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Thoroughbred Confo Critique
Hey guys! I'm going to be buying an ottb and I was just wondering if some of you could give this guy a little critique.
I haven't gone to see him yet but his owner said he's very slightly toed out on the front right, but sound and it doesn't affect his movement. Anyway he's 3 so will probably grow a bit more. Sorry I don't have better pics without the snow!
As with any OTTB, be dang sure and have him vet checked - especially with pasterns that long that appear weak...
I see long pasterns in the front. Would be better if he wasn't in the snow. When you go to see him take a good look at his front legs.
He looks cute; From that one picture, I don't see anything glaringly wrong other than the long pasterns. I agree that you need to get him thoroughly vet checked before you make any kind of decision.
Don't worry, I'm planning on getting my vet's and my trainer's okay before I buy anything!
Will the long pasterns affect him as a low-level eventer? No higher than Training level (don't know what that is to people outside of Ontario).
Look at the amount of stress a horses pasterns take landing off a jump
Even just when cantering, the pasterns are under enormous pressure
I would be very hesitant about this guy. I don't know if I'm just seeing things, but it looks as if he was swelling in his right hind fetlock. With those long pasterns and (seemingly) small feet, I don't think he would hold up with jumping.
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