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Re: [RC] To bred or not to bred - Sullivan

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From: "Heidi Smith" <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "sharp penny" <penelope_75647@xxxxxxxxx>

Penny, right now you are right that in the stock world, specialist babies
sell.  It is later, as adults, that they go to the canners.

I will jump in here and say, in the QH and Paint world in my little corner
of Calif. the adults are often washed up
by age 10 with navicular, sidebone, etc.  Friend of mine having  heck of
time selling 8 year old son of a very, very
promoted and famous Paint stud.....horse over 1200lbs, with tiny feet,
downhill conformation, not sound....

Penny, where are you?  Do you see ads in West Coast Horseman for QHand
Paints?  My daughter and I are horrified
at all the post-legged hind legs, massive butts with croups way higher than
withers, etc.  STILL that awful low headset with ears
lower than withers, how the heck can these horses collect?

My shoer just got an extremely good deal on a future ropiing horse. He said
this gelding actually has UPHILL conformation, and
can tuck his hind legs under him.  Another gal I know buys QH for serious
cutting and reining.  All her QH have level backs,
big bone, and big FEET.  Sure would not ribbon in halter classes, but darn
good working QH, and more like the ones I grew up with.
I have not seen any show QH up here that I would take for free.....

A good vet up here, who also breeds QH, said, when buying one, over age 7,
you automatically do full X rays all round...

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[RC] To bred or not to bred, sharp penny
Re: [RC] To bred or not to bred, Heidi Smith