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    08-04-2011, 12:54 AM
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Yearling
Interested in this Appaloosa *Help* Any appaloosa experts?

Long story short I have put my pony Dedee up for sale or trade for another trail mount. Various reasons. . . I have gotten quit a few responses but this is the only one that REALLY caught my eye.
I think she is beautiful, she is a bomb proof, seasoned trail horse. She has long strides and unbalances the current owners mother (who the horse is for)
She is Registered, 11 yrs old, 16.1hh
She is tall but if her personality matches her looks I will get over that.
She would be my trail partner, I go on 5 to 7 hour trails, steep inclines/declines, water, bridges etc. (which she has done)
However I heard once Crappy Appy eyes, although I know an appy who was blind at 20, I also know a 26yr old and 30 yr old appy who can both see fine. She said this mare is walked, trotted,and cantered all over the trails and doesn't trip and is super sure footed.
Just looking for input on this horse
What do you think?
Any appy owners out there?
Thanks :)
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    08-04-2011, 01:21 AM
  #2
Yearling
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    08-04-2011, 01:44 AM
  #3
Yearling
You don't have to be an appy expert or owner. . . Didnt mean for it to sound that way
Any horse people :)
     
    08-04-2011, 01:49 AM
  #4
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I ride an Appy. NO expert, tho.
She has good bone and I like her hocks. Hard to tell, she is being pulled forward a bit in the side photo so makes her look a bit camped under in front legs. From the front view her knees look really big and good and good solid looking feet. Mac has solid looking feet too, but since his feet are really flat, he must be shod always. She has a longish back, typical of appys but believe it or not, this often makes for a more comfortable ride for the human.

Her shoulder is ok, the neck is a bit short and set on a tiny bit low, but not a problem for trail horse. Her hip is a bit rotated forward (see how tail is more on top of the croup than is typical). That is the ONLY thing that I would want to look at and ride for; to see if she can reach under herself or has any soreness there.
I like her slightly rangy look. She is under muscled in the photo but she strikes me as a horse that tends to leaness and that is good.

Wish there was a guarantee on the eyes. You could do the Chief Joseph ride, too!
     
    08-04-2011, 01:54 AM
  #5
Yearling
Thanks! I would love to go on that ride.
I also like her bones lol
Iv seen a couple appys with big bodies and tiny legs so I was unsure when she first emailed me
I am 5'3", 115 lbs with out tack
She is 16.1hh or 16.2hh conformationaly would she be good for me on those longer tougher rides? Definitely be conditioning her before
     
    08-04-2011, 01:57 AM
  #6
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Eye protection can certainly help prevent blindness. A well respected member on this board wears a fly mask on her appy mare 24/7/365. Even in the winter. It provides UV protection.
     
    08-04-2011, 01:59 AM
  #7
Yearling
Yea I would definitely be doing that I know of some trail people that also do that.
     
    08-04-2011, 01:59 AM
  #8
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Originally Posted by Thyme    
Thanks! I would love to go on that ride.
I also like her bones lol
Iv seen a couple appys with big bodies and tiny legs so I was unsure when she first emailed me
I am 5'3", 115 lbs with out tack
She is 16.1hh or 16.2hh conformationaly would she be good for me on those longer tougher rides? Definitely be conditioning her before
Honestly, that mare looks like she could carry me on longer, tougher rides without a problem and I'm 5'7" and 180lbs.
     
    08-04-2011, 02:02 AM
  #9
Yearling
Thats good, the main reason for selling her is her big strides and she blazes the trails which is a plus becuase my trail friends 16.2hh warmblood is that way so now I could keep up :P
     
    08-04-2011, 02:43 AM
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YOu're tiny! :( not me!
     

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