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post #1 of 13 Old 01-02-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if anyone on here could give me a few ideas as to what cochise would possibly be good at he is 9 years old and he will be a gelding soon, I have been told he would be a good cutting horse or head and heel horse but I don't like head and heel very much, I like the calves to much to rope them, so what do you think?
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-02-2011, 03:42 PM
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I am not quite sure how people can evaluate what a horse would do well in just by looking at him. IMO. I have a few suggestions on what you could try, cutting, gymkana(sp?),trail... I would suggest just dip into anything that interests you!
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Conformation isn't going to make him a cow horse. (He looks great btw, compared to last time you posted him)

But I agree, you should try everything. There are other types of roping. But if you feel bad for the calves, maybe stick to trail/open shows etc.

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Smile Thanks everyone

I appreciate your comments alot, and I didn't think conformation had a hole lot to do with it but I have heard so many people say "he looks real cowy" or "look at the legs on that horse he'd be a hard stopper" either way I think trails is what it's going to be I contacted the old owner on his registration papers and they were downright rude to me and I was polite and everything so I dunno I talked to the owners wife so maybe she thought I was somebody else or something I wish I could get into the APHA database to see if he has any registered foals and why they had left him a stud for so long, I guess ill never know, But thanks again everyone!
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Well, is he registered? If he is, what is he bred to do? Are his closeup ancestors good at anything?

No matter what direction you eventually want to go, he needs to be very well broke. So, start there. Get him 'soft' in the bridle. Get him obedient to your hands and your legs. Get him responsive and get him really 'broke'. Get him to the point that you can lope a nice round circle out in the open. Get a 'handle' on him. Teach him is leads and how to move laterally, how to back up lightly and how to stop and stand quietly anywhere you want. Then, you can go any direction and you will be half way there.

Oh, and by the way, 'cow' is bred into a horse and has absolutely nothing to do with conformation. It has everything to do with breeding.
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Do you have his reg. Name? I can look it up

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Well, is he registered? If he is, what is he bred to do? Are his closeup ancestors good at anything?

No matter what direction you eventually want to go, he needs to be very well broke. So, start there. Get him 'soft' in the bridle. Get him obedient to your hands and your legs. Get him responsive and get him really 'broke'. Get him to the point that you can lope a nice round circle out in the open. Get a 'handle' on him. Teach him is leads and how to move laterally, how to back up lightly and how to stop and stand quietly anywhere you want. Then, you can go any direction and you will be half way there.

Oh, and by the way, 'cow' is bred into a horse and has absolutely nothing to do with conformation. It has everything to do with breeding.
Yes he is registered

Well the only close generation ancestors I could find any info on was painted Lasan and Calhouns Lasan, and they were both Halter, and Cutting although they were good at western pleasure too, but doesn't that have alot to do with conformation you can look up painted Lasan through Google hit first link under search bar, also has Chico Chief (Progeny of CHICO) in his blood lines along with Three Bars, Jet Deck and several others like Tom Henry, Traveler, Zantanon the list just goes on and on help please!

I would have to train him for whatever we do together there are no trainers close enough to us and I am not taking him to stay at one of the boarding/training facilities here because all my horse buddies say they have seen some really bad things like charging 600.00 a month for a stall and this type of hay and this type of feed when all they are getting is an outdoor muddy stall with cow hay and oats, yeah more than other horses get but still not good circumstances. Even my farrier thinks it best for me to keep them with me.

I do have to say though he is super broke already I rode him the other day past a few mares and all he did was talk to them. Cochise is such a good boy
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Do you have his reg. Name? I can look it up
That's his name oh and thank you very much!!!
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I need his FULL name.. there isn't just a Cochise

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I need his FULL name.. there isn't just a Cochise


His registered name is Two M Chief Bluestock lol sorry bout that I put it in the heading wallah go
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