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post #1 of 7 Old 07-26-2011, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Critique horse I may look at?

I am horse shopping (with a price range below 4000). What do you think of this possible buy? (I have two others I am leaning towards but I was emailed the pictures so I'm not sure whether I am allowed to post them?).

Same horse:
Lovely Gelding For Sale
http://www.terraequusinc.com/Young_Horses.html (the video is from 2009 but the photo is recent)

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-26-2011, 09:07 PM
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Regarding the black percheron cross; his gait seems kind of hard. I mean , I see his shoulders go up and down a lot and it seems that he might have a bit of the percheron way of going that might make for that "thundering hooves" hard on the ground canter. (your really hear their feet hitting the ground). I personally don't like that ponderous way of going, but many think it is elegant.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-26-2011, 09:22 PM
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I'm assuming the video to watch is the one of Cruiz?

How old is he in the video? Is it a recent one?

The only reason I ask, is that he looks very immature for a 3yr old in that video.

He also seems quite short in the back. He has a lovely trot though!

Do you have any confo shots of him?
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-26-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I am looking at cruiz (not the percheron crosses). The video is from 2009, so he was only about 1 in that. The picture is of him as a three year old. This is the only picture available, sorry. I was wondering whether his "breeding" (1/2 thoroughbred, 1/4 hanoverian, 1/8 quarter horse, 1/8 clydesdale) would be good for a jumper and dressage prospect.

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-26-2011, 09:36 PM
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Ahh that makes more sense! Its a shame the video is so old!

I think he looks quite good! He seems to have nice paces. Its hard to see from the photo what his confo would be like in regards to jumping. Breeding wise, there are often MANY great jumpers that are TB/Clydie cross - so I don't think that would be an issue.

I think he would well be worth a look! Maybe you could go look at him and get some confo pics?
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-30-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Turns out I'm not looking at this horse (Coach's advice). Anyway, I am almost 100% sure that I am going to go see a hanoverian/thoroughbred gelding by Mattgold. Does anyone know anything about this stallion?

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Mattgold

Did you purchase the horse from Mattgold lineage? If so, let me know at blackjag7@comcast.net. I acquired two Mattgold babies, one mare and one gelding. They were exceptional. Thanks and good luck!
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