In our area they have roping practice twice a week at the one arena and you can go to it whatever level you are. Our 4-h also does Western Heritage where you can bring any horse and learn how to rope, work cows, and goat tie.
The horse I used last year is having a foal so I can't use her, my filly is to young, and the horse I am using this year is a Thoroughbred and she might have hock issues. I don't want to over use her.
My boss has 3 horses that I have known for about 4 years, and I could use one of his. Plus, he would be willing to sell any at anytime. He never does anything with them.
So the two..
Kodak, 11 ish year old, 16hh Paint mare. She has always been my favorite. Her dam was a world champion cutting horse (I think it was cutting). I rode her for the first time last summer and she has really nice gaits. Her stop is amazing. Her owner had me ride her in a plain O-ring snaffle and just pulling back a little and sitting back you could go from a pretty fast pace lope to a sliding stop. Her neck reining needs work.
Mocho, 8 ish year old, 15.1hh (ish) mare (Buskinish Looking). I believe she is half arab. I'm not sure how you would exactely describe her coloring. I also rode her for the first time last summer, but I had a friend with who rode her mostly when I rode Kodak. Also goes in a O-ring snaffle and has that sliding stop. Her owner made her a driving horse and used her in the winter for pulling a small sleigh around the yard. Her bloodlines all I know is her dam was a movie star horse but he couldn't remember what movie but it was a well known movie.
He also owns a gelding that is a half brother to Mocho but he is built like a Thoroughbred.
So looking at them conformation wise, who do you think would be the better choice? Or the pros/cons of each?
If I do end up using one of these I would also train them for games so that I could take them with to shows. Every roping horse around here is trained for games.
Sorry, for the poor pictures. I have some good ones somewhere but I can't find them.