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post #1 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Potential Buy..

this is one of my friend's horses, a 10 year old warmblood mare named Zalmon. she's not broken, which i'm not happy about, but there's something about her that i really like. her mom said i could start working with her, so i'm considering buying her somewhere down the line. she's really out of shape right now, but i still think she's gorgeous. opinions?

i can take better pictures the next time i go. she was really excited when we put her in the indoor and she didn't want to stand still.. so these are the best i have :)

[[also,.. excuse the muddy legs! ]]

and two vidoes;

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post #2 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 03:01 PM
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Front half I like. Back half...not so much.
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post #3 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 03:06 PM
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10 years old and not broke. I think you would be better off looking elswhere.....
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post #4 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 03:15 PM
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probably good for the experience; but I don't think i would invest more than my time with her... she's cute enough, though.

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post #5 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 03:50 PM
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agreed with person above me. She is very pretty but 10 years old and not broken sounds bad. move else wear but the experience would be good for you
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post #6 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 04:26 PM
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I personaly do not like the looks of her at all. She does seem to have a kind eye though.

Why is she not trained yet?
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post #7 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 04:53 PM
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I don't like her build much either. But it may be just because she's out of shape. And not broke at 10 years old may be rather dangerous. She has cute face though.
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post #8 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 05:14 PM
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I don't care for her overall. I do like her star tho

To me she just looks like an old brood mare. I don't know that at 10 if she would make a willing mount. I think she would be happier just living out her days in a pasture.

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post #9 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 05:35 PM
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She looks to have the beginnings of DLSD... her hocks are very very straight!! Take a look at that first picture, her hind legs don't have a bend, it looks like the hock is almost backwards. Her hind pasterns are really long and don't look strong at all. In the videos, her hind end doesn't move well at all, probably because of those hocks.
Sorry, I don't like her at all... I would give her a pass, she's going to have some issues down the road.

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post #10 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 05:41 PM
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I agree, very odd looking hocks! It was the first thing i noticed.

Have a play with her if you fancy and have the time to spare, it may be good practice and she does have a very kind eye/face and nice big ears. But i would def not take her on as your own.

Good luck!

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