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    11-23-2009, 08:32 PM
Western Pleasure Prospect?

This is my horse and I was wondering if he would make a good western pleasure horse?
Sorry I don't have any riding pics.

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    11-24-2009, 10:17 AM
I'm not sure you can tell without seeing him move under saddle. He sure is built like a sturdy ranch horse though - could make a good roping horse. He seems tense as you can see in the way he clenches his jaw in some of the photos and could stand to loose a little weight.

One thing I can say is that either now or some time in his past, the saddle used was too narrow and was pinching his withers.
    11-24-2009, 10:54 AM
Western pleasure is so much about how the horse moves. Is he flat-kneed? Slow-legged? Deep-hocked? We don't know until we see a video. I would be concerned that he doesn't have a lot of reach underneath just from how he stands in a lot of these photos.
    11-24-2009, 06:29 PM
Do you think he would sell as a roping horse?
One thing I know for sure he is not a english horse and he is really fast
    11-24-2009, 08:21 PM
I'm not sure what part of the world you are in but around here a good rope horse is worth his weight in gold.

I know a professional roper out here that travels all the way to Montana and pays $10k for a good rope horse.
    11-24-2009, 09:04 PM
Sure you can sell him as a roping horse if he is a roping horse.

Naturally fast forward horses aren't usually the first choice for western pleasure (of course that can be changed with training. Many of the WP bred horse I've seen though move like WP horses as colts).
    11-24-2009, 09:07 PM
Team roping is the fastest growing horse sport in the US and, as Fehr said, worth a good deal BUT the horse has to be a trained roping horse to be worth anything close to $10,000.

What can you tell us about his breeding, height, age, etc.?
    11-24-2009, 09:38 PM
Not to be rude but im not really understanding the question...

Soo your wanting to know if your horse could make it in the WP world... Well we need a confo shot and a movement video... Plus you can't pull any horse outa the feild and tell someone that this horse is a WP prospect... if that's what you meaning...

The thing I don't understand is that you wanted to know if your horse is a WP prospect but now you want to know if your horse will cut it as a roper??? If im understanding it wrong please correct me but WP and Roping are two COMPLETELY different things...
    11-24-2009, 09:51 PM
Green Broke
^^ I love Arabs- She was asking about the horses wp prospects, then someone mentioned roping and so the topic moved more toward a possible roping career for the horse...

In my opinion it all depends(as has been said) on how the horse moves naturally and if it has the conformation needed to do good in western pleasure competition.

Personally, I wouldn't look at this horse and have western pleasure horse be the first thing pop into my head, but roper definitely comes to mind.
    11-25-2009, 08:52 AM
Thanks Donetello, 10y/o 15h Chestnut QHx Gelding. You might get a little more info from his sales add
Donetello, 10y/o 15h Chestnut QHx Gelding. Donetello is best suited to trail, will most happily go out alone or in a group. Lovely and quiet,does not spook. He is very laid back and never wants to do anything wrong. He is best suited for trails or for a more experienced rider wants him for a project and can bring him along further in his training.To good home only. Located in Keswick Virginia
Going to change it to where he would be a good roping horse or dressage horse prospect

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