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    07-17-2012, 07:34 AM
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Foal
Question Competitive Trail/Endurance Horse or no?

Hi there,

You guys don't know me yet so... hi. :)

I have loved and ridden horses for many years and had the opportunity to fall in love with the Appaloosa breed a few years ago. Since then I have been working as a cowgirl and ranch hand on an Appaloosa trail ranch.

I would love to compete in Endurance and also do some intensive long trail riding. I have found a young horse(3-4 years) that I am sure I can back and use for trail and endurance riding.

My question is, judging by the picture attached, would you say he would be suitable as a trail horse build wise? He is going to reach +-15hh and is a purebred appaloosa gelding.

I know his personality backwards. So don't worry about that aspect.;)
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    07-17-2012, 09:25 AM
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Foal
Look great I love spots also
     
    07-17-2012, 10:36 AM
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Green Broke
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I would love to compete in Endurance and also do some intensive long trail riding. I have found a young horse(3-4 years) that I am sure I can back and use for trail and endurance riding.

My question is, judging by the picture attached, would you say he would be suitable as a trail horse build wise? He is going to reach +-15hh and is a purebred appaloosa gelding.
Firstly, personally I would wait till 5-6 before doing any endurance riding on a horse.

How compeditive do you want to be? Any sound horse, carefully conditioned can compete.

That picture really doesnt flatter him at all, without better ones(standing square from the sides, front and back) its really hard to coment on his build.
     
    07-17-2012, 10:57 AM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
Firstly, personally I would wait till 5-6 before doing any endurance riding on a horse.
I know. :) My plan as well. As I say, I still have to back and school him. Nothing too strenuous yet.

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Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
How compeditive do you want to be? Any sound horse, carefully conditioned can compete.
I would like to be very competitive but only in about 4-5 years time. This gives me time. :)

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Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
That picture really doesnt flatter him at all, without better ones(standing square from the sides, front and back) its really hard to coment on his build.
I understand that the picture doesn't flatter him. It was taken a few months ago. I will post a new pic in August when I go down to the ranch.
     

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