06-23-2009, 11:11 AM
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While handling is key, bloodlines do play a part in it. All the Zan Par Bar horses I have ever been around were dreams to train and ride; mellow and accepting to new things. However, I have seen lots of colts by Lena Fajita (a local stud, son of Doc O'Lena) that never did get broke. Most of them are really flighty, skittish, and broncy. If you ever get them broke, they make really nice horses but getting there is very challenging and a less than excellent rider couldn't train one of them.
However, there are exceptions to every rule. My brother's horse Snuffy is by Lena Fajita and he has always been the sweetest thing and so easy to train. He is 8 years old and my 9 year old nice has been riding him for about 4 years.