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        08-05-2008, 08:15 PM
      #1
    Showing
    Foal critique

    Hello all,
    Could you please critique this foal? Her owner might be interested in a trade for Maia... thoughts?

    Height: to mature to approx 16.1hh
    Age: foaled April 2008
    Breed: Dutch Warmblood X TB, registered as Canadian Warmblood.

         
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        08-05-2008, 08:46 PM
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    Started
    I'm going to assume that his croup is NOT that steep :P
    Nice shoulder angle, his neck seems to tie in a bit low possibly.
    Photos of the sire and dam?
         
        08-05-2008, 08:48 PM
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    Foal
    The foal is cute, but hard to critique (as you know). Only thing that jumps out at me is steep croup and long pasterns. It would be helpful to see a picture of the parents. If you are trading straight across for your mare, I personally wouldn't do it. ALOT can happen from now until the foal is ready to be backed that could hinder his riding career, and personally if you are looking for a competing horse, I'd stick with that. I think Maia is worth waaay more than this foal.
         
        08-05-2008, 08:53 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Thanks Sara, but I don't have pictures of dam nor sire .. I'll be asking about that in my next email.

    Rocky, thanks for the slap back to reality! I think Maia is worth more as well, but I've always wanted a DWB....
         
        08-05-2008, 08:59 PM
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    Showing
    She looks like a baby Maia in the face. Hmmm there has to be some deep psychological reason you are attracted to a foal that looks like the horse you have.
         
        08-05-2008, 09:03 PM
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    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vidaloco
    She looks like a baby Maia in the face. Hmmm there has to be some deep psychological reason you are attracted to a foal that looks like the horse you have.
    OOoooh.... spooky. I didn't notice that!
         
        08-05-2008, 09:55 PM
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    Yearling
    Are you willing to wait a minimum of two years to start this foal? I agree, I'd look elsewhere for a nice horse.
         
        08-05-2008, 10:02 PM
      #8
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by palogal
    Are you willing to wait a minimum of two years to start this foal? I agree, I'd look elsewhere for a nice horse.
    Yes, I know about everything going into raising a foal, I certainly am not going into this blindly ;)
    Thank you for the message though!
         
        08-06-2008, 10:43 AM
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    Green Broke
    The foal is definitely cute, but just a thought - - what kind of DW could you get if you sold Maia? It might be a good time to capitalize on a slow market -- especially with people "going off to college" and all...:)
         
        08-06-2008, 01:51 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kickshaw
    the foal is definitely cute, but just a thought - - what kind of DW could you get if you sold Maia? It might be a good time to capitalize on a slow market -- especially with people "going off to college" and all...:)
    totally...Give it a month or so when some of these kiddos realize they can't keep their horse at school and then go shopping.
         

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