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    02-04-2009, 11:48 AM
Me again with horse ads

I like this gelding because it doesn't look too much like a TB, since I'm not into the TB look.
Thoroughbred Horse for Sale in Rockwood, Ontario

I am riding an appy now and like how they are put together. I'm not sure what I think about her. Her jump picture is quite odd.
Appaloosa Horse for Sale in Mount Albert, Ontario

I'll add the other mare after because I'm at school.
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    02-04-2009, 02:05 PM
I like the first one, the thoroughbred. He's nice.
    02-04-2009, 02:45 PM
(bear in mind what I say will go with my personal pref.)

The thing that bothers me about the TB is that they do not tell you how high he's schooled or what level he has shown at. I'd like to see some movement and jumping pictures as well (I didn't bother looking up the other pictures since they didn't say how high he jumped). My overall impression is he's a nice horse but with such little to tell about him and one body shot and a head shot I don't know much about the horse.

I personally like the Appy better mainly because they have movement pictures, a jumping picutre, and a riderless picture as well. They give you a bunch of info on her, her jump picture is just her taking off too early. I don't know these people very well but judgeing by how she really tucks up those front legs she could make a C-aute! Hunter if started on ground poles and a good rider to get her distances for her. She might end up being a little more work but I like the fact you at least know more about her.

Once again this is just personal pref. Opinion.
    02-04-2009, 04:40 PM
I was in a rush at school so I'll give the link to the other pictures of the TB.
Rhythm - Tb for sale pictures from friends & fun photos on webshots

And here is the TB mare
Thoroughbred Horse for Sale in Timmins, Ontario

I am 5'11-6'0. Would I look too big on a 16.1-2hh? It's almost impossible to find a horse 17hh+ here that isn't a draft.
    02-04-2009, 08:00 PM
Rhythm over jumps and hangs his front legs pretty horribly--but, that could be because he is ridden by a pretty bad rider. I don't think he'll ever really lift up those front legs, but... he IS being hindered terribly. Otherwise, I like him a lot. I would ask for some free jumping photos if you like him--that way, you can see how he jumps without someone laying on his neck and pulling on his mouth.
I really like his conformation though ;)

The appy looks very green, and it looks like she's tucking only because she's so far away. Some horses have really nice tucks when they're green and nervous and finding bad spots, but once they get comfortable they fall apart. I like her body shape, but only when it comes to western and Breed HUS--if you're looking to do some traditional english with her, it's probably not going to fly--her neck is just too thick for hunter judges, and it's too heavy to come up for dressage, and she probably won't be able to jump much higher then 3 ft. You're going to look a lot bigger on a stockier, low-headed horse too.

The last one, there are no pictures of her jumping.

..Personally I like the first TB, even though he looks to be a bad jumper. If I were you, I'd try to get some pics of him free jumping.
    02-04-2009, 09:46 PM
Okay I sent an email about Rhythm asking for free jumping pictures. And emails about the appy and TB mare about more jumping pictures.
    02-04-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm actually not a huge fan of either horse. I really liked Rhythm, until I saw the pictures of him jumping. I don't see his knees ever being tight and he over jumps, but he is pretty scopey and has a nice round back. Cross country is not in this horses future, I'd be freightened he'd accidently catch his knees.

The appy looks decent, her conformation picture is pretty terrible, the shadows, angle, and size make it pretty hard to determine if what I'm seeing is actually there, but her legs look weird to me. Her jumping is okay, she hallows her back, but her knees are even. She is over jumping as well.
    02-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Would grid work not help with his knees?
    02-05-2009, 08:02 PM
Sometimes it's just green stuff, and they'll learn to be neater.

But I think if Supermane took a look at the rider, she'd agree that the horse is being hindered a lot. (in like... every way imaginable.) So it could be that too. It's hard to lift up your front end when a pretty heavy person is laying there and balancing on your mouth, huh?

Grid work CAN help, but I'd wait and see for free jumping pics. If she doesn't want to send them, then she doesn't want to sell him too badly. ;)
    02-05-2009, 08:13 PM
I had a shire/halflinger once that didnt do well with knees but my trainer had a training method and after some work outs she turned out great. I think the TB is nice the app is cute but not for the hunter ring. The TB has a horrible rider I agree and videos of him would be better..with rider and without.
Good luck :)

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