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        10-22-2012, 10:23 AM
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    Green Broke
    She is gorgeous I love her expression :).
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        10-22-2012, 12:19 PM
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    Yearling
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    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.
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        10-22-2012, 01:18 PM
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    Green Broke
    I agree my trainer bought a futurity eligable mare and had planned to run her in them but when she actually looked at the prices it wasnt worth it to her. She has been exhibitioning the mare but this weekend was her first time letting the mare actually run and she has taken her time to work up to speed as she is no where near mentally ready to be ran full out, itd ruin her.
    However it is her horse and no amount of us saying its bad eill change what she wants to do.
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        10-22-2012, 09:22 PM
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    Yearling
    Shes a pretty mare and I hope you do well with her.

    As for futurities if the horse is brought along right they can usually do it just fine. My 2 year old if I think he's good I might enter in a my states futurity. But the prices are high and if your not running 1D times at the big shows, I don't see much point in it. But that's my opinion.
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        10-23-2012, 01:04 PM
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    Green Broke
    She seems like a great mare, love her look by the pictures you've posted. That first picture is too cute.

    I'm not a huge fan of futurities either.. I think you've got the right mind set of going ahead with slowly putting her on barrels and if you think she's not ready for it then don't do it..It's not worth it in the long run. If your vet says she's ready for it and she can handle it I don't really see a huge problem with it but she's your horse and it's your decision.

    I'd love to see any videos..Even if it's just slow work and ring work..
         

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