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I have no idea if this belongs here, but it could always be moved. Anyway, I'm having issues understanding what on Earth my mare was bred for. I was told she is barrel bred, but I don't think that is all she was bred for.

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King Leo Bar apparently has offspring who are race champions and halter champions.
 

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Cutting, although there is a TB line in the woodpile...
 

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You're mare is all cutting and working cow horse bred. There a many really good names on her papers, they may be a few generations back but still a good foundation all around.

The little tiny bit of TB on her bottom side isn't enough to really effect anything.
 

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Actually, she looks like a TB when she's in really good shape. Super fast and she actually is a decent jumper too. She also had a high enough percentage to get her registered as an appendix.
 

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Have you tried her on barrels? In theory, a cutter with TB mixed in should be good on barrels...it will of course vary with the individual horse...
 

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I agree totally with Drum Runner on your horse's pedigree.
I owned a daughter of Three Chicks by Tru Tru Chick by Tru Tru By Truly Truckle, she was running quarter horse bred.
I have never heard of a barrel bred horse, but then anything is possiable today.
The way your horse is bred , it should be able to excel in anything you try.
 

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Actually, she looks like a TB when she's in really good shape. Super fast and she actually is a decent jumper too. She also had a high enough percentage to get her registered as an appendix.
No, you took that wrong..or I didn't word it well enough... I meant that the little TB Wasn't enough to take away anything good from the QH traits...I have an appendix QH/TB mare that is an awesome barrel horse. She's reining and working cow horse bred with a ton of speed from her dam's TB side...IMO, that is the best mix for a barrel horse...I absolutely love cow horse bloodlines, they are my favorite..

Hillside said s/he (sorry I don't know what you are?) didn't know horses were bred for barrels? Lol Oh yes :wink: , they are. Just like any other discipline, horses are bred and planned out for traits..There are a lot of good barrel horse bloodlines out there..Lots of talent too.
 

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Yes I have tried her on barrels, I've tried her on everything I could get my hands on LOL. She loves speed events, especially jumpers and poles. She just needs more training to really excel at barrels. Heck, she's even beginning sliding stops right now.

If you go back a little further on her TB side, she is directly related to War Admiral (not that it's rare) and has some other names that lead to really good racers. I'm just happy she is a versatile horse, a little attitude mixed in, but a nice girl anyway.
 

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You have a very well bred horse and should be a very versatile horse in what ever direction you choose to take the horse.
Drumrunner, I just have never heard the term barrelbred, When I was breeding QH's they were either cow bred,cutting, reining, roping, halter or race bred, and were champions in one or more of these, there was never any mention about barrelbred, so I learned something new today, Thank You Laurie :)
 

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You have a very well bred horse and should be a very versatile horse in what ever direction you choose to take the horse.
Drumrunner, I just have never heard the term barrelbred, When I was breeding QH's they were either cow bred,cutting, reining, roping, halter or race bred, and were champions in one or more of these, there was never any mention about barrelbred, so I learned something new today, Thank You Laurie :)
No problem..and I completely agree with you..The OP's horse should be very versatile and probably an awesome all around horse..
 

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Actually, she looks like a TB when she's in really good shape. Super fast and she actually is a decent jumper too. She also had a high enough percentage to get her registered as an appendix.
The % of TB has no barring on her being Appendix or not. It is just that the horses between her and the TB in her pedigree has not been advanced.

That being said. She has mostliy cutting lines with a bit of TB. This type of mix does make a nice speed event horse.
 

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I agree with everyone's posts that you have a very well bred mare that should excel in anything you ask of her!

She should make a really nice cowhorse with her cutting lines but should also excel in speed events as her bloodlines go back to a lot of older QH race lines (+ the added TB).

A lot a barrel racers like the cow/running mix as they tend to have a more solid bone to them and can handle the constant pounding of barrel racing better than a fine boned horse can.

Have you tried her on cows yet? She could make a really nice penner :)
 

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cutter on top,but doc bar never cut a cow.the cutting comes from poco lena and her babies like dry doc,1971 futurity champion.and running blood on the bottom.
 

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Doc Bar may not have been a performance horse but his offspring revolutionized the cutting horse industry. His offspring made it what it is today IMO...He didn't make it into the AQHA Hall of Fame for nothing.
 

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all he threw was confirmation and disposition.the mares he bred to were the cutters and performance horses.
 
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