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Help me pick out my TB for Christmas : )

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  • Help me pick out my TB for Christmas : )

    So my husband and father are getting me a joint Christmas gift... A new track brat for another event prospect. I know the pictures aren't the greatest but which do you think?

    And yes, use to getting these guys sight unseen. If they don't work out for one sport they do for another.

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...rcoschoice.jpg

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...tlikealion.jpg

  • #2
    Both cute from the pictures.

    My gut likes the first one better. I think I like his shoulder more...but not really sure. He is just the one I was more drawn to.

    Do you have their pedigrees? What a great Christmas gift!
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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      #3
      Here is the lines for the first one http://www.pedigreequery.com/marcos+choice

      And the second guy http://www.pedigreequery.com/act+like+a+lion

      Now just hoping they are both for sale when they call tomorrow

      I know? Isn't it great? Though they are both saying they need thier heads looked at

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      • #4
        I think that's a wonderful present as well!

        I vote for the second guy. I like the neckset of the first one but I like the legs and overall build of the second one better. I like the slope of his shoulder and he looks like he has a kind eye. I can't tell if it's the photo or if he has a slightly turned out right front but the first one looks like he has sickle hocks and I don't care for that.

        Otherwise #1 looks a little more fancy but I've always been drawn to horses that look like good, doing horses. Pretty is just a plus.

        Best of luck with whichever you get and Merry early Christmas! Post more pics and finish the story so we know how he turns out.
        "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.
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        • #5
          well...horse one is bred like one of mine (good mover and jumper)...which could be why I like him! He just looks like he should be able to move well and jump well.

          I like his pedigree a bit more as well...but I'm not an expert at all.

          I'll keep my vote with horse number 1...but see who is still available...both are nice and there are a whole lot of nice ones available right now.
          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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          • #6
            Well, looking at the pedigrees only, I might choose #1. I really like Devil's Bag horses and Alydar too. And some Hyperion back a ways. And he IS pretty!

            However, I've seen some Secretariat bred horses that have made good eventers so #2 also looks good, although I'm not a huge Mr. Prospector fan. LOL, good thing I'm not choosing, I'd have a hard time.

            Horse shopping is so much fun!
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            • #7
              I say get both!

              OK, seriously, my gut feeling says #1. From what I can deduce from the photos, he looks like he has a nice build and I can't quite tell about #2's. But I LOVE #2's kind eye. So either way you go you're getting what seems like a nice guy.
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              • #8
                I'd put in my vote for #2, for some reason he appeals to me more- and I love his eye!

                But they're both cute!
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                • #9
                  disclaimer - my job is pedigree - Jo judges the actual horse, but...

                  from a pedigree perspective, I like #1 all the way. Not only do you get HTR, but you also have a nice dollop of Swaps lurking in that 6th generation. We have a double-dose in our Advanced horse, and I think thats the source of the hardy workmanlike attitude...
                  Jeanne
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                  • #10
                    Like number 1 a lot looking at the picture, and then absolutely loved his pedigree so that's my vote. Nice present!
                    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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                    • #11
                      I love #1's pedigree and ears. Not a weak line anywhere in his breeding. His great mare lines are not quite as close as #2's. But all of his sire lines are well proven in sport.

                      But I prefer #2's type and conformation. And he also has a very strong pedigree, especially in the mare lines. His tail female line is one of the best, and goes back to the wonderful matriarch, Aloe. FF 2-f. Can't go wrong with that dam line. Lion Cavern is the full brother of Gone West, who is one of the very best sons of Mr. P for sport horses. I know Gone West is in the lines of chasing winners in the US. AND to add to the goodness, Secretariat's dam is also the dam line of Chieftain's Miss who was the dam of Shaab, the great Sport Horse (and eventing) TB sire in the UK. Mr. P also comes from a very special dam line.
                      #2's mare lines are spectacular.

                      (Oops. I was just looking at Lion Cavern when I was drooling over mare lines.
                      #1 is actually out of better mares than #2. #2 comes from a much less distinguished bottom side than #1.)

                      I love #2's looks and #1's pedigree. Hard decision.

                      But then my computer has a 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch picture of #1, so really can't tell much about him except that he is "racier" than #2.
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                      • #12
                        I prefer # 2, his looks as well as his bloodlines. #2 also seems a bit shorter in the back and croup, however I am not an expert by any means, and probably have no idea what I am talking about! Regardless, I like the overall look of more compact horse, which #2 seems to fit.

                        I like his name too.

                        Make sure you let us know which you choose and how things go once you get him!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                          Lion Cavern is the full brother of Gone West, who is one of the very best sons of Mr. P for sport horses. I know Gone West is in the lines of chasing winners in the US. AND to add to the goodness, Secretariat's dam is also the dam line of Chieftain's Miss who was the dam of Shaab, the great Sport Horse (and eventing) TB sire in the UK. Mr. P also comes from a very special dam line.
                          #.
                          There is another Lion Cavern son in urgent need of a home in NE. He is listed on Canter NE. Coco's Gold

                          “Coco’s Gold” will grab your attention immediately, with his handsome face and very interesting, flashy markings. On top of that, Coco is a total sweetheart who doesn’t do a thing wrong. Trainer proudly states, “He’s very nice, has no vices, and would make a great horse for a kid someday.”

                          Not fazed by anything and a big, solid citizen who carry some famous blood in his veins: his sire Lion Cavern is a son of Mr. Prospector out of a Secretariat mare, so you can see where he gets his strapping, muscular build.

                          Trainer doesn’t want to “get stuck” with his slower horses at the end of the Suffolk meet, so is pricing to sell now.

                          Price: $500 negotiable. Call Greg Rivera at 857-251-8213

                          Pedigree http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pe...ame=Coco's Gold&dam_name=Coco Is Good&foaling_year=2003&nicking_stats_indicator=Y

                          Picture
                          http://www.canterne.org/images-saleh...;sGold_NEW.jpg


                          Just to help enable a few others.
                          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                          • #14
                            RE: Coco's Gold...
                            ooo! first, what a great conformation picture! Big kudos to the volunteer who took that one!

                            Second, he's not the type that typically makes me drool but he's CUTE!!! LOVE that face!
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                            • #15
                              mcorbett: don't forget that free room in Boston! Or would you rather have me go take a look for you?
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                              • #16
                                Are you going home for Thanksgiving? Go see Bay Miner and this guy, Coco's Gold! They might be gone by then....if not, pack them both up up on a trailer and send them back home to me, girl!
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by mcorbett View Post
                                  Are you going home for Thanksgiving? Go see Bay Miner and this guy, Coco's Gold! They might be gone by then....if not, pack them both up up on a trailer and send them back home to me, girl!

                                  LOL..I liked both those boys. I think both really need homes asap. Someone posted on another thread that Coco's Gold needed to go by this Saturday. Some one really should snap that boy up FAST.

                                  Coco's Gold is 16.2 6 year old...Bay Miner I think was 16 hand 4 year old. Both looked like really good prospects. Saw a few mares that I really liked too...good thing my barn isn't built yet. I need another horse like a hole in the head.

                                  Good luck to the OP on your choices....there are a alot of nice ones to choose from right now.
                                  ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                  • #18
                                    Personal Preference

                                    I would avoid Marcos Choicew/ Devils Bag / Halo breeding. Especially on the mares side who contribute most of the horses temperment.
                                    Both horses were not know for their warm and fuzzy temperment or soundness. Except for Seattle Slew up close there is nothing jumping of any generation except good old Herbage way back.

                                    The other horse "Act Like a Lion" you can not go wrong w/ Turn to / Princequillo / Something Royal / Tom Fool / and Double Jay for jumping talent, temperment and heart.

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                                    • #19
                                      #1 was sold
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                                      • #20
                                        viney, how do "act like a lion" and "coco's gold" pedigrees compare?
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