Originally Posted by Elana
When looking at foals the thing to remember is this:
"Tops may come, but bottoms never!"
This means the legs are what they are.. while the body may change a LOT. Look at the sire. Look at the dam. Look at ANY get that have. THEN make a decision on a foal. A sire or dam may show prepotency for certain traits (both good and bad).
And unless you can do all this, you are better off buying a 2 year old.
Yay, I always love it when you start on a thread! I wish I knew you in person!
I did look at bloodlines, it was all really decent on both the dam and sire's side... good showjumping performers.
You know, I'm not looking for the next upper level money maker, just a horse that I can ride for the love of it for a very long time. I always say I want to start competing seriously, but I know I'm talking crap, because my life just isnt structured enough for that. I just ride because I love it.
But nonetheless... I put in the offer and havent heard back yet. Everything will work out for the best.