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        07-19-2009, 10:22 AM
    Green Broke
    Number five. Definitely better than the others for eventing
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        07-19-2009, 04:18 PM
    What are area of country are you in and how big of a horse are you looking for and what price range? I ask because I have a TB (never raced) She needs work but I think if you are a good rider with someone to help you train she has lots of potential, but she is only 15.3. She can definitely jump. (I am in Florida)

    I was going to keep her but I am still on the fence. Though I Love her!!
        07-19-2009, 05:47 PM
    I am defnitely loving #5 the best, very well put together and gorgeous to boot. :) Let us know what you choose.
        07-19-2009, 06:02 PM
    Hey there...
    I have to agree with everyone else on #5!!
    This horse looks built the best athletically and will look great when you start woring under saddle...love this horses color...
    Confirmation wise I think he is the best looking...
    Let us know what you decide...
    Half Pass..
        07-19-2009, 06:27 PM
    Just from a quick glance over, I say #5. The others seem strangely built, not too mention #5 has a pretty color. =]
        07-19-2009, 08:59 PM
    Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler    
    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

    Hrm, that all makes sense, but your comment about the dock has me confused, how does the way the tail connects make a difference? Thanks for the info.

    And everyone else, thanks for your thoughts and opinions, I really appreciate them! Also, @ the person with the TB. I am a trainer myself, so I could handle her, however, I was looking for a horse around 16.2.
        07-20-2009, 01:08 AM
    The set of the dock is a good indicator into the hind conformation .

    If the dock is too steep this suggests the hinds will be under the horse - whilst this is a good jumping attribute it makes it difficult for the horse to extend behind so will reduce speed. The stride of the horse will tend to be short - again good in a SJ for striding jumps

    If the dock is too flat the opposite is true - so a smaller jump but a faster horse and the stride will be longer - great for speed over distance as the horse can extend - won't be the quickest in acceleration but will be faster over longer distances

    Not the most important thing to look at as the differences in speed / jumping are not that great - but sometimes the tail set can be really obvious - and as originally said - a good indicator into the hind conformation
        07-20-2009, 01:25 AM
    I like number 5 and number 6
        07-20-2009, 01:44 AM
    No. 6 is the prettiest, but no. 5 looks the best put together, nice conformation, and a kind eye.

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