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        01-08-2010, 08:55 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Thank you for pointing that out. I was trying to shorten it up. But since I was unclear... they got their name from the Nez Perce NATIVE AMERICANS who live along the palouse river(which is where the name appaloosa comes from.). They spent a lot time investing in their breeding to make a great horse... and so they did.
         
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        01-08-2010, 08:53 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Thank you much guys! I will check into an Appaloosa :)

    I've had my lead animals since they were calves and they grew up with me and I've spent lots of 1 on 1 time with them, these few animals do not get processed and they are more so pets but they provide me control over my herd.

    Whats to say I can't do this with a horse? Perhaps one two to four years of age. Would this be a better approach altogether regardless of breed?
         
        01-09-2010, 02:41 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    With a horse, you want to get an experienced one just to get your feet wet, then after a bit get you a younger one to work with, kinda the opposite of the bison. You want s more experienced one so you can learn all the ins and outs on a horse you are not going to influence too strongly should you make a mistake, with a younger, unbroke/gentled one, you could do a lot of unintentional harm. Again, no offense.

    And thank you very much Cowgirl140ty sorry to be that way, that is just one of the few things I can't stand. Kinda of a pride thing with me....ancestors and all...
         
        01-09-2010, 05:39 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Mustangs do tend to run small, but there are some larger ones to! One we had looked like she had some draft in her and was probably 15.1 or.2, she was a big girl. She would have been great for you!

    I also knew of one that was 15.3 as a yearling (born in a holding facility)! So if your heart is set on a mustang you could probably find one to suit you. (I'd look more at build then height)

    If it was me and your not stuck on one breed, then I wouldn't worry about the breed, just find a nice, stout horse, that's good w/ cattle. Generally you won't go wrong w/ a nice quarter horse, Paint, or Appy (although my Paint is afraid of cows).
         

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