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Re: haggin cup winner

I hate to see a 6-year old ridden hard and fast enough to have placed that
well in Tevis. My experience with bringing along several youngsters from 3
years old into maturity is that Arabs do not mature, mentally or physically,
until at least 7 or 8. Years 4-6 are the "disaster years" when they think
they are grown up but are not.  Ours spook a lot during that time, and
really don't get over it until about 7.  I'm riding a 5 year old now, having
bought him as a well broke 4 year old.  He spooked something awful at first,
now is down to a few half-hearted spooks.  I've had him for 11 months and
have seen tremendous improvement in the last few months.  Three other
youngsters we bred went through the same pattern.  So for the 6-year old
mare who won Haggin Cup to be skittish would not be unusual.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Toni Jones" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:44 AM
Subject: RC: haggin cup winner

> Hi all,
> I didn't notice this mentioned before, but I'll throw it out there
> anyway.
> The Haggin Cup winner, Fayette de Cameo who is 6 years old, ridden by
> Cathy Rohm and owned by Potato is, as listed, Half Arabian. The OTHER
> half is Shagya. She is by Carolyn Tucker's imported German bay Shagya
> stallion *Oman, who sadly, passed away several weeks ago.
> I was not there, but  would not doubt that she was probably fidgety or
> whatever at that age. When this line finishes at rides it's often noted
> that they should have gone farther. *Oman get are gentle and easy to
> handle, but often spirited and, my personal experience with several of
> them in addition to owning one, is that this line is slow to mature and
> do so at about 7 or 8 or even 9, physically and mentally. There is a lot
> of horse there. *Oman get take good care of themselves, have phenomenal
> recoveries, and are just fantastic athletes regardless of the discipline
> they participate in.
> So, I congratulate Fayette, half sister to my guy! :)
> Toni Jones and Shagya Stallion O'Biwon (*Oman x Aerial AF)
> Central Oregon
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