Did anyone notice that the left hind cannon bone on Homeland Express seems to kind of warp inward? Maybe it's just an optical illusion, but I see it in both his front and back facing photos.
Maybe it's just because I have a horse with a warped cannon bone myself that I seem to notice these things. Tell me I'm wrong!?
My first impression before reading anyone else's feedback was that I liked Seneca Chief the best. I also like Merin, but I don't think a stallion would be my first choice. Even if I got him gelded, he's been a stallion for 6 years. But that's just me and my own inexperience. I'm sure he's be fabulous for the right person.
I don't like anything at all about the Melody mare, except her color. She is just so frail looking. It's not just her back that's long. It's her neck and lack of heart-girth.....frail looking legs. Don't care for the expression on her face either.
Seneca Chief has a kind expression and decent build. None of them are perfect specimens so you have to weigh the pros and cons with all of them. Seneca Chief looks to have decent feet in the photos too.
Pin firing marks might discourage potential buyers when you go to resell, even if they are just cosmetic at this point. I know it would make me a bit unsure as a buyer and sort of ruins the looks of the horse. Not that I wouldn't buy a horse with pin fire marks, I don't want anyone to think that. But that it is a blemish to the horse's good looks and might lower it's value.
So those are just my thoughts, which may not be worth a nickle.
I would look for soundness and disposition first and foremost.