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post #1 of 16 Old 05-10-2011, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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what do you think of Rocket! :)

This is my first mini. West Forty Rocket is a 2003 registered black pinto stallion. He has been DNA tested and came back positive for black altough i think he looks more like a Grullo. He has a BIG additude but is increadibly sweet! i dont really know much about minis so does he have a good confermation? What range would his stud fee be in? He has sired two foals but before i got him. anyway let me know what you think! :)

sorry about the sideways pictures but i wouldnt figure out how to get them the right way up :P

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His tail was cut a little short when in this one but its growing out fast!
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post #2 of 16 Old 05-10-2011, 09:49 PM
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He looks like a nice type!!

Stud fee all depends on what his temp, confo and achievements are. What has he done? Like as in showing ect...

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post #3 of 16 Old 05-10-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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I dont think he has shown. and if he has i dont know about it. The people i got him from just used him as a lawnmower and were moving so i said i would take him.
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Such a nice stallion to be used for a lawn mower!

I would show him and see how he goes and then advertise him to breed.

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I agree! but i will do some research in the mini shows around here and see if i can enter him in a few!
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That would hopefuly give him a few wins, more breeding requests!

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What a nice looking little guy! I agree. He's been wasted if he's only been used as a lawn mower up until now! I'd definately look into some Halter classes or something. He has nice conformation (not exceptional, but definately nice enough to catch your eye) and very good coloring. Modest yet well defined. If you can get him some halter points, I think he'll be a very pleasing little stud. Good luck!


(just wondering though, why are his hooves cut the way that they are? That can't be very good on his joints to be standing so high on his toes. Im no expert, but it looks like he needs a bit more shape to those feet so he can showcase that flashy I'm-special gait that so many minis have!)

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That picture was taken the day after i got him. He wasnt kept in the best shape as a lawn mower, so his feet needed to be trimmed, but they look much better now!
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What a little cutie! Congrats on your first mini.

From what I can see it looks like he has a very handsome little head on him, and nice markings. I am amazed he is not a complete chunk from his days of lawn mowing!
How tall is he?

As all ready mentioned, Stud fee does really vary. (Ask around and see what others are charging in your area too.)
He is registered?
You should look into his lineage, see what his sire and dam have as far as "accomplishments".
Certainly showing him in halter, showmanship, and obstacle classes would help if he places well. And it is a good way to meet others with minis who may be looking to breed, as well as giving you both some thing to enjoy doing together.

Do you think you will train him to drive? It is a ton of fun!




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post #10 of 16 Old 05-11-2011, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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He is 27.5 inches. He came with a binder full of pictures of his parents, his babies, and him. It also contained three pages of pedigree and his DNA results. i think i may have copies of both of his parents DNA results too. As far as showing i dont know but we may know the beeder so we are going to contact her. We do want to drive him but we cant find any used equiptment for sale. Im excited to see how he does in halter classes! :)
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