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post #11 of 14 Old 11-09-2013, 12:40 AM
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Taking a 2nd look, I can't get over the difference between the front and back hooves. If you have your heart set on him, maybe nicely point out his many faults, and maybe they'd give him to you! LOL! I still like him, but he's a very strange looking horse. Is the person that owns him the person listed as a "Judge"? Someone might pay that, just because they think being owned by a judge makes him more valuable.
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post #12 of 14 Old 11-09-2013, 02:26 AM
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Personally this isn't a horse I would look at. The front feet eeek and a loooong back. I agree if this horse was a bay or sorrel you would have scrolled right on by. If you are interested in an Appy their are better ones with good confo out there.
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post #13 of 14 Old 11-09-2013, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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I agree guys! I did look at him because of his color, and because he looks relatively well mannered... But I think the confo faults are too big, after reading the replies. Thanks for all the responses.
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post #14 of 14 Old 11-09-2013, 06:10 PM
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He looks like a sweet little guy and seems really gentle and broke, but there's no way I'd pay that kind of money for a horse with such wonky conformation.

As others have said, he's got a super long back, massive sickle hocks, an all around weak hind end, and either his front feet are mildly clubbed or he's got a terrible farrier who's making him clubby. Upright shoulder, fine bones, weak knees. He also appears to have a very slight gimp on that right front, the one that's clubbed a bit more. I wonder if they've got him padded up like that as a treatment for navicular changes...

He might also toe out badly on the front and might be knock kneed. You can get a good idea what his fronts look like in the video at 3:20 when he's coming straight at the camera.

Also, he's a very unimpressive mover. His trot is okay, but his lope is terrible. Short, choppy, heavy, no cadence at all.

I suppose if I was looking for a decent starter horse for a young or beginner rider, I might look at him because he seems safe, but my first stop would be with an extremely thorough PPE and dropping the price to about $1500.
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