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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?
(sorry-not quite sure how to embed the pictures haha, so i'll have to post the picture URLs for you to paste into the browser. )
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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I would go for the first one, personally. The gelding is rather buck-kneed and possibly a bit posty in the back legs.
The mare has a nice shoulder on her and not a bad neck set.
Pretty head
Front legs seem ok in that photo, though pasterns are a tad long. That's not a glaring fault, though
Back is a nice length
Good depth through the chest and a nice sloping bum
Back legs are fairly correct as well, though she may (hard to tell in that pic) be cowhocked

The gelding is handsome as well, and for the most part his conformation is ok but as i mentioned before, i do not like his legs and the mare's are rather nice.
 
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