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    09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Actually, in my area I don't see that many WB's. Yes, there are quite a few, but no more then you see in the dressage, jumping, and eventer world.

Mostly I see QH's (appendix mostly), TB's, and in the pony world, welshes. A WHOLE bunch of horsie mutts too, lol.

ANd as for the whole "not bred for it" crap, there are a LOT of OTTB, and they certainly were not bred for hunters, lol
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    09-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Green Broke
Oh I totally agree with the above posts, I was only wondering what it was that this trainer saw about Sandie that she didn't think was good enough? Ya see, when people say stuff like that to me, it reeeeally just makes me want to prove them wrong!! LOL

For example, when I first got Sandie, she was green broke, 150 lbs overweight, not a bit of muscle on her, all fat rolls lol...the vet actually made fun of her, calling her "fatty boom batty!" She asked me what I wanted to do with her, and I told her trail riding and maybe some dressage. Do you know she did the SAME thing to me as this trainer did with the hunters thing...she said "well low levels I hope because this horse could never be a top level dressage horse"...

We may not be top level but I think Sandie makes a beautiful dressage pony and with more practice she's only going to get even better! We'll have some fun doing some jumpers or hunters shows this winter, whatever's available...and then, like you said MIEventer, when summer gets back to the northeast again, we're hitting the x-c course!
    09-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by anrz    
Ugh- I hate it when people judge horses by their breed rather than the horse itself. I ride a TB/Mini cross and he does just as well in Hunters as horses who are the 'right' breed.
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    09-01-2009, 09:40 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
Actually, in my area I don't see that many WB's. Yes, there are quite a few, but no more then you see in the dressage, jumping, and eventer world.

Mostly I see QH's (appendix mostly), TB's, and in the pony world, welshes. A WHOLE bunch of horsie mutts too, lol.

ANd as for the whole "not bred for it" crap, there are a LOT of OTTB, and they certainly were not bred for hunters, lol
Funny you would say that, because my friend who is a hunter has an OTTB and he's a beautiful mover!!! They're great in the hunter ring
    09-01-2009, 09:42 PM
I couldn't agree more 1dog - totally. I have seen really ****ty bred TB's (but that's because the breeders from the track don't look at confo at all, they pick winning names from a piece of paper, and mix the two together* so we end up with poorly bred TB's.

I remember hearing in the Hunter World how Paints are not acceptable at all in the show ring....then one day I read a GM Column in a Practicle Horseman, where the rider he was critiquing was on a Paint. He went on about how much he loves paints and never marks them down when he judges H/J shows.

His first pony was a Paint and he went on about how much he loved that pony and how much that pony taught him - and then low and behold, the H/J world started to love Paints.

I had to laugh.
    09-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Themacpac- yup :). It's a really strange cross, but it works out well. He got the best of both breeds, in my opinion.
    09-01-2009, 11:12 PM
I HATE it when people tell you what you can and can't do! You never know unless you try. I personally think you and sandie would do fabulous! You make a great team and you two are cute jumpers, I say go for it! =]
    09-02-2009, 01:12 PM
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Thanks Dreamrider!
    09-02-2009, 02:53 PM
I agree with it anyway and have a good time. There will always be those people that think TB's and WB's need to be the only horses that exist. It's usually those people that will criticize you even if you have one of those breeds because you didn't send enough money on it. There is a woman at my barn that is like that. Her horse is $50k and lamer than crap. Meanwhile, she got schooled in the hunter ring by a free rescued cow pony that used to be abused.

I digress. My point is, ignore those ignorant and snotty people because I have seen a huge shift over the years from people like that to more people like the people on this forum. They will always exist but more and more people are out there to ride and have fun and as long as you ride, I don't care what. Enjoy and kick some booty.
    09-02-2009, 09:35 PM
I competed for years on the hunter circuit on a free butchy appy pony that wasn't all that fancy and used to be a speed demon. We placed every class. Usually firsts. HA. In your face snobby hunters.

It was about having fun. We had a blast. And we kicked butt at it too. Schooling, B and A rated shows. MWUHAHAHA

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