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post #1 of 16 Old 10-03-2011, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Possible Buy?

After going through so many ads and tearing each poor horse to bits I finally found 2 that I like. One more-so than the other. Which horse would make a better barrel prospect?

Horse number one:
I know they advertised him as western pleasure but I really think he could have some spunk to him.
Beautiful young APHA gelding | Buy this Horse at Equine.com

Horse number two:
Here is his ad and I included more pictures that his seller sent me.
Smart, Sweet and Sensible QH in Training.


I fell in love with horse number one as soon as I saw him but I have a soft spot for horse number two because of his babyface....plus something about the way he is built just keeps me going back for more.

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-03-2011, 08:53 PM
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I'm not an expert on conformation, but horse two appears to be all in all better built than horse one. Just the porportions. Horse one looks more like a barrel horse to me though- you can really see the Quarter Horse in her, she has that short and sturdy look to her. Take with a grain of salt as like I said I'm no expert . Good luck choosing a horse and tell us which one you go with or if you end up deciding neither!
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I'm not an expert on conformation, but horse two appears to be all in all better built than horse one. Just the porportions. Horse one looks more like a barrel horse to me though- you can really see the Quarter Horse in her, she has that short and sturdy look to her. Take with a grain of salt as like I said I'm no expert . Good luck choosing a horse and tell us which one you go with or if you end up deciding neither!
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-03-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your opinions. =D

I'm trying to see what everyone thinks because it's a 7 and a half hour drive from my house to the first horse and a 3 hour drive to the second horse. Trying to see if they're worth taking a look at, I'm still awaiting a reply from the sellers with some of my questions.

I'm smitten with both of these boys which is making it hard.

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I hate doing this....but bumping just to see if I can get a few more opinions. =)

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I am not particulalry thrilled with either horse. Horse #1 is a bit long backed and a bit mutton-y across the withers. Horse #2 looks like she is a bit tied in behind the knee and has long hind pasterns.. and a longish back.

The ad for Horse two goes on about her being a "child's horse." She is 3 years old.. you do not buy a 3 year old for a child.

I would go and look at #2. The photos are not that good and she is closer.

No idea the prices on these horses. Both should be VERY reasonable IMO.
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I am not particulalry thrilled with either horse. Horse #1 is a bit long backed and a bit mutton-y across the withers. Horse #2 looks like she is a bit tied in behind the knee and has long hind pasterns.. and a longish back.

The ad for Horse two goes on about her being a "child's horse." She is 3 years old.. you do not buy a 3 year old for a child.

I would go and look at #2. The photos are not that good and she is closer.

No idea the prices on these horses. Both should be VERY reasonable IMO.
Thank you....The price for horse number 1 is $1200.....I don't know the price for horse 2 I haven't received an email yet. I did notice the bit about being a child's horse, I don't agree with giving a child a three year old but its not my place to say anything. I think I will go check out the roan as soon as I can, providing the owner emails me back soon.

I thought horse number 1's withers looked a bit "odd" to me.
For horse number 2(the roan) it looks to me that his back is not too long it's much shorter than Phantom's back (my 25 yr old).

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$1,200 is a bit expensive. I would expect it to be around $600 to $800 dollars.
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I rarely disagree with Elana on confirmation crits. I like horse #2 much more. It has a greater look of speed to me. I dont' see it being tied in at the knee nor long pasterns. Just my eye. I like it's look very much.

The paint strikes me as a bit heavy and the back is long.
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I like horse one for a barrell horse prospect but I think it is over priced.

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