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post #1 of 13 Old 04-25-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Possible Buy-Western Pleasure Prospect

This girl is four years old out of Invited For Luxury. Dam is Lil Poco Pine Bar. She's had 60 days under saddle last year along with trail riding on weekends clear out till now. She's in my state, and just doesn't have time to ride. She's priced pretty nice to my view. She doesn't spook, soft in the mouth and responsive. She's currently 14.2h. Opinions?


I was also wanting to use her for a broodmare prospect. :)

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Oh girl, her back is too long and she's too short for my taste. ): You'd get eaten alive at the bigger AQHA shows. Even though she has good bloodlines, she's nothing I'd breed to either. Sorry ):


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Oh girl, her back is too long and she's too short for my taste. ): You'd get eaten alive at the bigger AQHA shows. Even though she has good bloodlines, she's nothing I'd breed to either. Sorry ):
Well, I can't find a good mare that can ride, or has good confo......I can't spend anything above $2500. It's really hard to find one that works. Would she be able to get a little taller?

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Well, I can't find a good mare that can ride, or has good confo......I can't spend anything above $2500. It's really hard to find one that works. Would she be able to get a little taller?
She will not get taller.

I am not sure you will get a "all around" type horse to show AQHA for $2500.

Maybe best to save a while, IMO.
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I dunno. Honestly you'd have to watch her move and then decide. I think she is the best you're going to get for your price range though. And she's not terrible by any means, it's just unfortunate that she's on the smaller side. You're lucky she has only had light riding, so hopefully not too many bad habits to correct. :)

EDIT: But like Ripper said, I would save up for something better.


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Well, if I found a stellar mare then I would be able to go higher. I have a vacation so that's why I'm hoping to get lucky with this.
Horses stop growing at 5-6 years old. She just turned four.

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I'll see if I can find a stellar mare. :) It's really hard and I hope to spend up to $4k

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Well, if I found a stellar mare then I would be able to go higher. I have a vacation so that's why I'm hoping to get lucky with this.
Horses stop growing at 5-6 years old. She just turned four.
Mine horses where pretty well grown at the end of their yearling year.

Passed that they just filled out...perhaps looked a little bigger.

Look at the lengh of her cannon bone.

Not much room there to grow.
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Horses do grow until 5-6, but rarely ever get taller past their third year, and if they do, its by an inch or less. Most horses spend their fourth, fifth, and sixth years filling out, closing up bones, and gaining muscle.

I would pass her up as well. Long back, short legs, weak loins, upright shoulder (causing short striding and 'joltiness' in many horses) and a chest that isn't very well defined. She's a bit posty in the back, too. Trail horse? Sure. Maybe even a lesson or arena horse, but not a competitive anything, and definitely not something that I'd want a foal out of.

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Horses do grow until 5-6, but rarely ever get taller past their third year, and if they do, its by an inch or less. Most horses spend their fourth, fifth, and sixth years filling out, closing up bones, and gaining muscle.

I would pass her up as well. Long back, short legs, weak loins, upright shoulder (causing short striding and 'joltiness' in many horses) and a chest that isn't very well defined. She's a bit posty in the back, too. Trail horse? Sure. Maybe even a lesson or arena horse, but not a competitive anything, and definitely not something that I'd want a foal out of.
My horses grew very fast.

One was a 16 hands yearling in the fall but, was just 16.3 as a mature horse.

Many of my weanings were 14.3/15 hands in the fall.

This is the 16 hand yearling.
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