridwork and other exercises can improve knees. I saw something I liked in its jump efforts. I think the horse might be a bit strong, so take some gloves. The fact that the horse is only trotted into jumps may mean it is either strong or quite green (my guess). It does need work on balancing. Overall, I like the horse.
     
    09-06-2011, 11:04 PM
  #6
Trained
The horse in video looks very nice but the rider needs to let him flex his neck, she is impeding his movement severely. More than once I saw her sawing his mouth. I would try him out, looks to have good movement from behind if someone would collect him properly instead of capping the toothpaste up tighter. All his energy is oozing out the wrong way.
     
    09-06-2011, 11:09 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
Yes, definitely go look and ride. That is a win-win. It's always good to get on every horse you can. Every one has plenty to teach a rider.

And yes, gridwork and other exercises can improve knees. I saw something I liked in its jump efforts. I think the horse might be a bit strong, so take some gloves. The fact that the horse is only trotted into jumps may mean it is either strong or quite green (my guess). It does need work on balancing. Overall, I like the horse.
Alright thank you, my guess is he is quite green to jumps, though he may be strong as well.
But great, I will contact the owner and ask her some questions. Thank you again!
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
The horse in video looks very nice but the rider needs to let him flex his neck, she is impeding his movement severely. More than once I saw her sawing his mouth. I would try him out, looks to have good movement from behind if someone would collect him properly instead of capping the toothpaste up tighter. All his energy is oozing out the wrong way.
Definately agreed, the rider was riding him incorrectly. I might just contact her as well too, doesnt hurt to ask some questions.
Thank you!
     
    09-07-2011, 09:17 PM
  #8
Yearling
Not going to lie, I'm not a fan of the first horse. The way he jumps, the way he's ridden... just not a huge fan.
I do really like the gray- he just seems a little unsure about jumping, but the way he moves and his whole 'try' reminds me a little of Sonny- he may not know how to do it, but he's going to give it his all- and I think he'd be a good little project for you. Plus, I love the chunkiness. (:

The third (video link for AF &/or anyone else: Horses For Sale
He's the first horse)
's kinda concerns me- no video of him jumping, just stills from the front, and he seems like he's rushy at the canter in the one video they have, plus his transition from the trot to the canter was rushed and scrambly... he sort of reminds me of Rainy, and if that's what you're looking for, awesome, here it is. But I like the grey better personally. Also, he's got two different prices, a $3,000 negotiable or a $3,500 firm? Maybe they haven't updated the site for a while.

JMO, you know I've got your back regardless! (:
     
    09-07-2011, 09:48 PM
  #9
Showing
I don't know much about prospective jumpers and such, but I am in love with Monopoly (the gray). He actually reminds me a lot of my boy (only older and filled out, obviously) with the way he moves. If I was the one looking between the three, I would definitely try out Monopoly.
     
    09-07-2011, 09:59 PM
  #10
Showing
I think the DWB would be a completely different horse with a different rider. However, with all the work he needs, he is not worth as much as they are asking.

I like the gray...a lot. He looks to be listening intently to his rider. I would work with him a lot on long and low, asking him to stretch out and keeping light contact, never letting him further develop that habit of overbending.
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