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        12-03-2008, 07:04 PM
    Originally Posted by county    
    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.
    Glenn, that is nearly word for word what we had been talking about for the past year or so.

    I get a kick out of the "aged" events being for such relatively young horses but considering that they are started in their 2's, so many are washed up by 6.
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        12-03-2008, 07:21 PM
    I won the State Maturity class here with a 4 year old I think it was either 01 or 02 I have to check. But anyway that filly was so much more a complete type horse then she ever was as a 3 year old. At 3 I just didn't think she was ready to handle the pressure it takes so I just trail rode her, worked here at home kinda just let her grow up and be a horse. It payed off 10 fold far as I'm concerned and you end up with a horse for 20 or 25 years rather then a 6 or 7 year old burn out like you described.
        12-04-2008, 04:55 AM
    This is an interesting area! Cutting wasnt something I had a strong notion towards growing up, but more so the last few years then before. I am currently closing a purchase on a filly from Smart Little Lena, Peppy San Badger and Doc Bar bloodlines as a prospect. Of course she will go through all the same training we do for other shows, and then see how she turns out later on for cutting. Nice thing is that this will give me plenty of time to start training myself in this. Regardless its a ton of fun!

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