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        05-29-2014, 01:27 PM
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    Possible Reining Prospect?

    I am currently looking for a reining prospect and ran across this cute little coming 3 year old filly. She is sired by Cowboys Son Dunit, who is the son of Hall of Famer and 5 million sire Hollywood Dunit. Her dam is Shedaisy; proven producer of futurity champs, high pt and high money earners.

    So are there any reiners out there who could tell me if this filly would make a good reining prospect? Judging by what I can see in the pictures I was given I would believe so, but I'm still somewhat new to this. I will be going out this weekend with my trainer to look at her and can get better conformation pictures and a video of her moving.

    The first 2 images of the red dun are the potential filly: This Cowgirls Dunit, the second picture of the chestnut is Shedaisy her dam, and the third of the grullo is her sire: Cowboys Son Dunit.

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        05-30-2014, 03:52 PM
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    Here is her pedigree

    This Cowgirls Dunit Quarter Horse
         
        05-30-2014, 11:27 PM
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    Not very good photos for conformation critique. It looks like the sire is a Grandson (not son) of Hollywood Dun It... I don't honestly recognize much in the first two generations of her pedigree, but not an expert either.
         
        05-31-2014, 01:21 AM
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    I'm going out Sunday and will get better conformation pictures and a video of her moving. This is just what the lady selling her sent me. I know Hollywood Dun It was a big time reiner. Further back (one more generation then the pedigree shows) there's Wimpy bloodlines. Her mother is a heel horse but that's about all I know.
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        05-31-2014, 05:59 AM
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    Sire is stunning
         
        06-01-2014, 08:08 PM
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    I went out today and fell in love! I got to work with both the filly and the sire, they were absolutely a dream to work with; very respectful, responsive, and their sliding stops were awesome! Here are the 2 pictures that I got, they aren't the best, the sun was right over head and casting awful shadows and of course in the moment she didn't want to square up, she had been standing perfectly all day. I got a video but I can't get it uploaded. She was a very pretty mover and looked to be very smooth for a cow horse. Even if she doesn't make a good reining prospect I might go ahead and get her and work with what she can do.
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        06-01-2014, 08:23 PM
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    What I see that is good is she looks like she has the right length in her back to be able to really get under herself like you would want for spins and sliding stops.

    Her head does not look quite as refined as what I think the more successful reiners have. Normally the head doesn't matter so much, its mostly cosmetic, but for reining you need a horse with a fine throat latch and refined head to really have the responsiveness the sport requires.

    This may or may not be problem because she might be sensitive enough anyway. I also thought her neck looked a little short but I think it is the way she is standing in the photos like she is looking at the camera.

    Depending on the level you are trying to achieve I think over all she is nice. Attitude, brains and heart can be enough too. So if she had the right "spark" and the willingness I think you guys could be a nice team!
         
        06-01-2014, 09:31 PM
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    While looking at her in person she seemed pretty proportional (neck length matched back length and shoulders and hips matched). I'm still trying to figure out getting my video uploaded, I took it from my phone and now I'm having a hard time getting it on to my computer. But no, I don't plan on going to far in competition. As for getting underneath herself she has a pretty natural stop on her. She has what one of the reining trainer's out here calls a "breaking back" where her whole bottom half comes up underneath her.
         
        06-01-2014, 11:05 PM
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    She is quite tied in at the knee making her a bit fine boned as well as being back at the knee. Hard stops might be hard on those front legs long term. If you just want something to have fun I think she would probably be ok, but soundness could be an issue. I don't care for her neck, but could certainly be improved with proper work. Is she under saddle yet? Are they using a tie down on her? She looks to have a lot of muscle at the pole, but the rest of the neck is poorly developed with lower muscle stronger than top muscle.
         
        06-01-2014, 11:14 PM
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    She is quite tied in at the knee making her a bit fine boned as well as being back at the knee. Hard stops might be hard on those front legs long term. If you just want something to have fun I think she would probably be ok, but soundness could be an issue. I don't care for her neck, but could certainly be improved with proper work. Is she under saddle yet? Are they using a tie down on her? She looks to have a lot of muscle at the pole, but the rest of the neck is poorly developed with lower muscle stronger than top muscle.
    I agree, I think for simple fun she might be fine. I personally like a bit more muscle on the legs and more bone. Also how is she in the back, like is she square?
    She is cute
         

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