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  • Wanted a 2 or3 year old reg qtr horse
  • Death of quarter horse openrange

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    01-26-2013, 03:46 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Elana    
What I see is not too bad. Horse had a great rear end (good engine!) and a very strong coupling. Shoulder seems steepish and I suspect the horse is tied in at the knee (but will wait for better photos to say for sure).

One thing for sure, this horse is built VERY downhill.

Looking 4ward to better photos!

I just looked at his pedigree.. LOTS of Halter horse in there...
Actually there is not enough halter breeding in this horse to matter...you have ONE line to Impressive, the rest is ALL WP. This is not a halter bred horse, but a WP bred horse. I knew Open Range personally (RIP Freddie), and the people that bred him...good friends of mine. I saw him "grow up" and get started under saddle until he was sold at Congress as a 3 YO. He was an awesome horse and it's so sad he died so young.

Anyway....all of the horses in this pedigree were proven winners in the WP pen. The dam of Open Range was a kick butt WP mare....saw her show for years on my AQHA circuit.

OP...I would love to see an under saddle vid if you have one!
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    01-26-2013, 03:57 PM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Elana    
At three I doubt it. This breed tends to mature younger than a warmblood and if you are uneven at 3 you are probably uneven for life. Especially since this horse appears to have been fed correctly (he is in very nice shape).

Not saying it "can't" happen. Just saying it probably won't.

Have you had him near cows at all?
This horse is not built nor bred for cow work.

I would like to see better pics. There are pics where he was level across the topline which is a GOOD thing, then some downhill. If you have a horse growing, that never goes level during it's growth....you have a horse that will be downhill. He may end up slightly downhill, but if he has a great set of hocks...it won't matter. What I DO see is slight bone in the front legs and what is bordering a mutton wither. If you can get a dead on side profile shot, set up square, photo taken from standing center of his barrel I would love to see it. It's important to have the legs directly following a plumb line down the leg. So the back legs, the hock would fall directly below the point of buttock and the front legs directly below the point of shoulder.
     
    01-27-2013, 08:03 PM
  #13
Foal
Unfortunatly I don't have any videos of him under saddle yet, when the weather gets better and I get riding him again I will try to get one for you
     
    01-27-2013, 10:53 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by GotaDunQH    
This horse is not built nor bred for cow work.
Neither was a 1/4 Belgium 3/4ths QH gelding I had.. but he was h**l on cattle. REALLY good.

This horse does not have the genetic background.. but I always like to see. Sometimes they do surprise you.
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    01-27-2013, 11:12 PM
  #15
Foal
Indeed, Elana. A quarab, with a halter mare mother and a halter horse daddy had excellent cow sense. Lots of "snort and blow" when he saw cows. Never tried tried to rope one off him, but when let into the field together, he chases after it like a cat on a mouse.
     
    01-28-2013, 03:21 PM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by Elana    
Neither was a 1/4 Belgium 3/4ths QH gelding I had.. but he was h**l on cattle. REALLY good.

This horse does not have the genetic background.. but I always like to see. Sometimes they do surprise you.
Yea, I plan on showing and trail riding him, I would also like to see what he is like around cows, I have always wanted to try it:)
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    01-28-2013, 08:51 PM
  #17
Green Broke
You will know within 30 minutes or less.. sometimes 30 seconds or less.. if there is any cattle interest.

They either follow cattle and show great interest.. or no interest.. and a few head for the hills at a dead run!!
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    01-28-2013, 08:58 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by Elana    
You will know within 30 minutes or less.. sometimes 30 seconds or less.. if there is any cattle interest.

They either follow cattle and show great interest.. or no interest.. and a few head for the hills at a dead run!!
Lol hopefully he doesn't decide to run!!
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    01-29-2013, 02:56 PM
  #19
Foal
He looks slightly long-backed, and as others have said he is REALLY downhill! Which could change, my 4 year-old Appy is still growing! But if he stays like that, you'll have a hard time collecting him and getting his butt underneath him! Working cows will be hard for him too, since it requires so much of the horses butt. But I like his butt. A lot. Lol, and he seems slightly narrow chested? Which could also fill out as he's still young! But I'd take him in a heartbeat!
     
    01-29-2013, 07:04 PM
  #20
Foal
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Originally Posted by ImpulsiveLucy    
He looks slightly long-backed, and as others have said he is REALLY downhill! Which could change, my 4 year-old Appy is still growing! But if he stays like that, you'll have a hard time collecting him and getting his butt underneath him! Working cows will be hard for him too, since it requires so much of the horses butt. But I like his butt. A lot. Lol, and he seems slightly narrow chested? Which could also fill out as he's still young! But I'd take him in a heartbeat!
Lol yes he is very downhill I got him as a yearling and he was very short, but that winter he grew very fast and his butt is around 16.1hh, I really hope he fills out more since I enjoy showing him in halter:) yea I fell in love with him immediately!!!
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