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post #11 of 12 Old 07-29-2015, 12:49 PM
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I've bought several broodmares that were also good riding horses. Most people I know expect them to do double duty. I still have one that I bought as a 6 year old who had 30 days put on her as a 2 year old then turned into a broodmare without being ridden. Once I got her done with foals (she was a 3 in one deal) I put her back under saddle and other than not knowing how to neck rein you'd never guess she'd only had 30 days put on her. She turned out to be one of those rare gems that is suitable for kids and beginners. She's 20 now and still a very valued member of the herd.
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post #12 of 12 Old 07-31-2015, 02:25 AM
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I ride an OTTB broodmare who is an angel - and this qualification comes from me, a very nervous middle-aged novice. She is just perfect. Fit and willing, no spooks, bucking, sudden moves, ear-pinning - nothing but responsive and comfortable riding.

The only thing that she did wrong sounds rather dangerous but it wasn't actually: she reared in hand when she saw a foal. But she did it vary carefully, low and away from the handler and out of pure excitement. We are putting it down to her pregnancy hormones as she was bought pregnant and still is.
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