Since I've made a couple posts already and I'm still looking at horses, I figured I'd make a thread of horses I'm looking at.
What I'm looking for: Something with a good enough brain to be sane for trails, but athletic enough for 3'+ hunters and eventing. It doesn't matter if its green, so long as it has potential. I don't want anything younger than a 4yo, only because I'd like to jump. It has to be at least 15.2, because I'm short and can fit that - however, I tend to loo better on the 16hh horses. I have a couple posts already, but just for consistency, I'll post a picture or video of the other horses and put a link back to their threads.
Please critique the horses and tell me which one is best.
Twitty is a 7yo 15.2hh Chestnut Roan Sabino Appy/QH. Here's his thread: Twitty - 7yo QH cross The only thing with him, is he's more of a pleasure horse. He's also not for trade, so I'd have to wait until I sold Leia before buying him.
Phil is a 5yo 16hh OTTB and green. For trade. The video they sent (which is on FB, so idk if it will work if I link it) only shows him trotting in one direction in draw reins, so I am hesitant. BUT I halfway want to think it's because they're western riders and want his head low. He seems pretty calm and his trot is decent looking, but I'm not sure he's worth my pony.
This next one is a 14yo 16.2hh Hano/TB cross. Super cute and athletic looking, but I'm unsure about his age. Do you think he's too old to continue to do 3'-3'6" ? I mean, I AM looking for something to move up with, and he's probably been around, but is this TOO old? I figured I'd go try him anyway, and if he's amazing, I'd consider, but if he's not stellar, I'll pass. He's for trade, too.
(I'm linking his jumping pics because they're huge)
Not the best confo pic, I know, but it's all I got. Besides looking overweight (and the owner told me he is a bit out of shape at the moment) he's cute.
The next is a 5yo 15.2 TB mare. Not for trade. Apparently is currently "too quick" for hunters, so I'm hesitant..
(again, linking her confo pic because it's huge)
5yo 16hh TB mare, "quiet and uncomplicated". I REALLY like her, but she's also not for trade, so I'd have to sell FIRST then Buy her.
There's another horse someone contacted me about trading, but I have yet to recieve pictures, so I'll post them when she sends them.