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    Mint hill we saw the colt over the weekend and we passed because he was not sound and he has since found a home



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    Here is a new one posted that I'm thinking of looking at. Assuming this cold I woke up with doesn't get worse and I can't go! It seems like the photo is taken from a lower position pointing up, seems a little thick in the neck but I think he is a better prospect than the other one!

    http://s47.beta.photobucket.com/user...tml?sort=3&o=4


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    I really like the new bay's body overall! No major red flags there.
    But ask for more photos, because I hate a short neck. It may not be a deal breaker if he can do his job well otherwise, but I am not a fan of his neck in this picture.
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    snydere02, your picture is nonexistent!
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    The nice bay was adopted within 24 hours. Bummer. So back to looking again!



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    So for the couple of you following this saga, here is today's OTTB cuties!
    This is a 3 yr old gelding, raced 4 times, is an absolute sweetheart and has a really fun personality!
    http://www.youtube.com/audio?v=VI16-5l9QjA&feature=mhsn

    Here is a 6 yr old grey. He was also very sweet. Has an old high suspensory. It's a few years old.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddNXBbdhSv4

    There was a third massive chestnut. He was very thick! almost had a fat roll on his chest it seemed like! Big ol' legs too!



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    Can't see video #1...but the grey is cayoooot!!! Like him.
    Though I don't know much about suspensorys on a prospect.
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    Here is the first one again. Let's see if it works this time
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI16-5l9QjA



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    The grey moves better. I like his little bounce!!
    Chestnut looks ouchy. I would lose interest in him.
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    They gray is cute but I also like the chestnut. It's hard to tell if he's ouchy or just doesn't trot well yet. My own OTTB trotted a lot like that under saddle when I first got him -- very short and very quick. There was nothing wrong with him except that he'd never been asked to trot much under saddle. He has a lovely floating trot now. How did the chestnut look at liberty?

    As for the suspensory, it would depend on how badly he was hurt and how effectively he was rehabbed. My horse came off the track with an apical sesamoid fracture and a tweak to his suspensory but was rehabbed very well by his owners. I've had him for about 7 years now and it's never been a problem. I foxhunt so gallops and jumps over uneven terrain.
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    He did move better at liberty. Here is a short/bad video of him loose
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF33tpUA0gM

    The grey was great! I want to try to start with as clean of a slate as possible legs wise this time around. The chestnut was the smallest, then the grey and the massive chestnut was probably 16.2. I think that one was part hippo! He was cute though! But not as cute as these two!



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    The grey is adorable but I agree with checking that suspensory. Perhaps have it ultrasounded in the PPE. The chestnut with the socks is nice enough loose I would think he can loosen up and relax into a lovely guy. Chrome is nice on him.



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    That was a difference in the two videos of the chestnut - I like him better at liberty, for sure. I did like the grey better, but along with the others, agree with checking that suspensory!



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    I still don't like the chestnut. Don't settle.
    If the suspensory bothers you on the grey, get it checked or keep looking.
    After seeing the chestnut canter loose, I don't like him as a jumping prospect. The trot CAN improve with training...the canter is harder to work with and his hind legs look...hobbled. He doesnt really get under himself. You need a good canter to jump.
    There are so many ottbs out there...wait until you are in love!
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    The chestnut does move better at liberty (saddle fit? sore back???) but is still very short strided compared to the grey - I'm not usually a grey fan, but I like him the best of your linked prospects - re the suspensory, if this was not healed properly, then it's a no go as it will come back to haunt him when he really starts working, so an absolute must on the ultrasounds.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryzlstoff View Post
    I still don't like the chestnut. Don't settle.
    If the suspensory bothers you on the grey, get it checked or keep looking.
    After seeing the chestnut canter loose, I don't like him as a jumping prospect. The trot CAN improve with training...the canter is harder to work with and his hind legs look...hobbled. He doesnt really get under himself. You need a good canter to jump.
    There are so many ottbs out there...wait until you are in love!
    I'm with you on the chestnut.... I watched less than a minute of him undersaddle and I just kept thinking hocks, Hocks, HOCKS... Even at liberty, he is still ouchy and not freely moving out. He is definitely going to need to be injected! I would pass on him, but I would definitely look into that gray cutie, even with the previous suspensory injury. A good PPE with ultrasound would be in order though.

    Good Luck


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    Don't forget to bring your saddle along on these ventures - given 2 relatively equal horses, take the one that you don't need to immediately saddle shop for


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    Love the grey.



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    I do always take my saddle. I rode the chestnut but not the grey because I don't meed something that has been hurt already again.



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