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post #41 of 58 Old 07-25-2012, 04:00 PM
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Bahaha, he's great with kids, but once you put and adult up on him, he gets a little more ... spirited, shall we say lol :p

Ouuu, what were momma and daddy's stats? What colour is she? Details! :)
hahaha TB's!! Lol my boy is like that too (only half TB though, other half is Arabian), perfect with kids but put an adult on him and he's reliable 90% of the time, and then there's that 10% where he just explodes. Sometimes that's as small as being slightly too forward, sometimes it's as big as bucking and bolting, and he has reared once with me because I wouldn't let him trot towards home.

Filly's sire is a stallion called Hartley's Spirit, whose bloodline traces back to Northern Dancer through some very well-known stallions. The man himself is known to produce big, solid, dependable foals that mature late. They're usually useless racehorses as 2yo's but pretty handy on the track given time to mature (but I'm not looking for something to race). They've got a reputation among racehorse breakers as being easy to break and wonderful to handle.

Filly's dam, as best I can determine, is a mare called Verity (owner said Veirtry but the studbook has nothing that matches anything close except for verity), from bloodlines I haven't heard of, but through dam of dam there might be some well-known English horses. There are a couple of names that are familiar.

So this girl is quite well-bred. Chestnut with 3 white stockings and a star and stripe, will mature around 16hh, coming 2yo, unbroke and free to a good home. Because she's free I'm going to be very skeptical about her, and will make a point of checking out her feet and joints, but she's not even broke so she's not had any of the wear and tear of racing or racing prep. I figure she has a better chance of being sound than the average TB.

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post #42 of 58 Old 07-25-2012, 04:34 PM
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My Quarter Horse, who's "typical" job would probably be something like western pleasure (although some people wanted him for cattle penning and gaming), is a hunter.. well, in training anyways. :) Eventually, I wanna see how he does in dressage though.

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The year before last I rode my barn's Fjord in a dressage show. His full time job is a therapy horse, but he gets cranky if he doesn't do work off the leadline every once in a while It was a nice experience for me, as I'd never shown with a horse that didn't get high strung away from home!
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post #44 of 58 Old 07-25-2012, 10:01 PM
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hahaha TB's!! Lol my boy is like that too (only half TB though, other half is Arabian), perfect with kids but put an adult on him and he's reliable 90% of the time, and then there's that 10% where he just explodes. Sometimes that's as small as being slightly too forward, sometimes it's as big as bucking and bolting, and he has reared once with me because I wouldn't let him trot towards home.

Filly's sire is a stallion called Hartley's Spirit, whose bloodline traces back to Northern Dancer through some very well-known stallions. The man himself is known to produce big, solid, dependable foals that mature late. They're usually useless racehorses as 2yo's but pretty handy on the track given time to mature (but I'm not looking for something to race). They've got a reputation among racehorse breakers as being easy to break and wonderful to handle.

Filly's dam, as best I can determine, is a mare called Verity (owner said Veirtry but the studbook has nothing that matches anything close except for verity), from bloodlines I haven't heard of, but through dam of dam there might be some well-known English horses. There are a couple of names that are familiar.

So this girl is quite well-bred. Chestnut with 3 white stockings and a star and stripe, will mature around 16hh, coming 2yo, unbroke and free to a good home. Because she's free I'm going to be very skeptical about her, and will make a point of checking out her feet and joints, but she's not even broke so she's not had any of the wear and tear of racing or racing prep. I figure she has a better chance of being sound than the average TB.

Ouuuu fancy, fancy! She sounds beautiful! But be careful, Northern Dancer lines have notoriously horrible feet! Let me know how it goes .. or maybe even went, not sure of the time difference :p

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post #45 of 58 Old 07-26-2012, 03:59 AM
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lol you posted while I was on the road to go look at her.

She is a STUNNER... and I am careful about TB feet regardless of bloodlines, but hers looked ok from what I could see (she's very timid and difficult to catch, I gather it usually takes two or more people to get a halter on her). She was in beautiful condition... only for give away because her owner is a racehorse owner and doesn't want to put money into something that's not going to run. Her sire doesn't have any winners on the ground (according to owner's agent who is the person I was dealing with as owner is a farrier), and he's nearly 9, so he should have SOMETHING by now. Throws a nice riding type though!

I am definitely getting her, just trying to organise when to borrow a friend's trailer and towing car so I can go pick her up.

The stallions she traces to ND through are thankfully known for throwing good feet - Hartley's Spirit is by Danetime who is by Danehill, and in the industry Danehill is considered a huge asset in a TB's lines. Recreational riders LOVE anything from Danehill lines. She's a big girl, 15.3+ at not yet two, with ENORMOUS joints, and Hartley's Spirit foals tend to mature late so she's got a lot of growing to do yet.

She is beautiful, but I have a lot of work ahead of me. I think she'll be living in a yard until she's 100% to catch, because I'm way too lazy to follow a horse around for the half hour or more it might take.

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post #46 of 58 Old 07-28-2012, 11:55 AM
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I've got a registered Quarter horse out of really well known western pleasure stallions and lines and he was trained western pleasure and I jump him! Haha

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post #47 of 58 Old 08-22-2012, 10:38 PM
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I have a standardbred x who I do mainly dressage and some eventing with. He is amazing! He has such a great trot!
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Dragon is a Friesian/Saddlebred and I was just trying to think of all the things we have done with him. Of course, first off he is an exceptional trail horse, very savvy, not spooky and even loves trails in the dark.

I move cattle with him whenever any neighbors need help with that, he thinks that is great fun.

I pony horses with him all the time, whenever I need to move horses around or have someone riding that is scared and needs ponied.

My friend took him for a while and did some cross-country jumping with him, he did great at that.

I pull logs and brush out of the woods with him. When I'm bringing horses back from the back pasture he knows we are heading to the front gate and it's hilly. So I either jump on him bareback (don't even need a bridle, LOL) or grab his tail and let him pull me up the hills.

Another friend of mine borrowed him to rope some calves, he said he did ok with it.

And when we have people to ride that are inexperienced, we always let them ride Dragon, because he takes good care of them.

So I guess he's pretty versatile. He loves doing just about anything you are doing and always wants to go, especially if he sees the trailer hooked up!
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^^ Awww, he sounds like an amazing horse!
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post #50 of 58 Old 08-23-2012, 06:39 AM
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My little girl Angel a Belgian (the one in my avatar) has been doing some beginner Dressage, no shows, just training. She is 3 in the pic, but 5 now.




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