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post #31 of 57 Old 08-13-2010, 01:01 PM
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I will get some pictures of her when the rain stops and forward them to you!
Send some rain with them if you could? Had so much in April/May/June now not so much.

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post #32 of 57 Old 08-13-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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we could use some rain here also! dry and hot as heck.
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post #33 of 57 Old 02-08-2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Well today is my prospects 2 year old birthday (steppin on Sparks). So I figured an update would be good. I will try to get some pictures or videos up soon.

I have rode him about 15 times now... he stops on a dime, backs up.. Lopes off on both leads and move off my legs.. I can lay the neck rein and press my leg on his front shoulder and he will jump off of it (controled of course). Right now I am working on squaring him up and driving him a little at the lope.

So far everything has been extremely easy... Just a few "rodeos" at first when I was trying to get him to move off my spurs. Again i will post some videos for your viewing pleasure.
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post #34 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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No video's yet... but here are some pictures... He is getting big...

He is also doing really well under saddle.
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post #35 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 12:37 PM
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He looks great! He really darkened up though! You training seems to be going really good. Good Luck!

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post #36 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 01:48 PM
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I really don't like how high his butt is. In the first pics I thought he might grow out of it but he still is extreamly butt high. I'm not familer with reiners so I don't know if it is common for them to look like this at that age?
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post #37 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 02:01 PM
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Yeah I can see that he has a high croup that is common in Quarter Horses it seems, but I'm not sure about reining horses in particular. But it seems like it would be good to have a bigger higher butt they can put their weight into. I don't know all that much about it though, so correct me if I am wrong.

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post #38 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think that picture does him any justice, because his foot is cocked in both pictures... So his hip is up on one side.... But usually reiners you want a big strong hind quarters!
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post #39 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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For fun....

First picture is when he was 4 months old and second picture was when he was 8 months old. He was always a big boy.
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post #40 of 57 Old 02-28-2011, 08:23 PM
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I know he is BIG but you don't want his butt to be uneaven with his front end. It makes most manuvers a lot harder for him. I hope he grows out of it but that foal pic makes me think he wount. It looks like he has always been really butt high. He is cute though
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