03-19-2013, 01:08 AM
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Even the best breeding in the world for a specific discipline doesn't guarantee a horse will enjoy doing it. My friend had a mare bred in the purple for world class WP. She is by Potential Investment out of a mare by Zippo Pine Bar (out of a mare by The Big Investment) Paid 20 grand for her, put her through nearly 2 years WP training with a very well known trainer, and she ended up being a WP dropout. She looked the part, but she HATED WP, they actually ended up retraining her for games and she went on to be top 50 NBHA 1D/2D in 2007 or 08, I forget which. She was able to transition easily from WP to barrels with all the training and body control.
I guess what I am trying to say is, even if she doesn't work out for WP, there are other disciplines you can ride in and almost any horse can be shown in local open shows in WP or horsemanship. Now, if you are looking for world show potential, well, you'd be best off buying an already trained horse and will be paying a pretty penny for it.
Pics for a confo critique can help determine if she would be capable of WP, but like I said, it still doesn't take into account her personality and if she has the willingness and MIND to do that discipline, and do it well.