Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
Well, if I had to choose, I would pick the first one. She seems very sensitive and possibly prone to being fairly hot, but I much prefer her movement and jump. She is a much better mover, IMHO.
The second does look like a "packer" that would be easier to ride. But, I am not a fan of her overall conformation and I am not a fan of her movement. She is stiff through the shoulder and it affects her movement. It also makes her sloppy over the very small fence, but this might improve over a larger fence (or not).
So, if you want an easier ride and don't care about the movement and overall look as much, maybe two. If you are willing to deal with a more sensitive horse who has a better overall appeal, I would go one.
Either way, a very thorough prepurchase vet check is a must.