Originally Posted by irisheyes12
I'm not a fan of the breed so tell me, are the hooves supposed to be that long?
The idea of a Rock Mnt Horse is how high it steps. The longer the hoof,the higher he/she will step. The back hooves are always signifegently[sp?] shorter because you definetly dont want the same heigth action in the back as you do in the front. There is however a limit on how long the horses hoof can be [I believe it is 6in.]. You have to go through DQP before intering a class, & the people at DQP measure the hoof to make sure it hasnt been grown out exsessively.
The "contraption" comes in all shapes,forms,& fashions, but the overall idea is to bring the head up & the nose in. How high you bring the head up or how much you teach them to tuck their nose, depends on the horse & the way he/she is built.
I am looking to buy a Rocky Mnt mare/gelding with some show experience. The main reason Im selling Breeze is that I dont have enough experience to bring out her full potential,which she deserves. the horse I am wanting will range from $6000 to around $12,000. I turned down $6200 for Breeze before she went to a pro. trainer, which was several months ago.
But does anyone have even a guesstimate on her value?