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post #11 of 31 Old 07-21-2012, 06:22 PM
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I own peppys, I own docs, I own peppy Doc mixes, and NONE of them are built anything like that, I would insist on seeing the papers, and checking the markings EXACTLY, because people seem to say overy sorrel horse is a peppy/doc. Bless her poor little heart. I would be very very careful!
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post #12 of 31 Old 07-21-2012, 06:42 PM
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I dislike her neck and her legs. Her neck just isnt attractive in the way it ties in (meaning where it connects to her head) her coat isnt right its scruffy and a tad long for this time of year. If your just looking for a plain trail horse and you don't want to compete she's fine.
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post #13 of 31 Old 07-21-2012, 08:40 PM
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On the ticked off, when were these pics taken, is it really hot? My horses (the adults anyway), look about like that these days, it's HOOOT and miserable (not at all teed or ticked off). My first thought was that she was hot.
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CALF KNEED: ma'am could you please explain this term in more detail. Using the pic. Its new to me, and im not to experienced as it is. Thankyou.

The term "calf kneed" means that the knee is not as straight as it should be, but rather is bent backward a little. So, when you look at the knee from the side, in horses, because the upper arm bone (above the knee) is curved, not straight, the knee should be a tiny bit rounded , so it should bulge out in the front side a tiny bit. This mare , the knee is the opposite; it is behind the vertical, just a tiny, tiny bit. That is calf kneed. In her case, it's really minor, and might be due to poor shoeing, not conformation.

I , personally, don't think her neck is all that bad. It is thin and under muscled, but is set on reasonably high.

For a trail mount, her conformation is not bad. If she isn't as crabby looking as the photo projects, then she might be a decent trail mount.
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post #15 of 31 Old 07-21-2012, 09:37 PM
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The term "calf kneed" means that the knee is not as straight as it should be, but rather is bent backward a little. So, when you look at the knee from the side, in horses, because the upper arm bone (above the knee) is curved, not straight, the knee should be a tiny bit rounded , so it should bulge out in the front side a tiny bit. This mare , the knee is the opposite; it is behind the vertical, just a tiny, tiny bit. That is calf kneed. In her case, it's really minor, and might be due to poor shoeing, not conformation.

I , personally, don't think her neck is all that bad. It is thin and under muscled, but is set on reasonably high.

For a trail mount, her conformation is not bad. If she isn't as crabby looking as the photo projects, then she might be a decent trail mount.
Aww...i see. Thanks for the info.
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post #16 of 31 Old 07-21-2012, 09:52 PM
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I'm not a conformation enthusiest. I don't breed and anything with four hooves and that is sound can do any local events properly as long as they have a sound mind. So really, conformation doesn't mean anything to me.

She can run poles, barrels, chase cows, do any sort of western event (I'm presuming thas what you want her for since she's sporting a western saddle). Conformation ties in when you want to breed or if you plan on traveling show ring circuits across country.

The only issue I see with this mare is her general overall health. I'm sure that with a good dewormer, she can be back on her feet in no time. A lot of the horses I've worked with lacked the "beauty" that others had, but went just as far in training.

I wouldn't pass her up unless I saw her and got to judge for myself what she was like.
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post #17 of 31 Old 07-21-2012, 10:00 PM
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In her current state, there is much to be desired but with some work and proper diet, exercise, and care.. she may turn around.

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post #18 of 31 Old 07-22-2012, 12:20 PM
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I'd have a pre-purchase vet check done if I was thinking of buying. If she does have a heavy worm load and you worm with a good wormer it is possible to actually cause an impaction colic (very expensive to remedy). There are also a few other things besides worms that can cause this type of summer coat and tummy etc. The cheap part of horse ownership usually is the initial purchase. With the cost of feed, farrier and especially Vet work. It would be money well spent.
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post #19 of 31 Old 07-22-2012, 04:01 PM
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I like her. I geass I have bad opinion but she looks like a nice horse all except her front legs, I don't know what it is though. And she only looks pissed in the one picture.
I don't think a 5 year old is good for a beginner though, if your new to riding horses id look at atleast 10yo's
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post #20 of 31 Old 07-22-2012, 06:34 PM
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I just have to state that good conformation isn't just for breeders! Bad conformation can not only effect the over all movement of your horse but also can effect their ridability especially as they age. They breed for good conformation for a reason because it's good for the horse and subsequently good for the rider!

It is very hard to correctly judge confirmation without a horse standing on flat ground square and head straight, without a saddle please. From what I can see her neck looks far to under muscled for her age. I would like to see the connection from her neck to her back to her butt but there is not a picture that shows that. Her eyes do not look soft and willing. If those pictures were taken in the summer I would be very concerned about her long coat as it could be an indication of health issues. She could be obese, pregnant, belly of worms and/or hay belly? Would be my guesses to why her stomach is so round.

I might go look at horse because it has good breeding. However first thing I look for is temperament, Second is good conformation, Third is Training. Everything else for me is just so so. It's nice to have a horse with a pretty color it's nice to have a horse with good bloodlines, but it won't effect my decision to buy.

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