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  • Tail swishing and western pleasure
  • Top roping pedigrees

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    11-03-2012, 12:35 PM
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Foal
I like him. I don't see anything that would keep me from buying him. While he doesn't have the bone mass in his legs to make me think that he would hold up to heavy roping very long, he is only 4 1/2.

In my experience (especially foundation bred quarter horses) they will continue to grow until they are around 7 years old. Mine always seem to grow up in height until about 3-4 yrs and then will continue to grow out width wise and really gain body mass until about 6-7 years old.

I also noticed in your video that he had a lot of tail swishing going on, almost looks like your gullet area is to wide and might be siting down on his withers to far (can you get at least 3 fingers in between his withers and saddle?). Might check your saddle fit to make sure he doesn't get sour on you.
     
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    11-03-2012, 01:52 PM
  #12
Foal
About the tail swishing.. I've had 5 different saddles on him, English and western trying to figure that out. He will always buck at first lope and tail swish with leg on him. I'm trying to narrow down if its him being a turd or if there is pain. Having a Chiro coming to look soon. Even trainers tack didn't make a difference. The woman I bought him from said he's been a tail swisher since he' was broke, but didn't buck this bad, maybe a bunny hop. He did sit for a while though... So maybe that?
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    11-03-2012, 07:33 PM
  #13
Foal
His back may be changing as he grows and fills out as well. Just remember the 3 finger rule for the pommel area and make sure you can get your hand up under the gullet area without it being tight or pinching your hand. Might also try thicker or thinner pads with you saddle. You chiro may be able to help you with saddle fit as well when he comes out. Is he ever cinchy when you first saddle up? Young horses can be hard to figure out so I feel your pain! Lol
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    11-09-2012, 08:06 AM
  #14
Foal
Thanks! I'll double check the three finger thing but I'm pretty sure he had room. He's never been cinchy at all. About barrelracingliver connents: interesting about the long back thing. He's 15.3 and his blanket measures at 74". The weatherbeeta I have for him is 72". I thought that was short conpatrd to my TB who was only a tad taller and a size 79". About being narrow both grandsires have narrow shoulders. From what I understand that's how roping horses are built, versus sorting horses who are wider in the front and lower to the ground. He certainly won't get the density of his grandsires because he was gelded at 2.(would have loved to see him though) And could you please explain "camped out"?? In dog showing is that what would be called "parked out" as in the hindquarters sitting back away from his body?

Thanks!
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    11-09-2012, 08:16 AM
  #15
Weanling
If he goes missing...dont check my barn k?
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    11-09-2012, 08:54 AM
  #16
Foal
Lol ok :)
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    11-09-2012, 03:49 PM
  #17
Foal
I would definitely check with the chiro and your saddle fit. But the tail swishing may also be from you using too much leg or not taking your leg off soon enough after asking for the trott or lope. My mare is very swishy with her tail also, so to keep it to a minimum in the show pen, I click to her for the trot and for the lope, I move my leg back, and kiss.

Now she doesn't mind that I am holding her with my legs, so she doesn't get lost on the straight lines, but it is the transitions that she gets picky with. I realize she may need to "just get over it" but this is how she is and she is really, really good at her job - western pleasure, so I am not going to fight with her over this issue. If she doesn't want a lot of leg on her, fine with me.

Now my other horse, lazy, lazy, lazy. He's more like, "huh, you wanted something mom?" And I'm like, "sorry to have woken you up." Best darn trail horse at 3yrs. Old, but I bred him to be a dressage and jumper. I'm trying to convince him about what his job is supposed to be.
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    11-09-2012, 05:56 PM
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Foal
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Now my other horse, lazy, lazy, lazy. He's more like, "huh, you wanted something mom?" And I'm like, "sorry to have woken you up." Best darn trail horse at 3yrs. Old, but I bred him to be a dressage and jumper. I'm trying to convince him about what his job is supposed to be.
My 4 yr old is the same way :)
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    11-14-2012, 02:33 AM
  #19
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Did you just buy him from Montana?? Lol I swear he was on CL here
     
    11-14-2012, 08:55 AM
  #20
Foal
No he's been in Pennsylvania since he was a 2 year old. But they might have advertised in other states. There was someone in Tennessee that was going to drive up and purchase him to be a roping horse but I beat him to it. So if the ad made it down there she might have placed one by you too lol. Unless the guy was looking for specific lines, she did post some pedigree in the ad.
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