Hello fellow COTH members, It's been awhile since I've posted but after riding for about eleven years I've decided to buy a baby I want your opinions on this little prospect his name is Skippen The Bid and I actually think he has some cute movement feel free to comment Thanks!!
not to be stalky, but I googled his EquineNow ad... this would concern me a bit "Max is a great guy, he was sold at a few weeks old with his Dam and was not taken care of, we took him back a couple of months ago." I'm much more familiar with warmbloods, so maybe this isn't as much of a concern for a qh, but I would be worried about the possible developmental consequences of having what was most likely improper nutrition as a yearling (ocd, etc.).
QH shows have longe line classes for yearlings, so it is not unusual for them to longe babies. One of my mares learned to longe as a yearling because she was showing in hand at two shows almost 200 miles from home. Seemed like a better idea to stay down there for 5 days than it did to haul the baby that far twice. No turn out. She's 21 this year and sound as can be, so I guess I didn't ruin her for live by teaching her to longe that week.
So, that colt may be great... my hunter is by a halter bred paint out of a TB mare... or he may grow up to look like a beef cow... either way he'll probably be super good minded and pretty bomb proof with all the stuff that his current owner hs done with him... and that's always a good thing.
Errrr....not to be catty but if you are going to post a video of somebody lunging a colt as a sales tool? It ought to know how...lets say it does not appear "overschooled" on the line so that's not much of a problem.
OP, are you looking for a Hunter or Jumper here??? Pedigree says something else will be a better fit for it. Hints at conformation when mature also suggest a different career path.
JMO based on coming out of the Western world. Looks like a it will be more beefcake then dancer.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.
is there a reason you are considering a QH? Always hard to say with babies but his movement as it is shown is not what I would consider suitable for hunters.
He looks like a sweet horse, if you want a nice horse to do "whatever" with he could be a good deal.
thanks for the input guys I am definetly still looking and am not just considering a QH i just like the sound mind that usually comes with the breed. I was looking to do the jumper route since I am showing the hunter circuit now on my warmblood and I like the warmblood for the hunters but i'm in no rush and would love to be able to have a hunter jumper or eq prospect on my hands so if anyone knows of anything in the GA area that would be amazing! thanks for your time
when the world turns on you your horse will be there.
Both of my QHs have been fantastic horses in terms of jumping ability. My pony was a super cute jumper and all around. Never got to show her much past local circuit and 4-H so can't tell ribbon stories. My appendix was a ridiculously good mover and jumper. He could jump anything/everything as long as it wasn't in a ring or off a corner, lol. If you're looking for athleticism with that QH mind look for an Appendix or a foal out of a known athletic sire/dam. Rugged Lark babies are some of the most gorgeous, talented, and sound minded horses I've ever seen. Unfortunately he is no longer with us. Although I have found that QH, while quiet souls, can tend to hold a grudge and remember everything you've ever done to them.
If you're looking for a strong jumper possible hunter Irish Draught & sport horses (like Rich Feller's Flexible) give you the great mind you are looking and tremendous talent www.irishdraught.com you can look for sales &/or breeders in your general area
I love QHs and have two of my own, one that will be a hunter and one that was a very successful jumper. I worry about this one's breeding and size. Mine are both Appendix, and while one is a beefcake he is a 16.3h beefcake with a huge stride and nice movement. The other is all jumper and 16h.
This colt is cute but not bred to be a hunter and I would think it unlikely that he's going to get above 15.1.
Not a fan of that colt, not for what you want anyways. He looks cute and has a sound mind though.
When I was shopping last year, I wanted an Appendix because, like you, I wanted something quiet and less reactive. DH has two QH mares, both are pretty stoic but sweet and trainable (ok, one isn't sweet, but is trainable). But I wanted something that could do what I wanted, which is jumpers or eventing. I wound up with an Irish Sport Horse.... great mind, yes, but NOT a quiet one. He's a ding dong, but he's apparently doing real well at the trainer's for the last two weeks .
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My first successful hunter was an appendix, out of a race-bred quarter horse mare. He was dropped off at a hunter barn when his owner's breeding operation went under, which is where we found him. I loved that he had the extra athleticism of the thoroughbred, but the innate sensibility of a quarter horse.
I do not necessarily think that the prospect you found (in the video) is the best option, but I have nothing against his breed! There are so many people on this forum that are experts in picking out prospects, so be patient and keep posting!