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        06-15-2011, 12:22 PM
      #11
    Showing
    He has giant withers, but I actually don't think he is built too uphill, that's just an illusion because of the giant withers. IMO.
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        06-15-2011, 12:46 PM
      #12
    Started
    He seems to have a long back imo. I like his color but that doesn't make up for the rest of the (potential) issues people have pointed out already.
         
        06-15-2011, 08:33 PM
      #13
    Foal
    With proper work he will lose that ewe neck, gain a top line, have a stronger hind end, and basically gain muscle all over, but there still are the other comformational issues pointed out by the other posters. If your planning on showing soon then pass. He's not physically ready at all, so I would only consider him if you plan on spend lots of time training and working with him. You may not even ride him for awhile, it would probably be better to get him more in shape first by lungening and doing lots of ground work with him before you do under saddle work. Even if he is 'well broke' it doesn't look like he's been worked in awhile.
         
        06-15-2011, 08:50 PM
      #14
    Showing
    A ewe neck is a ewe neck. He may be able to gain muscle in the right places with work, but it won't change the conformational defect there.
         
        06-15-2011, 09:02 PM
      #15
    Started
    Am I the only one who can't see the picture lol
         
        06-15-2011, 09:32 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    ^^ I can't see it either..I will say that I haven't ever heard a bad conformation critique by SpeedRacer, AlwaysBehind, and equiniphile.. and the fact that there is no completely fixing an ewe neck. Like equiniphile said, it's a defect. You can't just expect muscle to fill in that area. I can't really say much more because I can't see the picture..
         
        06-15-2011, 09:44 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by equiniphile    
    A ewe neck is a ewe neck. He may be able to gain muscle in the right places with work, but it won't change the conformational defect there.
    I always though ewe necks were just from excessive muscle on the bottom of the neck I guess not
         
        06-15-2011, 09:56 PM
      #18
    Foal
    He looks just like my boy. Mine is also a TB off track rescue. He is 9 years old. I love him, but I am fortunate and he is a good horse. Some are just plum crazy off track though. My uncle has two and they are crazy mean. Spend a few hours with him and really get into him before you make a decision. That's what I did. Get him without his current handler and just take him alone to see how he will act.
         
        06-15-2011, 09:57 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Thanks guys! My trainer suggested this horse since he's free and she likes a good deal but I wasn't so sure from the get go. It's good to confirm my suspicions.

    I had my eye out on a nice OTTB but someone snatched him up before I could get out to see him so I'm still looking for a project horse!
         
        06-15-2011, 09:58 PM
      #20
    Trained
    That is one nasty hunter's bump. Saddie fitting nightmare too. This horse is only free until the first vet visit.
         

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