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        04-01-2010, 06:29 PM
    Out of Curiosity

    IF you had to choose between these two horses, which would you chose and why? I'd love a critique of them. The pictures are not the best to critique from, I know, but please do your best.

    My fiance likes one, I like another. We'd love to put some training into one of them. I'd love to know what others think.

    Calamity: 4/5 yr old quarter horse mare. Her mother is Docs Nifty Surprise grandmother is Dry Doc Surprise.

    Fujita 5/6 yr old quarter horse mare. Not sure about her breeding, my fiance is thinking Boston Mac background (???).

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        04-01-2010, 06:37 PM
    Just judging by looks only, I like the first mare better. The only thing I don't really like about the bay is her thick low set neck.
        04-01-2010, 06:49 PM
    To be honest not overly keen on either neck, first looks ewe necked to me and in the second low and thick set. Overall I prefer the bay mare because it's only the 2nd pic of her I'm not too fond of and the roan doesn't appeal to me whereas I really quite like the bay. I vote bay.
        04-01-2010, 06:57 PM
    I honestly like the bay....she has nicer shoulders, chest, and a nicer bum to me...

    Im not hot on eithers neck though....

    Both look nice and both have different qualities that I like...personally I just like the bay more though...
        04-01-2010, 06:58 PM
    I vote first one, I really don't like the second ones head or neck.
        04-01-2010, 07:10 PM
    I vote for the roan because I like roans. She's cute. I like her short back, quicker turns ;) I like her head, it's much prettier than the bay's head. I think she looks sweet. With work and muscling she'll fill out nicely.
        04-01-2010, 07:24 PM
    Roan has ewe-ish neck, bay has thick and low neck, but I like the roan better overall. Has a nicer look to her, I guess,lol :)
        04-01-2010, 10:21 PM
    The bay is more appealing to me as far as the body goes, while the roan is more appealing in the head/neck department...although she has a nicer bum.

    I'm not sure I like the roan's front pasterns...hmm. I suppose if it were me, at this point I'd be evaluating based on personality/what I aim to do with them.
        04-01-2010, 10:31 PM
    Green Broke
    I like the roan, Calamity because of her intelligent look and short back. She also has a nice round butt.

    The bay might be just as nice, it's hard to tell, but she just doesn't have as an intelligent looking head as the roan. I guess the roan looks intelligent, while the bay looks indifferent. But of course it is just a moment captured in time that may not reflect how they really are.
        04-01-2010, 11:00 PM
    The roan also has a reeeaaally upright shoulder - but depending on what you're using her for, this could be a total nonissue. As an eventer, though, I notice these things ;) The second is kind of hard to tell, but it looks as though she may be quite sickle-hocked.

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