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    08-08-2011, 11:10 PM
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Yearling
Possible purchases: OTTBs for eventing

Looking for one horse over 16 hands with nice uphill build so I can invest in its training as a versatile English horse. I am not much concerned with the training (or lack thereof) of the horse, just the soundness and disposition. I'd really like to advance in eventing and would love the opinions of experienced eventers on some of these horses as prospects. I am posting the entire ads since the photos are copyrighted.

In love with this fella: Littlebitproud

One that will need a lot of downtime and a visit from the vet with some hoohoo-nippers! I just love how his neck ties in. Three Way Act

This guy looks like he'd have a lot of energy and spunk. Keep in mind, he was only castrated on 7/29! I'd not start with his training until late winter/early spring most likely. 5 year old thoroughbred gelding, Kentucky

Can't tell if it's a wonky build, or just the condition of the horse? 5 year old thoroughbred gelding, Kentucky

This mare is a cousin of a gelding I used to own. 3 year old thoroughbred filly, Kentucky

Not quite as large as I'd like, but a nice mover! (I think?) 5 year old thoroughbred gelding, Kentucky

Also - if there's anyone here interested in adopting, here are the websites with the list of these wonderful horses. :)

Kentucky: Adopt - Second Stride Inc. 501C non-profit for retired racehorses (<--you can also Like them on Facebook!)

National: CANTER
     
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    08-08-2011, 11:26 PM
  #2
Yearling
I like the 3yr old filly First and Gold
Idk but from the picture I just feel like she has a great personality and I like her color. She seems friendly and alert but not hot.
Not good on critique but that's who I would go with :)
Good Luck!
     
    08-08-2011, 11:28 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Thyme    
I like the 3yr old filly First in Gold
Idk but from the picture I just feel like she has a great personality and I like her color.
Not good on critique but that's who I would go with :)
Good Luck!
I thought she had a very kind eye as well! Like she would make a calm, observant, willing-to-please mare. Thanks!
     
    08-08-2011, 11:28 PM
  #4
Showing
This guy caught my attention: Powder House Road

He wasn't in any of your choices, I was just caught up in looking at OTTB cause I've never really had any clue where people were getting them..

It's so much fun to look at potentials :)
     
    08-08-2011, 11:30 PM
  #5
Foal
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh why did you have to post that?! Haha I just sold my horse and now im already looking for a new one! *sigh* and then looking at you tube videos of some of those horses on CANTER made me look kittens some how... and I can't have those either! Hahahah I blame youuuuu!!! =p
     
    08-08-2011, 11:32 PM
  #6
Yearling
Yea, I don't know if this is your first OTTB but I looked at all of them as if I was going to purchase one as my first and she is the one that looks friendliest and understanding? Can't find the right word so you might not get what I mean lol
I also think she is the prettiest and she is 16.2hh which is a great height for what your looking for.
     
    08-08-2011, 11:35 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by HannahFaith    
ahhhhhhhhhhhh why did you have to post that?! Haha I just sold my horse and now im already looking for a new one! *sigh* and then looking at you tube videos of some of those horses on CANTER made me look kittens some how... and I can't have those either! Hahahah I blame youuuuu!!! =p
Haha I'm sorry! It's good people are looking though - I might get a good opinion on a horse for myself, and rehome a few deserving horses in the process!

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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
This guy caught my attention: Powder House Road

He wasn't in any of your choices, I was just caught up in looking at OTTB cause I've never really had any clue where people were getting them..

It's so much fun to look at potentials :)
Yes he is stunning, I agree! A little too far away and a little too out of my price range though. I love the grays!

Is it strange to say my heart melts every time I view that little (well, not little) stud colt's ad? He is stunning... and looks SO much like his sire.
     
    08-08-2011, 11:46 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Thyme    
Yea, I don't know if this is your first OTTB but I looked at all of them as if I was going to purchase one as my first and she is the one that looks friendliest and understanding? Can't find the right word so you might not get what I mean lol
I also think she is the prettiest and she is 16.2hh which is a great height for what your looking for.
I've owned ottbs before. My current horse is the only non-tb I've ever owned! With the exception of a Shetland I bought my niece. Yes I think that mare looks patient and calm. I wouldn't know for sure until I saw her in person though!
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    08-08-2011, 11:48 PM
  #9
Weanling
Im no eventer but I love tb's and First and gold has my vote as well out of the ones you posted.

She's a bit ewe necked...but most OTTB's are it seems and that's fixed with proper riding anf felxing and suppling and such.

She has my vote because she has the most preferable confo to me. Nice back and shoulder with a good hip...balanced and not too short backed without looking to long either...but that's just the way she looks to me...someone else might think otherwise.
     
    08-08-2011, 11:53 PM
  #10
Showing
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
Yes he is stunning, I agree! A little too far away and a little too out of my price range though. I love the grays!

Is it strange to say my heart melts every time I view that little (well, not little) stud colt's ad? He is stunning... and looks SO much like his sire.

Not strange at all, and I know.. the price for a horse's beauty :P I swear it triples.

I know you'll find the perfect mount!
     

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