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post #1 of 3 Old 03-11-2020, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Frenchman’s Guy x Two Eyed Jack mare

what are everyone’s opinions on barrel/cowbred lines as far as being successful in the rodeo pen for barrel racing? I have a coming two year old colt that is Frenchman’s Guy on top and Two Eyed Jack bred on the bottom, I’m hoping he turns into a nice little colt.
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-11-2020, 09:42 PM
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Just my opinion, but where I'm at (geographically) the barrel/running crossed on the cow horse is the ticket.
But I wouldn't shy away from a straight running or cow bred horse either if it had the wheels and the want to.

I'm looking to get back into running barrels and shopping. A couple weeks ago I was trying to make a deal on a Corona Cartel/Jess Perry, this week my cousin called me about a Duel Rey/Pepto ◊ High Brow/old school Joe Cody/ King filly that probably won't make the cut for the cutting pen. But she is fast, quick footed and has a good mind. Swinging from end of the pendulum to the other.

I never been a huge fan of Two Eyed Jack and I know a lot of people like them. But I do love the Docs Jack Frost, rode and owned some although not a Frenchmans Guy.

I say get him as broke as you can and run him. At these jackpots and open rodeos it seems if you know how to ride and can get a horse broke you're ahead of the game.
At the local level here, the gals who showed cowhorse, cowboy, english, 3 day eventers and run barrels are the ones winning.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-11-2020, 11:46 PM
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Don't know anything about Frenchmans Guy breeding.

What I've observed from Two Eyed Jack breeding in a few of my own horses as well as a handful of others and certainly not saying all of them are this way: they are great horses if you're not in a hurry. LOL They will be your best friend, do anything you ask and do it all day long without argument but they seem to prefer to be the tortoise instead of the hare. Funny thing is out in the pasture on their own you couldn't ask for more athleticism but you put the saddle on and it flips on the slow motion switch. As a trail rider I love them, as a person who likes to just chill with my horse I love them, and as an older person who no longer rides as much as she should I love the fact that months can go by without riding and they are trustworthy enough to toss a halter on, climb up bareback and take a nice quiet stroll around the pasture. I'm not sure how much I'd love them if I was a competitor.
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