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  1. #1
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    Default Nice looking CANTER horse

    http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?o...ngs&Itemid=342

    Worth taking a risk on the ankle soreness?



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    He's already sold
    The rebel in the grey shirt



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    That's ok, I can't buy another horse right now.

    Would you have taken a chance on the ankle soreness then?



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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post
    That's ok, I can't buy another horse right now.

    Would you have taken a chance on the ankle soreness then?
    Apparently someone would, and did.
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

    What's the status on Tuco?



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    wow, he's lovely.

    suspensory I bet.
    Sounds like he's hotter than a bat outta hell though.
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    Has a bit of a 'wild' eye!!!



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    Between the recurrent lameness and the description stating he was an advanced ride and would need more let down time (he's already had 4 months) I would pass. He's nice looking but I'd be afraid that all he would amount to was eye candy. Hot and lame is a hard combination to move.
    The rebel in the grey shirt


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    No kidding... hot and small is also very difficult to move. I cannot imagine trying to move hot and lame... or lame <period>

    I am betting branch suspensory... but he sold so maybe it is something that can be healed permanently with more time.

    Quote Originally Posted by JWB View Post
    Between the recurrent lameness and the description stating he was an advanced ride and would need more let down time (he's already had 4 months) I would pass. He's nice looking but I'd be afraid that all he would amount to was eye candy. Hot and lame is a hard combination to move.



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    I hesitate to speculate on what kind of pleasure/dressage home a small, hot, lame horse probably sold to.

    Jennifer



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    Since the photo was taken at the track, I read "hanging out" as living at the track and not training, which doesn't really count as decompressing. Track food and no turnout/exercise isn't a recipe for quiet.


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    BMU, good point. Who knows what he will be like in a new environment. I hope he found a nice home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beam Me Up View Post
    Since the photo was taken at the track, I read "hanging out" as living at the track and not training, which doesn't really count as decompressing. Track food and no turnout/exercise isn't a recipe for quiet.



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    You never know. One of my easiest OTTBs....the one I put my 65+ year old beginner mom on to go on a trail ride (when he was still relatively green too).....was a HOT and strong stakes winning race horse. He was a huge handful in race training...but after being turned out for several months, on different food....he was one of the most easy going boys.
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    He sure is handsome--hope he got a great home.
    Click here before you buy.


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    Why do we keep calling him "small?"

    Really he's 1" away from the magic 16 hands. A height not deemed small.

    I too hope he landed in a spot that appreciates what he is capable of and doesn't judge him for what he can't do.

    Emily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    Why do we keep calling him "small?"

    Really he's 1" away from the magic 16 hands. A height not deemed small.

    I too hope he landed in a spot that appreciates what he is capable of and doesn't judge him for what he can't do.

    Emily
    That depends on who you talk to--I once read a post by a hunter/jumper person referring to a 16 hand mare as "petite." Especially funny to me, since I can remember when 16 hands was considered large. Probably just my perspective but my 15.3-1/2 OTTB mare is not petite. Neither is my other TB mare, who's only 14.3-1/2--she's short but sturdy and definitely not petite!



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