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        01-31-2009, 08:39 PM
      #11
    Showing
    A little farther back, his bloodlines are actually pretty good. I see doc o'lena, dash for cash, mr. San peppy, Zann par bar, Mr. Perfection, and maybe some skipper w. Those are some good solid lines but that was several generations ago too. I owned a grandson of Mr. Perfection and a son of Perfection John named Baron Von John and he won all around gelding several times at aqha shows. I think with a little work, that horse could be a really nice one. The only thing that concerns me is what will happen to him if someone like you (who actually cares about horses) doesn't take the chance. I think it would be very good experience because then you can have the knowledge of working with a problem horse under your belt. It is true that it could be risky but maybe you could work out a deal with the owners that you train the horse and take him to sale but if he doesn't bring at least 1500, they give him to you as payment. That is only, of course, if you would be interested in a deal like that. I think that I would take the risk and give a chance to a horse that otherwise probably won't have any chance at all.
         
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        01-31-2009, 09:10 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Thats why I really want to work with this horse, I feel like he will just get sent to sale for $100 or something. I have a hard time coming up with board for my horse, let alone a colt too.

    I couldn't even touch him though. I went into the arena and he let me touch him on his nose, but when I went to touch his neck he just took off. So for an hour, it was just him running in circles around me while I stood in the middle of the arena waiting for him to calm down.

    I could work with him but it wouldnt be how the owner wants. He wants a show horse in a few months. I just can't get over their feet either. I went in and looked at some of the horses in other pens and they all had horrible feet. It looks like if they did ever get trimmed, someone just kind of picked up a rasp and took off random bits and pieces.

    I just can't afford another horse right now or I would take him just so that he would get out of there... =/

    Im not really sure what to say to the guy either. =/
         
        01-31-2009, 09:19 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Wow, that is awful. I wish that I could take him but I already have too many and can't seem to part with any of them. It is just terrible that they breed just to breed and try to make money especially with the market like it is. That makes me sad but if you can't take him, then you just can't take him. I hate to tell the owner but it would take a miracle to have a show quality horse in a few months from that point he is at right now. Looking again, it looks like he may have some two eyed jack in there too. That is just so sad that they don't take better care of them. They could have some really good quality horses if they worked at it a little bit.

    Although, if you really want the experience, then I would go ahead and do it. At least that way, the horse has a chance of getting something better than the killer pen.
         
        01-31-2009, 09:21 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Yeah.
    I feel really bad and it's not like I can explain that to the owner because obviously he would be offended.
    They pretty much mass breed colts to resell but they don't even work with them. I wouldn't have a problem working with a baby with an attitude like this, but a two year old is a ittle bit more difficult for me...

    It's really a shame, I get too attached too quick..
         
        01-31-2009, 09:24 PM
      #15
    Showing
    I really wish that I could take him. *sigh* I would love to have another descendent of Mr. Perfection. He produced some REALLY good performance horses but he wasn't really well known.
         
        01-31-2009, 09:32 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Yeah, I have never heard of him...
    This colt seems like he could be a nice boy, it's just everytime someone steps in the arena, he gets slammed around. No wonder he is impossible to catch =/


    Picture I just found of him.


    *Sigh* I will probably just call the guy and tell him it's not worth the payment type he is offering. I just found that ad of him on EquineHits and his listed temperament is a three...yeah right
         
        01-31-2009, 09:50 PM
      #17
    Showing
    Oooohhhhh, he is a pretty boy. What is the link for the site? I may get interested.
         
        01-31-2009, 09:52 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Their website is JJ PERFORMANCE HORSES

    He is Smokin Cow Eater on the sale page.
         
        01-31-2009, 09:59 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Cool, I will go check him out. Thanks.
         
        01-31-2009, 10:02 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Sire:

    Dam: (And I think the colt)

    And sure! I could probably get some more pictures of him too if I go out there again
         

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