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  • Colorado CANTER Cutie

    I stumbled upon this adorable mare while indulging in my guilty pleasure of CANTER browsing. I wasn't seriously in the market for another horse, but I like the look of her and am (somewhat) looking for a young eventing or jumper prospect. Conformation gurus, critique away. I'd love some opinions before I make the trip to see her.

    http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?o...ainer-listings

    ETA: Clearer pictures here: http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/grd/3089362243.html

  • #2
    She looks sweet but don't like the light bone (and tied in) up front.

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    • #3
      I saw that cl listing earlier and noticed she was pretty cute. Definitely can't do a second horse right now
      Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
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      • #4
        Eeeh. Pretty decent dip behind her withers. By pretty decent, I mean good luck fitting a saddle to her.

        I stopped there.
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        "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl

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        • #5
          Ties-in maybe maybe not...dip behind withers..big shoulder big mover big jump...go see her move...not enough from photo's to keep me away if I wanted another mare..........

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          • #6
            Agree with JBRP. Horses built like this generally find jumping so easy. I really like her overall picture.

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            • #7
              I like her. She looks like she has the potential to be quite athletic. I hope she finds a great home.
              "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                Eeeh. Pretty decent dip behind her withers. By pretty decent, I mean good luck fitting a saddle to her..
                Someone who is very, very good at picking talented TBs once told me the harder they look like they'll be to fit a saddle to, the better.

                "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

                My CANTER blog.

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                • #9
                  I haven't seen this one in person, but her owner/trainer thinks she is fantastic! She's out east of the track and her name is Kruzin K O

                  We took a listing for this guy this weekend and he is just LOVELY. Total in your pocket type, really sweet, nice mover, and ready to do whatever you want. And he's BIG. He's really probably 16.3/17 hands, but we didn't have a stick, so I hedged low. Super nice horse. Someone really needs to go buy him, so he doesn't wind up in my barn (Gee, how did that happen? He must have just followed me home. I really have NO IDEA where he came from, really! )

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                  • #10
                    I'm no conformation expert nor do I play one on TV, but the one thing that stands out to me is that her cannon is as long as her forearm and she looks lightly built through the legs. Personally, I'd pass.
                    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                      I haven't seen this one in person, but her owner/trainer thinks she is fantastic! She's out east of the track and her name is Kruzin K O

                      We took a listing for this guy this weekend and he is just LOVELY. Total in your pocket type, really sweet, nice mover, and ready to do whatever you want. And he's BIG. He's really probably 16.3/17 hands, but we didn't have a stick, so I hedged low. Super nice horse. Someone really needs to go buy him, so he doesn't wind up in my barn (Gee, how did that happen? He must have just followed me home. I really have NO IDEA where he came from, really! )
                      Oooh he's gorgeous! Where is he located?

                      Thanks for all your responses everyone... I agree she's a little fine-boned, but I also think she looks pretty athletic. Might have to make a trip!

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                      • #12
                        He's at Arapahoe Park, Rollie Pollie. Had his first out last weekend (a week prior to yesterday), came in last. Doesn't want to be a racehorse! Crystal's great to work with and really on the up and up--give her a call and go see him! You can swing out to see Kruzin either before or after, too

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                        • #13
                          French Valley a scooch expensive and an odd price?????????

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                          • #14
                            Minimum claiming price at Arapahoe Park is $3200, Judy. Max CANTER listing price must be below lowest claiming price. Hence French Valley's price. At other tracks, you often see a less weird max CANTER price of $3499.

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                            • #15
                              Just bumping this up to direct you HERE. Super exciting news for CANTER CO!

                              (I've also heard that Kruzin K O is sold pending vet check. No update from French Valley's trainer, so I assume he's still good to go!)

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                                Minimum claiming price at Arapahoe Park is $3200, Judy. Max CANTER listing price must be below lowest claiming price. Hence French Valley's price. At other tracks, you often see a less weird max CANTER price of $3499.
                                Wow, I'd never seen this explanation b4, but I'd always wondered about the "99" price listings.
                                "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                                  Just bumping this up to direct you HERE. Super exciting news for CANTER CO!
                                  That is great news! So excited for all the horses and future owners that will benefit from this. CANTER volunteers have a special halo waiting for them
                                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                  The Grove at Five Points

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                                  • #18
                                    Thanks Simki, I already knew that about pricing but that is till a chunk of change for a 3yr old still on track..IMHO

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                                    • #19
                                      JBRP, I don't disagree with you, but it's a whoooole different ballgame here in Colorado. We have the one track, with a super short meet, and it only has less than 1500 stalls--tiny track! Unlike back east, you can't just drive a couple hours and come to another track with more horses. People often go to CA or out to the east coast for horses (I know I did!) and pay the $$$ to ship them out.

                                      Being able to find a horse HERE and actually see it commands a premium. It's a little bit of an adjustment for all involved.

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                                      • #20
                                        Simkie so so right! I live about 90 minutes from the Araphoe track and I find it cheaper to get my OTTBs from NJ and have them shipped. Even with shipping it's cheaper than buying local. You just don't see the race horses in our market like they are in other places.

                                        Having said all of that, the initial price is such a small part of the cost. If the horse fits your desires and program go for it. The big gelding here in CO would be on my list of horses to see if I were in the market.

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