I'm a new member here, in fact this is my first post! I just bought a ten month old filly today because she was an incredible deal and I am trying to decide what her and I's future plans will be. She is bred to be a cutter her sire is Poco Flyer out of Delta Flyer Dam is Suzy QT Streke and she is a APHA solid. She also is apparently (nominated?/eligible) for the Iowa Cutter Breeders Futurity as a three year old. I didn't know that when I bought her yay for me I found this out because I looked up and called her breeder on her papers who apparently sold her at auction at weaning to the woman I bought her from.
The problem is I don't know anything about cutting and have very little cattle experience---not that I know anymore about reining to be honest. But at least that doesn't require one to have acess to cattle!
My background is generic western lessons, trails, saddleseat lessons--never showed, and huntseat-never showed or jumped all entry level stuff.
What I have noticed about the filly immediately is that she just carries herself and moves differently than any horse I have ever had or been around. I have had, boarded for others at my house, or taken lessons on Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, a western pleasure QH, QH's and Paints that had nobody we could even identify at all on their papers.
What I mean about she carries herself different is just watching her in the stall she gets her legs WAY under herself. Farther than any of the horses I have ridden or even closely watched do as an adult. Is that just a baby thing? She also was doing full turns in her stall. Pivoting a full 360 with almost not even hardly moving her inner hind leg. Again is that a any baby horse thing does it or is it something that will give me an idea as to what to have her trained to do in the next couple years?
Thanks! Sorry for my lengthy opening post!