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    08-05-2012, 12:35 AM
confirmation for potential jumper

Hey, I am trying out this horse to potentially buy. I am aware of the vertical shoulder, but would this potentially keep the horse from being a good jumper? I know she could jump over herself, but is her slope so vertical it could cause lameness issues or should I continue to go through with the purchase?
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    08-05-2012, 04:45 PM

Please guys help me
    08-05-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm not an expert, but she has really light bone, a very straight shoulder, and she's pigeon breasted- I'm not sure I'd mess with this combination, especially since her pasterns look a bit long and weak, too. I like her body a lot, she has a nice short back, a powerful back end, and a deep girth, but her legs look very weak to me.

BUT. I am NOT an expert, like I said! Hopefully someone who knows more will stop by...
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    08-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Thanks! She does not have shoes at the moment, so I think that will better improve her pastern angle.

Not to mention she has been ridden a whopping 3 times over the past year so she is extremely out of shape. A vet did check her legs and said that she is sound and should be sound for any career--she was originally bought for jumping but her current owner does not have adequate turn out.
    08-05-2012, 09:45 PM
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I would pass. Her pasterns are long, so even with shoes, you still can't change that. That's really a deal breaker for me.
    08-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Btw this is a picture of her at her racing barn and she is in racing shoes, there I have seen video and pictures of her with no shoes and the angle isn't so severe. She also is sound and cleaned x rays. Her great grandsire is secretariat and followed down the line by affirmed, storm cat, and bernstein..just some food for thought
    08-05-2012, 10:15 PM
It's not the angle at all, it's the size of the pastern itself - too long and thin for my liking, the legs as a whole appear quite fine for her body and I would not be confident that she could hold up to a lot of jumping. I'd pass as well.
    08-11-2012, 09:46 AM
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I agree over her pasterns and lack of bone.

It seems that no matter what anyone says about it you have made up your mind and coming out with reasons as to why they look as they do and how they can be improved - they cannot, they are to long with or without shoes.
Her shoulder is straight and she hasn't the best of second thighs for a jumper.
    08-11-2012, 09:49 AM
With the lack of bone and her tiny hooves, I would not jump her. She is a lovely girl body wise. But legs down, she is not suitable for jumping in my eyes.

Id find something else for her career wise.
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    08-12-2012, 07:02 PM
She just looks awkward to me... Aside from the length of her pastern she looks quite down hill and her front just looks wonky I doubt she'd have very much scope and even if she did she wouldn't stay sound over bigger fences.

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