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  1. #1
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    Default Moment of weakness. . .

    Ok, I admit it, I succumbed to peer pressure with all these threads on beautiful prospects. Placed a call about this guy. . .

    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...ngs&Itemid=296

    Don't usually go for the big guys, but he seemed well proportioned. Any and all discouraging remarks welcome




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    He's resting his left hind, so clearly lame.


    And he has dapples. Recent unscientific studies I just made up in my head say that's a sign of poor health, not the previously believed sign of good health.


    Therefore, obviously, you should forget about him!


    (But really - I wouldn't kick him out of my barn and he's WAY too big for me!)
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed



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    Well, he's 17.1 to the top of those ginormous withers, but that means he is really only...16.2 at his back.
    Nothing bad to say...that head is as big as his withers though!

    (before anyone thinks I am bashing him...I have a 17.0 monster headed gelding in my barn right now) I have a soft spot for the big lugs, and if their head is as long & wide as my torso...it just adds to the attraction.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lv4running View Post
    Well, he's 17.1 to the top of those ginormous withers, but that means he is really only...16.2 at his back.
    Nothing bad to say...that head is as big as his withers though!

    (before anyone thinks I am bashing him...I have a 17.0 monster headed gelding in my barn right now) I have a soft spot for the big lugs, and if their head is as long & wide as my torso...it just adds to the attraction.
    I look at that and think... yep, his back is still 5" above the top of my head! (I have a 16.3 OTTB. Who I refuse to measure again, as he has changed his posture since he was last measured and I'm indenial over the fact I'm pretty sure his withers are higher now because of it.)
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by katarine
    If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed



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    He's adorable, look at that cute face. Go get him already!
    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert



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    Love him!
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    He is way cute. I love his loooong neck. Make sure you buy some extra long reins!
    RIP Spider Murphy 4/20/02 - 10/31/10



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    Thankfully, waaay too big for me. But I love his pedigree and think he is quite handsome for a big horse
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    LOVE him. Want him. Go get him. ;-)
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.



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    Go Tux, go!

    He looks like a great project, and you know you neeeeeed one! And more than that, he'd be lucky to have you as his owner.

    I scanned the trainer listings for Suffolk, and there's lots of interesting stock on there, so I'm going to step away from the computer now.
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.



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    Very, very nicely set on head and neck; you won't have much work to do to put your dressage on him. No fighting gravity involved! Just get a biiiiiig mounting block, that's all!

    Write the check 'n load him up!

    (I would!)



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    Ew, you like that big gangly thing? Do you know how much work it will be to keep that big lug balanced around a corner, let alone an entire circle? If you want to put that much work in and get nowhere, buy yourself a bull and milk it.



    *crossing fingers and praying owner of said horse doesn't see this post! No insult intended, just trying to help a fellow horseowner curb the need for another four hooves*



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    Post of the DAY!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Ew, you like that big gangly thing? Do you know how much work it will be to keep that big lug balanced around a corner, let alone an entire circle? If you want to put that much work in and get nowhere, buy yourself a bull and milk it.



    *crossing fingers and praying owner of said horse doesn't see this post! No insult intended, just trying to help a fellow horseowner curb the need for another four hooves*


    Now people, this is what I'm talking about.

    Sadly, messages left have gone unreturned at this point. We'll see. . .thank you everyone for the "help"!




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    I was drooling over that very guy! I am now out of the market, though. Someone offered to loan me a pony to keep my pregnant mare company this winter. So now I can board my ottb out and ride hunters in the indoor arena this winter without needing to purchase another horse. Then next summer when the foal is born I will only have 3 horses, not 4 horses. That is plenty of horses for one person, I guess.

    But, all the beautiful horses....



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    It's soooo hard not to look and then hook up the trailer. Especially since my mare is ever living lame and I can't get the vet out for awhile. Sooo many pretty horsies, so little time.
    "But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep." Robert Frost

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    His last start was 8/14/12.....you might want to call CANTER NE and find out of he is even still for sale.....



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