Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
My buddy and I were talking about just that - that cutters have become "one trick ponies". They are trained to work cattle in an arena and do nothing else.
That is one of the reasons I like the Ranch Horse competition. The horses need to be more versatile.
Bobo is about as close to an all around horse as I've had in some time. The amazing thing is that when he was sent to a registered sale in May, he only brought $900 and was "no sale". That was after he put on a demo with cattle and he was eyeball to eyeball with them. I bought him a month latter for $950 + 150 to have him delivered 300 miles. I think the reason he didn't sell was that there were a lot of bigger, shinier, horses there and they were bringing much better money. Bobo is plain, short, and full of cow (14.3 and 1,100lb). Perfect! Just not what the people wanted that day.
When I contacted his original owner/trainer to ask about his training, I was told his younger, full brother was sold last year off their ranch for - well lets just say quite a bit more - that they often wondered what happened to Bobo and that he was every bit as talented as his brother.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 12-03-2008 at 06:14 PM.