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    06-27-2011, 01:38 AM
Originally Posted by kaykat31    
IMO, She has nice confo, especially for a TB! I would agree with you that her back legs are alittle odd, maybe just a itty bit camped out. She needs some more muscle in her butt & back legs. For being a hunter, she isn't necessarily considered to be very "flashy" since she has no white on her. Her tail is also oddly very short for a 12yo. Can't really tell her movement without picture/video of trot, canter, or O/F. I would say she's a nice horse though! (:

I really do not care if she doesn't have a lot of white on her. In my area many horses do fine in Hunters with little white.
Her tail has been cut, that is why it is so short. I looked at it myself, and it isn't short because she can't grow it.

She has decent movement from what I could tell when her owner was riding her. She felt very balanced and comfortable to ride.
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    06-29-2011, 11:34 AM
Green Broke
Are you going to do Trillium on her? Just wondering, because she will have to be a pretty decent mover to compete in any division. On average, there are about 24-30 teens/adults riding in the 2'6" class. Lots of chrome in that class, but chrome isn't everything obviously.

I wish you had some videos of her flatting and over fences.
    06-29-2011, 12:01 PM
I may do trillium next year if I think we are good enough, an I have the money. This year I was planning on doing some schooling level shows and the fairs in the fall.
I will email the owner to see of she has any videos, but I doubt she will, I think she would have mentioned it in the ad.
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    06-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Green Broke
Not everyone wants to post videos of their riding on the internet though either.

You should try and make it out to a Trillium show this summer in your area to see what you would be competeing against. Not sure how they have the zones divided up though, sorry. Trillium Hunter Jumper Association

Depending on what division you want, there are some people that are in that division pretty much permanently. There are some older women in the 2'6" Open Hunter, and they seem to be happy competeing at that height, instead of doing the Adult Modifieds, which would be 2'9"--I believe.
    07-03-2011, 09:39 PM
She sure is leggy...and cute
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    07-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Be sure to ask/check about cribbing, weaving, windsucking, etc. I see it a lot in the OTTB horses we get for rehab. Just something to think about.
    07-03-2011, 11:01 PM
If you're wanting to show "big" on her (Trillium and up) then a video would be best to show her movement. She needs a great stride and a great jump to be competative, neither of which we can really judge from those photos. If you want to just bee-bop around and not expect much from her as far as competition goes, then her movement won't matter too much.
Kaykat31, "flash" comes in all different colors and doesn't necessarily mean lots of white. "Chrome" refers to white markings. A horse most certainly can be flashy without a lot of chrome. :) Also, up until recently, TBs were the breed of choice for Hunters, and there are still quite a few competing at the big shows.
    07-05-2011, 03:08 AM
I like her! She reminds me of a mare I just bought and they are both Seattle Slew granddaughters! She does have some good bloodlines-Seattle Slew -triple crown winner, Mr. Prospector, Nijinsky, Native Dancer, Bold Ruler, etc.

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