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Rollie Pollie
Jul. 1, 2012, 12:58 PM
I stumbled upon this adorable mare while indulging in my guilty pleasure of CANTER browsing. I wasn't seriously in the market for another horse, but I like the look of her and am (somewhat) looking for a young eventing or jumper prospect. Conformation gurus, critique away. I'd love some opinions before I make the trip to see her.

http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6239:kruzin2&catid=279:colorado-trainer-listings

ETA: Clearer pictures here: http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/grd/3089362243.html

skydy
Jul. 2, 2012, 12:40 AM
She looks sweet but don't like the light bone (and tied in) up front.

dani0303
Jul. 2, 2012, 01:34 AM
I saw that cl listing earlier and noticed she was pretty cute. Definitely can't do a second horse right now :(

TheJenners
Jul. 2, 2012, 02:03 AM
Eeeh. Pretty decent dip behind her withers. By pretty decent, I mean good luck fitting a saddle to her. :(

I stopped there.

judybigredpony
Jul. 2, 2012, 07:30 AM
Ties-in maybe maybe not...dip behind withers..big shoulder big mover big jump...go see her move...not enough from photo's to keep me away if I wanted another mare..:)........

SEPowell
Jul. 2, 2012, 08:01 AM
Agree with JBRP. Horses built like this generally find jumping so easy. I really like her overall picture.

Vermilion
Jul. 2, 2012, 09:31 AM
I like her. She looks like she has the potential to be quite athletic. I hope she finds a great home.

caffeinated
Jul. 2, 2012, 09:49 AM
Eeeh. Pretty decent dip behind her withers. By pretty decent, I mean good luck fitting a saddle to her..

Someone who is very, very good at picking talented TBs once told me the harder they look like they'll be to fit a saddle to, the better.

:)

Simkie
Jul. 2, 2012, 11:33 AM
I haven't seen this one in person, but her owner/trainer thinks she is fantastic! She's out east of the track and her name is Kruzin K O (http://www.pedigreequery.com/kruzin+k+o)

We took a listing for this guy (http://canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6287:french-valley&catid=279:colorado-trainer-listings) this weekend and he is just LOVELY. Total in your pocket type, really sweet, nice mover, and ready to do whatever you want. And he's BIG. He's really probably 16.3/17 hands, but we didn't have a stick, so I hedged low. Super nice horse. Someone really needs to go buy him, so he doesn't wind up in my barn (Gee, how did that happen? He must have just followed me home. I really have NO IDEA where he came from, really! :lol:)

Mtn trails
Jul. 2, 2012, 11:49 AM
I'm no conformation expert nor do I play one on TV, but the one thing that stands out to me is that her cannon is as long as her forearm and she looks lightly built through the legs. Personally, I'd pass.

Rollie Pollie
Jul. 2, 2012, 01:21 PM
I haven't seen this one in person, but her owner/trainer thinks she is fantastic! She's out east of the track and her name is Kruzin K O (http://www.pedigreequery.com/kruzin+k+o)

We took a listing for this guy (http://canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6287:french-valley&catid=279:colorado-trainer-listings) this weekend and he is just LOVELY. Total in your pocket type, really sweet, nice mover, and ready to do whatever you want. And he's BIG. He's really probably 16.3/17 hands, but we didn't have a stick, so I hedged low. Super nice horse. Someone really needs to go buy him, so he doesn't wind up in my barn (Gee, how did that happen? He must have just followed me home. I really have NO IDEA where he came from, really! :lol:)

Oooh he's gorgeous! Where is he located?

Thanks for all your responses everyone... I agree she's a little fine-boned, but I also think she looks pretty athletic. Might have to make a trip!

Simkie
Jul. 2, 2012, 01:38 PM
He's at Arapahoe Park, Rollie Pollie. Had his first out last weekend (a week prior to yesterday), came in last. Doesn't want to be a racehorse! Crystal's great to work with and really on the up and up--give her a call and go see him! You can swing out to see Kruzin either before or after, too :)

judybigredpony
Jul. 2, 2012, 02:08 PM
French Valley a scooch expensive and an odd price?????????

Simkie
Jul. 2, 2012, 02:16 PM
Minimum claiming price at Arapahoe Park is $3200, Judy. Max CANTER listing price must be below lowest claiming price. Hence French Valley's price. At other tracks, you often see a less weird max CANTER price of $3499.

Simkie
Jul. 3, 2012, 08:38 PM
Just bumping this up to direct you HERE (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=359418). Super exciting news for CANTER CO!

(I've also heard that Kruzin K O is sold pending vet check. No update from French Valley's trainer, so I assume he's still good to go!)

Toadie's mom
Jul. 3, 2012, 08:54 PM
Minimum claiming price at Arapahoe Park is $3200, Judy. Max CANTER listing price must be below lowest claiming price. Hence French Valley's price. At other tracks, you often see a less weird max CANTER price of $3499.

Wow, I'd never seen this explanation b4, but I'd always wondered about the "99" price listings.

ACMEeventing
Jul. 3, 2012, 09:32 PM
Just bumping this up to direct you HERE (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=359418). Super exciting news for CANTER CO!


That is great news! So excited for all the horses and future owners that will benefit from this. CANTER volunteers have a special halo waiting for them :)

judybigredpony
Jul. 3, 2012, 09:50 PM
Thanks Simki, I already knew that about pricing but that is till a chunk of change for a 3yr old still on track..IMHO

Simkie
Jul. 3, 2012, 10:10 PM
JBRP, I don't disagree with you, but it's a whoooole different ballgame here in Colorado. We have the one track, with a super short meet, and it only has less than 1500 stalls--tiny track! Unlike back east, you can't just drive a couple hours and come to another track with more horses. People often go to CA or out to the east coast for horses (I know I did!) and pay the $$$ to ship them out.

Being able to find a horse HERE and actually see it commands a premium. It's a little bit of an adjustment for all involved.

lv4running
Jul. 3, 2012, 11:14 PM
Simkie so so right! I live about 90 minutes from the Araphoe track and I find it cheaper to get my OTTBs from NJ and have them shipped. Even with shipping it's cheaper than buying local. You just don't see the race horses in our market like they are in other places.

Having said all of that, the initial price is such a small part of the cost. If the horse fits your desires and program go for it. The big gelding here in CO would be on my list of horses to see if I were in the market.

Fergs
Jul. 3, 2012, 11:18 PM
I like her. She looks like she has the potential to be quite athletic. I hope she finds a great home.

She's built a lot like Arthur, I think.