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    08-02-2011, 01:59 PM
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Foal
Critique this possible purchase?

I'm on the search for a project for the winter. I found this guy, what do you all think about him?


     
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    08-02-2011, 03:47 PM
  #2
Foal
His hind end and connection over his loin look very weak. Even more so, I am concerned about the way he stands with his hind legs way under him. That's just not right.
     
    08-02-2011, 04:31 PM
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Green Broke
It would be so helpfull if people would give more information when asking for a critique. Breed and age is very important.
     
    08-02-2011, 04:33 PM
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Foal
Quarter Horse Cross. 4 years old. 14hh.
     
    08-02-2011, 04:41 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by megm5441    
Quarter Horse Cross. 4 years old. 14hh.
crossed with what??
His front end is cute but if he stands like that regularly I would be concerned with his hind end
     
    08-02-2011, 04:45 PM
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Foal
I don't know what the other part of the cross is. Or I would have put it up there. Not registered. I am waiting for more conformation photos of him.
     
    08-02-2011, 05:00 PM
  #7
Foal
Definitely has the hind legs way under him, more than they should be
     
    08-02-2011, 05:13 PM
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Showing
What are you looking to use him for?

The weak looking hindquarters don't concern me so much because he would look and function much better after building some muscle and trimming that gut up some. What concerns me the most is the angle of his front pasterns. They are far too flat and with him being so young, that could be indicative of a tendon problem. Even if it wasn't a tendon problem, you would likely be hard pressed to keep him sound for any kind of strenuous riding. I foresee bowed tendons and dropped fetlocks in his future.
     
    08-02-2011, 05:22 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
What are you looking to use him for?

The weak looking hindquarters don't concern me so much because he would look and function much better after building some muscle and trimming that gut up some. What concerns me the most is the angle of his front pasterns. They are far too flat and with him being so young, that could be indicative of a tendon problem. Even if it wasn't a tendon problem, you would likely be hard pressed to keep him sound for any kind of strenuous riding. I foresee bowed tendons and dropped fetlocks in his future.
Yes when they have a tendon problem they tend to get their rear under them to shift the weight back and relieve the front end. That was my concern just not good at verbalizing it.
     
    08-03-2011, 10:27 AM
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Green Broke
I agree with the others as to his hind quarters and his coupling. Because the horse was out at pasture and this is just one photo I will not say his camped under hind stance is due to any problem... it may just be what the photo captured.. as he was moving around.

That said, his front let is over straight and his front feet are low heeled and long toed which is not helping is overly flat pastern.

This is a 4 year old QH and that is quite a project to take on. I would move on and find a better horse which should be very doable in this buyer's market.

A good horse takes as much effort to train as a not so good one.
     

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