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post #31 of 37 Old 10-14-2013, 08:19 PM
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He looks as cow bred / cutting bred horse. Do you know his breeding (I see resemblance of Doc Olena breeding).
I agree about the over bitting and I don't care for what the rider is going with the horse which "training it".
I think he looks quite athletic. These little cutting bred horses are very smart and can be a handful if not given a job on regular basis.. (yes the compare-sent of a border collie asked to be a couch potato applies to heavily bred cutting horses). If he's mostly reining bred then he'll be probably very quiet. Overall a nice looking horse, would not pay 2K for him just because of him being very green. I'd pay that money if he were VERY broke and a filly / mare with very good breeding (registered) - that is given current market conditions
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post #32 of 37 Old 11-13-2013, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Quite The Starr AQHA

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If her temperament is exactly what you're looking for and her training is acceptable and will be what you're looking for after a tune-up, then I would keep her at the top of the list too.

As 2bigreds said, I'd keep looking at others too just in case a horse more perfect came along or in case she gets bought by someone else, but I like her a lot.

I found my forever and ever pony :) "Quite the Starr", about 14.2-14.3 and 12 years old LOTS of whoa on this guy. I've taken a few lessons on him and he was at some point a finished bridle horse, LOVELY collection and flexion. Gives beautifully to the bit. He's finished about 1 1/2 weeks of his tune up (as his owner had him in pasture for the last year) due to health problems.

He has a cutting/Ranch versatility background so I did xrays on him. Vet says he's looks very good radiographically for a horse his age and his background. He recommends putting him on Pentosan 1x a month after a 4 week load to keep his joints happy.

What do you guys think?? I looooove him. And he's so handsome...hes a huge chunk. Must get it from the Poco Bueno breeding, I've been told.

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post #33 of 37 Old 11-13-2013, 12:38 AM
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Congrats on your new buddy. Can't tell anything about his conformation from these, but he looks very sweet and sounds like a good match for you.
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post #34 of 37 Old 11-13-2013, 12:41 AM
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Ooh, he's a beauty! Congratulations!!!!

With a back that short, he should be an athletic sonofagun LOL.
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post #35 of 37 Old 11-13-2013, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a picture from almost a year ago. I also got his teeth done, they were long overdue. He looks pissy in the picture probably his poor teeth.
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ah yes and the MOST amazing western jog, trot. Sittable and lovely!
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He is very bum high, maybe a bit tied in at the knee, honestly I like him! I think he will be great, and I'm glad you found each other :)
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