Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip
I think.. If you want her, get her. You have the time/money/patience for her, sounds like.
Based on what criteria?? The OP asked for opinions based on the fact that this little one is a long drive away, and there are lots of really good opinions, with reasoning being given.
I'm not sure that "If you want her, get her" is a good opinion, and what facts do you base this on anyway??
If someone posts pics of a horse they have already bought, then you can say pretty horsey comments all day, but this thread I thought was asking for something a little more substantive.
Having gone off track sorry OP, I'm with you, I don't see anything special in the color, I would be looking in spite of, rather than because of the color.
I'm not seeing anything special that would cause me to drive all day to see her, her parents aren't that special looking, and as you say the mare looks kind of thin, just makes me wonder if the foal has missed any quality of nutrition as it is growing.
Foals though are the very devil to assess, I spend half the time wanting to hide Wombat in a large paper bag, and the other thinking that he might actually grow up to be stunning.
BUT BUT, the other side that you have to consider, I know smart people can tell how a horse will move form it's conformation, but I can't, and even when Wombat is going through a paper bag stage I still love watching him walk, he has that long flowing effortless walk that is going to make him a great performer when he grows up. So can you get a video, as well as more pics of mum and dad?