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post #1 of 12 Old 01-17-2008, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Prospect Filly

My friend is selling this filly, and I'm wondering your opinions on her, as I'm thinking of making an offer. What do you think? Please feel free to be brutally honest, I will not take offence. She is a 2 (coming 3, but pictured as a long yearling) Swedish Warmblood mare named Windover Willow.

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http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...6/IMG_0966.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...llowcanter.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...willowtrot.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...6/IMG_0953.jpg


Short video:
http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/f...t=MVI_0938.flv (she's laaazy!!)


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post #2 of 12 Old 01-18-2008, 06:33 AM
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She moves very nicely, and I like how she built except the neck. Somehow it looks very thin to me. Although may be it's OK for wbs as I don't have much experience with them...
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-18-2008, 11:57 AM
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I agree with what was already stated. I'm not sure if it the angle or the the ground she was standing on but she looked a little shallow-hocked but I'm pretty sure it was ground or her stance because she has her right foot turned out sightly as if she was relaxing or something. Her neck is also bothering me. It seem to be very thin and coming straight out of her shoulder. Her shoulder is just beautiful by the way! Her neck seems to be thin and coming right out of it rather than sloping gently down to her chest.

Here is an example of a Swedish Warmblood stud. I think it may be the breed because his neck is similar but it does connect to the chest a little more smoothly. It could also be that she's young and her neck isn't toned to its full potential.

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post #4 of 12 Old 01-19-2008, 09:58 PM
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I love her, nothing bad to say about her build, her neck isn't that bad. Her face is beautiful, she looks like a nice filly!
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-19-2008, 10:32 PM
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in the pics she looked to me like she had a bit of a short back. However this is just my opinion, some people like short backs.
Do you have any pics of her as a 3 yr old? Id love to see them.
What do plan to do with her?
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-20-2008, 01:53 PM
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What would you be planning to do with her?

Honestly, I don't think she's that bad. I'm not too happy with her really big front end, with her smaller hind quarters, however I have not had any experience with Swedish Warmbloods. She seems like she's really friendly, though.
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-20-2008, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone...
She's a very cute little girl, and I was there when my friend bought her at a Warmblood auction, so we've kind of "shared" her for the past year.. and now my friend wants to sell her because she's getting bored of riding.
We were looking for a dressage prospect that could jump as well, and she looked like a good candidate, so I would be starting her English, with a "major" in dressage and a "minor" in jumping.

Another question:
She has a big white spot on her belly... is that something I should worry about during inspections?


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post #8 of 12 Old 01-20-2008, 08:51 PM
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I'm not the best with conformation, so I won't go there. She has a very nice long trot. I love her color and her head. I think she will be very nice once she outgrows her baby akward looking stage.
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 09:59 PM
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She is a chunky little butt nugget. But she's a cutie pie.

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post #10 of 12 Old 01-23-2008, 07:21 PM
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I love the marking on her front left leg!! I have never seen a marking like that...I have seen a ring around a knee but not half a sock

She looks like a fairly decent mover. I would like to see a video now when she is all porportioned out but I would take her while you can.

I am not good on conformation so I will just pass on that but I definitely think she has potential.

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