Potential buy... can I have your opinion, please?

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    12-22-2009, 10:45 AM
Potential buy... can I have your opinion, please?

John's site is back up and running, and I got a look at what he's got this year. What do you think of this guy? This is Power Stroke's 07 colt out of Question My Elegance. I'm thinking I'm pretty interested... the grulla is his sire, JJM Power Stroke. You can see him and his accomplishments at Bar Money Sunny, highest champion producing Buckskin stallion. Please let me know what you think of this yearling... I'm thinking I LOOOOVE him! But I think he's got a kinda steep shoulder.
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    12-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Yeah, his shoulder is a little bit steep and he may camp out a bit behind. Or that could be just how they have him set up. Not a bad looking colt but his back legs are a little too posty for me.
    12-22-2009, 03:17 PM
I think he is georgeous, and his sire is a nice example of the breed (I am not a qh fan myself)

But he is beautiful, and very quick looking.
    12-22-2009, 03:20 PM
I notice alot of paints/ qh are post leged.
    12-22-2009, 03:47 PM
To be honest I really don't like either one of them. I would keep looking.
    12-22-2009, 03:58 PM
I don't like his sire one bit. =/ It's just...wrong.

However, I really like the colt alot. His shoulder is a bit steep, but I wouldn't worry too much depending on what you plan on doing with him... I personally like the look of his back legs, though (as a previous poster said) he may be a little camped out. But it is very likely that it may just be his stance in the picture.

I'd say go for it, depending on what you plan on doing with him.
    12-22-2009, 04:01 PM
Bring a trainer or knowledgabel friend along.
    12-22-2009, 04:17 PM
He is bred by a great friend of ours. That grulla stallion is an ABRA Supreme Champion, along with many other awards, western AND english. Neither picture does either justice, Power Stroke really doesn't have that small of a head, and his colt isn't standing very square, but other than the shoulder, I think he's built really nicely. When standing square, the angle from the point of the knee to the fetlock is 90 from the ground. He is a pretty straight-legged guy from behind as well, but I couldn't decide if his front knees may be a little big..

We're looking for ranch-y type horses we can rope and drag off of.

As well, the owner is a close friend of mine, and has been breeding superior performance horses for over 25 years.

You can see more of his relatives here: www.barmoneysunny.com

Here are the sire's accomplishments:
ABRA Supreme Champion
ABRA Champion
ABRA Superior Dun Factor Horse
2005 ABRA Open All Around World Champion
2005 ABRA Open Working Ranch Horse World Champion
2005 ABRA Open Western Riding Reserve World Champion
2005 ABRA Open Hunter Hack Reserve World Champion
2005 ABRA Open Pole Bending Reserve World Champion
2005 ABRA World Championship Open Barrel Racing-3rd
2005 ABRA World Championship Open Working Cow Horse- 6th
2005 NMBHA Super Horse
2005 NMBHA High Point Senior Horse
2005 NMBHA Breakaway Roping & Dally Steer Stopping Champion
2005 NMBHA Champion: Working Ranch Horse, Western Riding, Sr. Hunter Under Saddle, Sr. Western Pleasure 2005 NMBHA Reserve Champion: Dun Factor, Aged Halter Stallions, Reining, Steer Daubing
2005 NMBHA All Breed Open Working Cow Horse Reserve Champion
2005 New Mexico State Fair High Point Senior Horse
2005 ABRA National Honor Roll Champion: Dally Steer Stopping & Reining
2005 ABRA National Honor Roll Reserve Champion:Ranch Horse, Western Riding
2001 ABRA Reserve World Champion 3 Yr Old Snaffle Bit Maturity Champion
2000 ABRA World Champion 2 Yr Old Snaffle Bit Champion
ABRA Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Halter Stallion 26 Times
ABRA Register of Merit Dun Factor Horse
ABRA R.O.M: Halter Horse, Reining Horse, Working Ranch, Pole Bending, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle Horse, Hunter Hack
1998 KBHA Breeders Futurity Champion Stallion
    12-23-2009, 11:24 PM
He would likely make a nice using ranch horse, though it is possible that he could travel a bit rough due to the shoulder angle. I wouldn't worry about his knee size providing that it isn't a medical condition. Usually, you see big joints in draft type horses that are meant for heavy use. I like big joints on my horses, they seem to last longer.

It would be awesome if you could get some better pix of the colt that were bigger.
    12-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    

It would be awesome if you could get some better pix of the colt that were bigger.
It WOULD be awesome! John isn't too computer savvy, so he pays someone else to do his website. I won't have a chance to actually get down there until right after the first of the year, and John said that the lady that bought PowerStroke's very first foal is coming out to look at him... Which says something about how pleased she is! If he's still there, I'm definitely going to look!

I know John's getting older and wanting to get out of the program, but if you knew what I knew about his stuff, every one of you would want one! I know that John sold 3 of his BEST mares to Kevin, also my close friend, (we have 4 of Kevin's horses of our own...) and they were bred to PowerStroke... John came back and bought all 3 fillies! He just can't stay away! LOL... which I was going to buy Kevin's grulla filly, out of Question My Elegance this year... which would be this colt's full sister...

I'm going to start another thread so I don't get too off topic, LOL...

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