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Spotted Saddle Horse Registry-(I'm in LOVE with my new SSH, is yours just as sweet?)

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    05-18-2011, 08:52 AM
  #1
Foal
Spotted Saddle Horse Registry-(I'm in LOVE with my new SSH, is yours just as sweet?)

Hello,
I just love my new little guy! Talk about a sweet tempered boy, he just is so curious, brave and trusting! Are all SSH like this? I bought this yearling for my 5 year old son (to grow into) and I'm just in love with him, and think they're going to grow up together perfectly!

Does anyone know the rules on registering him? His mom is SSH, no papers, according to previous owner the sire was a TWH - papered (I'm still waiting on copies... sure i'll get those right away ) Cash, our yearling, has a beautiful easy gait :)

Also... anyone have any thoughts on what his color is? Thanks :) We thought he was liver chestnut tobiano when first got him, but he's turning darker the more baths and healthier he gets (we didn't get him in the best of shape...), and the dark brown almost black coat has shades of a silver dapple like areas all thru it... Any thoughts? Thanks :)

The top picture is the most recent. Him rolling is closer to when we first got him, full of worms and not shed out. (His belly still has his lighter winter coat)
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    05-18-2011, 09:06 AM
  #2
Foal
And I want to share this video too:: He didn't feel the best when we first got him, I doubt he'd ever really had the energy to run around much (you shouldve seen the worms he had... :((() But once he figured out how to work those long legs:: Watch out! :)
     
    05-18-2011, 09:44 AM
  #3
Yearling
I'm sure you mean well but buying a young horse for a young human "to grow into" is a really Bad Idea.

A young human knows nothing of horses and young horses know nothing of humans. So you will have "the blind leading the blind." How is this ever a good thing?

If the horse is suitable to your needs then get it to a good trainer and get it started right.

For the kid find him a dead broke, aged gelding that trots so he can learn a good seat, develop a good feel, and learn balance and movement. This also presumes lessons from a competant instructor. When the kid has mastered the older horse (in two or three years) he can move over to the younger horse (presuming he has, in fact, developed the skills necessary to make the move).

I know I'm deconstructing a myth, but this myth has ruined more horses and kids than I'd care to count.

G.
     
    05-18-2011, 09:53 AM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guilherme    
I'm sure you mean well but buying a young horse for a young human "to grow into" is a really Bad Idea.

A young human knows nothing of horses and young horses know nothing of humans. So you will have "the blind leading the blind." How is this ever a good thing?

If the horse is suitable to your needs then get it to a good trainer and get it started right.

For the kid find him a dead broke, aged gelding that trots so he can learn a good seat, develop a good feel, and learn balance and movement. This also presumes lessons from a competant instructor. When the kid has mastered the older horse (in two or three years) he can move over to the younger horse (presuming he has, in fact, developed the skills necessary to make the move).

I know I'm deconstructing a myth, but this myth has ruined more horses and kids than I'd care to count.

G.
Thank you for your concern :) My post is about the breed, and my specific question about his color. I do appreciate your concern, and I definitely agree with you, and if I was asking this forum if I thought it a good idea for me to buy my son a yearling I wouldn't have posted it, as the obvious answer is &^(* NO! LOL

If you know something specific about this registry OR have an opinion about his color, please I am asking any opinions :)

Thanks for reading!
     
    05-18-2011, 09:53 AM
  #5
Yearling
Do you have any idea what color his parents were? The mane makes me think there is something hidden in his genetics, is it possible he's smoky black? In one pic he almost looks silver dapple, but in another he looks black. Hmmm, I'm not sure! I am not good with tobiano/overo,etc... Though the shot of his belly is making me think more and more he might be chocolate......He is very cute though, and yes in my experience SSHs are sweethearts(though they all have the potential to be turds!), I have to say that most gaited breeds I've worked with tend to be sweethearts. I love his facial markings!
     
    05-18-2011, 09:59 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by Jacksmama    
Do you have any idea what color his parents were? The mane makes me think there is something hidden in his genetics, is it possible he's smoky black? In one pic he almost looks silver dapple, but in another he looks black. Hmmm, I'm not sure! I am not good with tobiano/overo,etc... Though the shot of his belly is making me think more and more he might be chocolate......He is very cute though, and yes in my experience SSHs are sweethearts(though they all have the potential to be turds!), I have to say that most gaited breeds I've worked with tend to be sweethearts. I love his facial markings!
Thanks for the reply JacksMama, I can see now I should've just left the part out of him being my son's, as this is apparently very distracting to readers

There will be no green beans leading green beans, or blinds leading blinds :) I probably will edit the post, so MAYBE I can get some opinions on what I actually posted for. I do appreciate everyone's concerns, and couldn't agree more!! :)))


I'm thinking silver something as well.... I also posted in the Color category, and getting some good opinions there as well. I most likely will get him DNA tested, just wondering people's opinions while I wait :))

He is very trusting, and when we picked him up from his previous owner, his mom was very trusting as well. As for the colors, our yearling looks EXACTLY like his mom. That weird brownish color with the flaxen type mane.
No idea the sire... waiting on photos as well :)
     
    05-18-2011, 10:01 AM
  #7
Foal
LOL okay, I'm not sure what happened, you must have edited your post before I replied. :)

Jacksmama: The tobiano thing messes me up in this one's case, because some of the identifying traits to certain colors are masked by the tobiano gene! LOL I thought Silver Bay was an option, but the IDying marks are the black legs of a bay, with a silvery mane and tail. The tobiano gives my guy WHITE legs and a white tail (with a chunk of black).... so can't be sure that way :)
     
    05-19-2011, 11:16 PM
  #8
Foal
I would say he is a chocolate. If he was a silver bay he would be a lighter color on his body, almost a chestnut type of color. Both of my chocolates are almost black bodied with a silver mane and tail.
     
    05-19-2011, 11:28 PM
  #9
Started
I have no clue about registering him or his color, but a lady at my barn has 2 (a mom and daughter) and I ride one of them on occasion and she's the sweetest, calmest mare I've ever ridden. My daughter has been riding her since she was 4 (my daughter, not the horse, lol) and the mare has been awesome for everyone of all ages and skill levels.
     
    05-20-2011, 08:00 AM
  #10
Yearling
In the long ago I took the DQP course taught by USDA and sponsored by FOSH. The SSHBEA provided the horses for the "inspection practicum." AFAIR there were 20-25 horses in a large parking lot next to their headquarters with a dozen or so DQP-wannabes constantly picking up their feet, palpating them, and then putting them down. The horses were real "troopers" with nary a resistant moment that I saw (no matter how badly they were handled). This certainly speaks well of the breed's temperment.

I have seen a few others whose temperment that did not match that of the group we worked with. So I guess you have to always work on the double standard of breed characteristic and individual horse characteristic.

Not being interested in color I can't comment on that subject.

G.
     

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