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post #1 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Please critque potential purchase

I found this horse yesterday online and LOVE his coloring.
He is a 6 year old Overo gelding.
He stands 16.1 hands high.
He has 60 days training as a 3 year old
Due to personal reasons his owner is selling him and hasn't had much time to work with him.

I did notice that he does toe in in the front, but i'm not really worried about that.






*note* this is NOT me riding him.


He is 1 hour 30 min away from me... i'm thinking about taking a drive up there to see him, after i talk to his owner and get some more information.
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post #2 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 09:24 PM
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He looks thin. I'd ask for a picture of a side view so you can see his topline.

Front legs do not look good.

Nice coloring.

So he had 60 days of training as a 3 year old but is now 6. What was done with him the last three years?

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post #3 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 11:20 PM
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umm sorry but i dont like him to to much then again these arent great pictures. he does looks kinda thin.
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post #4 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 11:36 PM
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Ok honestly... you need to get this guy. He is BEAUTIFUL. I adore his colouring. What a little cutie.
Then again, you can't just buy a horse cuz he's cute. But whatever. He's adorable. get him!!

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post #5 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 11:45 PM
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He needs a few pounds, not a whole lot. There is something definitley going on with his front legs that I do not like. He is toe in like you said. in the top pic maybe a little cow hocked, but I think it is the pic. I love the top hat overo, then again I am a sucker for odd colors! I would go look at him, I think he is worth buying if the price is not to high on him. He definitely is flashy. The only thing i really do not like is his front legs, there is something that just looks funny to me. it could be the pic again though.

He also looks like a reverse skunk. He is colored down his back and white on his sides, that is just great!

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post #6 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 11:48 PM
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Never buy for color!

He's definitely got some issues that you want to get checked out before you get too serious.

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post #7 of 17 Old 08-12-2008, 11:51 PM
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I'd say go see him, couldn't hurt, but don't get wrapped up in his coloring! Conformation and personality trump coloring any day.

He's definitley cute but really I can't get a good idea of his conformation from those pictures, we'd need better ones I think to tell you better. :]

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post #8 of 17 Old 08-13-2008, 12:39 AM
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He looks thin. I'd ask for a picture of a side view so you can see his topline.

Front legs do not look good.

Nice coloring.

So he had 60 days of training as a 3 year old but is now 6. What was done with him the last three years?
I agree...his front legs do NOT look good at all.
For a 6 year old with 60 days of training I"d like to see a little more accepting of the bit and not have his head that high up in the air.

I'd agree to get a better side-shot of him...one that will show comformation and stuff like that
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post #9 of 17 Old 08-13-2008, 02:14 AM
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I want to clear myself up from earlier, I do not want you to look at him because he is flashy, I want you to go look because you think he has potential for what you want him for and to make sure his confirmation is going to work for you. My post earlier kinda sounded like I based it on color!

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post #10 of 17 Old 08-13-2008, 07:41 AM
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First, as said what have been done with him for last 3 years? And also how much they ask for him?

Coloring is very nice. He doesn't look skinny to me - he's "delicately" built (if it's a right word... :) I mean he has thinner bones and light build actually like my paint has who has lots of tb in her). However I too don't like much his front feet. MAY BE it's just the bad moment for taking a pic, may be it's his conformation, but it looks like very clumsy stand.
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