I resisted posting, but after reading your referenced posts about what a good cow horse she is, I'll go ahead and give a little history and my 2 cents.
Years ago our lead mare, Angel, got comments that she was 1) too long backed to make a good cow horse and 2) low heeled/thin soled and would need to always have shoes (she always looks like her toes are a bit too long).
She turned out to be a laid back, do anything, go anywhere, 'cowy' horse that is a great penner and has been barefoot for 12+ years and never lame a day. Her daughter has the same disposition/cow sense and is being used as a roper, and her young grand daughter appears to have inherited the cow traits, too. Now, seeing three generations, folks are asking if we would consider breeding Angel again before she gets too much older (she is 16yrs).
So, my 2 cents...
From your post...
This is my husband's go-to horse. We had her in Montana for 6 months, and she did better on the land with the footing and lack thereof than 95% of the rest of the herd that were raised on the rough grounds. |
She is SUPER cowy, and is being worked on the dummy to learn to "technically" cut, so that we can use her for penning and sorting, and other piddles. I will breakaway on her, and Chris already ropes and drags with her, no questions. (She's just not big enough for bulls...) She has all the heart one could ask for, and a supreme mind. Smart, trainable, and heavily motored
...I wouldn't hesitate to consider breeding her, long pasterns or not. These are the kind of horses that many people wish they had.