Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
buckoff - I see your point about the neck but my opinion on that is that he needs exercise and muscle on his neck. That didnt pop up until he started putting on all the weight. He is still growing and stuff at the moment and he has already changed so much since we got him that there are some things that arent worrying about me at the moment. I probably should have waited until he stops growing and fills out more before I posted pics
I don't want to sound rude but I hate it when people ask why you are keeping a horse a stallion. And while it is something that I think is my business and no one elses I will explain myself. Firstly, he's nearly 4. I got him 2 weeks after his 3rd birthday. He was so undernourished and his growth had been very stunted and through all that his boy bits hadnt dropped. Its only been the last 6 weeks or so, since it warmed up funnily enough, that they have dropped and he's started to really bulk up. So lack of having anything to cut means I can't cut him. Secondly, he is very well bred. His dam was a champ halter horse and his father was a good reiner. Not the best but did very well for himself. Going back about 2 generations there is nothing but reining and halter horse blood. The two generations behind that are all U.S. Horses apart from two australian horses. I've looked into the horses I can find information on and while he doesnt carry all champion lines, he is for all intents and purposes, well bred. I do want to find out more information on his IMP lines though. And thirdly, that's just the choice I've made...at the moment. It may well change but if he isnt gelded by his 5th birthday I likely wont ever geld him.
Honeysuga & dynamite - he's not really that tall. He is a tad under 14.2hh at the moment
And I know he doesnt look much like what americans are used to with their qh horses but I can guarantee he's a qh. He is registered and I have his papers.
I still think I will go ahead with the breaking/training. I don't want to go high level with it anyways. Mostly I enjoy the discipline and level of training that reiners have. Thanks for everyones comments
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"
Last edited by jazzyrider; 11-14-2009 at 06:11 PM.