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jbolt 01-02-2012 05:50 PM

Hancock bred gelding critique please
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Breed: AQHA
Sex: Gelding
Age: 5

I was given this horse as a project after about 5 years without riding. I have around 22 yrs. exp. with quarter horses, and I would like to use him as an all around horse, but would like specificly to do 1st and 2nd level dressage, as I nam burnt out on cow work. ill still train for barrels and poles but i would really just like to know if he looks conformationally sound for som dressage and maybe some HUS/Jumping. I realise that he is bred and born to be a cowhorse, but I would like to hear what faults he has from others, so i can gain a better perspective on his scope of potential. thank you for your time
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Why are haters telling me hes inbred? Arent all quarter horses inbred I know hes not linbred, i accidentally used that word and was beaten severely with words, what whats the issue, in human terms linebred is still inbred....btw i do get that linebreeding strengthens a certain line, but i dont know why, and i dont understand why inbreeding doesn't.
Here is my reining mares pedigree, is she linebred?

Faceman 01-03-2012 09:15 AM

Your gelding is neither inbred nor linebred.

Your mare is not linebred by most breeders' definition. If there were another run to Doc Bar relatively close, particularly on the bottom side, I might then consider her linebred...

Faceman 01-03-2012 10:47 AM

Just adding an example of line bred. This is one of my former broodmares... One Freckle Appaloosa

justjump 01-03-2012 10:54 AM

Your horse isn't inbred. Haha
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HAFWalkers 01-05-2012 12:07 AM

nice horse

SRCM16 01-06-2012 10:50 AM

Bay roans. *drools*

Your horse isn't line bred, my horse on the other hand.. LOL. Here's an example of linebred. (she was an accidental foal)

My Sharona Bask Gates Morab

MicKey73 01-06-2012 11:06 AM

I don't know anything about the linebred/inbred thing, but will say that I don't see anything in your horse's conformation that will prohibit him from doing low level dressage and some jumping.

Bellasmom 01-06-2012 12:34 PM

People may just be looking at his pedigree and seeing every other horse named "hancock" and assuming they are all related. As he is a gelding, he is what he is and his "pedigree" is meaningless. is a good website with lots of info on Joe Hancock and other Hancock bred horses.

jbolt 10-17-2012 04:03 PM

Before 45 days of conditioning and riding....1st and 3rd pic are the " after" pics....

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