Potential buy, TB

Discussion in 'Critique My Horse' started by 250girl, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. 250girl

    250girl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    1,308
    Buying this mare , currently pending a basic PPE.
    She's a 4 year old. These photos are from a Facebook group that helps with rehoming ottbs so they are all I really have.

    What do you see? I think she's maybe a bit sickle hocked .. and the way she's standing behind concerns me. I've also tried to make hyped horses stand still and it doesn't always work out so.., who knows.
    Anything glaring that I'm missing while staring at her dapples?

    IMG_3071.JPG IMG_3072.JPG
     
    Acornicus likes this.
  2. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    37,834
    Likes Received:
    72,294
    Ain't she sumpthin~!!

    Short weak back and loins, cut up, greyhound-like rib cage, not much room for intestines there. Huge shoulder and wither, small hip for her size, much smaller than the shoulder. Camped out behind, very long cannons, long pasterns, calf kneed and neck is set on VERY high.

    Pretty dapples
     
  3. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    8,269
    Likes Received:
    14,941
    Way too thin boned for me, in addition to what has already been said. Wasp waisted. Long upright pasterns. I would not use this horse for jumping. And, fitting a saddle looks like it would be a pita. In the first picture, I bet there's not 15 inches to work with unless you want the saddle on top of her withers.
     
  4. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    9,009
    Fine boned legs doesn't mean she won't hold up.

    I agree that fitting a saddle could be a challenge.
     
  5. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,793
    Likes Received:
    48,219
    I have never seen hocks set that high before.

    She is eye catching, though! I can see why you fancy her.
     
  6. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Messages:
    6,196
    Likes Received:
    7,862
    She is certainly an eyecatcher, looks like quite the temperamental lady.
    But yeah, saddle fitting will probably be loads of fun....
    Her underline is so long, her back super short and those legs look a bit too fineboned for my taste. Especially with those long, upright pasterns.
    I hope PPE is clear.
     
  7. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Messages:
    4,016
    Likes Received:
    7,561
    Her back looks funky. Think it's because it's so short and her withers are so pronounced.
     
  8. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    9,009

    Only looks that way because the withers reaches so far back.
     
  9. 250girl

    250girl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    1,308
    I'm not too sure the PPE will be clear... I've got a hunch.
    It's hard to look past the dapples but the issues are there lol.

    Yeah ... saddle fit.... I am dreading that a little
     
  10. AllyMae

    AllyMae Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    792
    Likes Received:
    547
    I think her hind end looks funky, partly because it is, and partly because she's moving. She's certainly a looker! Lovely dapples, looks jittery. Saddle fit will be...fun. Maybe something with a cutback pommel? As others have said, I'm not sure her pasterns especially are cut out for jumping. Gorgeous girl, though!
     

Share This Page