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CANTER cutie critique please??

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  • CANTER cutie critique please??

    So I'm still on the hunt for a nice prospect- I know the best thing is to go to the track but it's good to be able to narrow it down a bit before you head out there.

    Ideally, I'd like to find something that will be easy for me to work with, sound, and perhaps able to do the YEH program in the future.

    Any thoughts on her conformation?

    The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~ Arabian Proverb

  • #2
    Well, I'm not an expert, but I can tell you she's one of the horses that may inspire me to stop at Penn National on the way home if I don't find anything down at the track when I go to MD this week.
    ~T3DE 2010 Pact Clique~


    • #3
      Saw this one in person, MUCH cuter and nicer in real life than the pics. GET Her! She had a great personality and was gorgeous! The trainer jumped on her back and rode her around bareback and he was all over the place on her back. She wasn't fazed.


      • #4
        I've galloped several Marias Mon babies and LOVED them, all very nice. We've had a few Pleasant Tap horses as well, all very nice. LOVE her pedigree, she looks really nice, I'd definitely go see her!
        WestWind Farms
        Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.
        - George H. Morris


        • #5
          I can't see the pic because my computer hates the CANTER sites, but I took a look at her pedigree and I really like it. Lots of great sport horse lines there! It would be a pedigree that would be above average in my not-so-expert opinion! Go look at her!

          I know another Maria's Mon baby too. He's very cute and athletic and did pretty well on the track before his new eventing career. He's a bit hot, but has a lot of potential.
          Hillside Haven Farm
          From starting gate to start box!


          • #6
            There is another nice one (a bit older) with Marias mon in the pedigree that looks interesting:
            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


            • #7
              Another Maria's Mon fan here! Get her, she's lovely. A little straight behind but she's a baby and growing some heel, developing a butt and leveling out can make what looked like a straight hind end normal sometimes.

              My Maria's Mon just lit me up. I put him in the sold section of my site and intended to keep him but ended up having tens of thousands stolen (long, ugly story... gotta love the horse biz and horse people) and had to make a phonecall and sell him. I'm thrilled with the people who have him, but if that filly's anything like my Dom was, she'll be bright, athletic, in your pocket and born broke and you'll want to keep her forever. Here's Dom in '09 which was his first year showing.
              Please don't try to be a voice of reason. It's way more fun to spin things out of control. #BecauseCOTH - showhorsegallery


              • #8
                and Molly and Jamie are 100% honest and reliable- I have known them for years- go get her!
                Be a part of the solution~ Adopt a thoroughbred!


                • #9
                  I saw this filly with HeartHorse. She is definitely a super nice filly with a great personality. The pictures do not do her justice. We got a good, straight-forward feeling from the owners as well. I would have taken her home but she was just having her pictures taken for CANTER and they would not come off the $2500 price tag.

                  Good luck in your search!! Let us know how it goes!



                  • #10
                    If you go on the Blood Horse website and find the video of Monarchos, you will RUN to your truck and trailer and go get this filly.

                    I wish I had room for another one, I'd be making arrangements to go get this one right now.


                    • #11
                      So I went and picked up this little mare. She was delightful to load, unload, and quite going into the barn despite my gelding pretending to be a stud at the fence near the barn.
                      Jamie was really easy to do business with, I have to say.
                      ~T3DE 2010 Pact Clique~


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by melodiousaphony View Post
                        So I went and picked up this little mare. She was delightful to load, unload, and quite going into the barn despite my gelding pretending to be a stud at the fence near the barn.
                        Jamie was really easy to do business with, I have to say.
                        AWESOME!!!!! Updates/pics ASAP and all the time please!
                        The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~ Arabian Proverb


                        • #13
                          Good luck with her!


                          • #14
                            She's lovely. Congrats.
                            A local farm has a Monarchos gelding available and he is such a goof ball. Love their personalitys and people friendly in your pocket attitudes of the ones I've seen.
                            Looking forward to updates



                            • #15
                              congrats! Pictures, please!
                              Hillside Haven Farm
                              From starting gate to start box!


                              • #16
                                Thank you
                                Definitely pictures soon... I tried to take some this morning, but the sun was on the wrong side of her paddock.
                                ~T3DE 2010 Pact Clique~


                                • #17
                                  Forgot to have my friend take pictures today! (And I left my camera in my grooming kit... so no paddock photos either, oops).
                                  She was fabulous for her first ride. Just did a little bit of walk/trot in the indoor. I put a mullen mouth happy mouth in her mouth and she was so soft. Then we went for a hack. She was a pro, went on a nice loose rein. I picked the wrong horse to go on a trail with re: teaching her about creeks. My other mare (my friend was riding her), jumped the creek, so she thought it was something scary. I wadded in with her and she figured it out after that. Even stood politely while I remounted her from a stump.
                                  She walked into the creek and jumped out afterwards. I walked her over a log, which she started walking over, then tapped a foot on, and decided to quietly hop over it. She was delightful abut everything!
                                  I didn't think I would do so much on the first day, but I thought that a nice hack would be a better way to casually work with her than drilling ring work Tomorrow, we'll do a little more ring work out in our grass ring. I want to try to keep everything nice and relaxed. That ring has a nice subtle grade to it so she can start using her nice rear end without it being a big deal.
                                  ~T3DE 2010 Pact Clique~


                                  • #18
                                    So glad you got this filly. And I'm glad Jamie and Molly got your business. I can't tell you the number of horses Jamie called Bev about so they'd go to the rescue instead of ye ald auction (back in the old days).


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Exciting! What a good girl
                                      The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~ Arabian Proverb


                                      • #20
                                        She's lovely!!! Congrats!
                                        Aca-Believe it!!