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Kelbelle21
Jan. 31, 2012, 12:22 PM
Looking at taking the plunge with an ottb, done it before and will be working with a trainer...nothing is set in stone just kind of looking around at this point and thought i'd get some opinions here about how these guys are built etc. etc. (going to be eventing if I end up getting anything of course:) )



http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

http://www.apinchofluck.com/Little_Czar.html

goodmorning
Jan. 31, 2012, 12:33 PM
Spancill Hill is a lovely type. With her pedigree, it's not a big surprise. Didn't watch the video, but she gets my vote based her type & bloodlines.

scubed
Jan. 31, 2012, 12:44 PM
Not a mare person, but I would be all over Spancill Hill. I also quite like Braintree. The other two don't do much for me

judybigredpony
Jan. 31, 2012, 03:46 PM
Spancil Hill and Little Czar just lovely lovely types and look to be very fairly priced...

netg
Jan. 31, 2012, 05:02 PM
Not a mare person, but I would be all over Spancill Hill. I also quite like Braintree. The other two don't do much for me

Same here.

I dislike the shape of the croups/SI areas on the other two. That type of muscle development can indicate less ability to move through the SI joint/possible future difficulty.


Really, all four look like they could probably handle lower level stuff easily - just with the type I like, I much prefer the engines on the two scubed mentioned.

Kelbelle21
Jan. 31, 2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the input! Definitely hoping whatever I end up with will do more than the lower levels, obviously things can go a different way...they don't like xc, don't like dressage etc. etc.

judybigredpony
Jan. 31, 2012, 08:12 PM
http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

Absolutely love this horse over Braintree any day...JMO

leahandpie
Jan. 31, 2012, 08:15 PM
http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

Absolutely love this horse over Braintree any day...JMO

Yep. By far my pick of the bunch! Great angles, short coupled, he will be athletic as all get out.

Xanthoria
Jan. 31, 2012, 09:03 PM
http://www.apinchofluck.com/Overlord.html

This is my pick.

Low set hocks
Strong through the SI with a less steep croup
Level balance
Stifle lower than sheath
Alert with a capital A!

He ought to be able to jump and stay sound doing it. Theoretically!

The whole picture flows more smoothly - Little Czar appears to me made of various different horses, and Spancill and El Muneco have a downhill trend. Braintree is straight through the stifle and his underneck looks heavy. Deveilishameye is stood incorrectly but looks long in the loin for me.

Of course they all might look very different in person!

Kelbelle21
Jan. 31, 2012, 09:10 PM
http://www.apinchofluck.com/Overlord.html

This is my pick.

Low set hocks
Strong through the SI with a less steep croup
Level balance
Stifle lower than sheath
Alert with a capital A!

He ought to be able to jump and stay sound doing it. Theoretically!

The whole picture flows more smoothly - Little Czar appears to me made of various different horses, and Spancill and El Muneco have a downhill trend. Braintree is straight through the stifle and his underneck looks heavy. Deveilishameye is stood incorrectly but looks long in the loin for me.

Of course they all might look very different in person!

Yes! you never know what they'll be like in person but I wouldn't mind seeing him with a new haircut and back in work

TKR
Jan. 31, 2012, 09:57 PM
I like Spancill Hill and Devilishameye - both athletic types and look like they will compete. Didn't like Braintree's neck/head, Little Czar was ok.
PennyG

MorganJunkie
Jan. 31, 2012, 10:19 PM
Xanthoria picked the horse. I board at A Pinch of Luck and just adore Tanner (Overlord). He is a great horse to be around on the ground, and I was amazed when I watched him ridden. Tanner may have plain wrapping, but he read his riders and delivered great rides to them - really, from moving forward for an accomplished rider to looking after a young rider, in the span of 30 minutes. This guy is worth a second look.

Justa Bob
Jan. 31, 2012, 11:04 PM
Clearly with so many nice horses to choose from....a road trip to Pinch of Luck is in order!!

Really like El Muneco too. Nice shoulder and big withers -- he'll take you right over those xc jumps.

Kelbelle21
Feb. 1, 2012, 12:08 AM
Xanthoria picked the horse. I board at A Pinch of Luck and just adore Tanner (Overlord). He is a great horse to be around on the ground, and I was amazed when I watched him ridden. Tanner may have plain wrapping, but he read his riders and delivered great rides to them - really, from moving forward for an accomplished rider to looking after a young rider, in the span of 30 minutes. This guy is worth a second look.

Thanks so much for responding! He sounds like a real sweetheart...I think i'll definitely be calling and making a trip very soon

Event4Life
Feb. 1, 2012, 06:33 AM
Not that I'm an expert, at all, but going to second Overlord. Also, wasn't there another thread on A Pinch Of Luck awhile back??? Anyone remember? Seems like it'd definitely be worth the drive to check out all those horses - you'll get a lot more out of seeing them in person.

judybigredpony
Feb. 1, 2012, 08:45 AM
Tanner is by Smart Strike and those plain bay (HAHA) geldings have alot to bring to the table.

I liked him alot but left him off my pick's because I wondered why and where he has been???

Around here those quality of horses just wouldn't be going on "The Truck".

Pinch of Luck has one awesome connection...

Jealoushe
Feb. 1, 2012, 09:47 AM
I agree with Overlord, he will be very fancy when he is cleaned up> He has a lovely outline.

netg
Feb. 1, 2012, 10:17 AM
I like Tanner as well. It will be interesting to see how he puts on muscle and weight, as you can learn a lot from how they do that. You can tell he is the one who has had lacking care recently, but can still tell good things about him!


I agree that it's worth going and seeing them in person. They may give different impressions in person, or one who has a "flaw" in a photo may be the perfect horse for you in person despite perceived imperfections.

purplnurpl
Feb. 1, 2012, 10:55 AM
http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

Absolutely love this horse over Braintree any day...JMO

agree

Kelbelle21
Feb. 2, 2012, 02:12 PM
Emailed about Tanner and Echo today :) will hopefully be seeing them soon!

Xanthoria
Feb. 2, 2012, 02:17 PM
Excellent. And your victory gallop song is already picked out for you if you buy Overlord:

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/

"We are your overlords!"

:D

Kelbelle21
Feb. 2, 2012, 06:20 PM
Excellent. And your victory gallop song is already picked out for you if you buy Overlord:

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/

"We are your overlords!"

:D


hahahahaha Excellent!!

Vermilion
Feb. 2, 2012, 07:03 PM
I can honestly say that working with A Pinch of Luck has been a great experience for me. They are worth contacting in my opinion.

Happy horse hunting!

Kelbelle21
Feb. 5, 2012, 03:26 PM
Thanks Vermilion! They do seem to have a good reputation. Going out there sometime this week to look at Echo and maybe Little Czar...Tanner had a minor accident in the field :no: but i'll still take a look at him too...now I just need to stop looking at the canter listings!

I will say this one is a cutie just because he's a gray :lol:

http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5598:superlagra&catid=258:ky-trainer-listings

amastrike
Feb. 5, 2012, 04:55 PM
Overlord--eh. Okay. Nice horse, but doesn't make me stop and look.

El Muneco--Want to like him, but downhill both wither-croup and elbow-stifle. Has a funky croup.

Spancill Hill--Long back. Weak loin? Buckpasser top and bottom.

Little Czar--Head and tail are in different zip codes. Probably has smooth gaits though. Aw, his great-grandsire is my mare's grandsire (Irish Tower).

Braintree--not a good picture, but he's my pick. Oh wait, there are more pictures a little lower... long back, short shoulder. Oooh, but he has Ack Ack and Kris S....

Huh. I think I'll have to vote for Overlord simply because there's nothing glaringly wrong with him. Well, he has a common head, but my filly looks like a poorly-bred mule, so I can't criticize heads.

bornfreenowexpensive
Feb. 5, 2012, 06:06 PM
T

I will say this one is a cutie just because he's a gray :lol:

http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5598:superlagra&catid=258:ky-trainer-listings



He's cutie more than just because he is gray! Bet that boy will jump.

Kelbelle21
Feb. 5, 2012, 06:47 PM
He's cutie more than just because he is gray! Bet that boy will jump.

Definitely! He isn't too far from me either...

bornfreenowexpensive
Feb. 5, 2012, 08:17 PM
Definitely! He isn't too far from me either...

You should go check him out. I love this mare too (in PA). Screams UL eventer. She would take a bit of time to get some weight on but she will be stunning.

http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5041:the-perfect-offer&catid=58:pa-trainer-listings

http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pedigree.cfm?page_state=ORDER_AND_CONFIRM&reference_number=7777340&registry=T&horse_name=The%20Perfect%20Offer&dam_name=Last%20Offer&foaling_year=2006&nicking_stats_indicator=Y

Hevonen
Feb. 5, 2012, 08:49 PM
Not to hijack the thread or anything...

BFNE, I saw that mare posted in judy's thread too, and I couldn't help but wonder about her conformation. I love her neck and shoulder, and her hind end, but she's downhill. Does that not matter? I was always thinking that a horse being purchased as an upper level prospect ought to be level/uphill.

Just asking for my education. :)

Kelbelle21
Feb. 5, 2012, 08:55 PM
You should go check him out. I love this mare too (in PA). Screams UL eventer. She would take a bit of time to get some weight on but she will be stunning.

http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5041:the-perfect-offer&catid=58:pa-trainer-listings

http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pedigree.cfm?page_state=ORDER_AND_CONFIRM&reference_number=7777340&registry=T&horse_name=The%20Perfect%20Offer&dam_name=Last%20Offer&foaling_year=2006&nicking_stats_indicator=Y

I saw her in the other thread and instantly loved her. I agree that once she fills out she will be lovely!

bornfreenowexpensive
Feb. 5, 2012, 08:56 PM
Not to hijack the thread or anything...

BFNE, I saw that mare posted in judy's thread too, and I couldn't help but wonder about her conformation. I love her neck and shoulder, and her hind end, but she's downhill. Does that not matter? I was always thinking that a horse being purchased as an upper level prospect ought to be level/uphill.

Just asking for my education. :)

She doesn't look downhill at all to me. Of course I never make a firm judgment on a photo....I want to see (or even better, feel) them move. I don't look at the top line to see whether they are up hill or downhill. I focus more on the relation of their stifle and the point of their shoulder. One of the most up hill horses I've ever ridden (as well as outstanding mover and jumper) is higher in the croup than his wither....but his hocks and stifle and lower and so he feels "up hill" to ride.

Hevonen
Feb. 5, 2012, 09:38 PM
Okay, I can understand that, thanks! Although I have to agree and say I'd love to be able to sit on her and feel her move (not to mention see her in person) before I made a choice.

Kelbelle21
Feb. 9, 2012, 02:17 PM
Well, I went out to A Pinch Of Luck today and basically all of their horses are sold :lol: I will say I liked Echo up close but a very lucky girl got to him first! So now i'm off to the canter listings (still love the PA mare just wish I could get a look at her up close) I may also look at fingerlakes since the owner of a pinch of luck goes up there regularly and i'll most likely be boarding there when I find something.

Vermilion
Feb. 9, 2012, 02:21 PM
Hopefully the link works:

http://fingerlakesfinesttbs.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=thoroughbreds

Here are some listings from fingerlakes, aka "fingerlake's finest"...just in case you haven't seen this site yet!

Xanthoria
Feb. 9, 2012, 02:46 PM
Satwa Tune (http://fingerlakesfinesttbs.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=thoroughbreds&action=display&thread=340) is my pick. Standing funny on the hinds in the first photo, aside from that, gorgeous, French bred and it shows. Xray the fronts from the knee down.

Relatively Ready (http://fingerlakesfinesttbs.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=thoroughbreds&action=display&thread=327) gets a nod too, despite the eye missing.

Group Effort (http://fingerlakesfinesttbs.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=thoroughbreds&action=display&thread=290) looks very athletic. Would be good for an experienced rider.

(The above based on an extremely quick flick through/first impressions on conformation.)

Heinz 57
Feb. 9, 2012, 02:55 PM
From what I can *see* of this guy with not-so-great pictures, I like him (and look at that FACE!): http://canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4482:faithful-memo&catid=271:gulf-south-trainer-listings

Stellaspeed
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:14 PM
http://www.barretts.com/catalog/catoc105/jpg/085.jpg

Heinz 57
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:21 PM
http://www.barretts.com/catalog/catoc105/jpg/085.jpg

BE STILL, MY HEART! Thank the heavens he's entirely across the country from me. Wow.

Calvincrowe
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:34 PM
Holy Moly, Heinz! I'm right there with you-that Barrets horse is gorgeous! Screams hunter (cause that's what I want!) but what a looker!

Xanthoria
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:41 PM
Hate to be disagreeable but while the horse in the Barretts pic is attractively posed in a nice environment and good light, and appears in good flesh, I'm not enthralled.

From the one pic he looks downhill (see where his feet are?) and could be significantly back at the knee. A total deal killer for me. Stifle is nto set particularly now either.

Now he is very young in that pic but the newer pics don't tell us enough to get excited about, aside from the cute face shot.

Heinz 57
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:43 PM
CALVIN,

Are you horse shopping?!!

Calvincrowe
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:49 PM
Well....my boy is 15, wants to be a jumper and I'm a hunter gal, through and through, so yeah. I'd love to lease my boy and buy a nice 16.1 gelding with a packer mentality and a nice jump. But, don't we all!!:lol:

Heinz 57
Feb. 9, 2012, 03:51 PM
Hate to be disagreeable but while the horse in the Barretts pic is attractively posed in a nice environment and good light, and appears in good flesh, I'm not enthralled.


Well, not to be disagreeable or anything, but...

that mare you posted, Satwa Tune? You couldn't pay me to take her. Spindly little legs (majorly tied in behind the knees!), long cannons, long pasterns, and a bit of a short neck. :rolleyes: Geesh. He's cute, with good bone, sounds like a good brain, all I was suggesting was that he's at LEAST worth a look. Doesn't look back at the knee in any of the later pics. I do like the second gelding you posted with only one eye.

amastrike
Feb. 9, 2012, 08:55 PM
I don't like Satwa Tune OR the Barretts horse. Don't like Satwa's looooong pasterns, don't like Barretts upright pasterns and nonmatching feet. Relatively Ready, the one-eyed guy, is suuuuuper nice, I saw him in person.

Xanthoria
Feb. 9, 2012, 09:05 PM
Well, not to be disagreeable or anything, but...

that mare you posted, Satwa Tune? You couldn't pay me to take her. Spindly little legs (majorly tied in behind the knees!), long cannons, long pasterns, and a bit of a short neck. :rolleyes: Geesh. He's cute, with good bone, sounds like a good brain, all I was suggesting was that he's at LEAST worth a look. Doesn't look back at the knee in any of the later pics. I do like the second gelding you posted with only one eye.

Don't take it personally... :winkgrin:

MorganJunkie
Feb. 19, 2012, 01:15 PM
Let me say, I would love to hide this guy because I want him for my daughter, but someone commented on how Tanner would look cleaned up. So here he is http://www.apinchofluck.com/Overlord.html !

Kelbelle21
Feb. 19, 2012, 07:46 PM
Let me say, I would love to hide this guy because I want him for my daughter, but someone commented on how Tanner would look cleaned up. So here he is http://www.apinchofluck.com/Overlord.html !

I just saw his pics earlier today and already emailed Heather to go and see what he feels like under saddle this week! :) I had gone out a few weeks ago and he was still resting up so I can't wait to see him close up and cleaned up!

Justa Bob
Feb. 20, 2012, 02:40 AM
Good luck!! looks like there are several other nice horses to see there too....Hope you find your dream horse and write all about it here. Including pics! :D