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  • Another OTTB Critique

    Looking at taking the plunge with an ottb, done it before and will be working with a trainer...nothing is set in stone just kind of looking around at this point and thought i'd get some opinions here about how these guys are built etc. etc. (going to be eventing if I end up getting anything of course )



    http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

    http://www.apinchofluck.com/Little_Czar.html
    Last edited by Kelbelle21; Feb. 5, 2012, 04:03 PM.

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    Spancill Hill is a lovely type. With her pedigree, it's not a big surprise. Didn't watch the video, but she gets my vote based her type & bloodlines.

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    • #3
      Not a mare person, but I would be all over Spancill Hill. I also quite like Braintree. The other two don't do much for me
      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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      • #4
        Spancil Hill and Little Czar just lovely lovely types and look to be very fairly priced...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scubed View Post
          Not a mare person, but I would be all over Spancill Hill. I also quite like Braintree. The other two don't do much for me
          Same here.

          I dislike the shape of the croups/SI areas on the other two. That type of muscle development can indicate less ability to move through the SI joint/possible future difficulty.


          Really, all four look like they could probably handle lower level stuff easily - just with the type I like, I much prefer the engines on the two scubed mentioned.
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            #6
            Thanks for the input! Definitely hoping whatever I end up with will do more than the lower levels, obviously things can go a different way...they don't like xc, don't like dressage etc. etc.
            Last edited by Kelbelle21; Feb. 5, 2012, 04:04 PM.

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            • #7
              http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

              Absolutely love this horse over Braintree any day...JMO

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              • #8
                Originally posted by judybigredpony View Post
                http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

                Absolutely love this horse over Braintree any day...JMO
                Yep. By far my pick of the bunch! Great angles, short coupled, he will be athletic as all get out.
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                • #9
                  http://www.apinchofluck.com/Overlord.html

                  This is my pick.

                  Low set hocks
                  Strong through the SI with a less steep croup
                  Level balance
                  Stifle lower than sheath
                  Alert with a capital A!

                  He ought to be able to jump and stay sound doing it. Theoretically!

                  The whole picture flows more smoothly - Little Czar appears to me made of various different horses, and Spancill and El Muneco have a downhill trend. Braintree is straight through the stifle and his underneck looks heavy. Deveilishameye is stood incorrectly but looks long in the loin for me.

                  Of course they all might look very different in person!
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                    Originally posted by Xanthoria View Post
                    http://www.apinchofluck.com/Overlord.html

                    This is my pick.

                    Low set hocks
                    Strong through the SI with a less steep croup
                    Level balance
                    Stifle lower than sheath
                    Alert with a capital A!

                    He ought to be able to jump and stay sound doing it. Theoretically!

                    The whole picture flows more smoothly - Little Czar appears to me made of various different horses, and Spancill and El Muneco have a downhill trend. Braintree is straight through the stifle and his underneck looks heavy. Deveilishameye is stood incorrectly but looks long in the loin for me.

                    Of course they all might look very different in person!
                    Yes! you never know what they'll be like in person but I wouldn't mind seeing him with a new haircut and back in work

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                    • #11
                      I like Spancill Hill and Devilishameye - both athletic types and look like they will compete. Didn't like Braintree's neck/head, Little Czar was ok.
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                      • #12
                        Xanthoria picked the horse. I board at A Pinch of Luck and just adore Tanner (Overlord). He is a great horse to be around on the ground, and I was amazed when I watched him ridden. Tanner may have plain wrapping, but he read his riders and delivered great rides to them - really, from moving forward for an accomplished rider to looking after a young rider, in the span of 30 minutes. This guy is worth a second look.
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                        • #13
                          Clearly with so many nice horses to choose from....a road trip to Pinch of Luck is in order!!

                          Really like El Muneco too. Nice shoulder and big withers -- he'll take you right over those xc jumps.

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                            Originally posted by MorganJunkie View Post
                            Xanthoria picked the horse. I board at A Pinch of Luck and just adore Tanner (Overlord). He is a great horse to be around on the ground, and I was amazed when I watched him ridden. Tanner may have plain wrapping, but he read his riders and delivered great rides to them - really, from moving forward for an accomplished rider to looking after a young rider, in the span of 30 minutes. This guy is worth a second look.
                            Thanks so much for responding! He sounds like a real sweetheart...I think i'll definitely be calling and making a trip very soon

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                            • #15
                              Not that I'm an expert, at all, but going to second Overlord. Also, wasn't there another thread on A Pinch Of Luck awhile back??? Anyone remember? Seems like it'd definitely be worth the drive to check out all those horses - you'll get a lot more out of seeing them in person.
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                              • #16
                                Tanner is by Smart Strike and those plain bay (HAHA) geldings have alot to bring to the table.

                                I liked him alot but left him off my pick's because I wondered why and where he has been???

                                Around here those quality of horses just wouldn't be going on "The Truck".

                                Pinch of Luck has one awesome connection...

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                                • #17
                                  I agree with Overlord, he will be very fancy when he is cleaned up> He has a lovely outline.
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                                  • #18
                                    I like Tanner as well. It will be interesting to see how he puts on muscle and weight, as you can learn a lot from how they do that. You can tell he is the one who has had lacking care recently, but can still tell good things about him!


                                    I agree that it's worth going and seeing them in person. They may give different impressions in person, or one who has a "flaw" in a photo may be the perfect horse for you in person despite perceived imperfections.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by judybigredpony View Post
                                      http://www.apinchofluck.com/El_Muneco.html

                                      Absolutely love this horse over Braintree any day...JMO
                                      agree
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                                        #20
                                        Emailed about Tanner and Echo today will hopefully be seeing them soon!

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