Saturday, September 17, 2011

Under Consideration

I've pretty much decided to follow my gut which says buy young, buy Mr. Right.  All that needs to happen now is a conversation with Jason, and some decisions to be made.  Of course, like the weather I reserve the right to change my mind...

Here are some horses I have under consideration:

Playin In Command - 2009 Grey Filly

Oakanita Listo - 2009 Sorrel Filly

Zack - 2010 Bay Stallion

Whizeroo - 2010 Red Dun Filly

and...

MyBlingsOnTheInside - 2011 Chestnut Filly

I have very, very definitive things that I'm looking for.  First and foremost - while pedigree is nice, it is not the be all and end all.

At the top of my list is confirmation - this horse must be built to be successful at cutting.

Second is disposition - this horse must have the want to work and please attitude that makes champions.

Third is pedigree - gotta have some "cow".

Fourth is height - it must mature out to at least 14.3hh - otherwise it's too small to handle the training (and I look like a dork on it.)

Fifth is price - sorry, not paying ridiculous prices for something that may not turn out...

Sixth - and perhaps the most important thing - is this horse has to "call" to me.  It must be something I can see myself having and riding for years.  Because I've decided I'm looking for Mr. Right!

8 comments:

The Canadian said...

Woah! Is "Roo" calling to you??? How crazy is that? To find another horse with that name??

The name of the last one...myblingsontheinside, is awesome!!!!! He's pretty damn cute too!

They all have something to offer. You have a knack for digging up some great little miracles!! :)

Chelsi said...

I think I should be disqualified from voting:) lol It has been a crrraaazy couple of days but I've been meaning to e-mail you since the morning after sending that e-mail to say sorry... I got a little excited at the idea and felt bad for pushing it at you so hard:) What is meant to be will come to pass and really do hope that you get the right horse for YOU.

Did you reply to my e-mail? No worries if you didnt, no rush but I just wanted to make sure I didnt miss something:D

C.

Chelsi said...

For anyone who wants a better look... link to a bunch of photos of MyBlingsOnTheInside (from the day she was born)...

https://picasaweb.google.com/117641553139395605858/MyBlingsOnTheInside2011ChestnutFillyByJumpingJackWhizXRoostersAbby#

Country Girl said...

Okay - here's a mini update...
Playin In Command is only going to top out aroun 14hh. So too small.

The breeders there have these two:
http://www.northernhorse.com/classifieds/AdDetails_horse.asp?ID=14085
This guy has a nice build but might be lacking pedigree.

And this little girl...
http://www.northernhorse.com/classifieds/AdDetails_horse.asp?ID=12458

I'm sure you can see my bias towards mares. lol

Country Girl said...

Chelsi, I take it as a compliment that anyone would want me to have their horse. Especially someone like you who takes it seriously...

:)

Country Girl said...

Oh - and I don't care about trendy! lol

MTWaggin said...

You have a lot of great choices there and you will make the right one. I so hope it all works out for you and oh btw we need more photos of that baby! :) LOL Hope all is well with you!

Country Girl said...

Update! Going to chat with Jason today! Watch for news in coming weeks....