Hey Tex. You want Hancock bloodlines with a dash of Driftwood thrown in?
I'm gonna tell you a little story, even though I know it won't change your
mind. Years ago a fella brought a Driftwood stallion into the country and
bred a lot of mares. That stud was pretty strong genetic wise, the colts
all pretty much looked the same. They acted the same too, and most
people couldn't get along with them and a friend of ours over the years,
wound up with most of them as he was horseman enough to get
along with them, plus he had the riding for them.
Of course he rode a lot of Hancock bred horses too, of which he says
the Hancocks are tough, but not very smart and tend to be broncy.
For what he does, he
really likes the Driftwood horses, but they aren't for everyone.
Fast forward to about 2007. Another friend of ours who breeds and sells
horses at an annual productions sale, called because he had bought
a Driftwood/Hancock young blue roan stallion and he wondered how
he would be disposition wise. We didn't know for sure, although we
had a good idea....but I told him we knew someone that had worked
with both those bloodlines. I called the friend in the prior paragraph
and told him what was going on and asked his opinion of crossing
those two bloodlines. He hesitated and then said, "Well, it could be
okay, but it most likely will be.................lethal."
I passed the info along and the breeder listened well. He called back
in about a month and I can't remember exactly what he did with the
young stallion, he either cut him or sold him--I think he may have
done both, but not sure, because he found out himself about crossing
Driftwood with Hancock.
As much as someone likes a lineage of a horse, if you are breeding
them to sell, you must remember that gentle is a pretty color.
These days and in this part of the country, most people don't need
a horse that can cover 30 miles. If they have to do that, they usually
use something with a motor.
It's kinda too bad, but that's
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.