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post #1 of 8 Old 03-08-2015, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Eventing Prospect?

I'm thinking about buying this horse as an eventing prospect. He's a 15.3 hh, 2010 gelding out of Gervantus II and an imported Baden-Wuerttemberg, CWHBA inspected premium mare, Paola BW. What are your opinions? Please critique confirmation, jumping form, movement, etc.
The jumping is towards the end in the video.
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I'm sure that you wanted Elana to post first, but here goes.
His shoulder looks a little bit steep. Yes, he jumps, but I'm not sure that he couples as well as he should. Also, his HQ's look weak.
I think it would take a lot of work to get a good performance out of him.
Even my unregistered QH will perform a floating trot--one that hesitates--in the pasture, and I expected to see that in this blooded horse.
I guess I could be wrong, but unless he is REALLY priced well, I think you may end up overpaying.
Now, as a pleasure horse, I think he'd be pretty nice.
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He is cute, but he looks stiff in the rear.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-09-2015, 02:36 PM
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The video is compressed horizontally and so I cannot tell you anything really.
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When I first saw the video, I thought he was an arab. No offense to arab people (I own one too!), but I agree his hind end looks very sloped and weak, which makes it a lot more difficult to get their hind end underneath them in dressage and jumping. He is young-ish, so it might get better, but I would personally pass. He looks very small, very short backed (potentially hard to fit a saddle). I'd be interested in seeing a riding video, I imagine with his age, it's probably not better.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-12-2015, 07:51 PM
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His shoulder is very straight and doesn't free up very well. He doesn't have alot of movement. His jumping didnt look too bad, he hung his knees a little bit on a couple of them but not bad :)

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-13-2015, 08:44 AM
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All the comments above could very well be due to the horizontal video compression.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-13-2015, 02:12 PM
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It isn't a great video because it makes the horse look short backed and very upright in the shoulder - which it might not be
From her breeding perspective she would probably be a better show jumper than eventer - the WB;s are still on a whole not the 'go too' horse for cross country and really getting clear and safe around that part is what matters most
Its what still makes the TB the best breed for eventing - maybe a bit of WB or ID in the mix - but they just have that special scope, attitude and ability to find an extra leg from somewhere to get out of trouble
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