Extremely small reining bred 4yr QH: will she grow more? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 04-14-2020, 08:10 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The sandbox
Posts: 6,986
• Horses: 0
I own a Smart Chic Olena grandaughter as well as rode quite a few. Same with the Top Sail Cody lines, own and rode.
They don't get very tall as a rule, depending on what they are crossed on and how far back.
But don't discount them based on their height!

My Smart Chic Olena filly is 4 this year(by a money earning Mister Dual Pep stallion) and I'd be surprised if I sticked her over 13HH. But she is double tough and handy. Stout enough to pack me at 5'9", 135 lbs. Trainer is over 6'.

Top Sail horses are good minded and ride bigger than they look, can have a big motor.

Give your filly a chance, I think you'll love her.
LoriF and SilverMaple like this.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
PLAYBOYS OKIE CODY "HOOEY" 10/21/2019
COWCHICK77 is online now  
post #12 of 13 Old 04-14-2020, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 16
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverMaple View Post
That's actually a pretty typical size for a cow-bred reiner/cow horse/cutter. They're usually as wide as they are tall and take up a lot of leg. If she has good bone, good hooves and conformation, she's likely going to be a good mount and capable of doing about anything you ask of her. My 13.2 hh paint mare is a powerhouse and carries me just fine and I'm well north of 200 lbs. My previous little mare did, too-- if I hadn't sold her, she'd still be doing it.

And I think your mare may still grow a bit. I bought a little Colonel Freckles mare in 2002 that was 13 hands at age four. I fell in love with her and had to have her even though she was butt-high and kind of weedy at the time. She was so much fun to ride, and the best mountain trail horse I've ever been on. She'd go all day in the steepest, roughest country you can think of and never wear out. She'd work a cow all day, too. Between her 4 and 5 y.o. year she grew 3" at the withers and as a fit, athletic 7 y.o. she wore a wide tree saddle, and weighed 1250 lbs of solid muscle. I kick myself daily for accepting an offer on her when I needed the money. I'd take another like her any day.

Don't fret. Ride her, use her, enjoy her. If you find she isn't what you wanted, THEN look into replacing her, but don't write her off because of her size yet. Plenty of horses her size hold up just fine to what you will ask her to do.

My best friend team ropes on a 13.3 Quarter Horse mare that nobody else gave a second look to because of her size. She's the best rope horse he's ever had and will turn a steer better than most horses twice her size.
Sounds like you've had some truly wonderful horses! Thanks for the encouragement! <3 <3 <3
cassidysk is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 04-14-2020, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 16
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77 View Post
I own a Smart Chic Olena grandaughter as well as rode quite a few. Same with the Top Sail Cody lines, own and rode.
They don't get very tall as a rule, depending on what they are crossed on and how far back.
But don't discount them based on their height!

My Smart Chic Olena filly is 4 this year(by a money earning Mister Dual Pep stallion) and I'd be surprised if I sticked her over 13HH. But she is double tough and handy. Stout enough to pack me at 5'9", 135 lbs. Trainer is over 6'.

Top Sail horses are good minded and ride bigger than they look, can have a big motor.

Give your filly a chance, I think you'll love her.
I love hearing about similarly bred horses, your filly sounds just awesome <3 ! That is encouraging to hear. She is definitely a BIG mover and I think she'll be a cool one.
COWCHICK77 likes this.
cassidysk is offline  
Reply

Tags
13hh , aqha , growing horse , height , jumping jack whiz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome