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post #1 of 19 Old 03-14-2009, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Prospective purchase

This is a coming 3 year old oldenburg filly.

I would appreciate as much feedback (good or bad) as possible.

I guess the bump on the right hind is proud flesh.


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post #2 of 19 Old 03-14-2009, 05:18 PM
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Price ?

What do you plan on using her for?

Was she first premium or second premium?
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Her overall score at her oldenburg inspection was 8.1...I will have to find out if she was first or second premium (I am still learning a lot about this type of horse)

The goal for her would be for a rider at my barn to use her as a competitive hunter/jumper horse. Possibly some dressage as well. I would rider her some also, but not quite as intensely.
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My guess is that the dam was probably TB as I see TB in there.

I like the temperment and that certainly is part of daddy. Excellent breeding on the sire's side and that breeding leans more to jumping. I would say she is more a jumping prospect than dressage though. Has decent movement but a dressage person would probably pass on her for that discipline but that does not mean she can't do it just that she doesn't have that WOW movement that is looked for.

Is agile enough but I personally like something a bit more nimble so hunter should be a good nitch for this horse. Overall conformation is good and I see nothing that would cause me to question the way she is put together.

A lot will depend on what they are asking for her.
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The dressage would not be competitive - just something to keep her well rounded :). The focus for this purchase is hunter/jumper. From what the owner tells me, the dam is a tb, and she was used as an eventer (I don't know at what level).
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The horse looks to be healthy. Her hooves need to be trimmed though. I would find out what she was used for and just as many details as possible before the purchase.
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I agree with Spyder about the Dressage bit.

I would pass on her if looking for a Dressage horse because of the movement, and the lack of lateral clearance in the front end. Whenever I look at good Dressage prospects, you can practically run a Body Brush sideways between their front legs and it'll barely touch.

As far as Jumpers go, I'd say sure.. but I know very little of real deal jumping. Dressage is my passion :p definitely get the lower levels on her to keep her toned. The lower levels also open up great communication with horse and rider.

What are they asking?

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I will tell you guys what they are asking , but to get a non-biased opinion from you guys, I am going to ask you what you think would be a fair price for a horse like this... looking at a jumping prospect.
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Oh... one concern that I have is that she is currently measuring 15.0 at the withers and 15.2 at the rump...I am worried she will be on the slight side for a jumper. Her sire is 16.3 and dam is 16.1, but she is already almost three, and only 15.2 (if assuming withers will catch rump)

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Oh... one concern that I have is that she is currently measuring 15.0 at the withers and 15.2 at the rump...I am worried she will be on the slight side for a jumper. Her sire is 16.3 and dam is 16.1, but she is already almost three, and only 15.2 (if assuming withers will catch rump)

Opinions?

I would like to point out something that skippy stated that will negate itself in the future and that is the closeness of the front legs. WBs are nortorious in developing later especially in widening. With dressage lateral work that is not an issue for me.

As far as height I suspect she will be about 15.3 hh (maybe 16.hh) based on how tall she is now. Remember Hickstead the Gold medal jumper at the Olympics was barely 16.hh. My stallion is barely 16.hh and has a HOTY title for jumper.

That can be an advantage with negotiating a price though and you can claim ignorance stating a worry about size.

In todays market for an unbroke WB even with good bloodlines ( on one side anyways) I would expect to see an asking price of about $10,000.00.

Any price under $10,000.00 would be a good buy.
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