11-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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Bloodlines are not terribly important to me. I just ride for fun and do ranch work so it isn't important that I have a *such-and-such* bred horse. When it comes to excelling at a particular discipline; racing, WP, reining, dressage, jumping, etc., etc., bloodlines do play a big part because many times, successful parents and grandparents will mean a capable foal. Of course though, there are exceptions to every rule. My brother is the exact opposite, he wants his horses to be dripping with cow savvy and wants the old type cutting lines like Mr San Peppy, Doc O'Lena, Colonel Freckles, Colonel Hotrodder, etc. I don't really need anything like that. They can be fun to play on sometimes but my horses are taught to watch a cow and they do well enough for me, I don't need something that I can take to a NCHA show. I guess that may be why my main horses are 2 mustangs, a grade qh, and someday (when he grows up) a qhxbelgian. LOL. But I don't do anything that I would need a horse to really excell at, I prefer good all around using horses and you don't need bloodlines of any kind for that.