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post #1 of 11 Old 05-31-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question Some prospects for me. What do you think?

Hello all,

I am on the hunt for a new horse. Trails and arena work, but no shows or anything fancy. What do you think of these two? The horse in the first sounds great, but do his heels look really low to you? Anything else you see? Horse ID: 1686033 - Pocos Tucker

This one sounds really good too. I have been thinking about her all day, but she is a little farther then I would like to go, but I will. Anyway, I wish the picture was better, but what do you think? Horse ID: 1678966 - Dominos Cheyenne

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-31-2011, 11:52 PM
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I'll tell you what I see but know that pictures are only a small glimpse of how a horse is. Different poses could matter. So going only from these pictures
#1- Over at the knees, visible splint on right front. Seems real butt high- if you line up the front & back hoof bottoms you can tell he would not be level. Under neck muscling suggest he is high headed or ridden that way. possible curb on left hind. Yes, he does need his feet trimmed properly.

#2 She appears very post legged though hard to tell her pastern angels. There seems to be a strange bulge on the front of her left cannon bone.

They both sound like they would fit the bill for what you want but I would worry about future soundness issues. I would suggest a vet check before purchase.

Hope this helps. With so many horses for sale it's amazing how difficult it is to choose one.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 12:31 AM
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NO CONTEST! The first one is a #6 temperament and he looks like a tense horse. His neck tells me that. He is over at the knee and his neck to back coupling is not good. They said "he is energetic" . Read " he jiggs down the trail with his head in the air"

The mare, while it's hard to clearly see her conformation, is typical paint conformation. Her experience and temperament make her a much better choice for you.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 12:38 AM
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I don't like either of their builds (for reasons thus mentioned -- conformation = future soundness), but you call tell the first horse is trouble. Look at his neck muscling... It may just be me, but it appears his neck is muscled heavily on the bottom. That's usually a sign of head throwers, star gazers, etc. This, along with the ad saying he is "full of energy" or something to that extent... Turn off.

If either, go for horse 2.
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I have asked for better pictures of the mare. I would like to see her from a different angle. I have some others in mind and will get pictures of those as well. Thanks so far! Sid
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I also agree that the first doesn't even deserve a second look.

I actually like the sound of the mare and her front legs look good, straight with nice short pasterns that appear to have good angle. She just has that typie halter horse back end. She would likely be fine for just bumming around on trails but I would never consider using her as a performance horse in any of those disciplines where they have her listed as 'prospect'.

If I had to choose between the two, I would definitely go with the mare, but in this market, I think I would keep looking to see if you can find something better. Keep her in the back of your mind though.
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I found another ad for the paint mare, had two more pictures. Man, pictures are hard. Wish they were not so far so I could just go look.

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Some more pictures of mare

Here are some more pictures of the mare. Man, I am not good at this. My last mare, Rosie, was really nice, the next horse has large shoes to fill. Just wish Rosie wasn't a bucker. Anyway, here are some other pictures.
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 11:43 AM
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Unfortuantely the pictures of the paint mare make her look post legged, and maybe even crooked legged by the bottom photo (possible twist in knee). I think always the best way is to go look at the horse, take someone with you that knows confirmation well, try the horse under saddle if you like it and then finally have a vet check to make sure there are no issues neither of you already see. Being straight legged and being sound are def. two different issues. There are plenty of good useful horses on the market that arent perfect, thus the reasonable price. If you arent showing and just want a trail horse take your time looking. You will find something.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 11:58 AM
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I feel that one could argue confirmation all day long, but unless you go and ride the horse you're interested in...confirmation is out the window. I would prefer a horse that "clicked" with me than one with a better build and wack-o. But that's just me!
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