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I don't know about you, but I see vast differences between the lot of them. In their structure and how thy carry themselves, as well as movement in general. I see differences in attitude, and in truth, that does play a big role in a horse's success. I see what makes them suited for what they are or will be asked to do.
That WB is a world apart from a saddlebred show horse, which, arguably is the epitome of SS horses. If they were not, the other common SS breeds wouldn't keep trying to make their horses like them. He is a pretty horse for sure, and a good mover, but not built the best for a SS horse. I don't like the slope of his shoulder or how his neck ties into it. He has something funky going on around the withers that would very likely inhibit him from comfortably raising up, carrying a rider, and moving with high motion all together. That horse is going to be much more comfortable going with a lower head and neck. This one could possibly be faked into it for a while, but he wouldn't last long. As he matured and developed, I would put money on his neck getting lower and lower, and putting him in lower and lower divisions. Which is sad. That horse does not seem to deserve being a pleasure horse. Not bashing pleasure horses, it is just if you are going to make a point with something, go big. Like Harry Callahan with dressage. Or Wing Tempo with CTR.
If I were going to cross him with something to make a SS horse, I would look into a nice hackney. Jr. Exhibitor "pony" classes do not need to be full anything. I would never cross him with a saddlebred, because there are much better full saddlebred stallions, and the half market is not good. Plus there are plenty of better choices in breeds to make a SS horse. Posted via Mobile Device