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post #1 of 9 Old 08-27-2018, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Please comment on horse pictures & video (4 y/o warmblood)

Hey all, this is a 4 y/o Trakehner/APHA. Here is her photo along with a youtube video of her w/t/c movement. If you want to skip right to her best canter, it is at 2:37. I have her for sale currently, she is very lightly green broke but has all the groundwork completed. What would you price her at? In Canada.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-27-2018, 08:50 PM
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she is pretty as they come!! very nicely conformed.

however, cantering to the left, she is really quite short strided in the rear, having both rear legs moving together in a more 'hopping' stride. She also exhibited some foot dragging going left at the trot. not sure if this is normal for her, or ?
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Thank you! She has always moved a touch like that. Unfortunately, a little worse to the left. She has gotten better, but she does tend to "hop" a bit!
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You're not going to be happy with my comments...sorry.

I wish you had taken the photo on hard ground not grass and no question of level or slight crest to it.
What I see is a question of front leg symmetry I guess I would phrase it as...
To me, the legs don't match correctly.
Knees are not of the same height, the actual knee itself not only is not level it is not pointed/shaped at the same equal height.
The cannon bones look different to me in density and size.
Pastern again different in length and angle.
A thickening of the rt front tendon lower near the pastern?
Her hind legs hidden as they are hint at being possibly slight sickle-hocked on one limb and good leg set in the other.

Tracking left{?} in the video something is fleetingly seen off but you not make the horse move forward but amble along..
It was so quick...and gone.

What the horse is worth is what your area will pay.
What your horse would be worth?
By would not be fair to even guesstimate a price.
The horse is a looker, eye-catching.
What that is worth

A suggestion...
When you show her to anyone with that halter, fit it better to her head.
Right now it is just hanging huge on her...
She has a pretty head but not seen in a halter not fitted, to big and loose for her head.
Raise the headstall strap evenly both sides so the noseband sits just below her cheek bones, adjust the noseband so it enhances her refined face not hide it or overwhelm it...
Your picture does her no justice...sorry.

Best of luck in your search for a new home for her.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-27-2018, 11:03 PM
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How tall is she, makes a difference for her worth.

Not sure who you are trying to market her too, but the video does not cry "buy me" She is pretty enough, but hard to see her as a performance horse when she is ambling around with no purpose. She isn't striking me as a high dollar horse, and yup, she is worth whatever someone wants to pay, whatever that is on your area.

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I agree with @Gold enhorse. What I see is a pretty, pleasant young horse without much of any demonstrable training, of no obvious breed or type. This type of horse, if sound, is worth pretty close to exactly the amount of training that is in her. I see horses like this priced between $1000 and $3500, depending on how anxious the owner is to move it on.

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I think she's a really pretty little horse that's still growing into herself so she'll look more impressive in a couple of years time than she does now but she appears to be rather long backed and that won't change.
I'm not sure if she's a little tied in at the shoulder as she doesn't move the way I expected her too for a Trakehner cross APHA, the APHA can have a fair bit of TB blood in them so I was hoping to see a much bigger, free moving stride to her.
I used a Trakehner stallion on a pure TB mare and a TB x Welsh/Arabian mare one year and the results were probably the best horses we ever bred as they both had incredible natural elevation and a huge scopey stride which is essential in a horse that's going to sell for dressage, jumping or eventing.
Sadly not seeing that in your mare but she should still make someone a lovely riding companion.
Look at this Trakehner running loose with some encouragement - loads of natural elevation and 'spring' in his long sweeping strides - that's what you need to see in a prospective sport horse
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Right now, she's off behind and isn't using herself properly. She's essentially a green horse with potential soundness issues. She is really cute, but lacks the movement for a sport horse -- she moves like a stock horse, not a WB. In our area, she'd sell for about $2500 if she were broke to w/t/c, knew her leads, and had some trail miles. As she is, maybe $1000 for somebody willing to take a chance. Fix whatever is going on in her hind end, get her well-broke, and she'll be worth more and have a better chance of finding a good home. If she has a sweet, quiet temperament, her ideal home is going to be someone who wants a cute trail horse or local show/playday horse they can show in nearly every class-- and I think she'd do better as a western horse than an English horse, even with the WB in her.
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