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post #1 of 9 Old 08-22-2019, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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How’s this OTTB mare

This is a 16.2hh 4 year old thoroughbred mare my aunt use to own a few years ago. This girl we know who trains horses and such told us that her confirmation is bad and she is a ruined horse and isn’t good for anything but a broodmare then told us she’d buy her from us for $400 after my aunt bought her for $2500. My aunt just thinks she was trying to get a free horse off of us cause the girl didn’t like us much, what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-22-2019, 04:55 PM
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Why would "just a broodmare" be cheap if the buyer expects to sell her foals with the mare's name on the papers? Why would anyone buy a broodmare with bad conformation??

Does this even pass the laugh test?
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-22-2019, 05:22 PM
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Why would you breed something with terrible conformation??
Yea I wouldn't trust a word she said....
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-22-2019, 05:26 PM
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Still looking for the 'ruined' part of that very nice mare.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-22-2019, 05:29 PM
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Hang onto the horse...
Shady horse dealings is what the girl is trying to do.
Broodmares actually have to better than average build since their job is to carry and birth and they also pass their genes to the baby being part of the equation = baby.

Of course a potential buyer will talk down a horse to get a better price...
The less they pay the more profit they make...
Horse is worthless but they quickly offered $400 to take off your hands...
This is when you raise that eyebrow and just give them the look...
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-22-2019, 07:53 PM
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Unless she's a witch or dead lame, she's a nicely built mare worth more than $400. Walk away from this 'sale'.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-23-2019, 02:16 AM
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I would tell the girl she should take a job calling people about thei IRS not being paid!

Nothing terribly wrong with her confOrmation.

Your Aunt is correct, she wants something for nothing.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-23-2019, 07:11 AM
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Nup, she's ruined! I will take her off you for $600!

If this mare is 4yo she looks very well developed. And your aunt owned her a few years ago, so presumably when she was a yearling, before she was raced? And she's become OT by 4yo, which means she wasn't good at running, or she broke down. So, assuming she didn't break down, that's good! Means there hasn't been THAT much racing done, so less body damage likely, compared to a horse who raced till 8yo or such.

I too think she looks nice, but for the sake of objectivity, the not-so-nice things I see are that she appears a little 'sickle hocked', with hind feet at a low angle(she may have quite low heels there). This is common to race horses especially, and may well be a body issue, not 'conformation'. A chiropractic vet could give you a better idea & whether it's treatable. She has a shortish looking back for a TB. She is narrow in the front end, a little base narrow. Again, this may be a body issue, not 'conformation'. I've learned from a very well regarded veterinary chiro that it is common for horses to have rib damage & be a bit 'bound up' from the birthing process even, but it's apparently pretty easily fixed in young horses. I won't comment on foreleg/hoof balance, with that angle pic & that she may be standing on a lump or some such.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-23-2019, 09:24 AM
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What makes her ruined? Is she crippled or mentally fried?

She doesn't have the greatest conformation, downhill balance and very narrow chested being the obvious ones, so she might not be the greatest athlete. Most people don't need an athlete, though. They need a pal. So if you like her, keep her.
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