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    10-10-2013, 12:24 PM
I really like her! I can't say much about confo because I'm not very good at that but she looks level headed and very cute. My first horse was a Morganx too though, so I am a little biased.
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    10-10-2013, 02:47 PM
I like her a lot more than the little gelding.
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    10-10-2013, 03:14 PM
I like her, but would caution you not to fall completely in love with her just yet! One, you never know what will happen-someone could come along tomorrow with cash in hand and buy her out from under you, OR, maybe you visit a horse next week that you love even more. It can be quite easy to feel like one of the first buying prospects you visit is your first choice. I thought that about pretty much all of the horses I met when I was looking... Turns out I just love all the little boogers! When Sock came along, though, I knew he was the one. I was lucky enough to be able to visit/ride him 3 times before the actual purchase. The horse that I went to see right before Sock I absolutely loved and thought was perfect. Even upon first impression, I wasn't really impressed with Sock... Nothing flashy, just a plain, though pretty, red horse. Boy was I wrong, and I am SO glad that I kept looking!!!

Best of luck, horse shopping can be fun, challenging, heartbreaking, fantastic, confusing, joyous and then some! Let us know if you find any other cuties out there!
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    10-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Granted, I don't know a ton about Morgans so keep in mind that I'm judging her with an eye gauged for quarter horses .

Her neck is set a bit higher than I like, but that's a Morgan thing. If you're aiming for a QH western pleasure headset with it really low and flat, you probably won't have much luck because she'll be incapable of carrying it there and using her body correctly. She's got a really nice shoulder; good slope and strong. Her back strikes me as being on the longer side of normal and her hindquarters are a little steep. She stands camped out on the back.

Her feet appear to be big and strong, but the first thing that popped out to me is that she's pretty light on bone in her legs. I'd be hesitant to try anything too stressful with her like jumping or competitive gaming (barrels, poles, etc), but they won't stop her from being a very nice little pleasure/trail mount. She also appears to be ever so slightly back at the knee. Again, that shouldn't effect her long-term, but it's something to keep in mind.

If her temperament is exactly what you're looking for and her training is acceptable and will be what you're looking for after a tune-up, then I would keep her at the top of the list too.

As 2bigreds said, I'd keep looking at others too just in case a horse more perfect came along or in case she gets bought by someone else, but I like her a lot.
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    10-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Thank you Ladies! I agree. I'm still looking but the good news is Scarlett's owner has pulled her ads for it's word of mouth advertising for now :)

I too have an affinity for Quarter Horses, but I am keeping an open mind. I have yet to lope her, it might be too fast. I love a nice slow easy going lope on those bulldog quarter horses. The kind of lope you can enjoy a cup of coffee on .....oh ponies..... <3 <3 <3

So...I continue my search, with one on the list. I've called a few trainers and put some hooks in the water. They are trainers i've worked with, my daughter's trainer, Rosie's trainer and my equitation trainer. They are all familiar with my skill level and size. If I am not completely convinced that I can live with this horse until death do us part, I move on. Just like a boyfriend ;) I do not want to have to go through a horse sales!!

I visited one the same day as Scarlett and that one was all bad. I got off within the first 5 minutes of mounting.

Thanks again, and I'll post more prospects here. Again, I appreciate the advice.!!!!
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    10-11-2013, 03:13 AM
^I rode at a barn where they kept a number of Morgans. Though I never really dealt with them, there were riders that really, really liked them.
    10-11-2013, 12:29 PM
For anyone looking for nice western riding horses in TX., you can search Equine Now, in Ingram, TX, and those people usually have very nice QH's for $2500 and up. All their horses have videos, they also ship. I have seen quite a few there that I loved.
    10-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Obviously every horse is an individual, but I have a Morgan mare who has been a great first horse for me. She came from a home with 6 kids who loved her for years, and she has been used in kids lessons (although is really a "one-person" or at least "one family" kind of horse and didn't really like the lesson life). Like many Morgans, she's smart, kind, and forgiving though still energetic and opinionated. Morgans are very common in my area, and are generally considered versatile family horses.

I am not a confo expert and generally read these threads to learn, but I will say that in some of the under saddle pictures, while not fat, the mare you posted looks to have a pretty round barrel. My eye was drawn there because my mare is pretty wide in the barrel but very petite/narrow through the chest and shoulders, so she is a bit of a challenge in terms of saddles and blanket fit. Otherwise, Scarlett looks like she has the gentle, kind eye of most Morgans that I know!
    10-14-2013, 02:08 PM

Originally Posted by smrobs    

As 2bigreds said, I'd keep looking at others too just in case a horse more perfect came along or in case she gets bought by someone else, but I like her a lot.
Ok, found a really nice one....about 3 and some hours away perhaps worth a look??? Classifieds Ad Response
Horse ID: 1864320
Horse Name: Rocka Baby Melody Horse ID: 1864320 - Rocka Baby Melody
    10-14-2013, 02:57 PM
She looks like a nice horse. Her reining run was a little sticky in quite a few places and she looked like she was getting a little hot toward the end of the run. Just judging from the video, I would not have guessed her as a beginner/child safe mount, but horses can be very different in a competition than they are at home.

If you have the opportunity, go give her a shot and see if you like her.
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