Originally Posted by Cherie
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