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        06-07-2013, 10:03 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Select a WP prospect

    If you could choose one of these yearlings which would you? I'm looking at yearlings to buy. I have a few pictures and descriptions of several yearlings I would like to train for WP. Based on their conformation, which do you think would be best suited for WP and which has the typical 'show' look. ( I have shown WP a lot before but don't know much about looking for prospects!) I realize that it is difficult to judge how a young horse will turn out. I would be planning on showing in APHA and possibly AQUA ( with some of the double registered ones) and using the yearling asa 4H project. Also please judge which looks like it has the conformation required for naturally slow gaits and low headset. These are the only pictures I could find. Thanks for the help! Please list horses in order of suitability. Thanks so much guys!! Note: I would like the horse to be able to do a little bit of everything- an all around horse. Not sure if that makes a difference in selection.

    (Zippin Rock is by Zippo Pine Bar)
    Names listed first.

    Oh, and if you know any info about any of the sires I would love that too!

    1. Beyond a Shadow (2012) APHA gelding by Zippin Rock

    2. In the Fast Lane (2012) APHA/AQUA gelding by Sudden Instinct

    3.Shes Zipped (2012) AQUA filly by Zippin Rock

    4. A Magical Zipper (2012) APHA gelding by The Texas Connection ( Info on this one especially)

    5. A Safe Bet ( 2012) APHA gelding by Bet Your CHip (out of ZIps CHocolate Chip)

    6. Fantastically ZIpped (2012) APHA filly by Mr Zip O Rock

    7. More Than Gold (2012) APHA/AQUA filly by Mr. Zip O Rock

    8. Lotza Good Looks (2012) APHA gelding by ALotta Charisma ( his long back scares me)

    Let me know what you think! Please list :)
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        06-07-2013, 10:29 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Honestly, I'm tending to lean in this order. Tell me what your pinion is and what I should change around! :)
    6
    7
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    8
         
        06-07-2013, 11:59 PM
      #3
    Started
    It is very hard to judge from just candid pics alone.Need correct confo shots & video to see their movement. Yes they have pleasure breeding but some are just more natural than others
    Only thing I'll comment on about those posted.Agree I don't like long back in last one. My good friend has a Sudden Instinct gelding & he's pretty nice.
         
        06-08-2013, 12:57 AM
      #4
    Showing
    Just based on those pictures (which aren't great, we'd actually need video to see quality of movement too), but I'd choose 6 first, then 2. I don't particularly like any of the rest of them for WP type movement.

    There are a couple I might look at as performance/ranch prospects when they're older, but nothing show worthy.

    ETA: I suppose I should say why I don't really like most the others...

    1- not a good enough picture to tell anything so I just skipped even looking
    3- head/neck too high. Might just be that one picture, but immediately made me look elsewhere for a more level foal.
    4- croup looks steep and very straight through stifle/hocks...makes for limited power on the hind and difficulty collecting
    5- hocks too straight and bones in front legs way too fine.
    7- neck is just ugly. Short, thick, with a very thick throatlatch and it ties in coarsely to her head.
    8- Long back, upright shoulder
         
        06-08-2013, 10:46 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Top ones are 1,2, and 6
         
        06-08-2013, 10:47 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Just based on those pictures (which aren't great, we'd actually need video to see quality of movement too), but I'd choose 6 first, then 2. I don't particularly like any of the rest of them for WP type movement.

    There are a couple I might look at as performance/ranch prospects when they're older, but nothing show worthy.

    ETA: I suppose I should say why I don't really like most the others...

    1- not a good enough picture to tell anything so I just skipped even looking
    3- head/neck too high. Might just be that one picture, but immediately made me look elsewhere for a more level foal.
    4- croup looks steep and very straight through stifle/hocks...makes for limited power on the hind and difficulty collecting
    5- hocks too straight and bones in front legs way too fine.
    7- neck is just ugly. Short, thick, with a very thick throatlatch and it ties in coarsely to her head.
    8- Long back, upright shoulder
    Is there a reason you would choose 6 first?
         
        06-08-2013, 03:12 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Knees and hocks appear to be lower set, which makes for less leg motion, heavier bone, which is always good. I just like the overall look better, though the temperament and quality of movement might change things if I saw them in person.
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        06-09-2013, 03:23 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Knees and hocks appear to be lower set, which makes for less leg motion, heavier bone, which is always good. I just like the overall look better, though the temperament and quality of movement might change things if I saw them in person.
    What do you think of the second horse?
         
        06-09-2013, 07:11 PM
      #9
    Showing
    I know 4 will be a good big-boned ranch horse. Look at the hip on that one. I think the last would be a nice pleasure horse, not too thick in the throatlatch. Nice length of neck. 6 is a bit short in the neck for pleasure and thick in the throatlatch. Good ranch prospect.
         
        06-09-2013, 07:55 PM
      #10
    Super Moderator
    I like 6 and 8. 6 looks a little short in the neck and may not be the best mover but I am always drawn to that ranch type body style.
         

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