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Starlite 02-22-2011 03:06 PM

Please give opinions of this gelding (OTTB)
 
5 years old, 16.2. Hasn't raced in 2 years. Has been x-rayed and is sound.


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Speed Racer 02-22-2011 03:14 PM

What type of opinions are you looking for?

He's 5 y/o and hasn't been raced in two years. What has he done in the last two years? Trained under saddle for another discipline, or left alone?

I think he's a decent enough looking horse, but if he vets sound, I'd like to know why they haven't done anything with him for the last two years.

Starlite 02-22-2011 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 937272)
What type of opinions are you looking for?

He's 5 y/o and hasn't been raced in two years. What has he done in the last two years? Trained under saddle for another discipline, or left alone?

I think he's a decent enough looking horse, but if he vets sound, I'd like to know why they haven't done anything with him for the last two years.

From the current owner:

"He had a chip in his left knee, surgery was done in 2009 and he has recovered 100%. X-rays where taken of his knee on 2/15/11. They have had 2 different vets look at his x-rays. both agree he would be ok for most anything but upper level jumping could cause a risk down the road (arthritis, etc.). So basically he has been recouperating. If you are serious about adopting Mud Stomper and would like to talk to my vet about his x-rays and have them sent to your vet to view please let me know. you will need to pay for shipping to your vet. vet wrap on the back was from a small cut which we cleaned and wrapped up. it has healed and doesnt need to be wrapped anymore. my vet did look at it to and he said it looked great."


The opinions I am looking for are his movement and suitability for lower level dressage. If he is put together appropriately for this kind of work, and if he seems overall ok..(redflags I may be missing, etc.).

TIA :-)

Starlite 02-22-2011 06:31 PM

anybody else? :)

QHDragon 02-22-2011 07:24 PM

He has a very cute trot! I think with some top-line work he would be a nice dressage horse.

Starlite 02-22-2011 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by QHDragon (Post 937576)
He has a very cute trot! I think with some top-line work he would be a nice dressage horse.

Meaning more muscling, conditioning etc.?

wafflestheunicorn 02-22-2011 09:42 PM

needs muscle and probably a wither's raiser pad since he is a tad swaybacked. depends on your saddle though i had mine restuffed

Starlite 02-22-2011 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by wafflestheunicorn (Post 937784)
needs muscle and probably a wither's raiser pad since he is a tad swaybacked. depends on your saddle though i had mine restuffed

Swaybacked? Is this degenerative? Or will his top line improve with conditioning?

smrobs 02-23-2011 12:27 AM

I honestly don't see the swayback. What I see is typical tall TB withers.

He's got bucked knees and fairly small feet for a horse his size. He also seems very short strided at the canter. It may just be because he was at liberty but I don't know. I'm sure he could do well at lower levels with good training.

RedTree 02-23-2011 12:43 AM

I'm with Smorbs he just has high withers, which isn't a major fault just really uncomfortable to ride bareback lol


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