Appaloosa/Quarter Pedigree - Possible Buy

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Appaloosa/Quarter Pedigree - Possible Buy

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    04-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Appaloosa/Quarter Pedigree - Possible Buy

Well, Iím going to look at an Appaloosa Mare Tuesday and hopefully bringing her home. I sold my last mare, because with moving barns, I no longer have the space or time to work with an green broke horse. We still have our walker gelding, but thatís really my Dadís horse. I have loved Appaloosas and barrel race. Now, as far as I can tell this Appaloosa is halter bred, with lots of Quarter in her, both of her parents are N/N. Now, she is broke to ride, but She gets to hot for them. I asked what she did when she got ďhotĒ and they told me she just is a really fast and speedy horse. She has been shown in leadline, but isnít an horse an kid can ride along unless rode often. All of the sounds this like our walker gelding, and thatís that type of horse we are wanting. She is 7 years old, so still young enough for me to get her riding like I want with no problem. She is said to be able to trail ride alone, which is a lot of what I will be doing. Now they arenít sure on height, but 14.2 to 15 hands. While Iím one for taller horses, height doesnít matter if she rides like she says, as Iím tall and only weight 120 pounds. So far she sounds like what we are looking for, the price is a tad more than we wanted, but since she is the only thing my dad and I like we are willing to look at her. She is also an blanket, and thatís the only type of Appaloosa my dad likes. It seems to happen for a reason, as she went for sale only a couple days after I started looking for an new horse. Thatís an little bit about the mare, hopefully pictures on Tuesday. Now here is her pedigree, other than knowing she is halter bred, has Impressive in her bloodlines and mostly Quarter Horse, I know nothing. Another thing, she will mostly be trail ride, and then hopefully jackpot rodeos and a couple small Competitive trail rides.
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    04-01-2012, 02:08 PM
Not a bad pedigree. But she's very halter bred. Id have to see pictures of her but from the pedigree alone, she's not a barrel horse or an endurance horse. Depending on the level you want, I doubt shell make it to the top, she mighy run okay at local playdays but id be concerned about her legs and hooves with that much halter influence. Will she even stay sound to ride? Ontop of that, with her already getting hot, adding barrels will only make matters worse. You could very well end up with an uncontrollable horse. Then again, it could be the owners right now that don't know how to handle her. Its hard to say.

Look at her, but be ready to walk away if she doesnt fit your plans. Just because she's pretty and sweet doesnt me she has the physical ability to be the riding horse you want. There are many on the market now so hold out for "the one" if you need to. Youll be happy you did!
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    04-01-2012, 04:41 PM
While looking at conformation, do you have any tips. I know make sure the legs/hoofs are very small based. I can send you photos of her, I just can't post them on here, but they aren't good, in some pictures they look smaller than others. With her being hot, it sounds like she is too much horse for their young daughter, but won't know for sure until Tuesday.
    04-01-2012, 04:59 PM
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You want her hooves to be small? And from what I've been learning on this forum you want to go w/Impressive blooodlines? Just a couple of things that would warn me away.
    04-01-2012, 04:59 PM
I would love to see pictures. You can email them to me at and I'll let you know what I can see.

When you say "make sure the legs/hooves are very small based" what exactly do you mean? That you are looking for smaller legs and hooves?

I'll wait for the pictures and add more from there.
    04-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
You want her hooves to be small? And from what I've been learning on this forum you want to go w/Impressive blooodlines? Just a couple of things that would warn me away.
This horse is HYPP N/N, so the Impressive lines don't really matter except for the fact that he's a halter horse and that's not exactly what the OP is looking for. But there's no way to tell for sure until the horse has been seen in person and looked over.
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    04-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Sorry I mention aren't too small, I have heard that often times, halter horses legs and hoofs are too small to carry a rider. The lines don't bother me since both parents are N/N, as long as she has a built for an all-around, small jackpot barrels for fun and trail riding.
    04-01-2012, 05:14 PM
I have an Impressive mare and she's a great performance horse. Didn't make a good western pleasure horse because she was too fast. Great western riding mare. Does have small hooves, but not pure halter-horse small - just too small for me to jump her. I'd say just give the horse a good looking at and a soundness test, and make sure the pasterns aren't upright.

My Impressive mare:

EDIT: Though, just thought I should add, probably not the best playday horse you could find. Try an appendix-bred horse. I wouldn't stop hunting after the first horse you see.
    04-01-2012, 05:31 PM

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    04-02-2012, 11:08 PM
As said, she is halter bred. Considering her breeding I wouldn't expect small hooves and bone. There is enough Appy in there to have good hooves and bone - especially considering the Goer and Pllaudit lines, which are very prepotent. Her pedigree is very good, but a bit dicey as to the mix - much would depend on her conformation and what she picked up from whom...I have seen both good and bad results from mixing Impressive with the classic modern Appy bloodlines...

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