Originally Posted by RMHbaby
Hi everyone! Thanks for the compliments on her!
She comes from reining lines. Her sire is Heza Bigtime Bingo and her dam is Twist It Sun Dance by Dun It With A Twist.
To be honest, I don't know her height. I'd guesstimate her to be around 14.3.
BarrelRacingLvr -I completely understand your feelings on futurities. The trainer I'm using competes in them, so that is the path we are taking. I'm certainly not going to push Twister if her body and brain are not ready for it. However, my vet has said that she is mature enough to start running, so that is the goal for now. If she is having problems handling the work, we have next year or just skip the futurities and compete later on. She is meant to be a forever horse (barring unforeseen circumstances), and I'm unwilling to sacrifice her long term soundness :)
We have 5yr old futurities up where I am and they start running those horses as 3yr olds and I hate seing it and it's toll it takes on the horses. I don't see the need to pushing a horse that fast that soon even if your trying to promote studs ect. I want my horses to have a good start and finish with no rushing. It takes a lot out of the young horses to be pushed that hard that fast. Not only on the body but on the horses mental health aswell. These top futurity horses 80% of them are in big bits, tie downs, and their brains are already gone.
It doesn't matter how good of a head a horse has it doesn't mean they will be able to handle the pressure being asked. I have had many people ask if I did futurities with JJ and if I planned to with Scrat...my answer was no and they gave me these looks like your crazy. If I would have done them with those two horses would have broke under that kind of stress and pressure. I take my time with my horses because I have worked with blown up horses and it isn't fun. Along with being expensive they are also TOUGH and don't pay down so unless your horses is running 1D times it isn't worth the money in my book.
Once again just my opinion and experience....I am not a supporter or fan of futurities they are way to hard on young horses. Posted via Mobile Device