Hi guys, I would love some critique and suggestions on my 2 horses.
1) Myy filly is a year older now - I had few pictures of her here on the forums as 2 year old. She is 14.1" APHA filly now 3 years old, cow bred, so she is a shortie, but started to really muscle up this year :) She is very level headed and calm, athletic little thing.. Funny thing is that she was started as 2 year old, now this year I actually use her as my "ranch hand" and I was ponying my greenie saddlebred (below) off her all of this year on the trail :) She knows she is the boss and knows what to do. I am hoping to start doing some barrels (for fun), poles etc.. when she is around 5 years old. I was really hoping to get into reining, cutting, reined cowhorse, but there is nothing like that close enough where I live :( I did take her chasing cow 2 times and she did great, she was actually trying to bite the cows in the butt the 2nd. Time, no fear of them at all..
2nd. Is my ASHA (American Saddlebred) gelding, he is also bay and white tobiano (yes go pintos!) he is 4 years old, very sweet guy, wants to please, learns very quickly, very sensitive. I started him end of this February, he's doing great, been on many trail rides, but now I want to start thinking which way to take him next year.. Is there anything you see in his conformation that suggest he would be suitable for a certain discipline? He was ridden western all of this spring till I got him a little more broke, recently I started riding him in my English saddle.. I have never taken any formal lessons on any specific type of riding, but I will want to take some lessons with him maybe next spring to help find his "niche". To me it seems his shoulder is too steep to do any kind of jumping.. but maybe dressage? I have not seen too many saddlebreds do dressage though.
Critique and pointers is very much appreciated :) Thank you