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  • Straight shoulder on a horse

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    03-20-2012, 04:14 PM
  #31
Trained
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Originally Posted by DressageDreamer    
My 10 year old AQHA mare has a bit of a longer back but is thick boned with a large butt and wide chest. Her jaw is like a stallion's. I know she can't be a barrel horse because of her back length, but can she do pole bending?
Don't count your horse out of any discipline without trying!

Years ago, people told me over and over that our mare, Angel, who is long backed would never be good in the 'ranch' disciplines, but she is a very confident, calm horse with good cow sense and did very well in team penning.
     
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    03-20-2012, 04:15 PM
  #32
Green Broke
Halter horses probably won't ever make a cutter..they are too top heavy with tiny feet to balance and support all that weight in that type of discipline.

I'll post more pictures of Hickory when I get home..I'm on my phone now.
     
    03-20-2012, 04:29 PM
  #33
Yearling
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
Halter horses probably won't ever make a cutter..they are too top heavy with tiny feet to balance and support all that weight in that type of discipline.

I'll post more pictures of Hickory when I get home..I'm on my phone now.
So they get the halter horse trained they may/may not win...then what happens? Do they use him for anything after that? Trail riding:)?
     
    03-20-2012, 04:47 PM
  #34
Weanling
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Don't count your horse out of any discipline without trying!

Years ago, people told me over and over that our mare, Angel, who is long backed would never be good in the 'ranch' disciplines, but she is a very confident, calm horse with good cow sense and did very well in team penning.
Thanks! I have had people tell me that Desi is too long in the back to cut the barrels. Of course I am not planning on trying for pro...just local events for fun. I thought Pole Bending might be better for her, but wasn't sure. I guess if I am doing it for fun....what difference does it make?
     
    03-20-2012, 04:56 PM
  #35
Trained
Emily, this is a fairly good example of squaring up:




You need to teach your horse "whoa" and how to stand. It helps to have someone else hold them.

Soda is a QH, I've been told he's very "typey" His legs are a little twiggy for my taste as are his hooves, but he's not quite as delicate as he appears..
     
    03-20-2012, 04:59 PM
  #36
QOS
Green Broke
Little bay horse is hubby's 93.3% Foundation Quarter Horse - Sargent San Peppy.

He is a grandson of Colonel Freckles on the top and San Peppy horses on the bottom. This picture was taken the day we brought him home. He has the smoothest lope I have EVER rode and I used to ride a horse with western pleasure points out the wazootie. Sarge can spin on a dime, go all day, rides like a dream and is super smart and very cowy and quick on his feet. He wishes he still got to chase cows but he doesn't get to as often as he would like!

The big sorrel horse, Dashing Big Red, was my horse until I gave him to a lady on this board. Red is by Dashing Val, who is by Dash For Cash. Red has a Register of Merit in Racing and a speed index of 98. Red is FAST as all get out. Hahahaha. Sarge is the dominant horse but couldn't catch Red on his best day and Red's worst. Red is a little down hill as a good racer should be - but has ridiculously small feet - he is the Rhett Butler of feet. He won 2 races, a few 2nd's and 3rds, and was in the money for many of his races. He raced 20 times. His new owner is doing dressage and going to go into eventing on him. He loves to jump!

Biscuit is a QH but is a longer than Sarge - not as long as Red - in the body. This picture he was heavier muscled than he is now. We have done tons of the long slow distance riding and he has trimmed up considerably. He is fast as all get out, strong and quick on his feet.

They all three are QH but just a little different. QH's are great for their versatility !
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    03-20-2012, 05:06 PM
  #37
Foal
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Originally Posted by EmilyJoy    
my reply is in bold green above...

Do they actually use halter horses for cutting etc.?

Drum Runner- Do you have a side picture of your horse?

Also another confusing thing for me is they say to look for balance the neck is supposed to be balanced to the body hip...Is the neck actually supposed to be the same as the back and the hip? There is no way a hip could be as long as the neck is there? Could you go over that?

Can someone show an extreme case of long cannons,pasterns, and a VERY straight shoulder?
Noooooooo, straight bred halter horses can't even be ridden. Or shouldn't be, I should say.
     
    03-20-2012, 05:08 PM
  #38
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by EmilyJoy    
Wow it does look like she has a long back...But don't go by me I am new to this too:)

I've heard you want a quarter horse with short ears, wide eyes and a pretty head...got an example? I realize the extreme for the ears would be a mule... lol

A side note does anybody like quarter x arabs as well as just plain quarter horses? I love the quarter horses x arab that look a little like a arab but way stockier... They just seem a bit elegant-er (lol like I always imagined the "Black Stallion to be):)

Are they (the crosses) going to be as popular as a riding horse as a breed by itself? Are they hot tempered?

I was just curious.
I have a quarab and I LOVE him. He is older now but man can he turn on a dime. One day for fun I tried a barrel exercise on him where you canter along the rail and then turn them in towards the rail for a tight change of direction and he just did it on the first try like a pro. I might move him to actual barrels next for fun but he turns so tight I almost lost my seat! Here's a pic.
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    03-20-2012, 05:11 PM
  #39
Foal
Straight shoulder and long pasterns. Pictures from google.

ETA: Balance in the horse: http://www.horsekeeping.com/horse_co...on_balance.htm

Still looking for information on sectioning a horse in thirds (neck, back and hip)
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    03-20-2012, 05:12 PM
  #40
Weanling
Pretty horse Chopsticks! Love the dappling
     

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