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post #1 of 13 Old 06-20-2009, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Possible buy critique

This is the best photo I have of him but let me know what you think. He is an Australian Stockhorse, 9yo, 15hh. I rode him yesterday and he went quite well. The owner (riding him in the photo) has just used him for farm work. I would like to ride him in dressage and do trail riding and bits and pieces of other things. He is quiet, soft in the mouth and has good basic education, he is a bit lazy though haha!
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-20-2009, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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and yes he is a bit fat. But he is only on grass so is a very easy keeper. he does not get ridden much which is why she is selling him.

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Hes cute!

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The only thing that really stand out to me is that he's a bit goose-rumped and has a short croup. Other than that he looks pretty good confo-wise but it's hard to tell with him tacked-up. Can you get a photo of him squared up and without tack?
He looks nice though, I like him!
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yeah he is quite goose-rumped, not sure what you mean by short croup can you post examples of that. Are there any issues that might arise with a goose-rump?

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It is hard to tell with his tack on.. but his hip is at less of an angle which might make it harder for him to use his hind end effectively especially for dressage. But other than that he is cute. I would like to see more pics.

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-20-2009, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going down on Tuesday (hopefully) with my instructor to have a better look, ride him again and decide whether to buy him. I won't have anymore pics till then but if I buy him I'll be sure to overload you all with photos haha.

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I think he looks good in this, but yeah, see how you go next time you see him!

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I like his confo. He seems like he may be just a touch sickle hocked but I'm not sure. I don't know how well he would do in dressage (just cause I don't know much about it) but I bet he would be good at everything else.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-21-2009, 03:09 AM
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Awww, boxer! Are you finally taking the plunge? That's great! Will you keep him out at the school or do you have your own land???

P.S. He looks really nice, but not sure how he'll go doing dressage, if he's a farm/stock horse? But then again, some of the most comfortable movers are from stock horse origin...
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