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    06-25-2010, 09:47 PM
possible buy for barrels

What do you think?


Please critique
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    06-25-2010, 09:51 PM

Or this one.

Critique please
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    06-25-2010, 09:53 PM
Conformation is good on the bay, I can't really see anything that really sticks out at me except he/she stands a bit under on the front. However, what I don't like is that in the video, the horse is running out through the shoulder. I mean that the rider had it's head tipped one way and it was running the other. It's a hot horse and the rider had some trouble keeping control at the start of the run. The turns weren't real tight but I bet that is due to the horse not following his nose. He has good speed but IMHO, he needs some re-training.
    06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
What would you pay for a horse like that?

Or what do you guys think is reasonable?
    06-25-2010, 10:00 PM
I like the second much better. She is a bit downhill but she is still a baby with growing time. It is hard to see much from the video except I can tell that she is content at the trot and lope. Her topline is nice and relaxed and she has the beginnings of a fantastic stop. It appears that she has had some good basic training. I just wish that I could see her pasterns in the pic. They look like they might be fairly straight and if that is the case, that could effect her long term soundness.
    06-25-2010, 10:43 PM
I do not like that first horse at all. Looks like it is a hard to control horse that is kind of all over the place. I am sure with a little fixin you could get it to run a clean run, but not a good looking mount as is.

If you are capable of training, or hiring someone to train your horse and wait, then I'd say she would be a great horse. I'm not a conformation expert, so I'll just stick with smrobs on that. If this is going to be your first barrel horse, however, I would not suggest getting a younger horse because they need someone experienced to help them get better and faster. If this is your first barrel horse look for a grown, seasoned gelding or mare.
    06-26-2010, 01:42 AM
I thought you just sold your grey Thoroughbred because you weren't able to keep her for financial reasons. Didn't you just say that on the Photo shop thread?

Why would you get a horse if you can't pay for it?
    06-26-2010, 01:53 AM
I would stay away from the two year old as a barrel racing prospect for two reasons: 1) you really are supposed to wait until they are at least 5 years old and their bones are fused before barrel racing with them, which means you've got another three years to go, and 2) she's just two and already well started. That's pretty young to be starting a horse, and considering the intense career it will have as a barrel racer, that horse is all but bound to have soundness issues not too far down the road. Just my opinion, I'd rather an 8-9 year old seasoned barrel horse that knows what it's doing and is vet checked sound.

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