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post #11 of 28 Old 09-21-2013, 12:36 AM
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post #12 of 28 Old 09-21-2013, 12:57 AM
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I would breed for the cutting lines, but that's because I prefer those wonderful foundation bred, ranch type horses.
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post #13 of 28 Old 09-21-2013, 01:16 AM
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Difficult to give any sensible opinion without seeing the mares or knowing about them.

One is a proven brood mare, is the other a maiden?

Does either have any temperament faults that you would rather not reproduce.

If you are deciding to breed rather than buy a youngster on the ground then maybe there is an emotional attachment there.

Honestly, start with a blue print of what you actually want in a foal/ future riding horse, height, color, build, manners etc, which mare gets you closest to your idea?

Once you see who gets you nearest to what you want, then you can search for the right stud to give you the best chance to get that.

OR radically, find the right stud first, and then decide what mare suits him.

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Difficult to give any sensible opinion without seeing the mares or knowing about them.

One is a proven brood mare, is the other a maiden?

Does either have any temperament faults that you would rather not reproduce.

If you are deciding to breed rather than buy a youngster on the ground then maybe there is an emotional attachment there.

Honestly, start with a blue print of what you actually want in a foal/ future riding horse, height, color, build, manners etc, which mare gets you closest to your idea?

Once you see who gets you nearest to what you want, then you can search for the right stud to give you the best chance to get that.

OR radically, find the right stud first, and then decide what mare suits him.
My mare has 5 babies on the ground, 3 of which show. My sister in laws mare has one baby on the ground but she hasn't done anything with him yet, too young. My mare is beyond smart, pretty too look at, a nasty witch, and a sweet darling angel. She is 19 though and that is one of my concerns for her.

My sister in laws mare, I have no emotional attachment to. I've never ridden her and only seen her a few times. She's gentle and kind, has a very good mind, is very smart and can be high energy and can be low key depending on what you ask her for. My sister in law also has the full brother to this mare and he is low key, laid back, patient and easy going. The colt seems to have the mothers personality.

I have been surfing the web for studs and there are a few that I really like but I will have to have seman shipped....

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If I go with the foundation mare... I was thinking something like:

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This question is going to sound really dumb but I'm asking anyway... Can I take a horse like this and use it for reining or western pleasure and do well in the show ring? They look so versatile though it seems like it would be a waste not to really give them a job....

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I would go with the foundation bred, but that's just me. BTW, I couldn't get the pics to load. Can we see pics of the mares?
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What's a spotlight horse?
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This question is going to sound really dumb but I'm asking anyway... Can I take a horse like this and use it for reining or western pleasure and do well in the show ring? They look so versatile though it seems like it would be a waste not to really give them a job....
I had a Foundation QH who could go from English to Western or Western to English in different classes during the same show day, he is a great Horse. It was funny and amazing to see him change so quickly with his footwork, he seemed to know what kind of saddle he had on

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This question is going to sound really dumb but I'm asking anyway... Can I take a horse like this and use it for reining or western pleasure and do well in the show ring? They look so versatile though it seems like it would be a waste not to really give them a job....
Those links didn't work, Jen.

Reining, yes absolutely. Reining and ranch work aren't so different and so long as the horse has the physical ability, then it only takes the right training to make them good (perhaps not upper levels of the NRHA, but dang well good enough for low-mid level shows and AQHA breed shows).

WP though....maybe and maybe not. Some working bred horses can do well in WP with the correct training, but some can't. It just depends on their willingness and quality of gait. For the most part though, I'd say that a foundation horse would be good at low levels there but not much more. They generally aren't bred for the low head carriage or the long, sweepy gaits like WP horses.

I'd go for it anyway though. There's no such thing as putting too much training on a horse.
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The link didn't go to the stud I wanted it to. I must have copied wrong.

Now, these studs are total hypothetical. I think I like the sorrel the best though:

DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1734099 - SBR Formula One

DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 579823 - TOO SLICK TWO WATCH

DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 706371 - OLENAS HOLEY SOX -CHAMPION CUTTING HORSE
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