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post #1 of 8 Old 12-30-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Thinking about buying this horse what do you think??

I am looking to buy an Egyptian Arabian Colt. I am on a low budget and I have found a great colt I was thinking about. Any suggestions? What do you think about him? Conformaton? Would he be a good for my breeding program(after a few more years)?


He is about to turn 2. He is a SE colt very flashy- chest. With 4 high whites, and a blaze that wraps around his lower jaw. Pic is from early 09. He does have his papers too.

I want to find out more and go see him and get more pics soon I just thought Id see what yall thought.

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-30-2009, 11:46 PM
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I don't like his withers. Pretty boy though. The last pic looks like he jumped straight into the air.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-31-2009, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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can you explain why you don't like his withers, would it interfear with breeding for some reason?
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-31-2009, 12:16 AM
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I'm not expert at conformation, but they tie in at an odd angle. However, he is young, so he could just being going through the whole weird conformation stage.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-31-2009, 12:20 AM
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To me it looks like his neck connects to his body in one line, and then his withers pop up, instead of his neck connecting to his body smoothly. I hope that you can understand that lol. He's cute enough, but personally I would like to see a bit more curve to the upper part of his hind leg. His shoulder does look a bit straight as well, but I am also looking from the stand point of dressage and jumping, so it all depends on what type of disciplines you want to breed for. I don't see any glaring conformation faults that would make me say don't buy him, or don't breed him. I can't give as good of an evaluation as I would be able to if I could see him move, and obviously at this point his chest is quite narrow, but not knowing his lineage, I can't say whether it will stay that way or fill out as he gets older. If you can post more pictures when you go out to see him, it would help.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-31-2009, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Here is some more info I just got him.

Izzy has no medical issues. He respects space and does well in herds. He currently runs with 7 other horses. Izzy's mom rejected him as a foal so we bottle fed a few days before finding a good milk replacer that was self regulating from the bucket. As a result, he loves peope. At the same time he was turned out on a daily basis with other horses so he did develop good herd manners.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-31-2009, 01:19 PM
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It's the space that his neck meets his withers. I think it is common in SEAs. But can you see the difference?

(not my horse from goldenpearlarabians.com)
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-31-2009, 02:00 PM
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I agree with the neck tying in weird. ShutUpJoe's pic should clear up a little of whats been said. I think he's cute other than the neck. Maybe his shoulder's a little steep, but not as bad as a lot of horses I've seen. Nothing screams at me really as being bad, but the neck/withers is a little distracting.

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