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    12-18-2011, 11:19 PM
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Foal
Please Evaluate my Barrel Prospect

I have had this mare for about two years and I am interested in trying out barrel racing. I have no idea what people generally look for in a barrel prospect, but I'm hoping she is at least decent...

A little background -

4yo QH/Paint about 15.1 hands tall. Has a great start on her, but we haven't decided on a specific discipline yet, we've logged TONS of miles on the trail and she is a very willing and responsive mare. She moves pretty well, but I have a feeling she never really gives me her all.... but we can work on that.

Be honest... Thanks!

BTW - She is the baldie ;)
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    12-18-2011, 11:25 PM
  #2
Banned
Sorry I know this is not what you wanted.....but I LOVE HER MARKINGS!!!

And as far as if she will be good at barrels I am not going to answer that, I am going to leave that up to the more opinionated group that are more knowledgeable on conformation and what the "look" of a good barrel horse should be. Although I do look at the basics in conformation when I go to pick a good prospect a lot of other things play more into if I think they can do it or would be a good prospect.
     
    12-18-2011, 11:32 PM
  #3
Foal
I too love her markings!! When I first saw her, I had to have her, luckily everything about her turned out alright otherwise I would have been very disappointed.

The thing about the barrels is that we are just going to be doing it for fun... but... if we're going to do it, I would like to be decent at it at least... maybe not get laughed outta the arena, lol.
     
    12-18-2011, 11:35 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by AppaloosaLover88    
I too love her markings!! When I first saw her, I had to have her, luckily everything about her turned out alright otherwise I would have been very disappointed.

The thing about the barrels is that we are just going to be doing it for fun... but... if we're going to do it, I would like to be decent at it at least... maybe not get laughed outta the arena, lol.


Well I think she is cute!

So long as you go at it the right way I think she will do fine.
     
    12-18-2011, 11:36 PM
  #5
Foal
Wow...She is a looker! :) She looks like she can handle the job just fine. I would start your training on her and find out if she has the want. :)
     
    12-18-2011, 11:42 PM
  #6
Foal
I thought about doing a couple open shows too... just for fun see if we can place in halter.... I just wanna get some experience and find fun, different things to do.
     
    12-18-2011, 11:56 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by AppaloosaLover88    
I thought about doing a couple open shows too... just for fun see if we can place in halter.... I just wanna get some experience and find fun, different things to do.
She looks like she could do anything in the western field you could ask. I say western because I have no idea about anything other than that. :)
     
    12-19-2011, 12:03 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Those aren't really the best pictures to judge her conformation...Is there any way you can post better pictures? Possibly one closer up, of each side, and of her front and rear...Just from the pictures you've posted so far she looks butt high, long backed, and has a skinny neck..

Bubba13, is one of the best on the forum when it comes to judging conformation..She'll be able to tell you alot more with better pictures.
     
    12-19-2011, 12:12 AM
  #9
Foal
I can try to take some new pictures tomorrow.... but they will be muddy winter horse pictures if I can get her to stand nicely without a helper! Maybe I can snap a few while they are all hovering around their bale. It's been so wet and nasty here she won't look nearly as pretty as she did in those pictures!!
     
    12-19-2011, 12:18 AM
  #10
Green Broke
That's fine! Pretty horses aren't always good horses and beauty doesn't always mean brains..
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