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post #11 of 15 Old 03-20-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm about to do something I NEVER do... but heck why not

My bratty mare


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post #12 of 15 Old 03-20-2013, 06:36 PM
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I'm about to do something I NEVER do... but heck why not

My bratty mare

I would never guess her to be 20..O.o
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-20-2013, 07:03 PM
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She's cute NB! Doesn't look like her name fits at all

I have lots of oldies, love them. None of them act old, they all behave pretty darn well but they still have lots of life in them. Jana (26) is the horse that you can plop any kid on and she won't do any more than she thinks they can handle, put a competent adult on her and she's ready to rock and open her motor up if you're willing. Hondo (31) still thinks he is Casanova. He is an extremely well behaved stallion and in hand or under saddle is the perfect gentleman but every great once in awhile he gets a wild hair up his butt and tries something stupid. The last one was jumping the 5 ft gate that has hot tape above it, even at 31 the old butthead cleared it. Who says QHs can't jump? Glad I was outside at the time because one of the other oldies (Buttons, 23) was in a big hurry to go answer his call at the next fence that I'm sure he'd have tried to jump too the way he was that day! She's the resident hussy, too many years as a broodie I suppose. She will also try to steal foals from other mares. She was my first start to finish, I admit now that I made a very light, touchy, almost too sensitive mare. She is the one I put students on that are ready to learn a bit more and need a reality check that their hands aren't as quiet as they thought. Get in her mouth and she shuts down. Get her where you want her, pitch her away and she's amazing.

Then there's my Missy moo. She's 21 this year and is such a fun ride. She is absolutely fantastic in the arena, anyone can ride her. My 7 yr old daughter loves to ride her, she looks like an ant on her. Put a jump course in front of her and she is in no way, shape or form an amateur ride. She's a lot of horse and loves her job. She's not bad or uncontrollable, just a lot of horse that needs a confident rider. Trail riding is also not a strong suit, those days she earns the dumbblood stereotype. She's the queen of snort and scoot, I take her quite often and she is learning to not be such an arena diva but I wouldn't trust anyone that didn't have a very solid seat to take her out on the trail. The first time I took her, you'd have thought she'd never seen a tree...or leaf...or squirrel...or.....or...
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She's cute NB! Doesn't look like her name fits at all

I have lots of oldies, love them. None of them act old, they all behave pretty darn well but they still have lots of life in them. Jana (26) is the horse that you can plop any kid on and she won't do any more than she thinks they can handle, put a competent adult on her and she's ready to rock and open her motor up if you're willing. Hondo (31) still thinks he is Casanova. He is an extremely well behaved stallion and in hand or under saddle is the perfect gentleman but every great once in awhile he gets a wild hair up his butt and tries something stupid. The last one was jumping the 5 ft gate that has hot tape above it, even at 31 the old butthead cleared it. Who says QHs can't jump? Glad I was outside at the time because one of the other oldies (Buttons, 23) was in a big hurry to go answer his call at the next fence that I'm sure he'd have tried to jump too the way he was that day! She's the resident hussy, too many years as a broodie I suppose. She will also try to steal foals from other mares. She was my first start to finish, I admit now that I made a very light, touchy, almost too sensitive mare. She is the one I put students on that are ready to learn a bit more and need a reality check that their hands aren't as quiet as they thought. Get in her mouth and she shuts down. Get her where you want her, pitch her away and she's amazing.

Then there's my Missy moo. She's 21 this year and is such a fun ride. She is absolutely fantastic in the arena, anyone can ride her. My 7 yr old daughter loves to ride her, she looks like an ant on her. Put a jump course in front of her and she is in no way, shape or form an amateur ride. She's a lot of horse and loves her job. She's not bad or uncontrollable, just a lot of horse that needs a confident rider. Trail riding is also not a strong suit, those days she earns the dumbblood stereotype. She's the queen of snort and scoot, I take her quite often and she is learning to not be such an arena diva but I wouldn't trust anyone that didn't have a very solid seat to take her out on the trail. The first time I took her, you'd have thought she'd never seen a tree...or leaf...or squirrel...or.....or...
Haha her name is actually Epiphany. I just tried to hide myself on here so didn't do pictures or names

As for QH not jumping... I had a foundation bred mare that looked like a TB and moved like a WB. But she was so foundation bred we couldn't figure out how she came to be. That snot box would jump out of paddocks with 6ft high fencing, I actually evented her at upper levels. I would do an event one weekend then the next take her in a WP show and win

Sounds like you have a barn full of characters! The oldies who don't believe they are old are the best ones. I love my oldies. We have a 28 year old OTTB who still is full of spit and fire and will keep you on your toes.

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Haha her name is actually Epiphany. I just tried to hide myself on here so didn't do pictures or names
So the epiphany was that she's a nasty brat?
As for QH not jumping... I had a foundation bred mare that looked like a TB and moved like a WB. But she was so foundation bred we couldn't figure out how she came to be. That snot box would jump out of paddocks with 6ft high fencing, I actually evented her at upper levels. I would do an event one weekend then the next take her in a WP show and win
That's awesome! We always jumped ours but never on a serious level, mostly for extra points towards high point/overall championships. Rode the old man 3'6" jumpers one summer with a friend on the hunter circuit - I rode hers for her because that wasn't my world and could still show ammy. Hondo was the same way, did it all. Pts in WP, HUS, Reining, Trail, Barrels...
Sounds like you have a barn full of characters! The oldies who don't believe they are old are the best ones. I love my oldies. We have a 28 year old OTTB who still is full of spit and fire and will keep you on your toes.
Most definitely a barn full of characters! Wouldn't have it any other way. I like the lifers, several of mine were born here so I've had decades to learn their little quirks and love them all dearly for them.
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