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        12-19-2012, 12:23 PM
    Thoughts on this horse

    Greenfield M`a Min - Stud Card. Stallions Online. Stallions at stud.

    Hi guys I'm just wondering what you think of this horse as a riding horse.
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        12-19-2012, 01:56 PM
    Green Broke
    I wouldn't want to ride him-he just doesn't appeal to me.
        12-19-2012, 02:38 PM
    I agree with the person above
    Lovely horse to look at though
        12-19-2012, 02:59 PM
    Is it just his appearance that doesn't appeal to you?
    He's soft mouthed, has sensitive sides and is very easy to control but does need a certain type of rider. The worst thing he does is when he sees another horse he likes to show off so can muck about a bit
        12-19-2012, 03:49 PM
    Green Broke
    All we can judge him on is his appearance as that is all the information we have.

    Personally, I don't like his head - neck in proportion with the rest of him. He looks like a nice enough horse - not my kettle of fish though. I guess it would depend on what you wanted him for etc.

    Are you looking at purchasing him?
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        12-20-2012, 11:12 AM
    Well I was talking to the breeder because I lost my confidence so I was going to ask to ride one of the broodmares but she asked if I wanted to hop on Alf (He's gelded now) so I said I would. After talking for a bit she said that she as thinking of selling him to me before I got the horse I have now, so we've kind of half arranged that once my horse is sold I'll have him on loan for a while to see if I'm the right rider for him.
    At the moment he'll only be used as a hack because he's never been to a show but next summer she said we can take him to a local place just to get the atmosphere.
        12-20-2012, 11:23 AM
    Hmmm seen as he is gelded now, his neck may lighten up a little and give him a more proportioned appearance. Also the photo is taken at an angle Where his head and neck are slightly turning/leaning towards the camera which gives the appearance of them being a little larger than 'ideal'. He looks a little mutton withered, but not bad. Apart from the odd photo and the fact that he's a heavier looking stud in the pic, I actually like him.

    He looks solid and strong. Better than weak and wiry
        12-20-2012, 11:32 AM
    Yech.. I'm very very glad he's been gelded. He's very unrefined.. actually I don't see a thing on him that I really like. His hind legs are very odd, and it looks like he passes that on - his foal in that ad has horrible hind legs. He doesn't look like a sport horse to me at all. His body is heavy set on (comparatively) light boned legs.
    What drives me wild is that he's toted to be a sport horse, but there are NO photos that show any sort of ability other than standing in a field.
    Anyways. As a riding horse? I'd be worried that those hocks won't hold up long-term. I'd think that he's going to be very hard to get off the forehand since he's so heavy up front without the power behind to carry him.
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        12-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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    Link - I was going to ask you why you hadnt learned from your past mistakes but if the horse is gelded and proven to be safe and quiet IN ALL WAYS then you should maybe spend some more time with him and give him a really good try out - on busy roads and across open land on his own
    He isnt my personal taste in horses but that has nothing to do with anything
    My one concern is his size as I'm thinking you are under 16? In the UK if you are planning to compete on him in maybe jumping classes then you are going to have to compete in horse classes against adults where the jumps will be higher, same would go for any ridden classes or working hunter
    Why not look for a nice 14.2 and compete against your own age group?
    Of course you might just be looking for a horse for fun hacking so the above wont apply
        12-20-2012, 11:40 AM
    I've been looking for some recent pictures of him but I can't find any I only have these. The first 3 are Alf, the next 2 are the colt at the bottom of the page.
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