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post #1 of 12 Old 06-27-2010, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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A Couple Possible Buys

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?

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-27-2010, 02:51 AM
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well the first filly, i like her pedigree, she looks nice. has a ugly head though lol, but that doesnt really matter. cant tell alot from the bay roan. the 06 gelding has that "barrel horse" look that i just love. but he looks rather downhill, could just be the angle of the pic. also with him i would be sure to get a vet check since he has raced. ummm hmmm based on all of them i like the bay the best, he has nice bloodlines, but so does the sorrel mare. Im not good at confo though.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-28-2010, 03:34 PM
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1.) - Just stood out to me, I like her most. She looks well-conformed and has a fairly decent pedigree. I would probably look at her if I were you.2.) I can't tell you anything her, I mean, she looks cute, but nothing more due to the picture quality.

3.) He's a looker, but something just is off about him to me? I don't know.

Good luck, I know I'm not much help.
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I'd go with the sorrel mare.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-28-2010, 07:43 PM
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I agree I like the sorrel mares body and type the best. I did think she was a gelding but not all horses are pretty.
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I also say the sorrel mare... The roan doesn't really impress me. The bay is alright but I think the sorrel is better, especially for the money. Are you going to get a PPE?
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the first mare for me
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Just like everyone else I like the sorrel mare. She is really cute and seems to have a nice conformation. I actually got one of my horses from a lady who raised him from birth and he is one of the best I have had. You will know exactly who taught her different things and can go back to the previous owner if you have questions. Because she has not switched owners alot, she will probably attach to you quickly, like my gelding did to me :)

The second horse looks OK but like everyone else said again, the pictures don't tell much.

The third horse sounds good but wouldn't really be much of a "project horse". He would be one that is ready to run barrels because he already has training. Plus, he does look kind of off in the picture but it may be the camera angle.

So out of all three, horse #1! :)

One thing I've learned working with horses: You can FORCE a horse to do something on a tight rein and he might do what you ask or you can TEACH a horse to do something on a loose rein and he will do it willingly with his heart.
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-29-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by ALottaTrot View Post
I also say the sorrel mare... The roan doesn't really impress me. The bay is alright but I think the sorrel is better, especially for the money. Are you going to get a PPE?
Yes I am.

So, the sorrel mare seems to be the favorite. I really like her, too. I'll show my dad and we might go try to see her. :)

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Ooo, does your daddy want to sponsor a project horse for me, too?? lol, jk. I'm with the majority. The sorrel mare is my fav, although her bootie isn't very built-looking (could be the pic, and the way she's standing, though. also she should bulk up with age and work). Let's hear how it goes! :)
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