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Hi everyone, I’m hoping I will get some advise and information from creating this post, all comments are welcome. We are looking at a young horse to buy he is a three rising four year old gelding, Irish sport horse x halflinger unrecorded breeding currently stands apparently 15,1 we are hoping to go see him next Wednesday. He is just broken and hasn’t done much work for building muscle yet ... here he is
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This is him, so any flaws and goods in the conformation that you may see I’d appreciate if you could point them out and explain if you can why it’s good or bad, I do have somewhat an idea of conformation and I realise he is 3 and has some growing possibly yet and filling out, I’m not to sure about conformation in the hocks and stifle but anything you can see point it out and it will be much appreciated thanks everyone !
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He's lovely!!! just lovey. I rode an Irish sport horse (Irish Draught x Trakener) for several years. Best horse I ever rode! so sweet, so sensitive, so much 'try' in him, and an engine that was lovely to ride. This horse looks a lot like Z. He has the same high neck, large/heavy head, good feet etc. The only flaws I can see are that his back legs are a bit overly straight and his croup is a bit short and upright. But honestly, he is well balanced with a good shoulder for jumping. I would take him in a heartbeat!

I'll see if I can find a photo of the ISH that I rode some years back . . . Horse Plant Equestrian helmet Tree Halter
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I differ in opinion a bit here. I don't see many similarities between your bay horse and this golden one you are considering. the younger horse's hind end issues are not at all present in the bay. that bay has a nice rump, both in muscling and bone position/size/angle. He is not straight through the back legs.

The golden horse has a short thigh bone ( that is the one that goes from the point of the pelvis , like the farthest back point of his rump, to the stifle joint . then from there, the bone from the stifle to the hock is rather too much vertical, The lack of muscling on the gaskin also make that upper leg look weak.

The hock is in a rather 'open' position all the time, and that's why we say he is overly straight in the hind end.

He does have a short and upright pelvis, and overall a weak hind end in appearance. But, for a riding horse in lower level dressage and fun jumping, I bet he will be really nice. He does have a nicely sloped shoulder and that will influence how rough his gait is more than the too upright hind end. I would be that he has a really nice personality and he seems to be very even in his body as per that action shot.

For a horse to 'buy , train and flip',, I think he wold be an excellent investment.
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