The first boy is Nino (aka Sin Miedo). He is my auction find/rescue/impulse buy...I saw him standing in that nasty barn with this "And who exactly do you think YOU are??" look on his face, and had to take him home. These pics were taken about a month (and several pounds) after I got him...I decided to play dress up, lol. For some background, he's 5 y/o, TB, gelded VERY late from what I can gather from people who knew his previous owners, and was advertised as "green broke" (which although I've saddled and fussed over him to within an inch of his life, I haven't been nervy enough to jump on besides leaning across him!).
These aren't great confo shots, as he was being slightly naughty that day, but the general idea is there....crappy feet, weak hip, a little back at the knee, etc.
I love his confo from about his nose to his chest, then he sorta looks like someone spliced 2 horses together, lol.
So, what do you guys think? :)
The last 3 pictures are of my former OTTB, Beau. He retired sound at 5 because he was too slow/eccentric to race...In fact, out of 51 starts, the only 3 he won were in the slop, lol. Anyway. I hunted/evented baby novice with him for 2 years until my friend sadly lost her eventer to uveitis, and needed a horse. I was in school and didn't have the time/funds to compete, so Beau got a new home. This is the two of them last summer; I'd just like to know what everyone thinks of Beau moreso than the rider since it definitely isn't me (although I think she's pretty dang awesome ;) ).