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        03-17-2010, 08:24 PM
    Who gets sold?

    I have two yearlings - you can see them on my HF barn - Triple Platinum and Scotch Times Tuffy... I worked them this evening for a few minutes on the longe line, and the results were the polar opposite of what I expected!

    Tuff was rather difficult, very stubborn, and did NOT want to move forward. He was pulling on me pretty much the entire time, and I kept having to kiss, cluck, crack the whip, tap him, smack him, etc. to keep him going. It was ridiculous. He had quite the attitude about it. And then? He didn't want to woah. I know this horse has been worked, he's been fit and shown in halter.

    Turd? A freaking angel. She can be a little cocky to handle, but all you have to do is give her a firm reason not to do that, and she's fine. She'll test you, and you have to keep on her - but otherwise? She's pretty okay. She happily moved forward, woah'd, changed directions, and moved with her head perfectly level, like she knows she's going to be a WP horse some day. Though today? Turd earned herself the right to a new name.

    So either way, we were going to sell Turd and keep Tuff - but I think we may have that a little messed up. Mom doesn't like Turd's attitude - but mom never works with any of the horses, and they all give her attitude - Turd's just a little more outspoken, so to speak. Like me. And that's why I've grown to like the Turd. She's my spitting image. We're both blonde, have curves - she's got a prettier face though! LOL

    And to debunk any 'good day bad day' arguments - both have been worked a little in showmanship training, and the results were the same.

    So, do I have it all wrong? Should I be selling Tuff instead?
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        03-18-2010, 04:20 PM
    Personally I would keep 'Turd' over 'Tuff'. IMHO she has alot nicer confirmation than the other one and I also prefer a horse that you have to slow down rather than push. I had a bad personal experiance with a stubborn colt so that's just my opinion. I'm not by any means a proffesional trainer though so this is just an opinion from another horse lover.
        03-18-2010, 04:28 PM

    I would sell Turd. IMHO, you'll get more for her and if I sold Tuff, I'd be afraid that he would be beat to be made to do something. That's just me though, I worry bout stuff like that. If you know he would go to a good home that would use good, non-abusive training and money's not a problem, then I would sell Tuff. It all depends on why you're selling them and what you personally are looking for in a horse. If your gut says to sell Tuff, then sell him. You have to be happy with the horse you decide to keep though.
        03-18-2010, 06:23 PM
    RoughRider - it's totally not about how much I get for them! If I was worried about that, I'd be stupid! LOL Especially with horses. And as far as prospects, Turd is built and bred to halter and ride. Her granddam on the top side had a lot of performance points - and I love a good all around horse.

    I don't like lazy horses, and I assume you're the same way KateS... There's always a point where they just get completely frustrated and give you the finger. I'd rather have something that likes to work for me, despite how she is on downtime. As long as she behaves when she works, we're cool.
        03-18-2010, 06:38 PM
    Green Broke
    Keep Turd(TATUM HEHEHE). She has the confo, the go, and the looks to boot. I think you will be more happy with er in the long run.
        03-18-2010, 08:38 PM

    If you lived closer I would seriously buy Tuff. I think he's adorable and I like horses that give me a challenge.=)
        03-18-2010, 09:01 PM
    RoughRider - depending on where you are in Wisconsin, you may not be that far away!

    LOL Yeah Honeysuga! Tatum - it's going to be HARD to remember that! LOL
        03-19-2010, 08:16 PM

    Haha I live way up North...near the UP. =)
        03-20-2010, 03:44 AM
    Ew, yeah that's too far! About 8 hours I think. Not including crappy Chi-town traffic.
        03-20-2010, 07:28 AM
    Green Broke
    Keep Tuff,
    I don't really have a reason I just find everything about him adorable. Either that or you can ship him to me....for free of course bahaha

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