I have a little 2 year old Foundation bred QH gelding. He isn't much to look at I gotta say, but I still think he is freakin cute :P And when I say little, I mean LITTLE. His yearling brother (who is 3/4 exact breeding as Dusty) is taller than him. Don't know why he is so dangum tiny, I guess he just got beat by the short stick O.o ANYYYWAYS.
Dusty is really quick on his feet, and looks for the slightest change in body movement when you lounge him. He likes to play "cutting horse" with my dog through the fence, running beside her up and down the fence and turning as soon as she does.
Of course, I'm not one to believe bloodlines make a horse, but I'll show them anyways. Here is his sire's pedigree. PEDIGREE RECORD © 2006, AQHA. All Rights Reserved.
And his dam's. PEDIGREE RECORD © 2006, AQHA. All Rights Reserved.
He is only two, and since he is so dang tiny, I have held off on really saddle training him. I've riden him 2 times, for about 10 minutes each, just walking and trotting circles. He isn't all that stocky, he reminds me more of a Paso Fino than he does a Quarter Horse. But his mom didn't let him nurse very much, so I'm using that as an excuse for his stunted growth hahaha. He has been gaining muscle mass though the past few weeks, so hopefully come fall he will look like a normal QH.
I have been offered an internship with a cutting/sorting trainer. In trade for working with him, he is going to help me with Dusty.
Anyways, here are some pictures of my little pip-squeek.