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Postby S.S.A.P. » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:20 am

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!!!!


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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 :? :shock: It has to take hours and hours to get a horse to move like that.

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Postby HAY MAKER » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:33 am

Probably did baffle you "STEWARD" unless you changed your last name ?
:lol: good luck

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Postby Chimenea » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:20 pm

S.S.A.P. wrote:
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 :? :shock: It has to take hours and hours to get a horse to move like that.


You're welcome; it was my pleasure, actually. I really enjoyed learning about your ranch and stock. :D

Yeah, Spoon Jet was pretty cool. The paint mare my daughter rides is out of a daughter of his, and by a son of Gold Chunk. She's been a really good mare for us. I've been around a handful of other Spoon Jet horses, and have a good friend that used him a lot. He says they were all pretty good horses, and a lot of them had pretty good speed. And you'd like Preminitions Tramp if you like the versatility horses. Preminitions Tramp is by Mr Tramp, who was only racing points shy of an APHA Supreme Championship. Big, pretty horse that could do it all. And Preminitions Tramp's dam is by Sacred Indian, who's sired jumping and all around type horses that are pretty nice. Preminitions Tramp is known as a sire of all around, tobiano horses that will stand up and compete against anybody in halter, which is rare; most of the really successful halter horses are overos.

And I couldn't agree with you more about the western pleasure garbage. Not only have a lot of the western pleasure specialists morphed into skinny, rinky-dink horses that couldn't hold a full grown cow on the end of a rope, the first time I saw a horse warming up at a show (at a lope), I thought he was limping. And that walk??? Seriously??? It's a good thing they do that in an arena, because I'd hate to try to get anywhere riding at that pace. I'm not one to ride cold backed horses, but I don't like slow, pokey horses much better than I do the broncs (except for putting under kids and guests, I guess...). That whole "race to see who goes the slowest" deal just isn't my gig, I guess. Why in the world anybody would think it's a pleasure to ride a horse at those gaits (or watch one...) is beyond me, but to each his (or her) own, I guess... I was really glad to see the AQHA come up with the Ranch Pleasure class, though... maybe they'll judge that one according to what's actualy a pleasure to ride while you actually have to get something done more than a couple hundred yards away...

Alright, off my soap box. Glad you were able to keep a couple daughters of your good mare. Several of our good mares are starting to get a little up there in age, and we're trying to do the same thing: raise a couple of good replacement daughters (by outside horses, in our case) to keep back as replacements for their mommas for when the inevitable finally happens.

Cheers!


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