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        11-05-2009, 11:15 PM
    Tell me what you think (possible buy)

    I would really appreciate it if you guys could tell me your thoughts on this 7 yo Standardbred gelding we're looking at tomorrow.

    His owner doesn't know anything about his past but apparently he rides well under English. His name is "Midnight Faker". Sounds like he may have been for the track, but once again, no one is sure. Don't think he has a tattoo. We'll ask her more questions when we go out there. He's 16 hh.

    These are the pics she sent us, not the best for crit...

    Also, I realise the pics are tiny but I can't seem to resize them on this computer. ): Sorry...

    I like his head. :) Does it look like he has high withers to you?

    Any thoughts?
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        11-05-2009, 11:24 PM
    Does look like his back is a little sloped. This woman is very handsy, looks like she only really stears with her hands. Her reins are too long and he hands seem too far back. Know if he's gaited? IMO if he has a distinct sloped back at 7 I wouldnt buy him. P.s. Don't forget to have her ride FIRST. Good luck.
        11-05-2009, 11:50 PM
    Thanks for replying.

    We'll have her ride first. :) It's hard to see but in the pic where he has no tack on, his back is pretty's just that the withers themselves seem pretty tall. Then that what having a sloping back means? Or are you speaking of something like having a sway back? Are they the same?

    But yeah, in any case if anything at all is odd about his confo on that point it's a no-go. Just hard to say from these pics.

    And I agree...she doesn't look really comfortable up there. I actually have no idea what she's trying to do with those reins. They did mention that he requires "a firmer hand", and that his previous owner left him sitting for around a year (they've only had him 6 months). We'll see what happens tomorrow.
        11-07-2009, 01:12 PM
    Since you posted this saying you would see him "tomorrow" on the 5th, I assume you've already seen him? How did it go?

    I personally think he's really cute! He also looks like he's putting up with her bad riding very nicely, which is always a good sign about his personality. Are you planning on using him for English or Western? (hint: English) LOL

    Hope you get him!
        11-07-2009, 03:29 PM
    I think he looks quite swayed back.. but maybe its the size of the pictures.
    And, he looks a bit underweight.

    Personally, I don't really like him, but depending what your using him for..
    He is pretty cute though :)

    How did it go?

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