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        11-18-2013, 05:18 PM
      #1
    Foal
    what would u do

    So I find myself in a pickle. We have a yearling that it cutting bred, that we bought from a friend of ours, in fact she was the breeder of the filly, it was more of a favor to her that we bought the filly, cause we weren't really looking, we run barrels lol, our current barrel horse is a half brother to her, and her full sister runs barrels so she could be a nice barrel prospect, but the more we work with her and the more I watch her move the more I think she should cut, we can't afford to send her to training for that (we train our own barrel horses). So my prediciment is should we sell her to someone that will cut on her? And risk hurting the relationship of the person who sold her to us (she has first refusal), Or keep her and barrel race on her.
    She is by a son of Freckles Playboy and out of a daughter of Bob Acre Doc
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        11-18-2013, 05:21 PM
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    Trained
    Umm if you're thinking of selling a horse when someone has first right of refusal why would you do anything else but give them first right of refusal?

    Tell the old owner you want to sell the horse and that they have first dibs.
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        11-18-2013, 05:35 PM
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    Green Broke
    ^It sounds to me like they already offered the filly to the previous owners and they said no?

    Bottom line is that it's your horse. If the filly isn't up to what you're wanting to do, there's nothing wrong with selling it, and I'm sure your friends will understand.
         
        12-25-2013, 09:11 AM
      #4
    Super Moderator
    I know this is a little late, but I just saw this old thread.

    Freckles Playboy horses can make some awesome barrel horses, particularly the taller ones. Is this filly short and compact like most cutting horses or does she have more daylight under her than most? Is she short strided or does she have a longer stride. These things would determine what I did with her AFTER offering her back to the breeder.
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        12-31-2013, 01:43 PM
      #5
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Cherie    
    I know this is a little late, but I just saw this old thread.

    Freckles Playboy horses can make some awesome barrel horses, particularly the taller ones. Is this filly short and compact like most cutting horses or does she have more daylight under her than most? Is she short strided or does she have a longer stride. These things would determine what I did with her AFTER offering her back to the breeder.
    Hard to say her hieght as she is a yearling coming 2 born 2012, she stands 14h right now, her dad was only 14-2 but mom was 15-3 so she might hit 15 hands, I would say she is short strided right now but I think you could lengthen that stride out with a bit of breezing.
    We have a 7 yo gelding who is by the same sire as her that we run barrels with he is only 14-2 and runs 17.5s on a standard pattern.

    The thing I struggle with is when you watch her play in the pasture she is so natural when getting that but down and pivoting on those back legs that I think she should be a cutter, I just don't have the money to train her for cutting, so do I sell her, (breeder can't take her back and would be sad we sold her) to a cutter or keep her and run barrels,
    Desicions will have to be made soon
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        12-31-2013, 02:06 PM
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    Weanling
    I would be tempted to wait until she is old enough to ride to make a decision personally, but if the breeder doesn't want to buy her back then she's your horse and while your friend may be sad that you sold her, if you make sure she goes to a great home I don't see why there would be any hard feelings.

    Sometimes those cutting genes would be helpful with barrel racing, I would think?
         
        12-31-2013, 02:18 PM
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    Foal
    The cutting genes are helpful, like I said in previous post we run a 7 yo gelding by the same sire as her, he had a full year of cutting training, but at best would have been a turn back horse, so we turned him to barrels and he is doing really well. I will wait till she is old enough to ride before I make my desicion
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        12-31-2013, 02:26 PM
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    Showing
    I'd give her some time. Just because she has a natural inclination for cutting (and with those lines, I'd be shocked if she didn't) doesn't mean that she won't make a stellar barrel horse. If she's got the speed, attitude, and heart for barrels, then go ahead and run her on barrels.
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        12-31-2013, 06:07 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    I think we really need some photos to help accurately aid in advising you...
         

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