Originally Posted by MaryMary
It depends on what you want to do. If you want a trail buddy and easy going all around for local shows, I'd pick Jack. I wonder why he never raced, he sure has a nice pedigree. I'm no expert but if you're not eventing or anything, I think his confirmation is probably fine.
If you want to do competition, then it looks like Roman has the temperment. I wonder if he needs surgery for the bone chip though. I would sure have him vetted before committing to him. Roman looks "hot" and I also read that into his write up. He probaby would not be as happy being a trail buddy and local all arounder.
If it were me, I'd take Jack, 100%.
I would like to get Roman vetted if I decided to go with him. The bone chip concerns me too, because the barn he would probably (like 90%) be boarded at does A and AA rated shows. They have at least 40 rated shows held at the barn and I'd like to do some with my own horse, as well as traveling competitions. So for that, I could definitely see Roman being the competition horse, and Jack being the easy-going, local show, and trail horse. Plus I don't want to end up getting Roman then finding out that my parents need to fork out a good bit of money to get him surgery. Or find out that in a few months he isn't sound and won't be able to do anything but be a pasture pet
I do like Jack too, though. He seems like the more laid back type, you can definitely tell the difference in personality between him and Roman. I'm hoping for a reply from the woman campaigning them tomorrow and looking forward to getting more info on them and going to see them both.