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    06-21-2011, 10:12 PM
Exclamation OTTB.. possible buy?

I was looking at this mare JJ's Executive from Woodbine to buy, and I wasn't too pleased about the photo they sent me.. in regards to conformation.
It looks to me like she is very camped under and over at the knee on the front ? What do you think? I don't think it's too severe or anything, but something looks off to me. Feel free to critique otherwise too!

Hopefully this link will work!
PS. She's only three! Isn't she gorgeous? :o
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    06-21-2011, 11:52 PM
Definitely over the knee- If I'm not mistaken race breeders actually breed for this. She LOOKS camped under, but it could be the photo. She also LOOKS like she toes in, but again, it could be the way she is awkwardly standing. She also looks downhill.

She is shiney, that is for sure! Lol

I would probably pass?
    06-21-2011, 11:57 PM
Kinda looks like she's just leaning forward. I'd ask for more pictures though. I think she's really pretty :)
    06-22-2011, 12:08 AM
She is pretty, but I'd like to see more pics, that one doesn't show her at her best I feel.
    06-22-2011, 12:11 AM
Her feet look like they are going to need a good bit of work. The backs look flared and the fronts...her heel looks like it is totally missing. If that is truly how she is, I would run. TB feet problems aren't quick fixes.
    06-22-2011, 06:50 AM
Thanks guys, I think I'm definitely going to pass on this one. I was hoping it was just a funny photo, but looking at another one confirmed all of my theories..
And yes, she is VERY toed in on the front.
Back to searching I go! :(
    06-22-2011, 07:05 AM
It truly might be a bad photo.

If you are still interested (which it sounds like you probably are not) you should ask for more photos.

Is she perfect? No. But I do not think she is truly horrible.
    06-22-2011, 07:48 AM
Yeah, I requested another photo and it was all the same, although in the next one, it was clear that she was severely toed in on the front. I'm unsure whether I should go for her or not.. It looks to me that if she had better trimming, she would look much better on the front. I'm not too worried about being camped under, my experience with camped under horses is that it does not hinder them too much.
It really sucks because I had my mind set on her. Everything was working out as planned, so I don't know whether I should call it off or not.
Here is the other photo they sent me. The description of her by the trainer said she is completely sound and has "very correct conformation". I don't know who's books he is reading but this doesn't look all that correct! Her front right looks very wonky. :(
    06-22-2011, 07:50 AM
That photo just sort of proves they are bad photographers.

Poor horse.

If she is local to you go look at her. She might look that bad in person, might not.

If she is not local then pass just because it is not your job to make them give you good photos.
    06-22-2011, 07:53 AM
It's only a half-hour drive or so to get there, so I may just go take a look. Thanks for all your help!
I'm really hoping that she doesn't look that bad in person, but I'm thinking this may be the reason why she was such a good price. Yikes!

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