S.S.A.P. wrote: HAY MAKER wrote: Faster horses wrote:
Haymaker, did you know that SSAP, who is a member of this forum
raisies Paints? You might send her a PM and she could tell you about
the breeding of the horse you are interested in.
Yes I know who she is, wonder where she is kinda hard to tell with her she has had about 1/2 dozen user names
If she was closer I sure would hafta start being nicer to her I think she does have a paint I would be interested in, maybe i can get her to trailer one to Texas and take her honky tonking ...........on secong thought maybe not she get down here and get to liking it and try to cold trail me ever where
If you're payin' Haymaker ... we'll talk
We'll swing by Texan's and see if that old coot can keep up with us
Kinda surprised that you'd even consider it after that little slip when I did the surgery on you
Sure hope you've recovered enough to cowboy up
About the horse in question - sire was homozygous - sired 70+ foals over a 9 yr period - none with APHA points but that hardly means anything - could have been darn good usin horses or with assoc earnings (NRHA, NCHA etc). I had to go way back to recognize anything on the top side. The Dam being a AQHA, I didn't find anything on her (have already used up my monthly freebie allotment on the AQHA site). Nice mix on the mare's pedigree. The mare for sale has 3 full-sibs (1 mare/2 colts)
I do have a bit of a hangup with homozygous horses .... for so many years that's all they bred for - the homozygous line - I've seen a pile of poor conformation (which does lend to poor attitudes because of soundness/pain). You might want to have radiographs done for joint/bone problems if the training/riding program is unknown. Who knows, she might be a good deal - pedigree isn't a guarantee for anything.
Here's my ponies - http://southshadow.homestead.com/Horse.html
- but you'll have to wait for the delivery. A tornado picked up our truck and 28' aluminum trailer and totalled both off - hubby walked away with only a black eye. Finding a replacement dually is not going so well. General concensous (sp) is we shouldn't get another Eby - need a good heavy Norbert I think!!!!!!!
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...