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        02-18-2013, 07:16 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I agree with all the above...

    Nothing wrong with a tall horse just as long as he can use it and move. Older style NV ranch horses can be a mix of draft, TB, QH or Morgan.(or allthe above!)They usually have some size and the soggy bone to them to stand up to the pounding long miles and big cattle.
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        02-18-2013, 07:17 PM
      #12
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    Yes it is :) Did you take it?
    No, I'm still in HS, I thought about taking it tho! I was told it wasn't a course fit for me because I'd get bored, so I'm taking a Equine Massage Therapy course in Edmonton instead.

    But, what I've heard of the course, it's tailored more-so for a big ranch horse, not a catty little show horse.
         
        02-18-2013, 07:18 PM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    I agree with all the above...

    Nothing wrong with a tall horse just as long as he can use it and move. Older style NV ranch horses can be a mix of draft, TB, QH or Morgan.(or allthe above!)They usually have some size and the soggy bone to them to stand up to the pounding long miles and big cattle.
    This boy is also very stocky. I, personally, think he's very well put together but I don't know too much! Haha
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        02-18-2013, 07:24 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I like him!
         
        02-18-2013, 07:27 PM
      #15
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by QHriderKE    
    No, I'm still in HS, I thought about taking it tho! I was told it wasn't a course fit for me because I'd get bored, so I'm taking a Equine Massage Therapy course in Edmonton instead.

    But, what I've heard of the course, it's tailored more-so for a big ranch horse, not a catty little show horse.
    Any course that allows me to ride 2 hours a day, 5 days a week is good with me! Haha Equine massage therapy is cool too!
         
        02-18-2013, 07:53 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Java, do you know how is he bred?
         
        02-18-2013, 08:40 PM
      #17
    Teen Forum Moderator
    I hope he's not too motivated to escape...he's so tall that it looks like if he really wanted to he could just step over that fence! LOL.

    He's very handsome though. Good pick!
         
        02-18-2013, 08:52 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I was told that his bloodlines have some good cattle sense or whatever you'd call it. I can ask the owner tomorrow what his breeding is :)

    And yes! He is very tall compared to the fence
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        02-19-2013, 09:30 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    The only thing I see about him that I don't really like is he's a red horse. Not my most favorite color, but I like the look of him send him to Montana I'd put him to work. How smart is he?
         
        02-19-2013, 09:33 AM
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    One of my horses is 17.5 hh and my mom and sisters used to do a lot of ropin and cattle drivin. He just as good as the other horses too. I also have a 13.5 hh horse, and he worked harder than almost any of the other horses. So I say that any size is pretty good.
         

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