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Conformation Critique Help ** one more UPDATE - RRP

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    Thanks, iberianfan!

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  • iberianfan
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    OK, I am not generally a TB person as I ride dressage and TB's are not always built for that discipline. However, this horse has the best brain!! What a good boy! I, too, would be excited to hear of his progress. Good luck!

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    Yeah, I think even the vet was confused. Maybe what she took out that looked like scar tissue was actually the remaining shriveled up testical. Guess we'll see when lab gets back.

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  • EventerAJ
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    That sounds very unusual. I have never heard of a cryptorchid with the undescended testicle removed, and the normal one left behind. It is unethical for a vet to take the single "dangler", while leaving the undescended one inside. I have heard tales of testicles "migrating" up to near the horse's spine, and even stories of a mysterious 3rd nut hiding somewhere. I suppose a monorchid is possible, too?

    With that pedigree, and obvious good temperament, I'm not surprised he was left intact as a stallion prospect. AP Indy was quite fertile as a ridgling.

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    I have a question if anyone is still reading! is a horse called a ridgeling when he has one undescended testical and the remaining is gelded? Or only if he has one undescended testical and he's intact with the other? Do they differentiate at all between those two scenarios?

    I was actually mistaken about my boy. He actually DID have one descended testical, so he was gelded. But they couldn't find the undescended testical. The vet at Hagyard said he was an unusual case. She didn't know it was previously removed (but the other one left?) or if he was a true monorchid. She saw what looked like some scar tissue. They took a sample to have tested. We'll have to run an hCG test in 30 days. I feel silly not having noticed this.

    BUT...it does show me that he has a pretty good brain to know he was not gelded and was able to be ridden so soon after racing and do so well.

    He is now recovering nicely.

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  • SuzieQNutter
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    I agree that Vyborg is not a sweet name.

    I actually like the name Surge for a racehorse.

    But he is now going to be an ex-racehorse.

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    Gotcha, EventerAJ.

    City Ponies, funny about naming. I considered Four, but don't think it will sound good. Right now his barn name is Surge.

    He is recovering well now. Yay! I also had him micro chipped while he was there.

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  • City Ponies
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    Coincidentally enough I got a OTTB two weeks ago from who also raced December 4th (and was slated to run again 1/4 but didnt). I changed her name to Tris, as in the character from the Divergent series, because Vyborg is terrible for a sweet little girl and played around with showing her as Divergent. We are taking is slowly as she is significantly body sore and underweight ... She had a not so nice track life. So we are playing groundwork and grooming now. But heck of a brain and insanely good clean legs.

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  • EventerAJ
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    He was posted by Amy Lynn Paulus, I think at Belterra. I remember the outstanding pedigree, for sure, and that he was a ridgeling.

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    Very cool, LaurieB! Seems like a nice line for temperament!

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    Originally posted by EventerAJ View Post
    I remember seeing this horse listed several months ago (recognized the saddling pic). I loved him, though the lowered back made me pause. I already have a really nice Bernardini stallion (attached photo), and your guy reminds me very much of him. Great temperament and pretty, balanced mover.
    Your boy is very pretty. I'm not sure mine is the same one you saw a few months back. He raced on December 6th, so wasn't for sale that I know of. And the adoption facility didn't even post him yet. I ended up getting him before they posted. But who knows.

    Where'sMyWhite, thanks! I will post when I hear from the vet, and I will have to start a "journey" thread if I get selected.

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  • LaurieB
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    Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
    Thanks, all. I'm pretty excited about him. LaurieB, another interesting thing for me is that his dam's grandsire, Wild Again, is my current horse's sire. (my guy is 19). And the current boy has a great personality so I was excited to see that on the pedigree. Dream Rush and my boy look very, very similar.

    skydy, he is actually having the surgery done today. I decided to just go ahead and do it now while he's across the street from Hagyard. The adoption facility hasn't ever turned him out with another horse, understandably, and he can be a bit mouthy, and from what I read, it can be healthier for them to have it done. I know my trainer also said that you often can't tell that they're a ridgeling, so, who knows. But yes, we are just having it done. Hopefully it's easy and they don't have to do too much searching.

    If I get accepted for RRP, I will go ahead and post a comment here. I will probably need a few words of encouragement. Again, thanks, all!
    We have a broodmare whose damsire is Wild Again. She has the most wonderful temperament. I'd be delighted to have a horse with him in the pedigree again.

    I hope all goes well with your boy's surgery. I think you're smart to get it done while you're here and have access to such good vets.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
    If I get accepted for RRP, I will go ahead and post a comment here. I will probably need a few words of encouragement. Again, thanks, all!
    Post a comment here??? Heck no, we're expecting a dedicated thread about your journey if you get accepted.

    Reassure us later today that he'd had his surgery and all recovered and back in his stall.

    Your new boy looks like you've landed a nice

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  • EventerAJ
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    I remember seeing this horse listed several months ago (recognized the saddling pic). I loved him, though the lowered back made me pause. I already have a really nice Bernardini stallion (attached photo), and your guy reminds me very much of him. Great temperament and pretty, balanced mover.

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  • ParadoxFarm
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    Thanks, all. I'm pretty excited about him. LaurieB, another interesting thing for me is that his dam's grandsire, Wild Again, is my current horse's sire. (my guy is 19). And the current boy has a great personality so I was excited to see that on the pedigree. Dream Rush and my boy look very, very similar.

    skydy, he is actually having the surgery done today. I decided to just go ahead and do it now while he's across the street from Hagyard. The adoption facility hasn't ever turned him out with another horse, understandably, and he can be a bit mouthy, and from what I read, it can be healthier for them to have it done. I know my trainer also said that you often can't tell that they're a ridgeling, so, who knows. But yes, we are just having it done. Hopefully it's easy and they don't have to do too much searching.

    If I get accepted for RRP, I will go ahead and post a comment here. I will probably need a few words of encouragement. Again, thanks, all!

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  • LaurieB
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    Congratulations! He's gorgeous. And amazingly well bred. His dam was a multi Grade 1 winner. I hope you have a great time with him!

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  • Gestalt
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    Congratulations! Wowza, he is NICE. Gorgeous (love those tall, dark, and handsome ones) and what a cool customer. Stood better for mounting than many horses I've seen at my barn. His canter looks comfortable. I sure hope you get the chance to compete in the RRP.

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  • Donkaloosa
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    I'm impressed! He has a good brain and I think he'll be a great horse for you!

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  • skydy
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    Will you be having the surgery done or are you going to wait and see how he does in the new setting?

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  • skydy
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    Originally posted by snaffle1987 View Post
    hard to believe that's his first flat work off the track, he moves surprisingly balanced, especially at the canter. good luck with him. He may build topline with the proper work. good luck with him
    I don't think his movement under saddle is at all surprising. He's 6 years old.

    Have fun with him OP. He seems very good natured.

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