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Dumas'_Grrrl 08-03-2008 08:27 PM

Horse Trade Photos...Please let me know what you think
 
I am in the midst of a horse trade. This 18yo been there done that palamino QH mare. As far as I know she is healthy. The owners and I have been talking via e-mail. I have not seen her in person yet. I know these are not great critique photos but I would really appreciate you looking over them and letting me know what you think of her. *The owners are wanting a younger horse and I was looking for a more laid back older horse. I would be trading her Twister our 7yo qh gelding.

Please, anything you like or dislike just shout it out. Thanks for you help! :D

http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3517_Sunny_5_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3517_sunny_6_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3517_sunny_7_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/3517_sunny_8_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/35...tion_013_1.jpg

The last picture is of Twister.
Good Trade????? All opinions welcome!!! :D

appylover31803 08-03-2008 08:40 PM

I'm not good at critquing, but i did notice that her coat looks long. Do you know if those are recent photos?

She seems like a good horse, maybe a little itty bit ribby in the last photo.

Dumas'_Grrrl 08-03-2008 11:53 PM

I am a tad dissapointed at the pictures. I was hoping for some recent slick photos of her. I am assumeing from the trees and the grass plus the way the folks are dressed that it is sometime in early spring. I'm also guessing that she is ribby looking from the winter weight loss that so many go thru. I know the pictures are hard to critique so I thank you for trying. I want to have plenty of opinions before I go into this head first.

Moxie 08-04-2008 12:45 AM

I was going to say the same about the coat and her being kind of ribby. I would assume it was spring as well. I think that going out and seeing her in person would be a good judgment call, and maybe taking some pictures of your own. Tell them that they are for your husband, then you can post them on here! lol

Over all I thought she looked alright, of course Im new to Critiquing.

kitten_Val 08-04-2008 07:41 AM

I'm not impressed with her... Sorry... :oops:

Dumas'_Grrrl 08-04-2008 10:06 AM

Kitten...Don't be sorry...What do you not like about her?! I am in no way offended by the not so pretty comments. That's why I put her up here. I want to know what you don't like at this point she isn't my horse...lol...Its ok if you think she's ugly... :lol: I want the help and comments so I don't end up making a decision I will regret.

kitten_Val 08-04-2008 11:18 AM

Well... May be it's just comparing your boy, who looks so nice and well taking care of, to her. :) I can't tell much about the confo from pics, but It's something about her coat, and just overall look. May be she's wormy or something. Just when you said "trading" your boy looks much more valuable horse than her.

On positive side I'm sure she'd look great if you take care of her and clean and brush her. :wink:

palogal 08-04-2008 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
I am a tad dissapointed at the pictures. I was hoping for some recent slick photos of her. I am assumeing from the trees and the grass plus the way the folks are dressed that it is sometime in early spring. I'm also guessing that she is ribby looking from the winter weight loss that so many go thru. I know the pictures are hard to critique so I thank you for trying. I want to have plenty of opinions before I go into this head first.

Winter is not an excuse for a horse to be thin. She looks pretty downhill from these pics, which isn't a big deal if you're just trail riding or something. If you're just casual riding I'd say she's fine. She has a really cute face.

farmpony84 08-04-2008 11:50 AM

alot of people have different opinions on how much a horse needs to eat and what not. She sounds like she's safe and sound. That's important. I can see some ribs in that pic and my question would be... did they feed her what they needed to for the winter or is she a hard keeper?

You'll have to see if her teeth have been floated and at that age you'll want to put her on some type of Equine Senior which is really expensive (I'm paying $16 per bag). I go through 2 bags a week, but I'm feeding 2 with it so... approx 50lbs a week? If they havent had her on an equine feed that may make a huge difference. How far away are they? Can you try her out?

I really don't think it's a bad trade, but it's always scary. I think if she's healthy and safe, then that's big. A safe horse is worth lots. She looks very cute.

Spyder 08-04-2008 11:59 AM

I agree with the majority about the coat. What it shows to me is a lack of health or care. I have seen older horses and in the spring and winter that look a ton better than her. That coat reminds me of a horse not properly fed or exercised.

Twister looks like the better horse and I think they would be getting the better deal....not you.,


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