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    01-30-2013, 03:20 PM
The reason I was asking about registration is because it will make a difference in how much you should pay for the horse and it also make a difference in the ability to sell the horse later.

I don't have a problem with grade horses, but I would probably never buy one for myself simply because the resale value just isn't there. Even if you aren't looking to turn a profit, if the horse doesn't work out for whatever reason, you want to be able to recoup at least some of what you put into the horse. Just makes better financial sense to me.

I'm on my phone at the moment, so I can't see the pictures well, but when I get home I'll take a look.
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    01-30-2013, 03:47 PM
Looking again, I personally like the registered dun. I would need to see better conformation shots, though. Palomino mare is in second for me.
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    01-30-2013, 04:32 PM
Codi's Youtube videos of him under saddle

These are links to Codis youtube videos showing him under saddle, (the 12 year old paint )
    01-30-2013, 05:45 PM
I like Sandy.
    01-30-2013, 06:03 PM
The bay quarter and sandy are my favorite from what I can tell in the photos. The leopard is nice except his legs look very veeery thin and fined bone to me =X I don't like the legs on the Pally either.
    01-30-2013, 07:54 PM
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I can't say much about any of them but I don't like the leopard's conformation based on those pictures. Long backed, weak coupling, thin boned, undermuscled, and upright shoulder.

The 5 year old bay mare is calf kneed, undesirable in a trail mount. Looks overweight.

I like the looks of Sandy but can't say a single thing about her confo in that picture. I'd ask for more.

The palomino is cute. Slightly long back but otherwise looks ok.

The dun mare is probably one of the nicer ones, but her cannons are a touch long. Looks like a solid, honest horse and probably an easy keeper. She's rather overweight.
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    01-31-2013, 10:08 AM

These are a couple more photos of Sandy the little bay quarter horse mare


    01-31-2013, 10:19 AM
Another thing you might want to do as well is narrow your choices to two or three then go try them out and put them through the paces. Anyone can say something in a sale ad to spruce it up and make it sound good, but YOU have to see if it's true yourself. I've loved an ad I've seen, sounded so good and then the horse was a nutcase or even a complete different horse.

I've given this advice before, but I always do this. When you go to look at a horse, have the owner leave them in the field or pasture. You go get them, lunge, tack up, etc. Take them on a little trail ride if possible, that is what you want to do for the most part. Even from a short little trail ride you'll be able to know if what the owner said is true or not, and how the horse's attitude is.

I personally love the pally, and then I'd say the resgistered dun. I agree that she's SLIGHTLY overweight and needs to lose some. Other than that those are my favorites. Let us know if you go see them!
    01-31-2013, 11:05 AM
Alright over the next 3 weeks I am visiting these horses...I have narrowed it down a little. Option 1) 8 year old Paint/ Percheron Cross 18.1 h ( was not previously pictured in this thread)

Option 2) palomino mare

Option 3) Smoke the dun mare


Option 4) Sandy the bay quarter mare....she is on the same farm as the dun mare Smoke..so I'm going to look at them together...may possibly be getting two horses ..one for myself as a main trail mount and one for hubby and guests to ride as well..


I will post once I visit each..on the results...
    01-31-2013, 11:14 AM
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The paint/clyde is lovely and has great legs but remember that with a horse that large, it will be VERY difficult to mount him if you were to need to get off or if you fall off, he's going to be a bit intimidating to other horses, and most of all he's going to be a bugger to ride on trails that arent perfectly groomed. You and he will both be ducking quite a bit while a 14.3hh horse would easily trot on through. He's also likely to be a lot of horse.

I don't like that bay mare as much as in the first picture. Her knees are wonkey and she looks like she MIGHT be tied in. She also has a strange belly. I can't tell if she's wormy, has a hay belly, or is possibly pregnant...I'd guess hay belly though in that second picture. Her saddle fits badly as well which may be causing discomfort, hence the crabby look she's giving. A saddle like that is made to fit a stockier QH like that dun. We have one and it only fits our 'bulldog' Quarter Horses nicely.
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