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post #1 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Possible New Horse, Need Answers ASAP!!

I am currently looking at thoroughbred horses to adopt from Longrun. I went out today to look at one that just came in and i got first look as i had a bad experience with the last horse i went to see... So i like him, hes got a beautiful face and colouring and not to mention he is super calm and a great disposition. He does however need a lot of TLC, he appears to have a skin allergy happening.. now idk if thats from not really being groomed and it just built up, or stress from the move, but i do plan to get the vet out to check him out before i decide. He needs to be groomed and cared for and loved badly, you can tell even in the pictures hes just a sweet guy. His name is Fire Caus and he is 4 years old. He was trained for racing but was way to slow and didnt have the heart to do it. I need some answers on what you think of his over all look and confirmation. I plan to do hunter and maybe down the line Jumpers. A big worry i have is that i have 2 horses at home, mare and gelding, some people have said that 2 geldings may fight over my mare to the point that they will try and kill eachother but at the same time my gelding at home now is so passive that before we got him he had to be put in a paddock with yearlings because the horses were beating him up and even the yearlings were pushing him around.. And this guy seems pretty calm and passive as well. His hooves need some fixing too. Idk if you can see that in the pictures but in person that were a little strange looking.

I need answers ASAP hes not going to be on hold for very long and having a sound horse for adoption from longrun is rare so he will go fast. Just want to know it is a good decision or not, or what and find a different horse.

Thanks!

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 08:41 PM
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I like him. The only thing I see is that left front pastern appears longer than the right by quite a bit. He never stands square on it, so it's hard to tell for sure. I'm no expert by any means on conformation, but he certainly does have a kind eye. Personality means a lot to me, even more than ability, but then I'm older and need a horse that won't try to end me.

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 08:43 PM
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On another note, his face whorl suggests he will has a slight attention span problem, probably test his rider from time to time, and will have reactive moments. He will need a rider who can actively ride and keep his attention focused on the job at hand. Once he is focused, he should be easy to teach.

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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The only thing I see is that left front pastern appears longer than the right by quite a bit.

Yeah i notice that in the pictures too. I'm hopefully going up to see him again later this week so i'll take a look at that in person and make sure! Is it really bad if it is?
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 10:27 PM
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Not necessarily. He's probably a high/low. One foot grows heel, the other toe. You'll just need a farrier who knows how to properly balance him. Do you get to ride him, or do they just let you watch them move?

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post #6 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 10:32 PM
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Those are some very long, weak pasterns - he could be prone to injury or navicular due to his front leg conformation. Typical underslung heel that's a pain to try and correct through farrier work, but not impossible.
Overall: I like his body, I don't like his legs.
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It could be the angles he's standing at, but I get the impression he's straight through the stifle... reminds me of several horses I've worked that had loose stifles. I'd just make sure he's thoroughly vetted.

I absolutely love his eye though.
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-04-2011, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hes not broke to ride, but i will get to see him move the next time i go up. I will mention these things to the vet to check and make sure. Thank you guys for your thoughts on him, it will really help in the end with my decision. Anymore from anyone is greatly appreciated!
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I'm not sure how far into Canada you are, but the Finger Lakes region in upstate NY always has a lot of nice "too slow" TBs for dirt cheap. Just a thought.

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On another note, his face whorl suggests he will has a slight attention span problem, probably test his rider from time to time, and will have reactive moments. He will need a rider who can actively ride and keep his attention focused on the job at hand. Once he is focused, he should be easy to teach.
Off topic, but this intersests me.. How can you tell so much from a whorl? Thats amazing!

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