I am on the lookout for a new project horse to hopefully become another barrel horse of mine. Just so you know, this won't be my first barrel horse (FAR from it, actually), and I have trained a barrel horse before who I am still running with today.
So, here are a couple of horses that I liked. I'd like to know how you feel about them as far as conformation and what you think their potential would be. I already talked it over with my father, but he only gave me a budget of $4500 to find this new project, so I didn't find many options.
The horse that I get will be sent to a reining trainer for 30-45 days to develop all of the basic skills it needs to become a soft, supple, smooth barrel horse. However, if a horse already seems to be pretty broke and knowledged I will probably start as soon as it gets time to settle in.
1. 2006 Sorrel Mare
2. 2006 Bay Roan Mare
3. 2006 Bay Gelding (Already started on barrels but still needs finishing.)
So, those are the three that I like. I'm not very good with conformation, so if you can make anything out of those pictures please let me know. Also, which one do you think would be the best prospect?