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post #1 of 24 Old 08-11-2012, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Skipper W bred horses

So, having just found out my mare's heritage thanks to WickedNag, I'd like some info on Skipper W bred horses.
Character, their "kinks" etc.
My girl has him 11 times in her pedigree so I think she got quite a bit of whatever he gave to his offspring
She did inherit his snip, well, almost...

I have not much knowledge about her past other than she was sold due to divorce, started, and then bought back.
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post #2 of 24 Old 08-11-2012, 02:14 PM
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A friend in Alberta is a devout fan of Skipper W horses and kept him in her bloodlines for years.
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I've seen a group of Skipper W breeder's website, but it doesn't seem very active anymore.
The AQHA video of his hall-of-fame induction says that people used to proudly call horses with one line to him Skipper W bred.
Sure would like to know why...
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post #4 of 24 Old 08-11-2012, 10:37 PM
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Western Horseman has a book out about Hank Wiescamp and Skipper W, and his get. You can find it on Amazon I imagine.

Here it is.
Skipper W horses were athletic, smart, willing and hard working, they had fantastic minds and were some of the best horses around.

I've got 2 that go back to Skipper W horses myself.

Always am glad to see it in a pedigree, as I know it will be a good horse more than likely.

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post #5 of 24 Old 08-11-2012, 10:41 PM
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Something people need to realize with some of these older bloodlines, is that it's hard to swing a dead cat without hitting a horse with either Poco Bueno, Skipper W, Doc Bar, etc.

Just throwing that out there. Even my WP deluxe horse goes back to Doc Bar and Leo (waaaaaay back there).
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Thanks, guys
Love your cat,Palomine

I realize that the old lines are present waaaay back in the pedigrees of today's horses.
Knowing from Arabians a concentration of a certain bloodline almost guarantees specific traits, good or bad. So this is where my question was aimed at....the traits, good or bad.
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I have a stallion who is Skipper W bred, by Joe Younker and I'm thrilled with him. In the latter days Mr. Youngker concentrated more on halter than performance but Skippy still likes to be ridden. He's learning to be a Western Pleasure and Show Trail horse and once he's well broke, we'll be going out on real trails too.

He started out as a whim purchase from Mr. Youngker's retirement sale and he has quickly become a permanent member of the family. There are several horses I would get rid of before I'd let Skippy go, we like him that much. He's so easy going, laid back, willing and TRUSTING, major league human oriented. I had another QH that I bought as a youngster and kept him til he died at 32 years. I never knew his breeding but Skippy is even more laid back than Lucky was.

Here's a link to his pedigree for anyone who's interested:

Skip N Seall Quarter Horse

This is right after I got him last year, not a great pic but you can see that even as an unhandled yearling, he was sweet already.

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post #8 of 24 Old 08-11-2012, 11:49 PM
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Skipper W isn't even on that page. At that point, it's probably safe to say that any influence directly from Skipper W is pretty small.
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post #9 of 24 Old 08-12-2012, 12:09 AM
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my mare Josie has Skipper W in there quite a bit as well. but its all from like 4 and back. i doubt it has any affect on her at all. but from what i heard with the older horses that had him more predominately in there they were very athletic cowy types and very good performance go all day kinda horses

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Nice guy, Pat

If you look what's on the page then click on the sire, all together 11 times Skipper W
I guess you could safely say there is some influence.
Looking at his pictures, she got a lot from him, conformation-wise

I wish I could post pics, but even the photobucket link won't work
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