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I've been going out to a stable pretty regularly now, and i'm starting to look at possibly buying a horse. I've heard good stuff about this OTTB rescue, and i saw a couple horses i liked on their website. My knowledge on conformation is pretty bare bones, so if someone could point out pros/cons of these guys?
I'm not looking to do anything high level. Maybe some local endurance rides or some low level eventing, but mostly just pleasure riding.
(sorry-not quite sure how to embed the pictures haha, so i'll have to post the links to the pictures. :lol: )
This first one is a 2006 mare 'i'm no sinner'

http://www.fltrac.org/uploads/1/6/7/4/16742532/1592098.jpg?445

http://www.fltrac.org/uploads/1/6/7/4/16742532/5260957.jpg?461


second is a 2007 gelding 'Funny Guy'

http://www.fltrac.org/uploads/1/6/7/4/16742532/5431285.jpg?606



I know these aren't the best for conformation judging, but they're the pictures that were offered on the website. Anything you can tell me about big glaring faults will help.
 

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My internet's been wonky, and I thought it said the first post didn't go through, so sorry for the double post!
anyway I can delete it?
 

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I personally like the first one the best. The second looks like he has a very steep shoulder.. It caught my eye right away which isn't a good thing. In picture 1 I am mostly concerned that the horse has a pelham and a martingale on, which I don't see a reason for having, if they retrained the horse from the track. I'm not sure though, that's just what I think
 

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I really like the first one too, do her legs look like they would hold up well with jumping? Or are they too light?
 

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I personally like the gelding. The mare looks very light in bone and though she looks pretty athletic, I don't know how well she would stand up to jumping. The gelding looks stockier, though his pasterns are pretty upright he has a nice hindquarter, and I just like the way he's put together more than the mare.
 

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The gelding looks to have a steep shoulder, and I don`t know if it`s just the angle, but he looks to also have a long weak back as well.

The mare looks very well put together and compact.
I wish they had a confo pic of the mare with no tack.
 

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Here's another picture of the mare without tack, but it's not straight on her side.

http://www.fltrac.org/uploads/1/6/7/4/16742532/1820626.jpg

These are just the first couple horses I've looked at now that owning seems like a possibility, so buying one isn't happening for a little while. I might try contacting the rescue and asking about their requirements for adoption, see if it will even pan out before asking to go meet her.
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yeah, i figured that last picture couldn't help much. If I do end up meeting her i'll be sure to get some pictures.
 
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