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classycowgirl 05-22-2011 03:27 PM

Which foal has the most potential as a halter horse?
 
Sales | Showcase Performance Horses

I am mostly looking at Kale, Gwen, and Connor but am really tied between which to go with.

Also would it be stupid to geld the colt now or should I wait till after it's halter career?
Thanks.

myhorsesonador 05-22-2011 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by classycowgirl (Post 1043097)
Sales | Showcase Performance Horses

I am mostly looking at Kale, Gwen, and Connor but am really tied between which to go with.

Also would it be stupid to geld the colt now or should I wait till after it's halter career?
Thanks.

IMHO I like CJ.

And it's never stupid to geld any thing. He could have a great show career as a gelding. His life would be beter as a gelding, and he would be easier to handle.

Michelle and Mr B 05-22-2011 04:08 PM

Is a 'halter horse' a horse that would be doing in-hand showing?

myhorsesonador 05-22-2011 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Michelle and Mr B (Post 1043111)
Is a 'halter horse' a horse that would be doing in-hand showing?

Yes. My mare is Halter bred. So that means she was bred to show in hand. It's like some horses a western pleasure, jumper, etc.

nrhareiner 05-22-2011 04:20 PM

At what level? Non of those colts had enough size to them to do well past local so maybe small breed shows.

smrobs 05-22-2011 04:21 PM

Classy, welcome to the forum first and foremost :D.

I wanted to commend you for looking at performance lines in search of a halter horse and you have found some very nice stock to choose from, I can understand why you would be torn between these 3. They all look very nice.

There is something about Gwen that really draws me to her, if she grows up to look anything like her brother, she'll be a heck of a looker.

Also, with whichever one that you choose, when to geld is entirely a personal decision. There is some research that says gelding later makes the horse stay shorter and stockier and gelding earlier makes them grow taller but I don't know how much truth there is to that. If you do leave it a stud, though, just make sure that you have the proper facilities to house a stallion (even a young one).

IPHDA 05-22-2011 04:58 PM

hard to pic when the pictures are all so different in position etc. Gwen and Rory are cute but there picture also show there profile best and you can really see their high hocks. Of the straight on profile pics I think Connor may be the best balanced but not sure about how his neck ties in with this pic, From the pictures I like the over all balance of kale best. But I am with NRHAReiner here, unless you are going to be doing Performance Halter non of them show the size you will need past small local shows for halter.

BrewCrew 05-22-2011 05:21 PM

I'm surprised for $5000 they couldn't spell "palomino" correctly.....

nrhareiner 05-22-2011 06:07 PM

Your not buying the spelling or even the color. I could care less if they can not spell horse is the horse was well bred correct and of high quality.

Masquerade 05-22-2011 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by smrobs (Post 1043118)
There is something about Gwen that really draws me to her


Me too, I really like Gwen. :D


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