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        03-17-2011, 08:00 PM
      #11
    Showing
    This is not an eventing horse. I would keep looking; for eventing you want movement and a basic well-put together horse. This guy's base narrow, has an unattractive neck (at least from the first picture in the video) and his movement leaves a lot to be desired. Look for some sport horse-bred horses, with warmblood or TB blood in them. Other horses can do the job too, but if you're going to go out and LOOK for a horse specifically for this job, you want to make sure he can do it well. Good luck!
         
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        03-17-2011, 08:27 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Going to agree with Maura here (I think I usually do). Lower level eventing is all about the dressage. You want a horse that is capable of scoring low 30s/upper 20s if you intend on being competitive each time you go out.

    Personally I don't like judging babies conformation because I've seen some butt ugly babies grow into rather nicely conformed adults. He's cute, and will certainly draw some heads. But I don't like the front end movement. It really doesn't reach forward.

    I'd be interested in seeing the updated vids... though I think I'll feel the same. He might be a decent low level eventer, but IDK.
         
        03-17-2011, 09:01 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Thanks guys!!! I don't have my heart set on this guy but he definitely did catch my attention because of his loud flashy color. His full brother is doing very well in dressage training but he is put together a little better than this guy.

    If anyone see's any nice yearlings that have not been worked into the ground for sale that you think would make a good eventing prospect for under $4500 please let me know. I have a cross country shipping company that I fully trust with my purchase.
         
        03-17-2011, 09:18 PM
      #14
    Started
    I have to agree with maura and everyone else, esp about the hind end being a bit straight and his lack of tracking up and the stabbing at the ground with the hind rather than reaching. I agree a horse can change as he grows but the basics are still there regardless ime.

    Well said maura :) and to the OP good luck on your horse search!
         
        03-18-2011, 02:26 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    The video appears to be stretched vertically which accentuates the things being brought up here about his movement.

    This distortion makes it difficult to judge this yearling IMO.
         
        03-21-2011, 01:06 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I am glad that I am not the only one that looked at his back legs and scratched my head. I would pass on this one.
         

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