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post #1 of 33 Old 03-26-2012, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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What would you ask?

Hey I'm looking at a beautiful yearling that I really like. I've asked for pictures and videos. I was sent pictures of her parents. I like her pedigree too. :) what other question would you ask? She's in texas and I'm from northern Indiana so if you can come up with other questions

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post #2 of 33 Old 03-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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I'd ask for pedigree, show summary of parents, conformation pictures, any health problems. How is his attitude and mind set? How much has be been handled and how was he to train (halter, leading, that type of stuff)? Ask for a vet check, any previous injuries. There are just so many questions that you can ask..and be sure to ask as many as you can.

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I'd ask for pedigree, show summary, conformation pictures, any health problems that may be passed on to your foal, and what type of breeding contract she has, if any? I would also ask for his performance record and what (if anything) he has won. It is a MUST for me, the stallion must be proven in a discipline. Does the stallion compliment your mare? Does he have a good attitude and mind set? How was he to train? There are just so many questions that you can ask..and be sure to ask as many as you can. Breeding isn't something to take lightly, it's a huge risk and process.
If I am reading the OP correctly, she is looking at a yearling to purchase - not to breed her mare to the stallion.
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I think she is looking at a yearling to buy but I may be wrong.
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If I am reading the OP correctly, she is looking at a yearling to purchase - not to breed her mare to the stallion.
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I would ask AGAIN for pics of the yearling not just the sire and dam. Why didnt she send you pics of the yearling since that's what they have up for sale? Or did they?
I would ask how much this yearling was handled. Does she load cross tie or tie does she like her feet touched etc etc
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post #7 of 33 Old 03-26-2012, 03:18 PM
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for a yearling ? Training issues arnt that important. It isnt going to have much anyways and doesnt do alot for the value. I wouldnt think someone should be buying a yearling that wasnt capable of doing from the ground up training.
Pedigree, conformation pics, and a vet check. Pretty much it.
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post #8 of 33 Old 03-26-2012, 03:26 PM
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This thread Buying Sheets- Great for when you're looking for that perfect horse! has a great list of pertinent questions to ask. Not all of them will be applicable to your situation, but it's a good place to start.
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I would ask for a video for sure. It doesn't have to a fancy sale video, but maybe the yearling in question being moved around in a pen. I think watching a horse how he reacts to someone pushing them around in a pen can be great insight to how his personality is and what training may be like. Even if he is a pen with other horses being moved you can tell some about them.

Just my preference, but if I was spending the money on a yearling that I am not going to be able to ride for at least year, I would want the bare minimum of handling before I buy them. I don't want to fix someone else mistakes. I would be pissed if he showed up being pushy and rude because someone thought it was cute as a foal. So for me, I would pass on one that someone decided to do a lot of ground work with. But I am sure others would prefer a horse that was handled quite a bit.

If you are buying from a breeder that has had foals out/by the same mare and stallion, I would ask how those foals turned out and pics if they could provide them. It might be an indicator of how your yearling might turn out...but not definite of course.
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yes, I was going to buy, but being as she is still a baby, I just couldn't come up with questions past pictures and a video. She told me that she is sweet tempered and has some handling under her, but im not sure how far. I have pictures of her and her parents. Plus multiple short clips with her same age pasture mate they posted a few weeks ago. Personally I like her. She seems a little passive when she's being herded by her buddy. But then again I can be bad at judging videos lol. She said she doesn't spook.

Here is her parents pictures. I'm going to ask if she has any siblings that I can see, but her dam's full sister has winnings of over $10,000 and was the 2007 NSBA Breeders Cup champion in Open HUS, Open WP, and
NON-Pro WP.

Here is her sire, MC Zippos Ratchett, son of Zippo Pine Bar and out of SR Western Pleasure World Champion Ratch A Tat Tat, a Ratchett daughter. He earned an ROM in western pleasure.



And her dam, Reinvest In Flash




How do you like them?

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