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        06-12-2009, 08:53 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    What do you think of him

    His name is Oreo. He is 8 years old. Rides like a freaking dream. He is about 15.2 hh. I know he is way overweight but he hasn't been ridden in 5 or 6 months and been happily gorging himself in the pasture and on hay. Im thinking about maybe buying him after I sell my QH.
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        06-12-2009, 10:23 PM
      #2
    Started
    He is cute, but lacks muscle tone. Also, I can't tell because of the sand but I think his feet are very small and his pasterns are straight.
         
        06-12-2009, 10:30 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Seems to be built downhill, maybe a little sway back. This can restrict a horses performance, depending on what you intend on doing. As a small and local show horse he'd probably do okay though.

    He does look like his has a nice, kind eye. He has a pretty head and what I consider a pretty neck. Huuuuge butt O_O (I wish I had that kind of butt on my horses). As a trail or general have-fun horse I bet he's amazing.

    (and I'm loving his markings, total D'awww! Factor there)

    How's his trot?
         
        06-12-2009, 10:36 PM
      #4
    Trained
    I like him; he is a cute guy for sure. Lovely expression, and I like his neck...nice and trim! His legs seem nice and straight, and he's certainly got a big hip!

    Conformationally, he's not horrible, but certainly not perfect either; the biggest thing I see is that he is long in the topline, and is already weakening behind his wither; with some exercises to help him lift and use his topline, you may see some improvement there. His shoulder is a bit steep, and he seems to be a little croup high, which will make him want to travel on his front more. Given the muscling I see in his forearm, I am guessing he does travel more off his front end than his hind end already. His hocks are higher off the ground too, which also makes it harder for him to travel off his hind end.

    He needs muscling throughout, but you already know that...just steady riding will help in that area.
         
        06-12-2009, 10:57 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    No shows for us strictly pleasure. He actually has huge hoofs. The sand is so deep you can't really tell. Def needs some muscles but like I said he has had a LOT of time off. I wish I had a pic of it but he almost has a heart on the other side :)
         
        06-13-2009, 01:04 AM
      #6
    Foal
    He looks pretty nice to me all round, especially if you're only using him for pleasure riding... Obesity in horses can hide faults however, so I'd try to get his diet restricted as it can lead to serious health problems.
         

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