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post #11 of 17 Old 12-23-2010, 02:25 PM
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Just because the owners say that she will grow out of this 'wonky' phase doesn't mean it will. I wouldn't reputable breeders would sell just any filly for that little. I have a feeling this is gonna turn out bad. But that's just my opinion. Don't mind me!
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-23-2010, 02:25 PM
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Very long pasterns and it doesn't look like she gets the best of care. Honestly I would look at that horse as a rescue and offer to take it for free. It looks as though they may not be able to afford to feed it and they would be money ahead
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-23-2010, 05:44 PM
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Pasterns are too long imho.....she looks sweet,but not very well cared for :(

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post #14 of 17 Old 12-23-2010, 05:54 PM
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I have to I know why she's so cheap :(
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-28-2010, 12:58 PM
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her hind is really weak , how old was she in the picture when you went to see her just jumping her hind has to be muscular and strong but i like her color cause as you go down her legs it gets lighter
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-28-2010, 07:38 PM
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The pot belly and serious lack of muscling concern me...I suspect given that in her "crappy yearling" shot, and this one with the belly, that she has not been on a good rotating worming program.

Conformationally, I don't like the long pasterns; they are already sinking, and that does not mean anything good long term. She may not endure heavy work very well. Nothing about her, at this point, really sticks out to me posititively. NOW, that said, with proper worming, and good food, and exercises to build up her muscle strength she may turn out pretty decently. I WOULD NOT even consider starting this filly for another year, to two years...let her grow, and mature, and become strong.

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post #17 of 17 Old 12-30-2010, 12:11 AM
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I don't think she's bad looking, and certainly not for $200. (I can see someone charging this much for her--its possible they don't have the funds to campaign her, or that they've gotten out of racing (I assume that's what she was bred for), just want to liquidate some of their less promising stock quickly, etc.) I do however agree with previous posters that she is sincerely lacking any kind of muscle development. If she is just moseying around in a smaller, flat lot with a less than raucous crew as it appears to be in pictures, I probably wouldn't be too concerned, considering her circumstances and how handsome daddy is. I also agree that the pasterns are long-ish, but if she has decently angled (read: not pancakes) feet, I don't think that they are so bad that she would be severely limited. As was previously suggested, I'd wait to break her until she was stronger, and in the meantime put her on a huge hill of a pasture, with the water bucket at the top.

In conclusion, I'll agree that she's not textbook perfection, but she seems a cute horse who is probably perfectly capable of handling the kind of work you suggest for her. If anything... I'd reconsider one thing only: CHESTNUT MARE. :o)

good luck and be sure to post progress pics if you get her!
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