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        11-29-2008, 07:23 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    I breed Cutting and Reining horses I have a son of Peppy San Badger who has his COA in the NCHA. Also have a son of High Brow Hickory that we showed in cutting. And we have a son of Hollywood Jac 86 that's a NRHA money earner and has two Reining ROM's with the AQHA in Reining. I love both sports but have to say much more so the Cutting!!!! The most exciting 2.5 minutes you'll ever have on a horse!!!!
         
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        11-30-2008, 06:13 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    Ooh.u guys r all soo lucky.lol..i must say I get special treatment at my barn bc my mom is dating my tainer.haha...so I get to ride all the cutters. I have to find out what his registered name is but we have a stud who apparently was really good inthe cutting pen..but due to a stifle injury he's just breeding.he doesn't even get ridden anymore. :(
         
        12-02-2008, 12:35 PM
      #33
    Showing
    County, a good friend of mine down in Stephensville, TX is very heavy into cutting. I've owned a son of High Brow Cat and took him to the Futurity in Fort Worth a few years ago (didn't do very well). What are the names of your horses? I'd love to look them up through the Chatter.
         
        12-03-2008, 03:50 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    You can see them on our web site County Line Farm specializing in cutting and reining lines.
         
        12-03-2008, 05:30 PM
      #35
    Showing
    Good looking horses county.

    This is the breeding on my gelding: Lintons Hangin Judge Quarter Horse you can see him if you look at the horses I posted, Bobo. He was a turn back horse for the first 6 or 7 years, then just trailed and a little cattle work. I got him early this summer, put about 50 or 60 lb on him and team penned and sorted. Nice handle.

    The mare I just sold to a buddy of mine was bred this way: Hickorys Barbee Que Quarter Horse. Nice little mare.
         
        12-03-2008, 06:15 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    For good solid all around cattle type horses I don't think you can beat a retired turn back horse with some Doc Bar and foundation breeding. Their just good solid citizens that can Cut, then go Team Pen, pick up a rope and they'll let you rope off them, then lets go for a nice trail ride.

    IMO and not knocking cutters lord knows I love them all but I really think todays cutting world has gotten to hung up on strictly haveing a cutting horse and nothing else. I think the reason Mr San Peppy, Peppy San Badger and alot of that generation of cutting horses were so good is because when they weren't cutting they were roping and dragging calfs to a branding fire and so many other things like turning back. They cut as well and as long as they did because their minds never burned out on it.
         
        12-03-2008, 06:28 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    Im going to have to agree with country on that. One trainer I worked for was great. We used to go trail riding all the time with our cutting horses. Most the time we would go for rides around his property, both of us riding stallions adn have not a problem in the world. The horses were very level headed. Very calm, great safe horses. Then a different trainer I worked for was the total oposite. He would have me and the other girl tack up the horses. He always made us lope them for about 2 hours before he woudl go to work on them. Then he woudl ride them for about half an hour then we would have to walk them till they cooled off. He never tacked up his own horses. Those horses reminded me of barrel horses....very stung out...very stressed...there eyes were big. Very cowy! But I have never had a horse not be.....they worked hard...but that's all they did was work. Needless to say...i didnt stay at that barn for long.
         
        12-03-2008, 07:09 PM
      #38
    Showing
    100%

    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.
         
        12-03-2008, 07:22 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    Good steal on Bobo!!
         
        12-03-2008, 07:24 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    I Think alot of it is due to the huge amount of money paid out in the Futurities its into the millions of dollars now. People just don't want to take the time to train colts for more all around type horses because they want to work 8 or so colts at a time to get two that they can ride for the big money. I'd really like to see the Futurities be changed to 4 and 5 year old horses rather then 3 year olds. But that's a whole nother subject and thread maybe.
         

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