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        10-13-2009, 12:26 PM
    Question OPINIONS PLZ Which horse?(VIDEOS)

    Hi I'm currently looking at these two horses for sale.

    **The Quarter Horse is 6 years old 15.2 h.h. And $5500. Is shown and cared for by a 12 year old.


    **The Paint is 3 years old 15.3 1/2 hands at the hip and $3800. Is still in training and has been to a handful of shows.

    Which one do you think has better movement? I hope to show mainly in western/english pleasure and horsemanship locally. Which one would be the better buy do you think? What are the pros and cons of each horse?

    Thank you!
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        10-13-2009, 01:07 PM
    As a person that is relatively inexperienced in WP:

    Horse #1:
    Very active tail; I understand that's a bad thing in WP. Doesn't track up even when the rider is posting her trot. Seems like this horse has a lot of knee and hock action, which I understand is not desirable in a WP horse. Needs work on its lope, the lope is very choppy. Pointy croup. Needs more time with patterns; doesn't pivot behind.

    Horse #2:
    Definitely eye-catching! I realize that WP is all about slow and comfort, but this horse is almost moving like it has navicular. Pretty close to a peanut-roller lope. In all honesty, my first thought with this video was "wow, that rider really seems to have to work hard on this horse!" which probably isn't completely true, but the rider is constantly doing something with her legs or hands, which makes the horse look hard to ride. In the third video, his right hind looks off. Horse is constantly behind the vertical.
    Overall I like this horse better, but he needs some work.
        10-13-2009, 01:59 PM
    The Paint is the better mover. However, he does need some more finishing before he'll be as consistent as the QH. His lope if far from the peanut rolling lope, but he is held past the vertical much too often. This is really an easy fix with someone who can ride him correctly to help finish him. How is he bred? I think the price is fair.
        10-13-2009, 02:04 PM
    Here are their bloodlines:

    Time To Chex Out Quarter Horse

    Last Chance To Be Intrigued Paint
        10-13-2009, 11:00 PM
    The 1st horse doesn't look very comfortable to ride. He breaks his gait often, and is constantly swishing his tail.

    The 2nd horse needs alot of fine tuning, but I think over all he will be a nice horse with the right trainer and rider.I think the girl on him needs to stop snatching on his mouth. She nit picks at him the whole time she's riding him.

    buying horse, help me, opinions, training, western riding

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