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Re: Sponge Off

No No, breed doesn't matter but size does.  You have a much better view
of the world off a 17-2 hand horse than a 14-2 hand horse.  Off a tall
horse you are able to see sponging holes at a much greater distance and
get your sponge ready.  Also the extra heigth allow you to cast your
sponge over rocks and brush and still that would be in the way for a
shorter horse.

So by and far a tall horse would much ber perfered to a short horse.
Now since most Ex race TB's are 16 plus, then they would make a good


Kathy Myers wrote:

> Why hasn't anyone discussed the proper breed for top-
> sponging honors?  I think the best breed out there for
> producing top-spongers is the TB ex-racer.  After all,
> those little Arabs are way too smart and figure out
> right off the bat that the sponge won't hurt them, even
> if it does hit them.
> On the other hand, if you have a TB ex-racer you could
> sponge-train in a round pen, and sponge on the trail for
> 10 YEARS and still get a teleport sideways.  Much more
> consistant for producing world class spongers.
> :)  :)  :)  - Kat Myers
> in San Mateo, CA with Magnum the TB ex-racer
> "Try hitting that puddle at 37.5 mph"
> and Mr Maajistic
> "If I can't eat it, why should I care?"

Truman Prevatt
Brooksville, FL

Mystic "The Horse from Hell" Storm with one on the way
Rocket a.k.a. Mr. Misty
Jordy a.k.a. Bridger (when he is good)
Danson Flame - Hot Dog I'm healed and ready to go.

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