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    03-18-2011, 04:56 PM
Driftwood bred gelding

We are looking at a 2 yr old Driftwood bred (top & bottom) gelding. Would like to use him for reining. And possibly as hunt seat for grand daughter later on..Has had 23 rides on him and is soft mouthed and rates his speed well in all gaits. Just no slow lope yet. Seems to have good work ethic.
..I know Driftwoods are usually bred for ranch work, barrels and working cows...Would this gelding be ok for reining? He's already started in it and seems to be progressing good for the amount of rides he's had....Sorry, don't have pictures yet or pedigree...waiting for owner to call.
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    03-21-2011, 01:28 PM
Well thanks folks for the info...Just wanted to know if this breeding would work as a reining prospect..
    03-21-2011, 01:32 PM
NHreiner ( I believe that is his username) will probably chime in soon, he's great with the reining horses.

Goodluck with the possible buy
    03-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Thank you, I guess I get a little in a hurry sometimes..
    03-21-2011, 02:04 PM
Breeding is a factor in what a horse is bred to do - however heart and build matter much more.

Is the colt athletic enough to execute the patterns with minimal effort?
    03-21-2011, 02:58 PM
Seems to do them without much effort..starting to step over and has an excellent stop on him. Don't know tho if I'm ready for a 2 yr old...this old body isn't as bouncy as it once was! Probably need one that's already shown and older...We'd be showing green...or just above...rookies at this
    03-21-2011, 03:36 PM
If you can find a finished horse that would be your best bet unless you have experience with reiners. Typically a new reiner will go through about 3-4 horses before they are ready for a 2yo.

As to the driftwood horse. Since he is a gelding and a 2yo that will play less of a factor then what he is actually built like and how trainable he is. I personally would not look at that bloodline if I was looking for a prospect. Basically as they tend to be too thick in their body to really make a good reiner. So it will come down to how this horse is put together and how he finishes out.
    03-21-2011, 09:10 PM
I have a driftwood colt, both to and bottom just like your guy and he is built far more like a reiner that a ranch, or rope horse.
    03-21-2011, 10:53 PM
Thank you! After letting my mind settle and thinking about the 2 yr old..I came to the same conclusion as you have said...Been there done that with youngsters and really don't want to tackle them again....Trainers were at Gordyville to watch this past weekend and they have found a couple of older reiners..
    03-21-2011, 10:57 PM
Well this guy is a tad long in his back...He has an awesome hip. Think I fell in love with that rear end!! And the fact he is black..His temperament is quiet and he is people friendly. Oh well, they say there's a horse around every corner and I suppose their right...Back to looking....and taking my time for the right one!

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