Im getting a 18 month old colt from one of my friends down the road who owns a halter horse breeding farm.my colt is a registred quarter and my friends said that his dam has won 22 halter pionts and his sire has been shown in halter successfully.my friends said that he was from two eyed jack stock and had some thouroughbred in him but he mostly came from halter stock.he told me my colts reg. Name but I forgot it.i think it was kissimee revlation,my colt(which I still have not figured out a barn name for)is one of the biggest colts in the feild.he is already almost my height and he is really starting to get big.im planning on training him myself as he is one of the gentlest colts I've been around.he has the come right up to ya kindove personality.but the question is can he be used for barrel racing or other performance events.these pictures are just the one I took while me and my friend brooke were playing with him in the feild.when I go back there to get him ill take some good pics of him and his dam and sire.these pics do not do him justice as he is chubby.
Yes he can be used for barrels and speed events. My filly is mostly western pleasure bred but she isn't slow enough for that event. I am training her for barrels and poles. Took her to her first show 2 weeks ago put her on the poles which she had never seen before and we did them in 55 seconds I know kind of slow but for never seen them before everyone said she did great and that I should make her a pole horse because she got faster the farther we went in the pattern. I am making her into a speed horse instead of western pleasure. Let the horse tell you where it wants to be breeding is part of it but each horse is different. Her full sister at 4 months of age doesn't want to run even though she is young. I only see her walking or trotting from place to place even if her mom takes off she will not run after her.
So let your colt tell you what to do with him.