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    02-02-2012, 05:49 PM
Green Broke
TWH - Could somebody look my horse up in ipeds? Please

At the beginning of winter I was given this walker mare. She was in real bad shape. Maybe a 2 on the Henneke chart. I spent the first week she was here running out constantly to make sure she was still alive, no joke!

She's coming along well. Gained a bunch of weight but still has more to go. Healthy, sound and just in need of lots of groceries.

I'm being a little cautious because I'm older and don't bounce as well as I did as a teen or even as well as I did at 40. I don't imagine saddling her for another 2 full months yet. I'm also really limited on ground work because this year the ice is horrendous.

One thing the people the people said about mare was don't use a curb strap or she will go nuts. No idea what they meant. I was creeped out enough by what I saw that I didn't ask them to elaborate. Just left with 2 horses as soon as I could.

I guess I'm wanting to see if there is any show record or something. She is very gaited. Haven't seen a trot yet out there. I've been wondering about that comment for months now. I only rode her briefly at their house, 20 feet up and back in the driveway and got off. I didn't want to get on because of her condition but they kept insisting. We walked. I cringe even thinking about somebody riding her like that.

Anything on ipeds?

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    02-02-2012, 08:34 PM
I checked - no show record. Sorry!
    02-03-2012, 04:23 AM
Green Broke
Thanks! Got curious because the little riding I did she seemed like she was ridden in a saddleseat type situation. She certainly heads across the field like she was heading around a show ring. It's her normal way of going.

So I still have no idea what I'm really in for when I finally climb aboard.
    02-03-2012, 04:56 AM
Green Broke
I did buy a new helmet. Nothing wrong with my old one. Just 20 years old.

So while I'm waiting for temps to come back to people temps I'm cleaning and fiddling with my tack. I set up a bridle with an argentine type western bit. I can run two sets of reins. I figured I'd just use the snaffle rein if that's all it takes on the first few rides and have the curb rein as extra brakes. No ring, arena or round pen here.

She doesn't neck rein. Not a big deal. 40 feet of walking an emaciated horse is no training evaluation. She looks so much better and acts so much better.

She is a tall horse. 16 hands. Fortunately for me and my chubby 5'4" body she stands stock still to mount and doesn't move forward until told.

She could be just a brood mare that was broken quick just to sell. Who knows.
Spring will come.
    02-03-2012, 05:37 AM
Sorry to steal the thread for a min but can someone look Domm up on ipeds? Its either Dom or Domm
    02-03-2012, 08:32 AM
Green Broke
I like the breading behind your horse. Very nice pedigree.

You might enjoy this page:
    02-03-2012, 08:53 AM
Green Broke
Ditto Gunslinger - she's got "great people behind her".

He also beat me to the Walkerswest link.

Please go to that link. It's an addiction for Walking Horse folk and has the most accurate compilation of Walking Horse History on the internet.

You can type in some of the names on your mares papers and come up with some fascinating information.

There's some great WGC's on there (World Grand Champions).

Is 1999 on the bottom her foaling date? Holy Crow she's not that old to have Pride of Midnight as close as a great-grandsire.

And then there's the great Ebony's Masterpiece and Sun's Delight D.

She has a really nice set of papers on her.

Yes Sue, you need to do a running walk straight to WalkersWest:))
    02-03-2012, 03:55 PM
Green Broke
I saw walkerswest. Saved some pictures. I was pretty amazed at what I have. So far she is a nice girl. Lot more spark to her now that she is gaining but no nutty spark. More like she is enjoying herself after a long time of worry.

Her teeth tell me that is her age.

So far the only thing that somebody might remotely call a bad habit is she gets a little anxious when she sees me coming with the feed. Considering she nearly starved to death I can't blame her. As long as she keeps a little distance until I get the feed in I don't mind if she is telling me to hurry up.

Yeh... Sun's Delight D., Ebony Masterpiece, Pride of Midnight, Midnight Sun even knowing next to nothing about walkers I recognized their names.

Just wish I knew more about her.
    02-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Green Broke
She may not have been bred with showing in mind and that's why there isn't anything in the IPEDS.

My 16 yr old is like that. For just being 16, he's only six generations from Old Glory and I think five from Nell Dement. He can also be traced indirectly to the Chance line. His sire and dam were both in their 20's when he was foaled, so he's close to the old Foundation Horses.

She could also have been at a training barn in her very early youth, where they start training them to wear the big packages on their fronts and she didn't "make", then went to auction.

I have two like that; fortunately I found them both before they were 3 year olds and had been fairly well cared for, albeit shipped around a lot. I had to board them in the beginning, for a few years and it took awhile for them to get their personalities back.

She could have also been bought early on as a brood mare.

Be patient if you don't feel like you're seeing all of her personality. If she's been shoved out in a back field for years and/or sold before the ink was dry on the last transfer, it may take awhile:)

The fella in my avatar is one of the horses that didn't "make"; he's been with me 21+ years. Until Duke became sick with metabolic issues, his 14.3H self was huge motored and rarely wore down. Tough as nails and still is my strong alpha-dominant leader.

He has never offered to bite, kick, rear, or buck a day in his life --never. He's never refused to do anything, including going nose-to-nose with an irate male llama when a 300-horse ride invaded it's pasture.

He's always been the best gentleman around humans. Vets and farriers love him.

The 16 yr old I also mentioned is the same way but his motor's not as big as Duke's. Unfortunately he also now has metabolic issues; Walking Horses are on the predisposed list, so watch her carefully. Especially since you found starving as it could trigger metabolic issues if she's in the right gene pool.

My 17 yr old is Generator-bred and a bit of a pip in the personality department. He's 16.1H and has plenty of stamina and courage on really dangerous trails. He saved Mr. WTW's life out on the trail but that's another story.

Point-being they can have a huge motor, full of go, full of themselves, but still be respectful and gentle as a lamb toward humans.

I can't wait to see new pics and hear of her progress. Thank you thank you thank you for giving her a home:)
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    02-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Green Broke
Yours is line bread Sunny D...and you've got lots of the old time greats or the foundation horses as some people call them.

Back in the 60's the big lick wasn't as fast and a somewhat more natural gait.

I think you'll enjoy this youtube video and around 2 minutes in you'll see Ebony's Masterpiece strutting his stuff at the Celebration.

As the sixties progressed the gaits got higher and faster.

There are many people who are looking for the natural gaits the foundations had before the big money got involved.

I think you'll soon realize how lucky you are.

Melody Maid in 1942 sure is a fine horse.

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