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post #1 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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My Impulsive Buy (Thoughts?)

So, my mom and I went to the Kiger Mustang adoption that took place in Burns, OR this weekend. We had our hearts set on a 2 yr bay colt... but he was bid way up to $3500. (This for an unhandled horse viewed only from a distance among several other horses and some pictures.)

We then took a gamble. We bought a yearling colt based almost entirely on the fact that he was leggier than most of the other yearlings and we want to see a bit more growth. It would be heavenly if he could achieve 15 hands or slightly above. Does that seem remotely likely being that he's 13.3 now and looking lanky?

Not to mention, there's the rest of his conformation to take into account. He looks pretty darn gangly now. It seems like he could use more bulk overall, but especially in his neck and hindquarters. What do you all think? Does this "ugly duckling" have the potential to transform into a swan? Tell me anything that strikes you about him, whether good, bad, or just interesting to think about. Thanks!!

Link to his pictures: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/horse.php?horse_id=4574

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post #2 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 09:49 AM
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He has a really pretty face. :) I'm not an expert and I'm sure what to expect out of him growth wise, but he seems overly straight though his stifle and hock (not enough angle).
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post #3 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 09:56 AM
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^ agreed. VERY upright through the stifle and hock. I'd like a little more slope to the shoulder as well but it's not terrible. Cute face, nice colour. Unlikely, IMO, to reach 15hh.
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post #4 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 03:22 PM
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He's cute!!!_
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post #5 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 03:27 PM
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stunning face! Good luck with him!! I want pictures of him all grown up later on!!

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post #6 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 03:36 PM
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He looks like a cutie, and a tad over at the knee, though lots of high-impact sport breeders like that. Good luck with him!
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post #7 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 03:47 PM
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I see the overly upright shoulder. The hock seems normal to me. I wish I could see more detail , such as feet, pasturns and such. I like the very wideset eyes. His face is lovely. I think he will be your hearthorse.
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post #8 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the compliments and the critique. He does have a very cute head and eye. It will be very interesting to see how he develops over the next couple of years. I probably will continue to take pictures and share them here periodically to see what everyone thinks as he grows up, especially in terms of whether certain issues might improve, worsen, or if new things come up.

He's coming home tonight! I'm fidgety to see him up close and personal (I've really only seen him at a distance and in pictures up until now). I want to start working on getting my hands on him and getting to know him, too.
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post #9 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 04:41 PM
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He is a total cutie! About him reaching 15hh: I got my Arab when he was 18 months and he was about 14hh. He is reaching 2 1/2 and he is now at about 15-15.1hh. So it is possible that he may reach 15hh.
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post #10 of 25 Old 10-10-2011, 04:49 PM
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oh I love a dun :) I think he's lovely please post pics as he grows :) x
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