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post #11 of 21 Old 08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
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Yea I would seriously try. If anything your horse will be so much more broke. I tried on my gelding, unfortunetly he really wasn't cut out for it. However he is one of the most broke horses I know and I learned so much. You just have to be aware of what your horse can handle and try not to push them too hard. I don't think its too late tho at all.

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post #12 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I think im definantly going to give it a shot.

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post #13 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 01:02 AM
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I don't think it's too late; at 7 she's still a young horse...with her whole life ahead of her. I'd say go for it...what can it hurt, but try?

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post #14 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 04:39 AM
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Yep, go for it. And just to let you know, in my experience, any horse with the proper training and everyday exposure will pick up cutting pretty quickly. If my BLM mustang will watch a cow, I KNOW that Duchess will. My brother even had a TB that was a culled bucking horse from Robert Etbaur that would watch a cow pretty darn well after 30 days in a feedlot. Plus, although she is taller than most reining horses, she still has the basic conformation that is common to them.

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post #15 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 09:28 AM
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Yeah go for it. I am training my horse for barrels and poles she is 3 years old. PT short for (Prancing timid) I am going to train to ride at 13 years old. I might even show her locally. My mare Cutter is very mixed and by that I mean she has western pleasure lines and cutting lines as well and that is why I am going to try her on everything. She is already a great trail horse.
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 10:15 AM
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It's never too late if she's healthy enough for the activity :) By the time we're ready to do small time rodeos with AZ, he'll be at least 6 or 7.

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post #17 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Ya I think I am definantly going to give it a try. She will definantly be the monster in the cutting or reining event, duchess is 16 hands tall lol, but she certainly don't move like a big horse, you have to be pre pared or she will turn out from under you she is so quick lol.

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post #18 of 21 Old 09-01-2009, 09:20 PM
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Horse of any age can learn to rein or cut. All the horses I get in for training get at least an introduction to cattle and reining. I really think that a wide variety of training activities helps the horse become a better horse. If your horse is not great at it he still becomes a better horse. If he does well at it you sure can have a lot of fun.
As to the breeding of your horse- King Fritz and Doc Bar are some of the all time greats in cutting and reining. Of course they are back there aways in the pedigree. Although their influence is likely to be diluted, it is better to have them there than not at all.
Some reining horses are larger sized. A big athletic that moves well can be very successful.
Just a note on Doc Bar. Yes, he was a washout on the racetrack. And he was a very famous "cutting horse". But his fame came as a sire, not as a performer. He never earned a dime as a cutter. He was actually a successful halter horse after he left the track. He was bred to daughters of Poco Bueno and Poco Tivio in an attempt to make halter horses. It was later in his career that people discovered that the Doc Bar x Poco horses were magic in the cutting pen.

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Thanks rod.

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post #20 of 21 Old 09-02-2009, 03:13 PM
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I say go for it! Reining training will give you a broke horse, and make you a better more balanced rider. Even if you never show in reining, it is still so so great to do. Maybe she won't drop down and spin like a top, or slide for 20+ feet, but in the novice levels, you don't have to. It's so much fun, and so beneficial to both of you, I think it's a great idea! If you want to persue cutting, maybe you won't show in NCHA shows, but cattle work is so much fun, and working the flag is a great way to teach stopping and rolling back while keeping the weight off the front end. You don't even need a mechanical cow - just an agile and physically fit friend!

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