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post #61 of 69 Old 06-05-2014, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #62 of 69 Old 06-05-2014, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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That is if my husband can find another job quickly....lol

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post #63 of 69 Old 06-05-2014, 10:19 AM
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Well I hope your husband finds another job and I am glad to hear that you plan on him proving himself in the ring. I guess I assume the only reason someone would want to keep a horse a stallion is if they are planning on breeding them, since they are so much more work to own and maintain.

Truly, best of luck with him :). Please do update us on him in another year.
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post #64 of 69 Old 08-23-2015, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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updated photos

Updated photos...2.5 years old...thought you all would like to see how he is changing or not changing. He is 15.3 and still has some growing to do. He has been gelded and is so very very sweet.
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post #65 of 69 Old 08-23-2015, 10:47 AM
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He's beautiful!!

Just needs some time to grow. You DO have a nice horse there "stud prospect" or not. He is a fantastic gelding :)
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post #66 of 69 Old 08-23-2015, 10:07 PM
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Every horse can do dressage. Some have more aptitude for it than others but every horse can be trained to use their body more efficiently. Maybe begin with dressage and see where it leads you.
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post #67 of 69 Old 08-25-2015, 05:44 PM
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I really like how he is developing. Although there are conformation faults I don't see any that would limit his ability for low level competition. Just look after his legs, work him up to things slowly and I think he would be a lovely sweet horse. He seems to be growing into his pasterns a bit.

I don't usually do too much with conformation though so it will be interesting to see what others see in him :)
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post #68 of 69 Old 08-25-2015, 06:12 PM
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he is cute. maybe if dressage is not his cup of tea, he could go western pleasure. but they do like a high set neck .(do not know if that is the proper term but go look at some of the top $$ wp horses and you will see what I mean) . there are a lot of western options, beisdes cutting g and reining, ranch classes, competitive trail, sorting, team penning and they have all levels of shows from beginner to prof. Some of the shows can probably be snobbish just like in the Jumper shows.
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post #69 of 69 Old 08-26-2015, 10:40 AM
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So much change in around a year, that is one handsome fellow for sure. His top line is looking better, and he's really filled out some.
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