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post #31 of 42 Old 10-08-2013, 03:14 AM
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Truth be told I have thought of it, but decided the cost associated with it wasn't worth it. I could collect and spend the money and by the time I go to use it might not even work. There are a lot of good looking talented studs out there to pick from, and I will not do the breeding thing too much money, time, and possible heartbreak involved. I will just find a horse the colour I want, temperament, breeding and talent when the time comes to get a new horse. He also has two sisters one pally with four stockings and pie bald face and the other a bay with same amount of chrome so his bloodline will go on.
Things like this restore my faith!

I know nothing about reining, but he is an absolute stunner! Congrats :)
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post #32 of 42 Old 10-08-2013, 03:55 AM
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^I second the above. He's gorgeous!
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post #33 of 42 Old 10-08-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Things like this restore my faith!

I know nothing about reining, but he is an absolute stunner! Congrats :)

Thank you very much. Its interesting to see how many people tell others that their stud should be a gelding or theres enough babies out there to pick one instead of breeding, show people a nice Buckskin and things change.

Truth be told, he is an awesome little horse but I dont have the time, experience, knowledge or drive to keep and show a stud. Hes a very in your pocket type horse already and would love to just work all day every day and be with people. Which will work nicely without the added temptation of being a stud.

Thanks all for your comments. I will try to get a good video of him later on in his training and share it with you.
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post #34 of 42 Old 10-08-2013, 04:01 PM
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Thank you very much. Its interesting to see how many people tell others that their stud should be a gelding or theres enough babies out there to pick one instead of breeding, show people a nice Buckskin and things change.

Truth be told, he is an awesome little horse but I dont have the time, experience, knowledge or drive to keep and show a stud. Hes a very in your pocket type horse already and would love to just work all day every day and be with people. Which will work nicely without the added temptation of being a stud.

Thanks all for your comments. I will try to get a good video of him later on in his training and share it with you.

I bought my last horse as a three year old stallion. Was not what I was looking for! But I had my trainer who was a breeder and had four stallions of her own to help me. I debated for a month whether to geld. Lovely horse, superb temperament and movements like liquid.

But his full brother stands at stud.

He was three and didn't realize he still had his bean bags.

And the prejudice from other riders and owners making stupid sudden movements and working their horses up Round us made it difficult.

Gelding was the best choice I made with him. Within eight weeks he was turned out with another pony and has never changed his attitude.

I am not a dedicated breeder, and it would have been for selfish reasons.

It is so refreshing to see another stallion owner look beyond the "I has a pretty stallion" to look at the long term, short term and wider options.

He is absolutely stunning, and I wish you all the best for the future in reining!
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post #35 of 42 Old 10-08-2013, 05:35 PM
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Your 'pony' is cute. hope he progresses the way you want and that you have a ton of him.
Such a pretty gelding ! The black on his front legs is so dark and shiny it almost looks painted . ;)
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post #36 of 42 Old 01-30-2014, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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I thought I would update you on Lionel..

So I got to ride Lionel on Monday. He will be 4 in May and no one other than my trainer has ridden him. The trainer does not use a mounting block but I damaged my left ankle ten years ago falling down a flight of stairs and bracing myself off my left foot when I landed. So I use a mounting block when I can to save it from unneeded stress and mount off the ground at shows.

So poor Lionel has never seen a mounting block, I let him sniff it then walked him past it twice put him next to it and up I went. I did allow him to turn his head a bit as I was climbing the block to see it and he did take a step to the side when I lifted off, but he didn't take off.

We walked around and did some circles, jogged, trotted and loped. We did easy quiet spins, which are my hard part when needing to guide them and get them off the leg. If the horse can spin I'm fine, but if a horse doesn't spin well I'm learning training aspects to get them to spin. We ended up spinning correctly. Then we did some loops around the arena and without building or going fast, just nice easy lope I got him to stop 2+ feet. The trainer is getting him to slide easily 8+ft but going into green as grass next year all I am looking for is cute stops and spins.

My trainer is very happy that I was able to do everything easily with Lionel on the first ride without any grumpy behaviour, since he is use to the trainer riding his style and not mine. I was told that I probably wouldn't be able to find another horse to match me so well. What I am weak at he excels and what he needs help with I'm strong at so we compliment each other nicely.

Lionel is ready for the show pen so I can't wait for the season to start! Hopefully I can ride him next month.
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post #37 of 42 Old 01-30-2014, 10:46 AM
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Woot! Sounds like you've got a winner there...and a gorgeous one at that .

BTW, where are updated pictures???


*taps fingernails impatiently on table*

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post #38 of 42 Old 01-30-2014, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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I was so excited for being able to ride Lionel I forgot to take my camera. The weather here has been very cold but maybe I can see if I can get any pictures when I go to the barn Saturday. Hes a hair ball right now!! He is stalled at the end of the training barn near the door and hes a bit of a wimp that he has twice as much hair as the other 4 year old across from him.

I promise when it gets nice I will get someone out to take some good pictures of him when hes all show ready and not a hair ball.
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Photos photos photos! Pleaseeeee
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post #40 of 42 Old 01-30-2014, 12:35 PM
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LOL, we all have hairballs right now

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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