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This is a colt that I really like, I have been staring at these pictures for two weeks now.
He is for sale at a very reputable breeding and training facility. I have rode several colts from this same place but with different bloodlines.

He is a 2012 colt
Dam-http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/topsails+sugar+baby
Sire-http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/silver+gun

I guess I just wanted some reassurance before I make the 7hr drive.
What do you think?
Thanks!
 

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Things I like about him are his short back, strong coupling, general croup and hip shape and I think he has a decent set to his hocks (though none of the photos shows his hind end all that well). And he is a pretty color.

Things I am not as keen on are slightly long pasterns, skinny neck, which appears slightly ewed and a touch short, plain head, possibly clubby left front foot and possible swelling in that same knee (in looks enlarged in both photos to me). He might be a touch back at the knee too.

Overall I think he is worth a closer look, but would make sure that left knee/front leg is not going to be an issue. IMO his heels are too tall all around too.
 

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Thanks Tryst!
 

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I do like his croup and hip, nice. Hmmm I'm not sure if that neck is for me (but I'm finicky about necks) and the pasterns look a little longish and upright.
 

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Thanks DHW and Muppet!

I will see if they wouldn't mind taking a couple pics for me before I go down there.
I actually like his head for the reasons DHW said..LOL. If he was a filly I might be turned off by it though.
 

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I like his engine! Nice butt. His back is nice and short and his neck seems to tie in to his chest nicely and a bit low to his withers. He has a pencil neck.. but he is what.. a coming 2 year old? that may change.

He has a slightly steep shoulder but a nice short barrel.

He seems to be quite light in bone. As he matures and gets heavier you may wish he had more bone.
 
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I like him. Neck seems a little too fine somehow, but he will probably grow out. Either way I wouldn’t knock him back for the right price, looks to me like he will shape up to be a good solid horse.
 

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I appreciate the input everyone but it looks like I have to spend my "new colt fund" on fixing my truck. I managed to do almost $5000 worth of body damage today *sigh*

$3000 for the side panel of the fender and $1800 for a tailgate.
 

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Dodge vs. 1500# bale of alfalfa....alfalfa won..lol!
 

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Did you park under the bale or did the bale fall in love with the truck..... ....;-)
It was a love /hate relationship ;)

Two step process, I smashed the fender with the bale getting it in then crinkled the tailgate getting it out.
I promise I have done this hundreds of times and never ruined a truck. I guess today I made up for it.

pft, beat up trucks look tough, I'd buy the horse.
LOL! Funny you mention that Andrew...I am thinking about bypassing fixing the truck temporarily...tee he...
However I made myself sick when I did it and cried. This pickup was the nicest thing I ever owned. Ah well it's just sheet metal I guess.
I am thinking a flatbed may be in order.
 

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I'd go for the horse too, I can't even see the damage in the truck. Plus, next time you get hay it could happen all over again!
 

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I'd go for the horse too, I can't even see the damage in the truck. Plus, next time you get hay it could happen all over again!

You guys are a bunch of enablers! LOL!

It could happen again... I am thinking flatbed and a new horse....
 

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Yup^ new horse first though right??

PS. Beat up trucks show life experience... my tailgate is just as messed up lol. Who needs em?!
 

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Yep, definitely time to go flatbed....but that can wait LOL.

I actually really like this colt. Sure, he's not perfect, but no horse really is. He's got a compact, tough looking "using body".

It seems to me that horses always look lighter in bone in pictures than they do in real life. I know that's the way most of mine are....in my pictures, they look like they've got chicken legs but they really have good bone when I'm standing there physically looking at them.

He's got a cow-horse head on him. Not "halter" pretty, but an intelligent head with wide set eyes and delicate ears. His neck is a bit funky looking in those pictures, but he's young and he was on the alert in most of those pictures, especially the one where his neck isn't hidden under his mane. He looks like it should look a lot better when he's bulked up with age and training and carried level instead of like a giraffe.

I think he's a nice looking colt with a lot of potential. Certainly worth a serious look.
 
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