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Should I adopt this horse?

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        05-04-2009, 10:05 PM
    Should I adopt this horse?


    His name is Midas. He is I think 9th or 10th from the bottom.
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        05-04-2009, 10:09 PM
    Wow, they have some really lovely horses, it amazes me how such nice horses end up sometimes. If you have the time for him I think he is really nice
        05-04-2009, 10:49 PM
    He looks really nice. Make a good project I think he would be worth it.
        05-04-2009, 11:23 PM
    I'm definitely not a conformation expert, but something strikes me off in his back end / stifle area. Anyone else?
        05-05-2009, 12:05 AM
    Midas is a beautiful horse. At that, his back end looks fine to me. O_o Comparing it to the other horses on the page.. Looks the same to me. But would definitely be a great horse, if he is really that responsive and loving of his work! = ) As long as you feel like you can spend hours upon hours with him when you first meet him, it's all good.
        05-05-2009, 12:29 AM
    His legs make me nervous. It looks like he has little/no heel and that is causing too much slope in his pasterns which can put a lot of strain on those tendons. He also looks camped out in the back and seems to have a very weak loin/croup connection. Guess it depends on what you would want to be doing with him but I don't think he would hold up well under a heavy work load.
        05-05-2009, 08:39 AM
    Hes cute, go with your gut on this one.
        05-05-2009, 08:55 AM
    I definitely don't see that he is camped out.
        05-05-2009, 08:56 AM
    I just loved IMACUTIE.

    I agree with mama, his back end looks somewhat funny. And he looks little downhill on pic (may be just saddle/ground combo). But
    he is very cute. I'd give him a trial ride.
        05-05-2009, 11:19 AM
    Originally Posted by northernmama    
    I definitely don't see that he is camped out.
    Just looked again and it must have been a long day yesterday because he isn't. Sorry!

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