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post #1 of 8 Old 10-01-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Please critique their BLOODLINES

My mother just bought us two colts at a horse sale yesterday and I am super excited (doubled our current herd in one day ). The only part that sucks is that I won't get to see them until February probably, due to still being in graduate school. And we're looking at these prospects mostly for barrel racing.

Anyway, I just really want to do some further research on both of their bloodlines. Can anyone tell me anything about them?

The first one can be found here: Ck Grey Meatball Quarter Horse

The second one doesn't officially have a name yet (registration still pending) but here is the sire and dam:
Reckless Guy Quarter Horse
Kellys Wrangler Quarter Horse

And this is not a good photo (taken with a cell phone camera) but it's something for now. Fresh out of the trailer at home, stickers still on their butts and all!

Thanks everyone!

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-03-2011, 02:37 PM
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Your Ck Grey Meatball has a very nice pedigree with Grey BadgerII, Joe Hancock, Midnight JR and Leo on the top/sire's side. On the dam's side she goes to Doc Bar and Peppy bloodlines.

The sire and dam of your second youngster are "power-houses of QH bloodlines". On it's top side of course Doc Bar is there, but back in a generation or so is Driftwood, Doc Bar, Poco Bueno, Joe Reed II. Then there is Rocket Wrangler, Three Chicks, Go Man Go and Johnnie Dial on it's bottom side.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-03-2011, 03:49 PM
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Meatball is very well cutting bred
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-03-2011, 06:04 PM
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I love the second colts sires breeding. Frechmans Guy and Dash For Cash. Frenchmans Guy has 3 clones now. And has been a top sire for years. But the colts dams side seems to be pleasure bred.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-04-2011, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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My mom emailed me some more pictures tonight, so I thought I would share! The bay is more skittish than the grey, so she couldn't get the best pic of him, but they are slowly settling into "home".

And feel free to critique! I've not too much experience with May babies, but they seem to look okay. The grey seems naturally high-headed, so that may be something worthy to note. The bay is definately downhill at this point, but he's got years of growth ahead of him to fix that. His foreheads looks kind of goofy .... so we'll see if that changes!!

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LOL, those youngsters are so hard to critique because most of them look really wonky LOL. The only thing I see that really raises any comment in my mind is the gray's left hind pastern. It seems to be swollen and almost looks like it knuckles over a bit. He may also be a bit knock kneed, I don't know if it's too late for corrective shoeing/trimming or not. Might be something worth looking into though.

The bay's forehead looks to me like a combination of a very uniquely shaped and very low set swirl with the muscles below his ears that give him the appearance of the diamond shape that we're seeing.

Bloodlines... you've got a couple of nicely bred colts there that should have some really good potential .

I would like to say that the gray's headset may not really be that much of a problem. I rode a paint filly a few years ago that looked like a giraffe just standing in the paddock but under saddle, she flattened out and rounded up nicely and looked like an actual saddle horse .
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The first is not bad but not great. Old lines that you do not see in many performance horses any more. There is a reason for that too.

Now the second with FG top and Roosters Wrangler bottom. The dams bottom side is not bad either. Not a big fan of her sire line but the tail line is very nice. Of the 2 the second is much much better bred.
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I agree. The ancestors Candandy49 mentioned on the first horse are so far back they are really of no consequence, and everything up front is so-so, but the second one is pretty well bred...
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