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    11-27-2010, 02:25 AM
  #1
Foal
What makes your horse yours?

It kinda bothers me a little bit when I watch shows and listen to people around me and they go on and on about how either they want to put a horse down because it doesnt have the right genes or color or talent. I mean yeah I guess to a certain extent there is a limit to it but it really bugs me when others criticize because they're horse has something wrong with it.

I just recently posted a thread for my stud. He's mine, he's great, he's a true black & yeah I got told he's cow-hocked, steed pastures and all this fun stuff and im thinking to myself, "does it really matter?"

Its not like I wasnt asking for it, I mean you can call my horses ugly and stupid and they should be put down but chances are im going to tell you to shove it because they are my horses. They have a special connection with me from the minute I saw them. Im not out to win a race, barrels, reining, jumping, dressage, all that fun stuff everybody spends thousands of dollars on because they want top branded horses. I mean to me its stupidpersonally. Its just my opinion but I want to hear yours.

What is it about your horses that makes you connected to them?

For me its their personalities, most of my horses were saved from slaughter, 3 wern't but with all my horses there is something special. So does it bug you that others point out all their flaws? Because they don't have papers? Because they have names on their papers nobodys ever heard of?

Hmm..thoughts?
     
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    11-27-2010, 03:13 AM
  #2
Trained
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Originally Posted by xostallion    
It kinda bothers me a little bit when I watch shows and listen to people around me and they go on and on about how either they want to put a horse down because it doesnt have the right genes or color or talent. I mean yeah I guess to a certain extent there is a limit to it but it really bugs me when others criticize because they're horse has something wrong with it.

I just recently posted a thread for my stud. He's mine, he's great, he's a true black & yeah I got told he's cow-hocked, steed pastures and all this fun stuff and im thinking to myself, "does it really matter?"

Its not like I wasnt asking for it, I mean you can call my horses ugly and stupid and they should be put down but chances are im going to tell you to shove it because they are my horses. They have a special connection with me from the minute I saw them. Im not out to win a race, barrels, reining, jumping, dressage, all that fun stuff everybody spends thousands of dollars on because they want top branded horses. I mean to me its stupidpersonally. Its just my opinion but I want to hear yours.

What is it about your horses that makes you connected to them?

For me its their personalities, most of my horses were saved from slaughter, 3 wern't but with all my horses there is something special. So does it bug you that others point out all their flaws? Because they don't have papers? Because they have names on their papers nobodys ever heard of?

Hmm..thoughts?
well im sorry for calling your stud cow hocked then, and I love my horse cos she is unique and beautiful. Peopel at pony club look at her and go "oh a pinto" and it makes me really upset to hear them say this, even my best friend said to me "if there were two horses I was looking at to buy and one was a piggy bay and the other was a sweet and quiet pinto, I would buy the bay cos no one looks at pintos" well this made me feel like tess was just an outcast. But the thing is she really is a beautiful horse and I love her very much and wouldnt get rid of her for the world.

Ily tess
     
    11-27-2010, 03:16 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by PintoTess    
well im sorry for calling your stud cow hocked then, and I love my horse cos she is unique and beautiful. Peopel at pony club look at her and go "oh a pinto" and it makes me really upset to hear them say this, even my best friend said to me "if there were two horses I was looking at to buy and one was a piggy bay and the other was a sweet and quiet pinto, I would buy the bay cos no one looks at pintos" well this made me feel like tess was just an outcast. But the thing is she really is a beautiful horse and I love her very much and wouldnt get rid of her for the world.

Ily tess

HAHA! Oh don't worry about it, I mean I don't really care what ppl think of my horses, weather they are cow-hocked or not, I was just simply pointing out the fact that some people are really only looking for blood lines and not just the horse. It just bugs me a little that's all. =)
     
    11-27-2010, 03:27 AM
  #4
Trained
Hahahah lol I think he will make a great sire! A little cow hocked isnt going to change anything, it will still produce a lovely foal depending on the mare as well and I would breed out of him. Im sure he will fill out as he matures
Psstt, and between me and you, I know a little filly that grew out of cow hocks, my Tess.

To anyone reading this besides the thread starter, don't judge what I said please
     
    11-27-2010, 03:31 AM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by PintoTess    
hahahah lol I think he will make a great sire! A little cow hocked isnt going to change anything, it will still produce a lovely foal depending on the mare as well and I would breed out of him. Im sure he will fill out as he matures
Psstt, and between me and you, I know a little filly that grew out of cow hocks, my Tess.

To anyone reading this besides the thread starter, don't judge what I said please
Lol oh your funny, I think he's a great boy anyway, people can say what they want, in the end if I think he's going to produce amazing foals then I will think that, nothing will change that. =)

I personally don't think he's cow-hocked tho, im pretty sure its how he's standing when I took the pictures, ill have to take some of his butt soon to prove it.
     
    11-27-2010, 03:47 AM
  #6
Trained
Do it!!! Prove em wrong! I have nothing against cow hocks anyway but looking at it now I am sure that it is the way he is standing......sorry I ever said that he was.i feel bad now :(
     
    11-27-2010, 05:22 AM
  #7
Trained
No one on here at least said you should put your horse down -- just not breed it.
You asked for opinions on him.
I think you have a lovely boy even if he isn't breeding quality in my book.
I love my horse because he's my best friend even if I don't get to see him every day like I would like. We have done just about everything together and he's a good, solid, sensible horse.
     
    11-27-2010, 05:27 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Wow harsh much?

Don't you just love it when you say some thing that some one doesnt like so they go start a new thread talking about what you said to them?

I really hope every thing works out for you.
     
    11-27-2010, 06:29 AM
  #9
Green Broke
What's wrong with pintos? I'd love a coloured horse.
     
    11-27-2010, 07:12 AM
  #10
Started
No one said he was a bad horse or should be put down, they simply said he is not breeding quality. Which I have to say I agree. But that doesn't make him any less special for you, or make him any less of a great horse for you.
     

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