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        02-22-2009, 03:17 AM
    potential buy

    Hi, I am interested in buying this horse but was wondering if you guys see anything that stands out to you as a potenial problem. I am looking for a 4+ ft jumper. This horse will eventually replace my current riding horse. What do you guys think of her confo, ect...

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        02-22-2009, 05:27 AM
    She´s very beautiful and has wonderful gaites. I can´t see any problem but this is always difficult with photos. Go and see her!
        02-22-2009, 10:25 AM
    What has the mom done, been a broodmare?
    With jumping, they always say the motherline is very important (though of course, not always the case!). Has the mother have any other babies on the ground? They say the best judge of a jumping ability and heart for a young horse is to measure that of his parents--even then, you never really know what you're getting.
    She's very pretty though. :)
        02-22-2009, 10:10 PM
    Yea, im trying to get more information on the dam. I would love to go see her but I live in alaska and its just not an option =[. Thanks for the advice!
        02-22-2009, 11:15 PM
    I hear you! I just bought a colt from Florida unseen... (Had video and lots of pictures). From NJ, getting down there wasn't really an option either.

    If the dam hasn't done anything, see if you can get some free jumping pictures of her. They might comply; and who knows she might have something tucked under her sleeve. :)
        02-22-2009, 11:33 PM
    Personally, if you're buying a foal for jumping I'd look for more jumper lines. Generally speaking jumping lines enhance dressage horses and dressage lines detract from jumpers. The sire only got a 129 on jumping, which is good, but not spectacular. The dam's sire is a dressage horse with dressage lines (Hanoverian) and the other side appears to be TB??
    I would look at jumping horses you like, look at their lines and then try to find foals with these lines. If you are open to buying from Canada I also personally know a breeder with some gems and a stallion jumping 5' at Spruce.
        02-23-2009, 01:40 AM
    I think she's stunning. A little bit straight on the pasterns, but has a lovely neck placement and a good slope to the shoulder.
    I am familiar with Pablo and I quite like him. If you like what you see when you go look at her, I'd say go for it. She looks lovely.
        02-23-2009, 01:52 AM
    Personally, I wouldn't be as much concerned with her bloodlines as I would about her conformation, willingness and movement through the gaits. Ask the owner for a video of her moving through each gait (perhaps while free-lunging or at liberty). Examine how she moves. Look for a long, even stride (not short-stepping) and nicely flowing energy. Not necessarily speed, but consistency and fluidity in movement. I like what I see from the pics, but I am very bad at critiquing foals.

    As far as the bloodlines do go, I think that having dressage in her pedigree is a definite plus if she's going to be a jumper. With strong conformation, she will be able to attain great balance through the gaits and over jumps.
        02-23-2009, 05:57 PM
    She is only little, so $8,000 I think is a little much to pay.
        02-23-2009, 09:13 PM
    Compared to how much she will be worth when she is older, I think 8,000 is decent. You do have to take into the account the possibility of her getting hurt etc.

    I really like her! I'm jealous :( hahah


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