I think that a chance at 25k is worth the 5k if you can afford to lose the 5. Sadly, I canít afford the gamble. I would do it for 1 I think (really I canít afford that loss either lol). I just think it would be super fun in any case!
Like you said though, it will be fun to watch. My dad once had a mustang that he said couldnít be beat in strickly a cutting aspect; he never told me how heíd do in his dry work. I think it was a horse who was missing his ears; they froze off as a colt. The horse ended up colicking and dying when my brother borrowed him for a trip sadly. Broken Top they called him. I only say this to point out that itís possible for one to be super catty. I know Iíve seen some do some pretty good reining patterns. It will be neat to see how they stack up.
Iíve been thinking that in a year or two Iíll buy a yearling when they gather. It will be nice to have something to stay sound and solid for general work. I think we overbreed a bit and create issues. My little girl has a fjord which we all love and think will do well enough for ranch work, but a mustang is a ton cheaper.
Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you? - Balaamís Donkey