Intrested in competing not sure what direction to take this mare??? any suggestions?

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    08-07-2012, 07:29 PM
Intrested in competing not sure what direction to take this mare??? any suggestions?

I have recently acquired a new mare and was given very limited history on her; I do have all her papers and have ridden her on trails and in round pen extensively trying to feel her out. So far rides great, very calm, no spook, almost a plug, lol. Very sure footed, rides with a hack and light touch, but very antsy when tied, can be bossy on the ground 15.3 hands, she is a big girl. Here is her pedigree (, can anyone tell me much about her breeding (traits, flaws, what she might be good at, anything), I have very limited knowledge of bloodlines and I am asking all this because I am intrested in competing in some event with this horse but not sure what direction to take her.
Any info, suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. I found her last registered owner online and she lives here in Georgia and sent her an email yesterday so maybe that can help me shed some light on some of my questions, but I know itís a longshot. The people I got her from said they thought she had show points on her, but I have no clue how to check that and they really didn't give me much to work with besides her registration papers. I would love to compete with her. Thanks guys.
I attached a pic of Abby in pasture alone(right after we got her, we have since put some weight on her).
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    08-07-2012, 07:56 PM
Ever thought about team roping? Looks like a head horse to me, size and speed.
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    08-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Have put a thought or two on roping, thanks for the reply.
    08-07-2012, 09:16 PM
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Yeah. Im thinkin speed events with her. She looks quite compact and would probably do good with cow work or roping.
    08-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Thanks I know she has been around cows a good bit but don't think she has ever had a job
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    08-08-2012, 11:33 AM
She does not have a show record with APHA.
    08-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Thanks for checking for me I had no clue how to heck that. She is registered arha also can you get show points in either class?
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    08-08-2012, 05:48 PM
If you look at her bloodlines, I'd say she has a lot of pleasure/halter horses. But her qh side a few gens back were decent race horses. You should go through them more. I can't right now cause I'm in class. I will say this...just because a horse is bred for something, doesn't mean it will be able to do it or be talented at it imo. Find out what she likes and what she can do...mentally and physically. Good luck :)
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    08-08-2012, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the quick break down of her bloodlines I really have very little knowledge of past horses. I will definitely keep what you said in mind, very helpful tip.
    08-08-2012, 08:37 PM
At the very top of the lines, sometimes there's a little white "i" I believe. Click it, it'll tell you basic info. And sometimes there's a little green horse, move your mouse over it and there will be a picture that horse :) hope that makes sense !!
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