Prospects, For Barrels
Critique away, these are all prospects id like to go look at eventually and if I don't get too well ill keep whats said in mind with other prospects
Obviously there all in different stages of training but going by conformation really. I have a few more in mind these are just the ones I have good links too.
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horse 2 all the way.
You know my reasons ;)
They all seem to be fairly sturdy animals. The first is very obviously very green, and they showed no real footage of his ability to turn/switch leads, etc- so that counts him out for me. He looks to be slightly over the knees, and more light boned than the others, as well.
Two looks like she has a good start on her, and seems to dig deep- but not seeing anything but her running the barrels once doesn't do much for me. If you were close enough to go see her/try her in person, I'd say go for it- but otherwise, I might pass her up.
Three is the oldest, which may throw you off a bit- but the good thing about being six already, is that you'll know that all of her bones are done growing and that she should be ready for the wear and tear that barrel horses go through. She was shown not only running the barrels, but also loping and trotting them, which says a lot about her controllablity.
All in all, I'd probably go with three as my personal choice. If you did decide on the other two though, I'd suggest trying to get their prices down a bit, especially with the second one. 4.5k is quite a bit for an unfinished three year old.
I think there all worth the money given their pedigrees. I don't really care how trained they, though given the 1st It would take more time. But the mares are my favorites. None of them are close to me, i'll be driving a bit to go look at any of the horses im wanting to see. I just want to try and narrow it down as much as possible as to which ones to look at first since their all so far away.
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I'll trust your judgement on that, then-as I know nothing about Barrel Horse bloodlines ^^ Good luck in your search!
I like the third much more then the second. The second one seems to not have much speed and is a little stiff looking turning on the first barrel.
I also like the first one. He seems to have nice conformation. Just a tad green though. I took a second look at him actually because he looks fairly close to my barrel mare. Same sock and face markings almost. Lol. Oh and a bit longer legs. Mine is 14.3 and he is 15hh.
A controllable horse doesnt need that much metal ;)....she also looks off in her back end. PASS
Go do your homework on Dashing Val get....thats a VERY good price on a well started filly. Once theyre finished and running your looking at 15K and up
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