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post #1 of 20 Old 06-16-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of him?

This is Power a 13 year old TB. What do you think of him? I am waiting for the seller to email me back with answers to my questions and confo pics. He has schooled up to 4ft. I would use him for lower dressage, jumping, and open shows. In the shows i would be showing english pleasure and EQ.

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There is a link to youtube on the ad page. but for convience i will put it on here

Be as harsh as you like i want every critique on him possible.

Sonny-13 yr. old Qurab Gelding
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post #2 of 20 Old 06-16-2010, 08:28 PM
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I keep noticing his front legs. It looks like he "spoons?" or dishes out with his front legs with each stride. Anyone else see that? I don't usually see things like that, but it really jumps out at me with this horse.

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post #3 of 20 Old 06-16-2010, 08:51 PM
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Yup-that was one of the first things I noticed. It is very noticable. I cannot put my finger on it, but I do not like his neck. Just don't like the way it is put on, as well as the way his head is put on. Looks like he has HUGE withers, if that makes a difference-not sure, certainly I am no expert. I am unsure whether he would go pleasure-I have not shown it in quite a while, but seems to me he likes too much contact for that. They (used to) like a looser rein.
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post #4 of 20 Old 06-16-2010, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both for your responses! hmm..i cant put my finger on it either considering his front legs.
What suprises me is that you dont like his head and neck. I actually loved those features about him. And for the pleasure thats a great question with the whole contact thing. I know it depends on the breed and such. My horse is a qurab and he has the same contact as this horse above and places very well. So it must just depend on the judge.
Thanks again both of you!

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post #5 of 20 Old 06-17-2010, 12:37 AM
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Yeah he's got some weird motion with his front legs at the trot and canter!

I like his long, arched neck :)

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-17-2010, 12:45 AM
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That neck looks mighty thin to me. I see what everyone else is talking about with the 'whip' action on the front. In the jumping video, he seems to get a bit strong on his rider. Confo wise, he seems a bit toed in when he is walking down the rail. One more thing...whats up with the fig8 noseband? Those things always make me a bit leary...it looks to be pretty well cranked down too. I have seen them used on horses who mouth and escape the bit.

Not that its a reason to buy but I love his color.
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-17-2010, 01:12 AM
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Being pigeon toed on his front end would explain the wonky way of moving. It isn't necessarily desirable but with proper hoof care, he should stay sound under moderate work, depending on the severity of the flaw. However, I am not sure how well he would place in shows because of it. I have to agree that he looks awfully strong in the jumping video and I did not like that he flung his head when the rider asked him to slow down a prepare for the jump . His canter seemed just a bit out of control in that first vid but that could have very well been rider error (rider doesn't look all that great). IDK, there is something about him that I just don't like.

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post #8 of 20 Old 06-17-2010, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks again for the responses!
I agree he looked strong in the jumping video. The first thing that i didnt like was that he flipped is head
Deerly: yeah i cant put my finger on it but there is a strange motion.
corinowalk:I agree he looks a bit toed in. Right when i get conformation shots i will post them just to make sure. Also i will be sure to ask about that noseband. Thanks for pointing that out!
smrobs: thanks for explaining that being pigeon toed would explain his moving. Yes i agree the rider didnt look great i wonder what power would look like/act with a proper rider.

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post #9 of 20 Old 06-17-2010, 09:56 AM
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He paddles in the front pretty severely. Actually, the path of travel with his hind end is a little wingish, too(the opposite of the paddling). It's to bad because he is a nice open mover with what seems to be a lot of fluidity and power.

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post #10 of 20 Old 06-17-2010, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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sorry but whats paddling?

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