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post #11 of 26 Old 09-24-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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I like him. He is sturdy looking. As far as the roach back its usually able to fit them...it just may take some time. As far as the 'he wears normal size horse tack' I betcha he doesnt. Rosie (avatar) was being ridden in hormal horse tack. Sure, you can toss up a FQHB saddle on her, cinch it down and ride off. She would tell you other wise. Does it fit? Oh Hells No. Some people are just more aware of saddle fit than others. By looking at him I would think saddle fitting would be your most difficult part.

Good luck with him. I think he's cute.
Thanks. That's what I thought too, I was like ****, he looks like a brick house. (: And I didn't believe the tack ting either.Lol

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post #12 of 26 Old 09-24-2010, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, well okay, I just got an e-mail from a lady I e-mailed about her horse before this Belgian. Never thought she would reply! This may complicate a tad. I really like her horse too and he's way closer. Hmmmmm...

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post #13 of 26 Old 09-24-2010, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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The other horse is 16+hh white mustang. She says he's over 1600 pounds. Does that seem weird considering the draft is only 1400 and probably taller? He seems a little chubby.lol Um, he's 10 and just started moving under saddle again after 4 years. I love his look and he looks pretty built, but now I'm conflicted because I have to choose. Here are the only pics I have of the mustang. I know the one under saddle is blurry, but that's all she gave me. He's so cute.
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The gray does seem to have a much better hip on him though it is hard to tell much in those pix. I think if I had to choose, I would look at the gray first and if I didn't like him, then go look at the draftx.

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I like the gray a lot more just by build.
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post #16 of 26 Old 09-25-2010, 04:46 AM
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he's cute!!!

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post #17 of 26 Old 09-25-2010, 06:43 PM
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I love that chestnut gelding from the neck up, and his height. Would it be possible to get any better pictures of him, like with his head up? I know you can't take them, but could you ask his owner? His croup is weird, and I'm not sure what roach back means, but his withers are high and he is thick so that will be hard to fit saddle-wise. Otherwise, I think he is pretty :]

That mustang has a roman nose ... not really a big deal, but I sure think they're fuglayyy. He looks like a percheron almost. Based on that picture of his leg, he looks a little over at the knee, which (especially with such a large frame) could give him some soundness issues. He has a kind eye, though. How does he ride now, since it's been 4 years?

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post #18 of 26 Old 09-26-2010, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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I love that chestnut gelding from the neck up, and his height. Would it be possible to get any better pictures of him, like with his head up? I know you can't take them, but could you ask his owner? His croup is weird, and I'm not sure what roach back means, but his withers are high and he is thick so that will be hard to fit saddle-wise. Otherwise, I think he is pretty :]

That mustang has a roman nose ... not really a big deal, but I sure think they're fuglayyy. He looks like a percheron almost. Based on that picture of his leg, he looks a little over at the knee, which (especially with such a large frame) could give him some soundness issues. He has a kind eye, though. How does he ride now, since it's been 4 years?
I like the Belgian/Morgan too. He's got a nice head it looks like and neck. The roach back is the flatness. His owner is getting ready to go to veterinary school so she is gone this week and won't be abe to get any more pics till/if I go see him myself.

As for the Mustang, I love roman noses. Lol I think they're cute and look lovable, but that's just me. The bit about the him being over the knee? What do you mean? His owner just started riding him again, and says he's doing great, but of course before I hand over the money, I'll make sure and have her ride him in front of me and ask to try him out, etc.

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While being over at the knee (knees always look just a bit flexed forward) isn't ideal, it is a lot better than being back at the knee. Though I really don't see the over at the knee on the gray. He has big joints, jut like a mustang or draft cross should have but I don't think he is over at the knee.

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While being over at the knee (knees always look just a bit flexed forward) isn't ideal, it is a lot better than being back at the knee. Though I really don't see the over at the knee on the gray. He has big joints, jut like a mustang or draft cross should have but I don't think he is over at the knee.
Ahh, I see. Thank you so much, Smrobs. (: I've noticed in the small amount of time I've been here that you are always very helpful.

As far as him being a little over the knee, will it affect riding at all? I wouldn't want to ride him and make him have joint or leg problems later on.

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