Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
I agree with going with mares. If you have the money to buy top quality stock and prove them as top quality then go for it. Or, if you have access to really good quality stock with good bloodlines (maybe one or 2 generations off what is really selling) and the ability or connections to get a wonderful trainer that can prove those bloodlines in the show circuit. Take Billy Allen for example; He almost single handedly changed the public view of Two Eyed Jack horses from 'halter' horses to performance horses because he got a bunch of TEJ babies and started using them as roping and working cow horses.
Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/