10 y/o boerperd mare prospect!

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  1. adone

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    Hi! I’m new here, please do excuse the pics, it’s the only ones the seller sent me. I have read the rules so I’m aware the pics aren’t perfect and I’m sorry for non compliance up front! In the one pic she is saddled, and the other the current owner is on her, I only received the one photo from the side with no tack, but looking towards the camera.

    This mare is a 15h, 10y/o prospect I’m considering to buy, I also have a TB gelding prospect but those photos REALLY aren’t up to par, so I’ll take proper pics when I see him.
    It would be great to hear opinions and critique from an outside perspective.

    I really appreciate any feedback!
     

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    She looks like a solid citizen, really a nice example of the breed. What do you want her for?
     
  3. adone

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    Well I just enjoy riding and I’m still learning! So abit of everything, for now just baby jumps and a lot of ground work, and some happy hacking, I’m not too interested in high level competing, but I’d like to try abit of the lower level competing eventually, even if it takes years to get there! I’m hoping she’ll eventually be an all rounder. Yeah forsure a solid citizen! Boerperd’s are VERY hardy horses!
     
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    Oh someone told me her bum is higher than her withers which might indicate back problems... do you know perhaps if this is true?
     
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    I don't care for the bone structure of those hocks. At all.
     
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    Hi Manesntails, please could you elaborate? So I know what to look for as I’m still new to this? I know what the hocks are but I’m not exactly clued up on good or bad bone structure! Thanks!
     
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    It's the bone structure being very small for the size of the horse.

    I tried pasting a photo, didn't work for me~!!

    Learn the Parts of a Horse With this Pictorial Guide

    Scroll down to hock on this site and compare your horse's hock to this photo.
     
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    Ahh I see Thankyou very much! I compared to the possible TB too but the pic isn’t too great, unfortunately this is the only pics I’ve got for now
     

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    I think she'd be fine for what you are wanting to do with her. She's cute.

    Where do you live? That red dirt looks awfully familiar to me.
     
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    I’m in South Africa, Johannesburg! That red sand is horrible! Luckily it’s only in some places, my riding yard luckily has no red sandall my clothes would be stained!
     
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