Schulzs89: Thank you, They are sweet girls (usually lol)
PurpleMonkeyWrench: The bay mares current job is being a pain in the rear right now lol. The people who gave her to me wanted her in a permanate good home so I went ahead and took her, She bucks if pushed any faster than a trot so she will be going across the fence to the trainer next door before too long. The people let her walk all over them but she is finally to where I can saddle her and safely lead kids around on her or take her on trail rides. The little grey is my all around do-it-all horse. When I got her my plan was to train her up and get her a home with kids but I fell in love with her and sold my gelding instead lol. I had her bad leg checked and was told as long as shes not favoring it to go ahead with what Id do with one that has clean legs and bring her back for a check-up in 6 months. I use her for barrels, poles, reining, western pleasure, english pleasure, hunter/jumper, lesson horse and she is the flag/security horse for the sheriffs posse. Shes the only one who wont try to kill herself over our flag so she carries it in the grand entrys of rodeos and thru parades then works parking lot and trailer parking security for rodeos. She will do or try to do anything thats asked of her, even some dressage movements. Im getting long winded here lol, just cant say enough about that little girl, the best $250 I ever spent! She gives lessons to a 7 year old little girl too.
Elana: What do you mean by paddles when she trots? I havent heard that expression. She trots out really smooth and pretty unless she gets in a hurry. lol. On the bay, I thought she was cowhocked and too close behind but wasnt sure on it.
I am thinking about breeding the bay in the next breeding season to get me a nice big all around show horse, What kind of stud would you guys suggest? She goes back to Easy Jet, Three Bars and Leo on her sires side and Native Dancer and Secretariat (great-great grandsire) on her dams side. I am wanting something big with brains and hopefully some color. I like odd ball colors and dont want a red foal. The foal would be staying with me permanately and wont be sold. She has had foals in the past, all have been well minded good looking easy to train horses.
"A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan." ~Pam Brown