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        11-24-2012, 09:33 PM
    I say cow or ranch horse. He's a tank! Lol.
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        11-24-2012, 09:38 PM
        11-24-2012, 09:58 PM
    I see barrel horse, and a roping, steer wrestling, ect horse. But I see him as also being very versitile between the two disciplines. We have a Hancock bred gelding up and down on his pedigree that is a hell of a dressage horse and LOVES to jump, especially XC. It sucks that he got hurt (hasn't been right since) because he was so fun to ride English and he LOVED it!

    Good looking guy for sure!
        11-25-2012, 11:10 AM
    I know he looks bad in the video but I didn't have many videos uploaded on youtube of him. His personality reminds me of that of a WP horse, but I don't think he looks like one. He's not "hyper" enough for barrels.
        11-25-2012, 11:11 AM
    See I never would have thought anyone would say he looked like an English horse! I don't think there is an English saddle out there that's wide enough to fit him!
        11-25-2012, 11:22 AM
    Originally Posted by Strawberry4Me    
    No. Just no. This horse is NOT an English horse.

    Any horse can do SOME basic dressage [especially if you consider the literal translation of the word is "training"] but this is not a horse that will excel. A dressage horse should be built level to uphill, with a springy hind, sloping shoulder, shortish back and coupling, and reasonably high-set neck. OP's horse is downhill, his hind isn't especially springy, shoulder is reasonable, back is longish as is his coupling, and his neck is set low.

    This is a Western horse, not an English horse. He isn't badly put-together. He's just badly put-together for English disciplines. Horses for courses!
        11-25-2012, 11:39 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by eeo11horse    
    He's not "hyper" enough for barrels.
    If he's never done it, you can't know that for sure.

    My old barrel horse looked and acted like a slow WP horse most of the time. But you give him "the word" and get him near that arena and he knows it is GO time, you'd better hang on!

    As most others have said, his pedgree speaks of speed and athletism. Conformation-wise, he is a bit front end heavy looking, but not horrible.

    Yes, we can make suggestions on what this horse *may* be good for, but you'll never know until you start training him for it. You have to pick something that he enjoys doing.
        11-25-2012, 04:13 PM
    Green Broke
    To me, he doesn't look the "English" type at all-more a Western Stock horse type.
        11-25-2012, 04:43 PM
    I could see him being a really nice, good trail horse, or a barrel/poles/gaming horse. Overall he is very stocky and I really really like him!!!
        11-27-2012, 05:49 PM
    Thanks everyone! Well when I was talking about him not being a barrel type horse I'm just going off of what I know about his personality. I have never actually tried barrel racing on him but I am pretty sure he would not like it because he really has no desire to run like a lot of barrel horses. Yeah this is NOT an English horse! He is a good trail horse (my dad rides him on trails every once and a while), but I think he has potential. I feel like he could do just about anything I want him to do just because he has a great mind, whether or not his body type agrees with it is a different story!

    Thanks guys, I was just wondering what ya'll thought. If anyone as anymore suggestions that would be greatly appreciated!

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