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        05-29-2009, 11:57 PM
      #21
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    I'm sorry to say I don't like his conformation at all. I'd think he's worth maybe $100. He's got a weak loin. He's sickle hocked and toed out. His back end is bad. Looks weak. If he was a good weight he'd be prettier but he'd probably not be a horse that I'd want to ride heavily. He probably would be better for kids or a smaller female than a heavier person. He's probably not going to be sound long term as much more than a light trail riding horse.

    I'm a smaller female and I don't think I'd want to have a person much heavier than me ride him even if he was a good weight. He looks like he has some nutritional issues too. His tail looks ragged. He may be lazy due to his conformational and nutritional issues.

    I think you are right and your mom is not.


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        05-30-2009, 12:12 AM
      #22
    Foal
    Well that's my mom in the picture, and my sister is bigger then my mom and they both ride him bareback. We feed quite well but maybe we should put a few pounds on him. She thinks he is perfect for bigger riders and has my sister riding him all the time. Do you have any ideas how to convince her otherwise? I don't want to hurt/kill him. I showed her the thread and she said, "They don't like my baby? Well he is perfect for Solie (My sister) so we aren't selling him."
    No one here likes him, including my sister. They are both 5'10 :\

    I really don't want him to get hurt.
         
        05-30-2009, 12:17 AM
      #23
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    Show them the conformational links. The person in the video is too large for this horse, IMO. He's not a small horse. He's just got a weak loin. It's not their height that concerns me. It's the weight. His legs and his weak loin don't bode well for him staying sound long term. If she loves this horse, then why don't you get another, more appropriate, riding horse and keep this one for its buddy?
         
        05-30-2009, 12:22 AM
      #24
    Green Broke
    And show them this thread. Sometimes hearing it from other people is way more helpful than hearing it from someone close.
         
        05-30-2009, 12:29 AM
      #25
    Foal
    I showed her the thread, and the links. The only problem with that idea is we don't have enough room for another horse because I tried that already with a free lease. I found the most perfect horse for a free lease, He was big and stocky. But she said no because we live on three acres and I have a show horse, so there really isn't enough room.

    Gah, this is killing me. I wish she could understand that we are actually causing him pain.
         
        05-30-2009, 12:31 AM
      #26
    Green Broke
    What did she say about the thread? I think it is sad if she's not going to listen to the advice of others.
         
        05-30-2009, 12:36 AM
      #27
    Foal
    She said, "They don't like my baby...Well he is perfect for Solie (My sister) so we are keeping him.
    She doesn't understand that we are hurting him. Maybe if we had a vet come out and tell us the same thing she would listen?
         
        05-30-2009, 01:08 AM
      #28
    Green Broke
    LOL! Well you are stuck then. She's not going to listen. I feel bad for you and the horse. Hang in there. Just hope for the best as far as the horse goes.
         
        05-30-2009, 01:17 AM
      #29
    Foal
    Yeah, thanks for the help!
         
        06-01-2009, 08:09 PM
      #30
    Foal
    I agree with him not matching up...not to be mean! He would look alot better if he had more neck muscle. Also in the video he looks lame in the front when he trots. I wouldn't pay much over $900 for him
         

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