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        08-30-2013, 07:54 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Paint

    At first glace he is impressive and appealing to the eye. Nice coloring, stocky and sturdy looking. He also looks studdish to me as others have already said. (If when you go to see him and he's not a stallion I'd be wary of the larger crest and somewhat overweightness of him, suggesting founder)

    That being said, after a closer look I don't like him as much as I thought I would when he's picked apart.

    He's thick in the throat latch which would/may cause difficulty breathing during speed events (like barrels which is what it looks like you do?)
    His neck is set on nicely to some pretty good looking shoulders, well sloped. But he has virtually no withers which may cause for saddle fitting issues. He is calf kneed which may develop problems under stress. I do like his pasterns and feet however. Nice, strong looking, short back. He is built down hill. His hip looks like its has a LOT of power to it...but he is also very stood up in the hindend, stilty. And his hocks are way off the ground which wouldn't translate the power of his hip into his work very well.

    Sorrel/Chestnut

    Unlike the paint I didn't like him as much at first, but I grew to like him more as I went through everything. Grant, it the pictures aren't ideal for a proper confo critic though.

    His neck is more attractive to me, I prefer a somewhat longer neck though and his throat latch is refined as opposed to the paint's. His shoulder also appears to be well sloped and he also has some withers to keep that saddle in place! Lol I like his forelegs better as well they appear to be straight from the angles I can see them from, although perhaps a bit tied in at the knee. Also has very nice pasterns, close to ideal well sloped and on the short side of medium length. My only major issue with this one is the long back, which is built downhill as well but less so than the paint. He has a powerful looking hindend, but the catch is I much prefer the angles in his hind legs as opposed to the paints. Yes, his hocks are still fairly high off the ground...but his stifle and hock have a more closed angle to them, which usually translates into better performance.



    So, needless to say, I prefer the sorrel (despite the long back) he looks like his limbs would hold up to stress better and likely serve you well performance wise. The paint is very attractive (flashy) and doesn't really have anything majorly wrong with him. In fact, he could prove me wrong and do fantastic things or he might just serve someone nicely as a pleasure/trail horse...but that hind end is just not saying "performance" to me. Either way you're certainly not getting a bad horse conformation wise, so it's your pick really
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        08-30-2013, 08:17 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    The first one looks like a stud to me too...and I doubt he's a registered QH with that coloring. He appears to be calf kneed and his shoulder is a bit upright. He's pretty straight through his hind end too.

    The second does appear to be pretty long through his back, but that could just be the angle of the pictures. The thing that raises red flags to me about that one is that "he's got a lot of power" and the fact that the owner claims to be training him for barrels. That, to me, hints that he might be pretty hot blooded/chargey.
    I have a mare that looks like a stud. LOL
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        08-30-2013, 10:36 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    I am from the Houston area, and I see this persons ads on CL all the time. Yes,I think it's a charros horse, and please be careful, there are a lot of very disreputable horse traders in that area, and that's a pretty bad area of town, as well. Proceed with caution. If you're looking in the Houston area, there's a place called Gittins that sells horses, his horses are VERY nice, from looking at his site, and he stands behind them. There is also a very nice paint on CL right now for $2000, being sold by a man who is using him for mounted patrol and searches. He's very nice. My daughter sent me the link, but I already deleted it. Good luck.

    http://www.gittinshorses.net/index.html
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        08-30-2013, 10:51 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    So sorry, I was only referring to the paint horse, I know nothing about the 2nd one, except Katy is in a better area of town.
         
        08-30-2013, 11:48 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    I trial the second horse starting Sunday. He's off the track, and been used on trails. I just am looking for prospects. Race bred, thick rear end and slightly downhill. I'm sorry guys if I don't respond for a while, I'm really upset on selling my boy.
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        08-31-2013, 09:05 AM
      #26
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Well I hope for your sake that he is all that you want him to be. I'm sorry you have to sell horse current horse.
         
        08-31-2013, 12:14 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    I hope so. I have two buyers lined up behind me, so if he can work on barrels and poles I'll be set. He gets here tomorrow, and I'm excited. If he doesn't work there's always more horses out there(:
         
        08-31-2013, 03:02 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    I'd be curious as to that sorrels height. Averag head length is what 7.5 inches being he is 6'3 I'd say maybe 9 inches and if he were standing next to that horse there is no way those withers would be at chin height to him. For a barrel horse you'd want smaller though. Hope he works out. I'd prefer more balance but those picks may be off as they aren't confo pics.
         
        08-31-2013, 04:06 PM
      #29
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by QtrBel    
    I'd be curious as to that sorrels height. Averag head length is what 7.5 inches being he is 6'3 I'd say maybe 9 inches and if he were standing next to that horse there is no way those withers would be at chin height to him. For a barrel horse you'd want smaller though. Hope he works out. I'd prefer more balance but those picks may be off as they aren't confo pics.
    A barrel horse can be any height, just as long as they are able to do what you ask. Brittany Pozzi's horse is 16.2 or 16.3 and runs pro circuit with her. I have several trainers around me who are also going to ride the gelding when he gets here to help me determine what his potential is and if he is able to do what I ask.
         
        09-01-2013, 07:00 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Guys, the second one, Dashinisasurething gets here in about thirty mins to an hour. He's been on a six hour journey. I'll take pictures of him while I'm trialing him, videos of movement and how he is in action and post them. I have high hopes, I really hope he's what i'm looking for!
         

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