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    08-09-2010, 06:54 AM
Critique possible buy please

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone could critique this gorgeous boy for me? He is an Arab(75%)XStockhorse(25%) 6yo gelding.

I'm waiting for a reply with a time to go & look at him in person.
I really think this is 'the one' I've looked at so many & would not post for a critique if I wasn't sure.
I have the money & the only thing that would stop me is if someone finds a major fault with his conformation.
I'm still learning about conformation & don't trust myself fully. I would also like to have a better grasp on his confo for when I see him.
He will be used as a trail/pleasure horse

I know these aren't good confo shots at all, but I have to wait until I go & look at him to get more pics.

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    08-09-2010, 07:58 AM
It would be helpful to know what you're going to do with the horse and what your goals, competitive and otherswise, are.

Good confo for jumping is not the same as good confo for dressage, etc., and flaws that are minor for pleasure and trail riding become major when competing at a certain level.

The horse is certainly striking and attractive. Is he 100% Arab or an Arab cross? I can't really do a detailed critique from these photos, the only thing that jumps out at me is he appears to have a longer back and more sloping croup than is typical for an Arab. Not necessarily a flaw, just not typical for an Arab.

Post more info and actual confo shots when you get them.
    08-09-2010, 11:55 AM
Hi, as stated in my original post, he is Arab75% X Stockhorse25% & he will be used for trail/pleasure.

Thanks for the reply, was just wondering if anyone can see anything that really stands out that I can't see judging from these pics (I know it's not much to work with).
I should have confo pics soon
    08-10-2010, 08:13 AM
Sorry, obviously I skimmed your post and focused on the photos. My bad!

Confo makes perfect sense with that breeding; there's nothing in these photos that would limit or trouble him as a pleasure/ trail horse.

Don't have much else to offer, sorry. Hope you post more photos after you go see him.
    08-10-2010, 12:16 PM
He looks like a good horse to me. Nothing glaringly wrong that would make him unsuitable for pleasure and trail. But just because his conformation is good doesn't mean you should automatically buy him. Make sure your personalities "mesh"... that's more important after all. ^_^

Don't forget to have a vet do a pre-purchase exam too. There may be something below the surface.
    08-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Im rubbish at conformation but he is STUNNING!!
    08-10-2010, 06:31 PM
Is his name Chief?
    08-10-2010, 06:47 PM
Green Broke
He looks awesome in those pics, however it's hard to tell. Nice, clear photos of him standing on solid ground, of his hindquarters and front legs would do best for a good assessment.
    08-10-2010, 07:11 PM
In my opinion, conformation is NOT a reason not to buy a horse.
Especially if it's only to be a pleasure horse!!
Lovely looking gelding.
    08-10-2010, 08:19 PM
I'm with King, perfect conformation isn't everything. Since all I am doing now is pleasure/trail, you meshing with a horse with even temperament and good sense is most important. Most people quit riding because they have the wrong horse. What a beauty (I am partial to those palominos).

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