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ThirdCharm
Jan. 5, 2010, 08:23 PM
So I've got two rising 3 yo's coming down from Penn National this week (just a few more days!) and I thought I'd post their pedigrees and pix on here and see what everyone thought!

Here is the colt who is approx 16h now:
http://www.pedigreequery.com/seattle+jones2\
http://www.facebook.com//profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=217209344293&id=1493197238#/photo.php?pid=30830385&id=1493197238

And the filly who is approx 15.2h (not a problem if she doesn't grow as my current UL prospect is 15.2h):
http://www.pedigreequery.com/pickels+pub
http://www.facebook.com//profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=217209344293&id=1493197238#/photo.php?pid=30830384&id=1493197238&fbid=1308495401139

Thoughts?

Jennifer

ArthurGuinness
Jan. 5, 2010, 08:51 PM
I love the colt! He is lovely. It is hard to tell from the filly's picture how she is put together. She looks a little funny to me behind, but it may be the picture. She is a fashy girl!

ThirdCharm
Jan. 5, 2010, 09:26 PM
Yeah, unfortunately that was the best pic they had of the filly, but something about her appealed to me.... I am not usually interested in colts but I really liked the way that boy was put together!

jennifer

Horsegal984
Jan. 5, 2010, 09:37 PM
I really like them both! Can't wait till they get here, I bet they're gonna be fun! And I like the colt better, but I typically don't like mares.

Course it does give me an excuse to hang out at the barn all day without Aaron freaking that I'm riding still. ;)

retreadeventer
Jan. 5, 2010, 09:46 PM
Filly is better than the colt IMO - both look like fun. Good luck with them!

Horsegal984
Jan. 10, 2010, 10:09 PM
Waiting on new pictures now that they're here..... :)

Robby Johnson
Jan. 11, 2010, 08:13 AM
So I've got two rising 3 yo's coming down from Penn National this week (just a few more days!) and I thought I'd post their pedigrees and pix on here and see what everyone thought!

Here is the colt who is approx 16h now:
http://www.pedigreequery.com/seattle+jones2\
http://www.facebook.com//profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=217209344293&id=1493197238#/photo.php?pid=30830385&id=1493197238

And the filly who is approx 15.2h (not a problem if she doesn't grow as my current UL prospect is 15.2h):
http://www.pedigreequery.com/pickels+pub
http://www.facebook.com//profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=217209344293&id=1493197238#/photo.php?pid=30830384&id=1493197238&fbid=1308495401139

Thoughts?

Jennifer

I couldn't see a picture of the filly, but I wasn't a big fan of the picture of the colt. I thought he was quite thick through his neck and shoulder (is he intact?) and looked weak behind. Maybe that will improve over time.

Did you buy them through Shelly? I bought Rhodey from Penn National.

Best. Decision. Ever. :D

FairWeather
Jan. 11, 2010, 10:46 AM
Love the name Pickles Pub--that was one of my hangouts in my college years ;)
Have fun with them!

ThirdCharm
Jan. 17, 2010, 08:53 PM
The colt is a bit heavy in the neck (yes, he is intact) but is very nicely put together and extremely sensible, smart, nice mover. He's fairly uphill and light on his feet. He's a real pussycat, after a week and a half in a stall with no turnout (he got kicked and was sore right after he got here) he came out for his first longe work and just trotted around no big deal.

The filly is a bit more unevenly built but has a HUGE butt and hey, is only three (not even) so will hopefully get a bit higher in front. She has a really fabulous attitude and is a barn favorite. She's already longeing in side reins and learning to reach down onto the bit!

Will post pix asap.

I didn't buy through Shelley (though I have before), they come from Stephanie Beattie's racing stables.


Jennifer

ThirdCharm
Jan. 17, 2010, 09:14 PM
Okay new pix:

Filly:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=130674&id=113310169444&saved#/photo.php?pid=3102541&id=113310169444

Colt:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=130674&id=113310169444&saved#/photo.php?pid=3102521&id=113310169444

Jennifer

skip916
Jan. 17, 2010, 11:00 PM
loving jonesy! cute cute cute! good luck with them!

mbm
Jan. 17, 2010, 11:09 PM
that colt is fab!

and the filly has a super hind end.

good choices!

badawg
Jan. 18, 2010, 12:11 AM
Wow on the colt! I'll bet that in a year or so the filly will mature into quite a looker!

judybigredpony
Jan. 18, 2010, 09:45 AM
Lovely were the some of the horse's she had posted over on the Giveaway forum??

Nice deal if so:yes:

Gry2Yng
Jan. 18, 2010, 11:57 AM
Jennifer,
Just curious due to another thread. Did you vet and do rads or just flexions?


They are both really nice looking horses. Love the gelding, but I prefer a plain bay. I am sure you will have no trouble getting interest in the mare. She is flashy. Enjoy your projects.

gry

ThirdCharm
Jan. 18, 2010, 12:17 PM
Yep, they were the giveaways. Love it!

I did not vet them, no.

Jennifer

EventingJ
Jan. 18, 2010, 12:32 PM
i love that colt, they were great deals!

LaraNSpeedy
Jan. 18, 2010, 09:32 PM
I retrained a lot of TBs so I sort of know something about lines as I am sure you do too - the colt is from a great line - any horse closely related to Slew was so great - nice moving - sensible - good health.... he looks classy to me. I really like him. I would never buy off pedigree but whenever I see a Slew prod I am expecting a nice, classy Thoroughbred. Classy mentally as well as physically.

A lot of the Storm Cat line are a bit hot from my experience but a horse is an individual and sometimes hot is not bad if its the right hot. I like that she looks loose - like her shoulders and hips will be athletic. Not sure if that makes SENSE but that is what I get from looking at her.

They both look like fun projects and have good willing looks in their eyes which is so much of the issue eventing.

GOOD LUCK!

Meredith Clark
Jan. 18, 2010, 09:54 PM
A lot of the Storm Cat line are a bit hot from my experience but a horse is an individual and sometimes hot is not bad if its the right hot.

I've only known a few Storm Cat babies but they were terrible :lol:

However the ones I knew were all BIG, tall, lanky and unbalanced and she doesn't look anything like that.

I give you props for taking on horses that need good homes. My 2 Penn OTTBs were my favorite horses of all time.

Good luck!

Beam Me Up
Jan. 18, 2010, 10:13 PM
I love them both!

FWIW I recently got one with Storm Cat in the same place in the pedigree:
http://www.pedigreequery.com/oakridge+star

So far (still getting to know him), my sense is that he is going to be pretty hot, but not unbalanced (he is tall though). I picked him mostly for his balance and gallop.

AppJumpr08
Jan. 18, 2010, 10:24 PM
I've had some Storm Cats come through, and have come to the decision that they are slow to mature. I have a now 5 year old mare who I got at two who was a FRUIT LOOP. Couldn't focus, exploded at nothing in particular - the groom who got her for me pointed to her, pointed to his head twirling his finger, and uttered one word: "loco!" And she was. Until she turned 4. And all of a sudden, I had a sensible sweet brain to deal with.

I have a now 3 year old SC grand daughter who is perhaps the quietest filly I've ever met. But she's big and unbalanced and moves like a blender right now...I'm hoping she'll grow into herself :sigh:

Good luck with them - let us know when they arrive!

Carol Ames
Jan. 18, 2010, 11:04 PM
Bold Ruler, :(love the colt! He is lovely. It is hard to tell from the filly's picture how she is put together. She looks a little funny to me behind, but it may be the picture. She is a fashy girl! http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/images/buttons/quote.gif (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=4600442)

She is horribly :mad:stood up for a picture:no:; Is she going to be grey? Love the breeding, storm catxBold Ruler too bad she doesn't have any wins:(love the colt! He is

ThirdCharm
Jan. 18, 2010, 11:49 PM
The Storm Cat gdtr is actually ridiculously quiet and sensible, today (ride 2) I cantered her both ways of the arena and could see why she was such a lousy racer. More pix coming soon...

Jennifer