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Eventer105 02-07-2013 09:24 PM

Critique him as potential eventer
 
Here is my 17.1H Oldenburg gelding.

What is your opinion of him? Would you consider him for lower-level eventing?

For pictures of him doing dressage, go here: LakeOswegoHunt-Feb-2-Dressage_show_Pictures | pages 13 through 16

Sorry, but how would I upload pictures from my computer that are not pictures on the internet?

gypsygirl 02-08-2013 04:33 PM

click go advanced and then you can upload them from there. click manage attachments, it lets you upload one at a time.

Eventer105 02-08-2013 06:43 PM

Pictures
 
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Here are the pictures.

InsaneDino 02-08-2013 07:55 PM

Honestly, your best bet is just trying him out at it and seeing how he does.

In what I can see, I'll say this:
- His pasterns look too straight for my taste
- He hangs his knees over jumps (the first pic really worries me)
- His shoulder is pretty nice looking
- The headset isn't quite there for dressage yet, but that can be fixed

Anyways, good luck with him! He looks like a lovely horse.

Eventer105 02-09-2013 12:24 AM

More pictures
 
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Here are some more pictures from tonight.

Oxer 02-09-2013 03:17 AM

horse has a super kind eye. Lovely expression in every single picture. However, he's built kinda'... well... funny. Doesn't seem to have much of a natural talent for jumping, however he does look like he probably has some pretty nice gaits and, with right training and muscling, could probably have a huge ground covering trot and an equally lovely canter.

Clava 02-09-2013 04:02 AM

He looks nice, but he stands as if he is not comfortable on his hooves.

Eventer105 02-09-2013 11:16 PM

Here is a video of him jumping.

gypsygirl 02-10-2013 04:36 PM

i really like him ! to me he is not hanging his legs at all, hes just not really jumping over that small fence. you can tell that hes already getting ready to land, does not worry me at all. looks like he could be better muscled and he needs work setting back on his hind end. his jumping form will look better when he is off his forehand and in front of your leg.

Eventer105 02-10-2013 08:40 PM

Feel free to critique my position as well.


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