Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: I live in that card board box you pass by every day on your way to work.
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I feel like in young horses, all you have to go off of is their pedigree. They're going to change so much between now and 2 years from now that it's difficult to get a full understanding of their confo. (unless of course there is a severe fault)
Obviously the sire is a proven barrel horse. It comes down to the foal's lineage. How is the father built? How is the mother built? Do they compliment eachother?
Did the dam have a record? If not, did the dam's sire/dam have a record?
If the horse was a 2 year old-4 year old, I wouldnt be AS strict about pedigree...just because at that age you can really get to know a horse's abilities, conformation, and work ethic. As a yearling... they're just cute little fuzzy lawn ornaments. lol