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post #1 of 8 Old 02-21-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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What does "top broke" mean?

I've seen the phrase "top broke" a few times in CL ads, and was wondering if it actually meant something?

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 12:42 AM
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the latest ad I've seen it in. Maybe it's just that seller misusing a term.

"Gentle and Top Broke Roan Gelding"

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 01:44 PM
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When I got on highly trained cutting horse, no bridle on him and no experience on my side, and he worked the flag without any clues from my side just as well as he does with his owner with 40 something years of cutting competitions experience. That's what I call TOP broke. :)
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 05:24 PM
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It means they're broke to ride when you're on top of them, as opposed to underneath them
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 06:06 PM
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It means they're broke to ride when you're on top of them, as opposed to underneath them

Or maybe the horse's legs are not broken but the spine is????????????
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 07:26 PM
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Maybe, and this is a shot in the dark, it means that "top" is saddleable, as in riding as opposed to drivable, as in a harness and such.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-22-2010, 07:43 PM
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Why don't you just email and ask?

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There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
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