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    08-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Critique this horse I'm interested in buying.

I'm looking into this horse, Conti. She's 7 y/o, 16.1 and an ottb. She's been off the track since 2006. Thanks!

Isn't she pretty?
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    08-01-2008, 10:43 AM
Conformationally, her shoulder is a little too upright for my taste, and I'd prefer to see more length in her neck. Also, her right front worries me -- is there a story to that? Or maybe I'm insane and there isn't anything going on there.
Overall, she's put together very tightly with a powerful hip.
What would you want to do with her?
    08-01-2008, 10:51 AM
Well, she's still not super trained, and as for the front right, I think its just the picture. I'm looking for a possible jumper or maybe eventer with more work. But she's only $1,900 as she's from a racing barn, and they don't have the space for her. And I feel with work, she could become something.
    08-01-2008, 11:05 AM
I really like him. Will be good in show ring.
    08-01-2008, 11:07 AM
Thats what I thought, too. I saw her, and she just kind of like stood out. She's gorgeous in my opinion, I just wanted others.
    08-01-2008, 11:58 AM
Very pretty!

How is her mind? Is she calm?
I recently got a TB off the track to and I'm really lucky that he's got such a great mind :)

But gorgeous horse!!
    08-01-2008, 12:02 PM
My question also-she is lovely-how is her attitude and how is she adjusting? I am very interested in the ottb's and this one is stunning!
    08-01-2008, 12:04 PM
She's calm, she loves to trail ride. She's a total love bug and has great manners. No vices either.
    08-01-2008, 12:14 PM
She looks like a warmblood to me! She's stunning, but I'm biased when it comes to dapples.

Her neck is a little short, and her shoulder is a little upright, but these won't cause lameness or anything of that sort, she just may be a little harder to rider [neck causes collection difficulties somtimes, and upright shoulder makes the ride jarring]. I agree with Shameless about what she said about her front, it almost looks like she bowed a tendon, but you said it was the picture.

How thorough of a vet check are you getting? When it comes to OTTBS, you really have to get thier legs exaimed thoroughly, even if that costs more than the horse.
    08-01-2008, 12:32 PM
I'm going to have my vet look at her. He's a great vet in my opinion, and several of my trainers use him and have said nothing bad.

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