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!