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    05-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Horse I am looking at.

I didn't know where else to put this, so I am going to plop it in here. I don't want a conformation critique, just a whole - horse critique.
Here is some info. The woman who owns him got him last summer as a rescue horse. He is a draft cross of some kind. He is estimated 18 years old, broke western, maybe english. This woman says he is very gentle, and she puts her 4 - 7 year old on him (I am not sure about her age). Yes, he is a bit skinny, and he is greying a lot, but as I said, he is a work in progress.
Here are some pics.

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    05-06-2011, 11:14 PM
He could definitely use some muscling in his hind end. But the thing I noticed about him is that he has a really kind eye. He looks like a really sweet boy =) What would you be looking to use him for?
    05-06-2011, 11:17 PM
Well, I would be using him for VERY light riding, when I first get him, but if he improves (he's a bit old) I will use him for trail riding, maybe a bit of team penning(depending on if he is good around cows) and some small western shows. I will also be using him to school my project mare (Leading, walking beside other horses, getting used to trailering, etc. )
    05-06-2011, 11:40 PM
I like him. I agree that he Looks like a sweetie. I love the pic of him laying down. Sounds like he is currently very gentle.
Once he gets a lot of groceries (and check when he was last dewormed), I would then re-assess his temperment before putting a novice on him. 'Dead broke' horses can sometimes fire back up a bit once they gain weight and are feeling well again, lol.
    05-07-2011, 12:26 AM
I'm not sure he's really built to do team penning, especially considering his age, but I think he would make an excellent trail horse (he's the type of horse I'd love to just hop on with a halter and lead rope and saunter down the trail). And if he does continue to have that lovely temperament when he gets back in shape, it might really help your project mare to have a calmer buddy around.
    05-07-2011, 12:30 AM
He's very cute, and looks like he has an "old soul." I do think that he needs to pack on quite a bit of weight.
    05-07-2011, 12:44 AM
I like him, I think he will be really nice when he puts on some weight and gets some muscle.

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