Out of these horses, which would you choose for eventing and why? (Lots of Pics) - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 19 Old 07-18-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Out of these horses, which would you choose for eventing and why? (Lots of Pics)

I'm looking for an eventer, they're all OTTBs. I'll try to get the best confo shots I can. I kind of have it narrowed down, but I figured I'd bounce them off of you guys to see what you thought. Thanks.



1. 16hh '06 Mare






2. 16hh '05 Gelding






3. 16hh '02 Gelding







4. 16.1hh '00 Gelding





5. 16.1hh '04 Gelding





6. 16.1hh '03 Gelding





7. 16.1hh '01 Gelding

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-18-2009, 09:27 PM
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Not all of the pics are working for me. Are these horses off of Bits and Bytes?
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post #3 of 19 Old 07-18-2009, 09:32 PM
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yeah I can't see all of the pics either.

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post #4 of 19 Old 07-19-2009, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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These photos should work, I was gonna edit.. But I couldn't figure out how, sorry!



1. 16hh '06 Mare








2. 16hh '05 Gelding







3. 16hh '02 Gelding








4. 16.1hh '00 Gelding








5. 16.1hh '04 Gelding





6. 16.1hh '03 Gelding






7. 16.1hh '01 Gelding

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post #5 of 19 Old 07-19-2009, 01:31 AM
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Hmm, I like numbers 4 and 5.

The last horse seems a little skinny.

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They're all kinda skinny because most of them are racing fit. And skinny is fixable ^.~
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post #7 of 19 Old 07-19-2009, 01:35 AM
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True true, but i would still go with 4 and 5.

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I like the look of No 5

The slope of the shoulder looks good ( some of the others are a bit upright ) , also the pasterns aren't too long - a long pastern will make for a comfy ride but will strain the legs.
I also like the chest size and the neck and gullet - an eventer needs to have a really good heart and lungs and a good chest size indicates this - they also need a good size windpipe to get oxygen into the lungs.

The angle of the dock also looks good - too flat will make for speed and too sloped will make for a good jumper - for eventing you need both.

Most of the others have some of the characteristics but also have some missing - IMO No 5 is the one that has a the best attributes all round

I see that some others have also said No 4 but I think the pastern bones are a bit long and would wonder how they stand up to jumping ( great for speed for sure , but the longer the distance between fetlock and hoof the greater the strain on the tendons & ligaments on landing )
Also No 5 looks to have more strength in the legs to start with
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I agree with Nutty Saddler. #5 looks the best put together. Nice looking horse. I like the colour of #6 but colour doesn't make an eventer.

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I like the look of No 5

The slope of the shoulder looks good ( some of the others are a bit upright ) , also the pasterns aren't too long - a long pastern will make for a comfy ride but will strain the legs.
I also like the chest size and the neck and gullet - an eventer needs to have a really good heart and lungs and a good chest size indicates this - they also need a good size windpipe to get oxygen into the lungs.

The angle of the dock also looks good - too flat will make for speed and too sloped will make for a good jumper - for eventing you need both.

Most of the others have some of the characteristics but also have some missing - IMO No 5 is the one that has a the best attributes all round

I see that some others have also said No 4 but I think the pastern bones are a bit long and would wonder how they stand up to jumping ( great for speed for sure , but the longer the distance between fetlock and hoof the greater the strain on the tendons & ligaments on landing )
Also No 5 looks to have more strength in the legs to start with
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I agree with all of the above . Good eye!

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