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Which of these OTTB's would make the best jumper prospect?

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    01-16-2013, 10:38 AM
  #11
Yearling
I also would say Homeland Express and Seneca Chief!
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    01-16-2013, 10:58 AM
  #12
Yearling
Fingerlakes Finest fan I see? :)

I like Homeland Express but I have always loved Bad Neighbor, I love his coloring and he has that "it" factor...

Whatever you choose, please keep us updated on how they do and how you trained them! I absolutely love OTTB's!
     
    01-16-2013, 11:12 AM
  #13
Foal
Haha yes! I love the descriptions of their horses and my previous OTTB was from there!

Bad Neighbor is very flashy and I'd love a chestnut (most of my recent OTTBs have been bays!) but his feet look a little wonky to me and his legs too look like they'd snap easily.

Homeland Express is pretty cute too! Upon second glance, Melody does have a loooonnnggg back! I don't know HOW I missed it!

My favourite is probably this girl, but she's listed at $5000 so it's unlikely I'd get her for $1000 or less like I'd want. She's already had some retraining as a jumper, is VERY well bred (by Kafwain, from the Cherokee Run, Runaway Groom sire line, and out of a Holy Bull mare, was sold as a $145k weanling!). She's bum high but only 5 (and 16.1hh and growing) so that could even out:






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Originally Posted by Almond Joy    
Fingerlakes Finest fan I see? :)

I like Homeland Express but I have always loved Bad Neighbor, I love his coloring and he has that "it" factor...

Whatever you choose, please keep us updated on how they do and how you trained them! I absolutely love OTTB's!
     
    01-16-2013, 11:17 AM
  #14
Trained
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Originally Posted by Annanoel    
I also would say Homeland Express and Seneca Chief!
My vote as well, I really like Seneca, but H.E. Has nicer legs I think, don't care for Melody at all.
     
    01-16-2013, 01:52 PM
  #15
Teen Forum Moderator
Am I crazy or am I seeing a possible old bowed tendon (or otherwise very oddly shaped leg) on Seneca Chief?

I like Homeland Express the best as well. The grey mare isn't bad, but I"m not sure I'd buy her at $5,000 as a re-sell project even with good bloodlines and light training already done. Perhaps as a prospect for YOU, but I don't see you making much money on her. She's pretty but stands under herself and doesn't seem to have the best shoulder.
     
    01-16-2013, 02:05 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Looking through all of them, my pick was H. Express-liked his bone & that his feet weren't tiny, but mostly the kind look in his eye-good temperment is high on my list. The gray mare is way too uneven & too high-priced. Good luck whatever your decision is.
     
    01-16-2013, 02:10 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Looking through all of them, my pick was H. Express-liked his bone & that his feet weren't tiny, but mostly the kind look in his eye-good temperment is high on my list. The gray mare is way too uneven & too high-priced. Good luck whatever your decision is.
I would never buy the grey mare at $5000! $500 maybe but not anywhere near their asking price!
     
    01-16-2013, 02:24 PM
  #18
Foal
Seneca Chief & Merlin look great to me!
     
    01-16-2013, 11:37 PM
  #19
Yearling
I am no expert, but I think Homeland Express would make the best jumper out of these horses.
     
    01-17-2013, 12:32 AM
  #20
Green Broke
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.
     

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