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        07-05-2009, 04:03 PM
    Since they are pretty much matched and neither seem to have serious confo faults, you have to consider what you want to do with them. Are you looking for a pleasure or a performance horse? Are you wanting a trail or show prospect and for what discipline? I think you should consider that and then get the foal that best fits that discipline. For example, the buckskin would probably make a better WP, HUS, or jumper. And the dun would probably make a better performance horse; roping, barrels, cow work, etc. I say probably because you never can be sure.
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        07-05-2009, 05:43 PM
    Granted, I know they are only 2 months old, and will change a lot by the time they are 2. Do you guys think the buckskin would fill out a little bit more? I wondered if maybe since she is much taller, that once she gets enough of her height, she will fill out a little more.
    I wanted something that had good confirmation - with a halter look, even if she is not extremely stocky, that I can also ride for trails. I love the hip on the dun, but I also think the buckskin has a nice hip too.
    I just keep going back and forth! LOL
        07-05-2009, 08:50 PM
    Neither horse looks like they would run in a halter class but they are cute and if you just want a trail horse either one would be good. If you are looking for a horse to show you want the hip and shoulder to match. That is for pretty much any class. If you want to do wp or hs you want a more narrow hip and shoulder. If you are doing performance you usually go with a bigger shoulder and hip. If you are just strictly going to do trail and fun stuff either horse would work out fine.
        07-05-2009, 09:06 PM
    Zippin on Milkyway has better bloodlines than the other.
        07-06-2009, 02:35 PM
    I think little filly is more cute. But it's just my opinion. :)
        07-06-2009, 03:01 PM
    To me, pedigree is not something to factor into your horse. I know many may disagree with me, and I understand your point of view... but the great genes of relatives may or may not be passed down. I tend to look at the horse itself, rather than what the pedigree predicts.

    They are both adorable foals, and the prices are similar.... but looking at pictures of foals and studying their pedigrees does not put me in the right position to measure one over the other. Who do you love? Who do you bond with? Who do you want to raise and take care of and pay for? A horse should be a family member.

    But, it all depends on what you want them for. If you want them for breeding, or conformation showing, that's a sort of different story.

    To answer your question: in my opinion the dun has a better pedigree. The Zippo in her is pretty nice. The dun probably won't have an as strong/QH'y hind quarter... but it all depends on what you want with them.

    Beautiful-- both of them!

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