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  • #2
    purp likey #3. : )

    #1 is a wee long in the back.
    #2 looks like he would be a super bucker. lol.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


    • #3
      Personally I like the last one the best.

      Nice big substantial hind end, nice overall balance.

      The first guy, I'm not a fan of his hind legs - he looks a bit sickle hocked. He's huge with substance, which is nice, but with really big horses IMO there's even more stress on the joints, so I'd be tentative.

      The second one looks plenty athletic, and I would expect him to be a nice jumper. Just not my type, I like that meaty back end and slightly more huntery look, I think. Personal aesthetics

      All that said the majority of the time these guys look totally different in person
      "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

      My CANTER blog.


      • #4
        #1 Agree with the sickle hocks, he also looks back at the knee on his LF.

        #2 Looks like he needs to figure out how to relax, like many OTTBs. You might also not have a fun time fitting a saddle to those long, long withers. Otherwise, I kind of like him.

        #3 I also like best, he has a nice look to his face and the softest eye of the three (also may well depend on how they all are in person). The steeplechase training could help or hurt, depending on how adjustable he learns to become, as a chaser's jumping style is a little different than what you'd look for in an eventer. At least you know he's used to being in the open and working.
        Leap, and the net will appear


        • #5
          #1 is too long in the back and I don't link his hind legs
          #2 is a little butt high in one of the pics but not bad looking in the others
          #3 is def my fave


          • #6
            Originally posted by purplnurpl View Post
            #2 looks like he would be a super bucker. lol.
            What makes you think that?? the TB thousand yard stare the head flips up and you can feel the coiled springs? maybe a few good forward moving bucks to go along with the bolt and run?

            #3 small but mighty!! I bet that he jumps like a deer.
            Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.


            • #7
              I'll buck the trend...I like #1 (for an above Prelim prospect). I'd rather have them a little long than short backed. The longer guys might be harder to collect...but boy they can usually gallop and jump the bigger spreads. #3 looks like he should be able to jump...he has been posted before a while ago so I wonder if he is really available.

              I'd want to go see #1 in person...something tells me he looks different in person (I'd want a better look at his angles behind)....and I'd want to see how he moves.

              But honestly...I like them all...and tend to want to give them all a chance...
              ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


              • #8
                LOVE #3, though i would go look at number 1... i'm not sure if those pictures are doing him justice.
                Courtney Sendak


                • #9
                  I was there a week ago, I looked at Harley J. I did not find him long in the back, or behind at the knee. He does appear to be slightly sickle hocked in person, had an old cold splint and a scar up front, neither seemed to bother him at all. He did want to toe out on the right hind. I ran my hands all over him and watched him jog. He was a very big, kind of the tough bad boy type at the track. He has a lot of presence. His trainer said she has pretty much had him since a baby and was very nice to work with. She also has a few others who I really, really liked. This was the picture I took of Harley J. He appeared sound, and was all over a big boy, very playful. He LOVED to stick his tongue out for his trainer to grab, it was really cute.

                  Ones of Murray's I'd ask to see if you are going are Asturias, and the colt she has, I can't remember his name, but I really liked him a lot.

                  I saw a lot not listed on CANTER, Kaz City was one of my favorites. I really loved that horse, very nice mover, very laid back, no tail!

                  Go see Secretfairways! He was 2 seconds away from coming home with me, but I bough another. In person he is MUCH nicer then the CANTER pictures, has a lovely trot, built well, way nicer hind end then I thought he would have. He was my #2 pick if I had more room. I did not take any pictures of him because I was 99% sure I was taking him home.

                  Good luck and have fun!
                  WestWind Farms
                  Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.
                  - George H. Morris


                  • #10
                    If I had room and thought I had the riding ability for an OTTB I would buy Asturias in a heartbeat.
                    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)