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post #51 of 72 Old 07-09-2013, 03:16 PM
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Thank you. Glad you like him. And chestnut is one of my least favourite colours. I really lean towards dark bay Saddlebreds.

Yes, I do wish more people would give the breed a go. I think they'd be surprised at just how versatile they are. I believe someone on this forum, has one that they use on cattle, all the time.

I wanted to buy Denmark's Aquarius for years. Even when he was old and broken down, the silly owner, who was a politician from Las Vegas, wanted $75,000 for him! There was nothing I ever saw as thrilling, as that little horse, racking around the ring at the end of the shows, with Royce Cates aboard. It pains me greatly still, that I never could own him. And he was yet another chestnut!

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post #52 of 72 Old 07-09-2013, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Glad you like him. And chestnut is one of my least favourite colours. I really lean towards dark bay Saddlebreds.
<---------- yes I am very much the same way.. I love bays when it comes to solid color (2nd. Would be buckskin), not crazy about chestnut.. although my 1st. Horse (Brandy) was a chestnut tobi grade mare, but she was very dark chestnut...


Yes, I do wish more people would give the breed a go. I think they'd be surprised at just how versatile they are. I believe someone on this forum, has one that they use on cattle, all the time.
<------- I was thinking how my other Saddlebred gelding would do on cattle.. He has tendency to chase small animals that come across his ways LOL.. I ride him both Western and English - and he does have a decent stop after practicing lots of rollbacks on the fence (I started seeing a cutting trainer with my cutting bred APHA filly - lot of fun!)


I wanted to buy Denmark's Aquarius for years. Even when he was old and broken down, the silly owner, who was a politician from Las Vegas, wanted $75,000 for him! There was nothing I ever saw as thrilling, as that little horse, racking around the ring at the end of the shows, with Royce Cates aboard. It pains me greatly still, that I never could own him. And he was yet another chestnut!

<======== that is CRAZY!!!

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Thank you. Glad you like him. And chestnut is one of my least favourite colours. I really lean towards dark bay Saddlebreds.
<---------- yes I am very much the same way.. I love bays when it comes to solid color (2nd. Would be buckskin), not crazy about chestnut.. although my 1st. Horse (Brandy) was a chestnut tobi grade mare, but she was very dark chestnut...


Yes, I do wish more people would give the breed a go. I think they'd be surprised at just how versatile they are. I believe someone on this forum, has one that they use on cattle, all the time.
<------- I was thinking how my other Saddlebred gelding would do on cattle.. He has tendency to chase small animals that come across his ways LOL.. I ride him both Western and English - and he does have a decent stop after practicing lots of rollbacks on the fence (I started seeing a cutting trainer with my cutting bred APHA filly - lot of fun!)


I wanted to buy Denmark's Aquarius for years. Even when he was old and broken down, the silly owner, who was a politician from Las Vegas, wanted $75,000 for him! There was nothing I ever saw as thrilling, as that little horse, racking around the ring at the end of the shows, with Royce Cates aboard. It pains me greatly still, that I never could own him. And he was yet another chestnut!

<======== that is CRAZY!!!
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post #53 of 72 Old 07-09-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ok we introduced the colt (we call him Hank) to my 5 year old saddlebred "Bruno". We took a video of it here:
(If the link doesn't work for you then please copy and paste it into your browser.) The new colt is the one who is "the rearing drama queen"
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Silly boy. They all look so lovely running about, but I notice food often makes him forget to act tough. And I'm incredibly envious of your gorgeous property.

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Silly boy. They all look so lovely running about, but I notice food often makes him forget to act tough. And I'm incredibly envious of your gorgeous property.

Lizzie
LOL - yes it's very very pretty.. but very very mosquitoeeeeeee!!!!! Northern IL is just a bug heaven! :( Would love to live out west.. like Colorado.. I visit there 2 x year for work and it's dry and sunny and very few bugs.. I love everything being so green around here, but the bugs and the humidity are a killer..
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When I lived in Tennessee, it was like that. Hot, humid and lots of buggy things. But I loved the green and trees. Reminded me a bit of home in England. I've been homesick for 50 years. :(

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post #57 of 72 Old 07-10-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oh wow.. 50 years eh?? I hope you visit the old country on regular basis :)
BTW my husband took this picture - I really believe the colt's neck will be fixed with the correct training.. check this picture.. does he look ewe necked in it?? That is the way he should be carrying himself all the time and his neck will get built the right way :) (He's the horse on the left in the picture - the bay and white on the right is "Bruno" my 5 year old ASB gelding.
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What a fab picture. You should have that for your avatar.

As we've discussed before, once you get the boy under saddle and teach him to hold himself properly, his ewe neck will not be nearly so noticeable.

No, I don't get to go home. However, I do have cousins who write to me. I have several friends with whom I'm still in touch, since we started school together, in about 1945!!! Some are now in different parts of the world, so it is fun to keep up with them.

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post #59 of 72 Old 07-11-2013, 10:35 PM
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He's very pretty what height is he at now? I'm sure he will grow, My saddlebred just turned 5 and he went from 16.1- to 16-3 in just a few months!
I actually have no idea if that's a lot for a horse in that short of time, but standing next to him it makes a diff! =p
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"ApolloRider" - I haven't measured him, but his wither seems to be about the same height as my 5 yo Saddlebred gelding.. and he's 16HH! And yes he also grew between the ages 4 and 5.. This new colt is only 3 yo and is butt high and if you look at his knees and hocks they are very large - which gives me a hint he's definitely NOT done growing.. I have a feeling he will probably end up at 16.1 or 16.2 HH.. but what is most important now is that he gains a lot of weight - he is like big puppy that has not grown into his skeleton yet :)
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