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        04-04-2008, 09:40 PM
    Horse Shopping... continued. PICTURES UP.

    My other thread is kind of getting crowded with a bunch of different horses and I really want a LOT of opinions on this horse, something about his picture draws me in. Tear into him, what do you think is bad/good about him? Do you think he sounds like what I'm looking for?


    Here is the horse, his name is Stretch (thats going to change lol)

    I haven't gotten any additional pictures because I just emailed them about two seconds ago. He looks very cute, I like his head. It is hard to tell any conformational things about him.
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        04-04-2008, 09:55 PM
    I too, think he has a very pretty head. However fromt he other picture I noticed a few things about him. He has super skinny legs (yikes, one thing I really dislike in a horse) there is something odd about his back end but can't really tell what it is. He also has a rather skinny neck.

    And the other thing, why such a harsh bit on a young horse? That is one concern I would make sure to address.

    Sorry for sounding so harsh...
        04-04-2008, 10:10 PM
    No, I want that. If you think of anything else, let me know. What type of bit is it exactly? It looks like a type of curb but I have no idea the port. I know that once a horse turns six you are required to ride them in a shanked bit for show. She said he rides with a hackamore but we'll see when I see him in person. His legs look very thinly boned, which is not usual for a QH and makes me lean toward Appendix.

    Edit- upon relooking the picture I think there is something wack going on with his croup. Like his tail is way high set.
        04-04-2008, 10:22 PM
    Sorry Abby, I say he'a a no-go...

    There is a very good reason he's called "Stretch" - he looks very long. His tail is high-set, and he does not have a good shoulder at all. He looks like two different horses stuck together...
    Maybe it's just the picture, but... I don't really like him.

    Is he in the correct area code - can you give me your city and state? I love horse shopping!
        04-04-2008, 10:27 PM
    Basically I'm willing to look at any horse located in Lower Michigan. My zip code is 49431 My price range is 1800 and bellow, and I'd like to stay in the 1000-1500 range for the most part. It is only about a half hour to 45 minute drive to see him so I will go check him out and take pictures. I will most definitely test ride him for a while.
        04-04-2008, 10:48 PM
    I have no idea what cities are and aren't in Lower Michigan, but here goes:

    This mare is greenbroke, and looks like a pretty little thing.

    Although he is a little long, I like him for the price:

    A little steep-crouped, and you can't see her legs, might be a little camped out in front (I'd get better pictures):

    You know, somone once told me that we can critique horses to the nines, and tear them apart, but when it comes down to it, I'd prefer a horse with a great personality and not great conformation to a horse with impeccable conformation and a crappy personality - so don't get too hung up on conformation... ;) I'll post more horses later.
        04-04-2008, 11:14 PM
    Thats true... the horse may be beautiful but completely wrong for you. I did ask about Popeye and he is sold, which stinks because I did really like him.

    I looked at that palomino mare earlier and wrote an inquiry and am hoping to hear back.

    I just sent an email to the owner about her. Something about her rump looks off, about in the gaskin to quarters area. I'd like to see one of her standing square, front and center.

    Thanks for the help JDI.
        04-04-2008, 11:19 PM
    I certianly like the second horse. As JDI said dont' buy a horse based just on conformation. He looks like such a willing guy. Nice and honest. He is cute enough as well. And a gelding...And the price is super!
        04-04-2008, 11:21 PM
    Oops. We posted at the same time. I don't like the palamino mare at all, sorry. She just doesn't look like a desierable horse.
        04-04-2008, 11:35 PM
    Hopefully once I get the conformation shots I'll get a better view of her, I want to see whats going on with her rump.

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