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    Default New Vocations TB!

    I really like this guy, looks like he'll be a real nice mover when he relaxes and for his second ride off the track he looks fantastic and well behaved.

    http://www.horseadoption.com/judiths-lake/

    I also like him, but I have a hard time seeing past his color.

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    go with the grey... he sounds like he may be sounder... and he's super freaking cute... and i don't usually like grey's! lol



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    I prefer the grey too. I worry about the bay's "sound for flatwork and light jumping" prognosis.

    Happy OTTB shopping!



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    The grey looks a tad bit butt-high, but it could be that the ground isn't level??

    One way or another, go with the gray if it's between these two. I agree with fordtraktor about the soundness. Besides, the gray is cute!

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    Serious question--why is an old bow sounder than osslets? (IME those are both issues that can go either way--lots of horses are fine with them, some aren't)



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    I'd probably keep looking.



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    neither looks particularly sound to me....
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    My 2 cents' says the bay's movement is much better. I saw very short stride in the grey and although they talk about him "learning to move out," it looks more conformational to me. He LOOKS like he'd move good - I agree he's super cute - but when I watch him move, his movement just doesn't match up with his looks. I think work will improve him, but not to the degree it will the bay. The bay looks stiff in his canter, but his trot shows a lovely length of stride at times. You get the feel - no, evidence, even at this stage - of what he CAN do. My money's on the bay



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    haha I didn't even watch the damn videos... i think I better go do that...lol... and I don't know why I think a bow is less "scary" than osselets... I just do... Had many ex racers with bow's and NEVER one single problem.. however... I have not ever had one with osselets... so I guess that's why... lol



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    i'd personally keep looking (although this rescue what have you does an amazing job with turnout of their horses! wow) but if i had to pick one i'd go with the grey.
    the stiff back and hitchy stifles of the other are two things that make me nervous
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    Please keep in mind that New Vocations does not allow you to test ride the horse. We went to look at several, were only able to watch them lunge, and went home with a horse that was "calm, well tempered, trainable mare with great ground manners". We brought her back 2 weeks later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post
    I really like this guy, looks like he'll be a real nice mover when he relaxes and for his second ride off the track he looks fantastic and well behaved.

    http://www.horseadoption.com/judiths-lake/

    I also like him, but I have a hard time seeing past his color.

    http://www.horseadoption.com/determined-again-2/
    Both horses look beautiful - however, they both look like that they are feet sore. Most of the time this can be helped with corrective trimming/ shoeings.



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    Enabler!
    Here are my pics
    http://www.horseadoption.com/morning-run/ when the rider isnt bouncing off the cantle he really goes nice gets loose in the back and stretches

    http://www.horseadoption.com/storming-marine/ This one rates really well and with some balance work, there are glimmers of some amazing suspension.
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    Petstorejunkie, I've had my eye on Morning Run since they put him up on their site, he looks like a real cutie! Sounds like a might be a bit of a handful though, haha!

    I LOVED your other pick, but the past suspensory injury was a huge turnoff for me. Otherwise he has a fabulous build and the pictures of his movement are lovely!

    Neither of the OP's horses were my first picks, but if I was going to choose one I would probably go with the bay.



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