I agree, the mare is not one I would have chosen to breed, but I do like the stud quite a lot. His front pasterns are a little more upright than what I would call ideal, but other than that, he looks like a very nice horse that would stand up to a lot of years of hard work.
I like the second one, for the same reasons that smrobs said. The legs are better on this one, both front and back, and the hip angle and size is better, too. She is overweight , but will look nice once she has slimmed down. She has the look of a horse that will stay sound, where as the first one seems to be more show, less staying power.
Sorry, but I like the first one so much better. Maybe it's just the picture, but the 1st pic of the 2nd horse makes her look really short and fat. Do they both ride equally well? Any chance you could take both? I love the sire, but that mare is horrible looking, doesn't even look healthy to me.
No not being naughty Lizzie, but giving serious thought to life following my fall from Ben last week, etc etc.
Spoke to the woman who owned the stud at the time of breeding, and he is a good old boy. Very good minded, built like a tank, but athletic with it, she still rides a daughter of his. Must have a look at the babies that she has over there off of him, coincidently it is the place where Emmy is going for some update training.
GH-I agree that I am drawn to the color of the first one.....I prefer more dark than white on paints, just personal preference, and a bit of real it-easier to keep clean.
However-the second mare I think will look a lot more like the stud when she is in shape, and you (and everyone) likes him......He looks a little downhill to me, but I do like him. Both sound like they may have low level reining ability-daddy has done it, not sure how well, and grandsire did ok. I have heard that when you are looking for a horse built to rein, you want a trapeziod shape, with the legs somewhat under the horse. Also a little bit cowhocked. Both seem to have those qualities.
I think what looks a little weird in the second mares shoulder is fat. SHe needs to be in work and I think she would muscle up nicely, and look even more like daddy.