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post #1 of 23 Old 01-09-2008, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Critique these horses please!

I may be buying a new horse and these are 2 prospects. They are both from a well known stud in the show and endurance world that has a rep for good horses.
If I do get one it will be for a heavyweight rider for endurance so critique them and let me know what you think.

This first horse is 15.2hh 4yo anglo gelding.

http://www.horsedeals.com.au/show_photo.php?pic=113993


The second horse is 15.3hh 4yo anglo gelding.

http://www.horsedeals.com.au/show_photo.php?pic=114165
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post #2 of 23 Old 01-09-2008, 08:07 PM
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I like the first one!!

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post #3 of 23 Old 01-10-2008, 03:09 AM
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the second is the better horse. I looked at buying this one myself but I have no money. It is very nice, good strong legs and a nice short back! I also love how it has weight along its topline this generally means it will muscle up there when in work keeping it nice and strong and is also an indication that it probably moves well The grey is a nice colour but its back is much longer and its not rounded nicely along the topline, also its bone is much finer, I don't like its legs or the way its holding itself. Just my opinion anyway
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-10-2008, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I like the colour of the 1st but although i'm not an expert I think the 2nd looks more solid and that would be better for a heavyweight rider but I wasn't sure.

Keep the comments coming!
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post #5 of 23 Old 01-10-2008, 11:53 AM
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2nd one looks like having very short body. May be just bad pic. As well as he's just 4 so couple more years to grow and develop. I like his legs more though, but I prefer the 1st one (not because of the color, but overall looks more proportional to me).
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post #6 of 23 Old 01-10-2008, 03:14 PM
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I thought the first one was nice but then when I saw the second one I immediately knew that's the one I'd pick. I'm no expert, it's just a gut reaction.
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post #7 of 23 Old 01-14-2008, 03:58 AM
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The first one does look like having a short body but how is that a negitive? For endurance it is a good thing it means less chance of weakness and more even distribution of weight. The long neck and back in the other horse is its main weakness in my opinion. It will have all sorts of problems carrying weight iv seen those types of horses tried before
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-14-2008, 12:12 PM
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I'm not saying it's good or bad. :) I'm just saying I'd pick the 1st one, because he looks more proportional to me. Matter of taste, you know...
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-14-2008, 01:34 PM
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I liked the second one more as far as conframation goes but if this was by color only the awad would definitely go to number one!
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-14-2008, 07:26 PM
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I like the first one more. There is something weird about the second one that I can;t place my finger on.
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