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        03-28-2010, 01:56 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    By sore, I meant muscle-wise, I don't see anything wrong with his legs looking sore from what I can tell.
         
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        03-28-2010, 02:20 AM
      #12
    Showing
    He's a cutie!
         
        03-28-2010, 05:56 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Wow he jumped massive
    Cute though :)
         
        03-28-2010, 06:02 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    He has a really big, scopey jump to work with :) I think when you are on him, he will be able to control his stride a bit more, with a little help from you of course. Nice horse though, looks very honest :)
         
        03-28-2010, 06:12 AM
      #15
    Trained
    He doesnt seem to be throwing himself over the jumps. He just seems green with regards to jumps and considering this is the first time you have put him over a jump I think he is doing well.

    He didnt balk or even look like running around the jump which shows to me, a very willing attitude. All in all he seems to have ok form and there is definitely something there to work with :)

    As mentioned though I would have a vet confirm that he is sound in his legs before jumping too much. After doing the math with the times you mentioned it seems he was retired around age 7 which is a good run for a racehorse. I would assume from this that he retired from age rather than injury however there are the pin firing holes...whichever way having a vet give the all clear would be good as well :)

    Have fun with him :)
         
        03-29-2010, 11:20 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    Thanks the vets coming out tuesday for spring shots - I can see if she can look him over :)
         
        03-31-2010, 12:10 AM
      #17
    Foal
    He looks like my thoroughbred did when he started to learn to jump--very awkward...but once he learns to put his legs in the right places, you've got a cute little horse! Like NittanyEquestrian said, he's game and that's what matters at this point!
         
        03-31-2010, 11:33 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Gorgeous horse!!! I think he did VERY well over the jumps considering it's his first time over one.
         

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