Faster horses wrote:
Well, that's the pitts. Glad that no one was injured! What kind of
dually are you looking for? Hope you get everything back together soon.
I agree with you about the homozyous paints. Some of what they carry
can be nasty to deal with. Not for me....too bad some breeders did
anything for color. A rancher in Wyoming years back had a lot of Leo
bred mares and those mares sometimes threw the odd white~this was
before APHA~and he'd give those to his hands. There were some
SWEEEEEET horses that he gave away. Pretty, plus lots of ability!
A Duramax 2012 1 ton - there are a few in northern Alberta but the lots won't release them to our local dealer. The used ones we've come across online aren't worth the drive to look at, as far as we can tell.
I like the Leo line - they had some substance and bone. I bet those cropouts Quarters were dandies!!!!
So sorry to hear about the damage from the tornado, SSAP, though I'm really glad nobody was seriously injured.
Really enjoyed your website; you have a very nice set of horses and good looking cattle. A lot colder country than I'm used to, though.
When looking through your mares I did a little bit of a double take; a fellow named Joe Taylor in Utah has raised a bunch of quarter horse mares named Mexicali (something): Mexicali Promise, Mexicali Princess, Mexicali Champagne, Mexicali Countess, Mexicali Martini, and on and on.... I thought you might have bought the mare from him. When I checked her out in more detail, though, it doesn't look like they are bred the same way, so I think it might be just coincidence.
I've only run across a handful of homozygous tobiano horses to which I would have liked to breed some of my mares. Spoon Jet was one of them; Preminitions Tramp and Ima Switch Hitter were pretty nice, too. I'm sure there are more of them out there, but those are the only ones that really come to mind. And I've seen a lot of them advertised (mares, too...). But usually, when I see homozygous tobiano as the headline of an ad, implying that being homozygous is the best thing the horse has going for it, it turns me off more than anything else. Kind of like perlinos/cremellos and horses advertised as homozygous black (or homozygous anything, really).... Not that there aren't any good ones out there, because there certainly are; but the vast majority of them are just horses. Just not my cup of tea, I guess, after seeing too many horses that were very apparently bred primarily for color, with quality not the highest priority...
Thanks for visiting our site. The Mexicali mare we picked up from Parsonages at 14 yrs of age. She was a good producer for us - we lost her in early Jan but have two producing daughters to replace her.
I don't follow halter or Western Pleasure lines so I'm not familar with the horses you named. I'd heard of Switch Hitter, mostly likely something in the Paint Horse Journal. But I don't even get that anymore for the above reason. I looked up Spoon Jet - I think I'd like him I don't mind a shot of halter or WP, a little versatility doesn't hurt and a lot of those horses are capable of other events - the owners (of the promoted ones) just take them in one direction and one direction only. I was Stewart at a show on the weekend and realized I would never make a good judge ... that nose-dragging 4 beat lope the WP'ers do ... well it just baffles me It has to take hours and hours to get a horse to move like that.