Actually I have a lot of experience training horses and showing. Not at a national level and nor do I have 50000 to buy a cheap reining horse. But just because I can ride doesn't make me an expert at conformation. I was not born into this but my passion started at 8 years old when I did HUS in California. I have mostly trained my horses for dressage, english, western pleasure, com very little reining. I have this guy set up to go to a reining trainer next spring to get started under saddle. However I didn't want to get to involved with reining if he would be more suited to jumping like his brother back east that has been competing nationally. I actually think this guy will be very athletic and has a great mind. This would not be my first stallion. I am fully aware how to handle one even if I am not a expert on conformation. More than likely I will geld him later. I will just keep him as a stallion till he is two. I never mentioned breeding him. He was a bottle baby and just want him to grow a little more before I geld him. I think all studs should prove themselves in the ring before being bred and have excellent conformation and blood lines to be passed to a foal. That is why I was so discouraged by your evaluation and deflated, because a little tiny piece of my dream had been shot down. I have waited a long time to do something like this. Now I don't know.....I will figure it out after he matures com comes back from the trainer. Thank you!!!!!
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