Originally Posted by TexasBlaze
That's kind of what im hoping to do as well. But im working more with performance horses. I do want to get into Reined Cowhorses but ill send my foals off to be trained but I don't want to be out of the horse training so im breeding one performance bred horse at a time and training them out then starting another. I've got my first on the way!
I do everything to get them ready to go under saddle. I'm too old to take all that a youngster can throw at me anymore so I send them out to get started. With these that I'm breeding now, I'll send them to Tom as 2 year olds and get 90 days on them and see if they can be shown and sold. If they're not quite ready, I'll ride them all over during spring, summer, fall and then back to Tom for more training after show season is over. He's a really good trainer/horseman and he actually enjoys the sales part of it, which I totally don't, so he's a good one to have joined up with for me.
The fillies I just bought, Goldie will go to Tom in the spring, and Wart will go in fall/winter. Goldie is already a 2 year old but a little immature yet, so I'm holding off for 6 more months on her. Wart is just a long yearling, so by next winter, she'll be a long 2 year old and should be good to go. After her, it's Bo's turn and so on, right on down the list.