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4 year old OTTB vs. 6 year old OTTB!

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    01-22-2012, 08:43 PM
Owner said she doesn't have many riding pictures of her on Lilly because she usually rides alone :/

And curse you hypnotizing grey!

And when I go to try her out, I'll probably pop her over a jump or two and have someone there to take pictures. Owner said she has great knees and is very willing to jump!
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    01-22-2012, 09:04 PM
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I also prefer Lilly. I thought the same thing about Go's jump.. like Ho Hum.. That being said, Go is more trained and this little hop may be exactly that.. Ho Hum.

Lilly has a nicely laid back shoulder and there is that look you cannot put into words. I expect she would make you work a bit.. but I also think she could do whatever you wanted.
    01-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Green Broke
Personally I like the grey. She's fully trained and ready to go, nevermind flashy as anything.
    01-22-2012, 09:46 PM
I really like lily, and agree with Go being a bit lazy over the fences......and-keep in mind-that great will not stay that color. I personally LOVE the color Go is now-but what she will be in a few short years? Personally, not so much. JMHO.
I also think Go looks more like a cute dressage horse......depends on what you want.
    01-22-2012, 09:47 PM
Is anyone seeing something weird on the top of her back? Or is that normal...?
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    01-22-2012, 09:53 PM
And I was thinking she'd be a cute dressage horse too. The PVDA is starting to host shows near my house in the fall and I'm excited to do them :)

And also I didn't think her jump was too lazy looking, I thought it was because it was like a second after take off...or maybe she'd tuck more over high fences.

Hmm. If a horse was suited for hunter's because it was slow and floaty, could you do dressage and eventing with them? Just low levels of course :)
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    01-23-2012, 12:27 PM
If it's a choice between personality and coat color, you gotta go with the personality!!!!! You're going to be spending a lot of time with this animal, and you need to click. Ride both and see who you like. And if neither is exactly right, there are PLENTY of fish in the sea. Don''t hurry into it, it's a big commitment.
    01-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Something to remember, Lilly is a lease to buy option. It doesn't sound like she wants the gray to sell.. If you end up really enjoying Lilly you will at least have the option to purchase her. I would say Lilly, but that's just my opinion :)
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    01-23-2012, 01:11 PM
Hunters is not "slow", you have just as much pace in the hunter ring as you do in the jumpers. I do both hunters and jumpers and have pretty much the same pace for each course. Hunters is supposed to look effortless, floaty and EASY...you must have a forward pace without the frantic look to make the striding (making it look "slower" than jumpers, as with jumpers you can look however you please as long as you get over the jump haha).

A "hunter horse" has every equal chance to succeed in the eventing world as a "jumper" does! My guy is a hunter through and through, yet he can gallop through a cross country course easily and has the floating movement for dressage. The horse has to enjoy their job too! If they only like to jump, dressage may not be their strong area and vise versa.
I see with Go however, a more dressage driven horse that looks so very uninterested in jumping. And not just because the jump is small, his whole deminor seems bored and would much rather be doing something else. I see a heck of a lot more potential in Lilly. :) jmo tho!
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    01-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Thanks Blush! I actually did not know about the speeds. All the youtube videos on hunter's is very slow and easy going, while jumper's looks like it's 30 mph haha!

And when I go to see them, I'll be trying out both on the flat and jumping!
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