I was just wondering what my girls would excel at, conformation wise... I was thinking about getting into barrel racing and team penning, or one or the other.
Breeze (black) is bred for, from what I know about her dam, western pleasure. She is a grade, so I will not be able to enter breed shows with her, but Breeze is the 'look at me' type, and whenever in front of people she likes to show off, or set her loose in an arena and she will lope around the rail in an attempted collection. Breeze is also cowy and will attempt anything if I ask her to. She also makes nice turns (based on watching her in her paddock), very fast and has a nice stop... I have even seen her do sliding stops in her paddock on her own...
Promise (palomino) is mainly a cutting bred quarter horse. She will try anything and is very quiet. I was thinking she would make a good penning horse based on the way she is bred. She doesn't spook easily and if unsure of something, she won't make a big deal and gets over her fears very quickly.
If Promise will make a good penning prospect, or even cutting, I will send her for professional training in that dicipline.
If Breeze will not make a good prospect for either, I will use her as a trail horse, and maybe the odd local western pleasure show, but I am not a fan of the slow western jog and that really slow western lope.
Sorry for the saddle in my only conformational pics of Promise. But here they are.