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        05-28-2013, 12:35 PM
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    Green Broke
    Hey HHH ... where the heck you been??? Nice to have you back.
         
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        05-28-2013, 07:11 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    As regards to the horse I talked about doing under saddle work here she is:

    A Classic Edition- a Classic Edition Quarter Horse



    Here is the ad that I saw on the Magazine 'The Equine Chronicle'.

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        05-28-2013, 07:35 PM
      #23
    Started
    She appears very over at the knee in the pics. Would this be some sign of a heavily muscled horse, working?

    Lizzie
         
        05-28-2013, 08:03 PM
      #24
    Foal
    ?

    I know exactly nothing about Quarter Horses, so maybe this question may seem dumb, but how the hell can you get THAT much muscle on a horse that can`t be ridden.??? Even Grand Prix showjumpers does not have that much muscles on them.
    Sorry if this will offend some of you, but horses in these pictures - huge, unnatural muscles, tiny, tiny legs - looks scary.
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        05-28-2013, 09:59 PM
      #25
    Started
    Very excited for you that you will (hopefully) be getting your dream horse.

    Do you have a backup plan for the horse if he/she ends up not being suitable as your riding mount? Would you be okay with just showing at halter if that's what the foal is suited for?

    The reason I ask is that I seem to recall that you require a rather large mount (no shame in that, I need a larger horse myself), so I'm just wondering whether this pairing is going to give you the size and substance you need in a riding horse.

    Also: I seem to recall that you're a beginner/intermediate... (I may be misremembering and I'm too lazy to check!), so hopefully you have a good trainer you're planning to work with.

    Good luck!
         
        05-28-2013, 10:28 PM
      #26
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    She appears very over at the knee in the pics. Would this be some sign of a heavily muscled horse, working?

    Lizzie
    Well the AQHA halter horses I've seen are far away from ideal conformation...Lots of the ones I see are very post legged. I would say either the working would cause her to be over at the knee or just a conformational flaw that had nothing to do with her riding.
         
        05-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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    Originally Posted by smaile    
    I know exactly nothing about Quarter Horses, so maybe this question may seem dumb, but how the hell can you get THAT much muscle on a horse that can`t be ridden.??? Even Grand Prix showjumpers does not have that much muscles on them.
    Sorry if this will offend some of you, but horses in these pictures - huge, unnatural muscles, tiny, tiny legs - looks scary.
    1. Genetics, number one. The difference between The Rock and Lance Armstrong.

    2. Fitting. Fitting a halter horse builds different muscle groups than a riding horse, and often times when a halter horse is brought into riding they are slimmed down because they are not fit in the same way. Halter horses are fit only building the large muscle groups - particularly by long trotting in deep sand. Too much loping or agile activity actually decreases the size of large muscle groups. The idea of "bulking up" versus "getting fit". Like a body builder trains different muscle groups than a marathon runner.
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        05-29-2013, 02:36 PM
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    Foal
    Primarily we are seeking a halter horse that can be ridden. All the horses on the maternal side are riding horses so im sure the future foal will be able to meet the goals we want
         
        05-29-2013, 02:39 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Its also all about keeping a bloodline of horses that we've owned in the past on the ground..
         
        05-29-2013, 03:11 PM
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    Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
    1. Genetics, number one. The difference between The Rock and Lance Armstrong.

    2. Fitting. Fitting a halter horse builds different muscle groups than a riding horse, and often times when a halter horse is brought into riding they are slimmed down because they are not fit in the same way. Halter horses are fit only building the large muscle groups - particularly by long trotting in deep sand. Too much loping or agile activity actually decreases the size of large muscle groups. The idea of "bulking up" versus "getting fit". Like a body builder trains different muscle groups than a marathon runner.
    So am I correct in thinking, that if these halter horses are no long kept in their bulking-up training, they eventually go back to appearing what most of us would consider, 'normal'?

    Lizzie
         

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