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post #21 of 31 Old 07-22-2012, 07:47 PM
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Have you ridden her? How does she ride? How does she handle? I think a thorough vet check. Her coat is of concern and her neck just may been muscling. It's hard to tell from pics.
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post #22 of 31 Old 07-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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Sorry, I forgot to mention. That many things can be overcome with the right mind. I gotta say though that I don't care for her attitude or eye in any of the pictures. Sorry.
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post #23 of 31 Old 07-22-2012, 09:44 PM
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I'm not sure what we're supposed to see from those pictures. She looks bad, but maybe not as bad as the photographer.
And I, for one, definitely think that conformation ALOT to do with what and how well a horse can perform. A post legged, straight hocked horse will never make a reiner without breaking down.
Being a trail mount you don't have to get as particular, but you still want something that isn't going to end up lame from stress from having crooked legs or too long a back.

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I'm not sure what we're supposed to see from those pictures. She looks bad, but maybe not as bad as the photographer.
And I, for one, definitely think that conformation ALOT to do with what and how well a horse can perform. A post legged, straight hocked horse will never make a reiner without breaking down.
Being a trail mount you don't have to get as particular, but you still want something that isn't going to end up lame from stress from having crooked legs or too long a back.
I very much agree with this, however, I've seen instances where a horse looked horrible. It was nothing more than very bad hoof care and poor feed coupled with complete lack of exercise. I'm just saying that a good vet or experienced outsider should look at this horse.
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While I unfortunately (for both you and me, as I would like to understand more than I do-though your post and the responders answers CERTAINLY ARE HELPING me, too!) would like to give you more info but cannot, I figure I'll re-ask some of the others' questions to help guide the critique?
1) you say she'll see a lot of trails and be ridden western. Any plans to show? Of so, what sort exactly?
2) Did the seller provide any info about why the belly/coat issues may be present; ie. Could she be bred presently? Has she been off of good quality fed and they've been making up with too much hay/grasses/feeds with high fat content and maybe not had her wormed in some time?
3) Do they indicate she's been out of work for some time (poor neck muscling) though to me--TOTAL AMATEUR CITY, REMEMBER!!-- her butt looks fairly muscled, so...?
4) Any other info the seller offered to explain some of the issues (no $$ for farrier/proper very care, so selling...etc...?)
Just thought I'd try to pull together some of the issues others with experience touched on to help you get better answers. As well, I'd love to learn from what you're asking as well! Hope I'm not stepping on your thread by doing this. If so, apologies...
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post #26 of 31 Old 07-23-2012, 05:24 AM
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Who said the back end looks good?!

The back end is not really aesthetic at all... She does not have much curve in her hind leg which makes for poor conformation and may have difficulty in harder work, her bum also slopes straight down from her spine... another no-no...

Really depends what you want her for and the price you are going to pay.
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post #27 of 31 Old 07-23-2012, 05:46 AM
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It was I who said in the post just above yours Miss Katie, that "her butt looks fairly muscled"at a glance, though I didn't use the word "good"...as far as anyone else who said such, not sure...I also VERY CLEARLY ADDED that I am by NO MEANS A CONFO-knowledgeable person (yet!! I'm learning though!!) :0)
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post #28 of 31 Old 07-23-2012, 05:54 AM
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It's all good, I meant it in a joking way
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post #29 of 31 Old 07-23-2012, 05:55 AM
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Besides you were not the only one I don't think, I was attacking all of you not just you (just kidding haha)
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Not to offend, but I'd pass on this horse. May be pics are just very bad and don't do the horse a justice, but I don't like anything about it.
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