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  • I've ben diversified AQHA
  • Good topline for western pleasure

 
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    04-04-2012, 03:25 AM
  #1
Foal
Is he good enough?

I posted about him in the confo thread. Im picking this guy up on saturday. He's 16h, and now 6, turning 7 this month. Out of Greatly Diverisifed and RF cowboys last shot (impressive lines and others too.) His reg name is I've ben diversified.
I know he has a nice jog, but is he moving well enough to be real competition?
He lost his front left shoe last week, days before this was taken.
And riding/lunging of when he was 3.
Ill post my first ride on him here too once I do so. :)
( he already has points in novice hus, showmanship, equitation and horsemanship from when he was 3-5)
Thanks!

Forgot to put: in the riding video he was just started in western. Not even close to finished. He's now spur trained and bridleless trained too.
     
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    04-05-2012, 04:44 PM
  #2
Foal
Here a riding video. He hasnt been worked at all because the current owner is pregnant, and that why she's selling him.
Only one more day til we go pick him up. :)
     
    04-05-2012, 05:11 PM
  #3
Started
I would say he's a nice little western pleasure horse. The only thing I would keep in mind is that he seems really heavy on the forehand and not very muscular in the back end. Probably just needs some work, but I would be mindful of keeping that shoulder up and getting him on his butt if you want to go ultra-slow without him four-beating. But he's got a nice fluid gait where he's at and should be a good boy. Congrats!
     
    04-05-2012, 05:29 PM
  #4
Trained
I think he's got a nice, slow, smooth movement to him. I think he does need refinement though. He excessively bobs his head at the canter and he does look heavier on his forehand then his behind. Just needs a little fine-tuning and I think you'll have yourself a nice horse.
     
    04-06-2012, 06:04 AM
  #5
Foal
Yeah he hasnt been consistantly worked for a few months so I know I can't just get him and show. :3
     
    04-08-2012, 12:51 AM
  #6
Started
Why would you want to? Training is the best part!!
     
    04-08-2012, 01:03 AM
  #7
Foal
I know. :)



My trainer said he's going to be one to beat in shows once I get him back into shape. :) He has the best jog and lope, even from sitting around. He needs his head reset though. He holds it abit high.
     
    04-08-2012, 01:12 AM
  #8
Started
D: I think his head set is perfect where it's at! If anything he just needs to get off your hands and put his nose down, but I think his neck is naturally at a great spot.
     
    04-10-2012, 05:11 PM
  #9
Weanling
As others have said, he'll be awesome once he gets some more conditioning to his body, and has some more refining done under saddle.

If you start schooling him now on getting him off the forehand and driving from his hind end, that'll build his topline back up, and smooth out the head bobbing at the lope.

He has a really kind face. By the end of the year, he'll definitely be a keeper!
     
    04-10-2012, 08:49 PM
  #10
Foal
How do you bet him off his forehand? He also needs help keeping his headset but its mostly from muscle loss.
     

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