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        08-09-2011, 09:09 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    The first horse is pretty green. She is on her forehand.. and the reason they show no lead changes is because she is too on her fore hand to do them. She jumps like a green horse. She also has pretty light hocks for dressage and she does paddle with her right front leg.

    The second horse is MUCH nicer. Much more power.. but from the still shot I would really check her feet. Also from the still shot in the pasture she appears slightly back at the knee. I would love horse #2 for dressage but am not sure I like those front legs enough for jumping.. and her feet look very very short.. almost soft and thin walled (but you cannot tell without looking at them).

    Both horses need to be seen in person. If the first one is from a bad dealer I would ask for references (may or may not help). Maybe not even go see her. The second horse is worth a look.
         
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        08-09-2011, 04:01 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Quick question! What do you mean by a "gold level jumper"??

    Bronze, silver, gold and platinum only tell the rating of the hunter/jumper shows in Canada and which level of EC membership to buy. It tells you nothing about the height you are looking to compete in or how high you want to be jumping.
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        08-09-2011, 05:07 PM
      #13
    Started
    I mean it more in reference to skill, I guess. But yes, I probably should have clarified... I'm competing 2'9, schooling 3' right now (I think I mentioned that, could have missed it though) and a horse that I would be able to compete at that height and move up on (eventually) would be ideal.
         
        08-11-2011, 01:10 AM
      #14
    Started
    OK GUYS one more, this girl is actually in my area which I really like!
    HCBC Forums • View topic - Peggy's Pretty Texan- 5YO Reg Paint Mare**REDUCED**

    Can't get the pictures on here myself without a hassle, so tell me what you think.
    She looks like her legs are a little thin? In the first 2 pictures anyway, but it could be the angles.
         
        08-12-2011, 08:26 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    The paint is very cute. I really like the Shire-TBx myself, but that's mainly because I have one. Mine has similar bone to the one advertised and would have made a truly fabulous eventer at the lower levels had she an owner/rider who was less chicken than me. In spite of being heavier than many of the horses you see competing, she is very smart and agile on the cross-country course and in the show jumping ring (we play about on both) and has won or placed high the odd hunter pace or one day horse trial I've competed at. That all said, if you want to move up the eventing levels, you probably need something lighter and faster.

    That's my shameless plug for Shire-TBxs. :)
         
        08-12-2011, 10:45 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    The first horse may do ok at the lower levels, but she really pulls her front end down and I don't like the paddling.

    I do like the second horse, and depending on what you're looking to do, a heavier horse is fine. I see a lot of heavy WB and draft crosses up to Prelim. It all depends on their bone, conformation and scope.

    I think the Paint is cute as a button and probably very versatile, the kind of horse you can change your riding interests with and with minimal training will adapt. Since he's close, I'd def look at him.
         

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