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    07-12-2012, 09:04 PM
  #21
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
My friend top tenned at the OD 100 on a walker so is giving me hope for the breed, just maybe Bo isnt up for it.
I know she did, as I spent a lot of the day riding with Roberta. Smokey looked great all day.

And from what I heard, Broxton was a hellacious ride metabolically even for a lot of seasoned endurance horses due to the weather. So perhaps trying the same idea of riding slowly with your gf's tb at a ride that isn't 110 would be what Bo needs.

There is a woman (Mary Coleman) who has thousands of miles on exclusively Morgans who talks all the time about 'morgan weather.' If it's not morgan weather, she doesn't ride because she knows her heavier horse will not be able to pulse down. No way in hell was Broxton morgan weather!!
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    07-12-2012, 10:33 PM
  #22
Trained
Yes. Maybe you are quitting too soon. He is a great horse I'm sure. Unstoppable with tons of heart. It is awfully hot.
     
    07-13-2012, 02:47 PM
  #23
Foal
I don't do endurance racing, but have ridden horses in the backcountry for years and pushed them to their limits more often than not. Regardless of breed some animals are tougher than others and can handle the miles and weight better than others. They recover quicker and just hold up to work better even with the same feed and conditioning. I guess people are kind of like that as well.

We have a 25 year-old TW that still can out work most of our young horses. He is just plain tough. Load him up with a 200 lb man and 40 to 50 pounds of saddle, rifle, coat, saddle bags etc and he can still climb out of the deepest nastiest canyons faster and with less rest that most of our other horses.

My family breeds MFT's and we use different mares/breeding to produce different types of horses. We have one mare in particular that consistently produce horse with exceptional strength and endurance and another that produces exceptional movers, but they don't seem to have the same staying power. Depending on a riders goals one may prefer one over the other.

I could go on but my point is that I wouldn't give up on a breed you prefer based on an experience with a single animal.
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    07-14-2012, 05:59 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Well as soon as I get the hitch in my truck will start riding Ms Emma, I know she is faster and stronger. We will see how she does this winter.
     

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