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post #1 of 12 Old 07-21-2011, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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What an odd photo to use when selling a horse....

I just came accross this photo today. Its a OTTB for sale.
Why would someone use a photo of a horse standing this way?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-21-2011, 11:30 PM
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I'm not sure how appropriate it is to post someone else's photo to critique like this, but.......I agree. Most unflattering.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-21-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Oops - sorry, my bad..
I don't mean to critique the horse - just thought the photo was a 'what not to do'

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-21-2011, 11:45 PM
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IMO, if it was posted on the internet in the first place, they must be open to having it looked at and possibly critiqued (in the case of a interested buyer?) BUT that is just my opinon

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-22-2011, 09:10 PM
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Perhaps they were trying to park him out...I have no idea why since he's a TB and not gaited. :/ but! He could be standthing this way due to him having a spell of founder. They'll stand like this to keep their weight off of their painful front hooves. It also looks like he has an injury/hair loss on his front shoulder there.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-22-2011, 10:03 PM
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I believe they are trying to disguise his confo to those who wouldn't know any better.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-22-2011, 10:21 PM
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*just a thought* a horse doesnt have to be "gaited" to park out- they just have to be Saddletype or breed specific. This is not breed specific! Maybe thye were having a tough time getting him to stand still, I just give up sometimes and take lots of pics then choose the best later. lol
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-22-2011, 10:22 PM
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Is the mark on his shoulder next to the brand an abraision or a failed attempt to blur something out?
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-22-2011, 10:23 PM
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Maybe they just don't have a clue how to do good photos and make their horse look its best. Never the less, its a very unflattering shot.
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-23-2011, 02:29 AM
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Mark on shoulder just looks like rubbing from the rug.
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