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    04-01-2011, 07:29 AM
Originally Posted by maura    
I would be very suspicious of this ad. "Cross country prospect" What the heck is that? It's either an event prospect, or a trail horse - there's no such thing as a cross coutnry prospect. Then - "Has been exposed to jumps once" What?????? You've "exposed" it to jumps once, but you're sure it will do well show jumping and eventing?

I would assume these owners got the horse off the track, found reschooling her was more than they bargained for, and are now looking to lease or sell.

All that aside, she is a nicely conformed, athletic mare, and I definitely see TB. Her most obvious flaw is that her neck is a tad short and also underdeveloped. (Typical in an OTTB)

I don't know what prices are in your area, but I would assume that very little has been done with her since the track and that her price should reflect that.

Yeahh, no... I know more of the story... a cross country prospect, means that she will be good at cross country. She has been assesed by a top eventer... and he said it. The people who own her, her parents bred her, and close friends trained and raced her. She's worth the price... but thanks.
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    04-01-2011, 08:00 AM
know more of the story... a cross country prospect, means that she will be good at cross country. She has been assesed by a top eventer... and he said it. The people who own her, her parents bred her, and close friends trained and raced her. She's worth the price... but thanks

Then I am truly baffled why you posted asking for critiques and opinions?

As far as "cross country prospect", what I meant was, cross country is not a discipline in and of itself. A horse that is good at xc, but not good at show jumping or dressage is not an event prospect, but a pleasure horse prospect.
    04-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Well as I did ask... on the post...

What breed does she look like to you

What height does she look like to you...
Also do YOU personally like/don't like the look of her, and WHY.
    04-02-2011, 10:28 PM
What I don't understand is if you know the people that own the horse, and/or know so much about the horse, why on earth ask us what breed, height etc.. she is??

Ad states clearly what she is, even by "reading between the lines"......
Waste of time imo.
    04-02-2011, 11:55 PM
^^ my thoughts exactly, the one person who did guess a breed was assured that this horse was a thoroughbred. As for her height, she looks to be in the 15.2 - 16hh range.

Anyway, I can't add anything conformation wise, she looks like a decent horse, I wouldn't say I LOVE her, she's not really my type personally. She would be a decent eventing horse, I see no reason why she wouldn't be, unless she didn't enjoy jumping or dressage. If you do think about buying her, get her vet checked, and make sure you, a trainer, or the owner riders her.

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