6 May 2015

All the Beautiful Men

How does one ever decide? I mean look at them:**

stallions~~element48I love this guy, his build his color, his bloodlines are good. Maybe not exactly what I’m looking for. So he’s close but maybe not the perfect man, stud whatever.

unconventional10

I have loved Unconventional since he was for sale as a baby. I wanted him soooo bad. The Silver dapple color is pretty cool and he looks so much like Coyote. Ok maybe a bit better built, just the neck, but they do look a lot alike. His bloodlines are somewhat similar to the first stud on the topside but still not as cow/ranch bred as I would likeย  and I want a cow horse first and foremost.

braids out full bodyI saw Moabย  in person at a ride at Fort Robinson he was stunningly gorgeous. And so very strongly gaited. The owner rode him for the first time on those steep hills in a group of horses and survived. I would say barely but I think it was that whole Morgan thing where they look insane but don’t feel bad when you are riding them. I rode a youngster that belonged to the same people. It was a tiny scrawny two year old I think, maybe a foot wide with thirty days training by a guy who charged a hundred dollars a month. You get what you pay for I usually say, I was charging considerably more at the time. I loved the horse it was quiet smooth and level headed, tons of fun to ride even if it didn’t know anything, sold me on their breeding. Plus he is bred the same on top as Jerry and she’s such a good little horse. So why am I not more serious about him? I really don’t know.

sun-6Good bloodlines, great show record. A little thick through the throat latch. I like a nice coppery chestnut. I’ve admired him for a long time would’ve crossed him on Jerry in a heartbeat.

suedesideNice looking horse, cool color, great bloodlines. I’ve always thought Chingadero was fascinating. Lots of good western breeding plus they are close to us, relatively. Not that it matters with AI.

And why am I checking out all these good looking guys?

20150502_161530It’s all because of this good looking girl. She’s bred pretty well, nicely built, strongly gaited, smart, opinionated, fun to ride, don’t know what she’s like on a cow. If she were to have a colt next year the youngest human child would be a year. By the time theย  foal would be old enough to start 8 would be four. Maybe I would be in a position to start a colt. I am definitely not right now. In a perfect world The Goblin Child could have Onna for hers, 8 could ride Coyote and I would have a youngster. Would it be easier to just buy something ready to start when the time comes? Probably.

The two times I have bred mares it has been disastrous. First was Grace and her beautiful bay based grey stud colt. Beautiful and dead by nightfall. Then, if possible even worse, was Nev. He was perfect, gorgeous and sweet and fun to ride for one whole summer. Do I really want to do this again?

Yes, of course. I’m a glutton for punishment.

So which is my choice? How does one decide when there are so many beautiful studs to choose from? Close your eyes and pick? flip a coin? From even this small selection not one of them would be a bad choice and there are so many others just as good. It’s enough to make your head explode.

I chose the last one. Still working on the details and she’s not bred yet, only time will tell if it works out. I hate to even say anything about it until the whole thing is said and done. Afraid I will curse it.

Looking at their pictures next to each other here I think they are built just alike.

**To my darling husband, you know that if I’m checking out anything of the male variety other than you it’s got to be a horse right?

 


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8 COMMENTS :

  1. By tellingson on

    did you choose him cause he looks just like Smoke? Okay, only in this picture, in the videos, he is much leggier, and prettier, I guess. So exciting. Cant wait to see how it turns out. There is no cursed grey, so I think you will have much better luck.

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    1. By Neversummer on

      I do fully believe the grey Morgans are cursed! Never again.

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  2. By tellingson on

    Oh, and I think I know why you are not serious about beautiful Moab. Owners don\’t seem to be serious horse people. Right?

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  3. By Justin on

    My favorite. Is the one on top choose. Him. Ore you could rescue. A horse like mom did

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  4. By Kristine ARmitage on

    Just to let you know I did work cattle on Onna and she did great, she love moving them around and she would go in an cut them with her ears pinned. There was not to many things I did not do with her.. I talked with the gal that bred her momma and ask if they had any other gaited morgans and she told me she was anomaly and that they did not have any other ones that would gait. So if you want one that gaits, you should consider the stud that has the extra step and is gaited..

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    1. By Neversummer on

      Glad to hear that she likes to chase cattle! She seems like the type that would. I do like the gait a lot and that last stud has a lot of gaited blood in his lines, can\’t remember which horses for sure. Hopefully it is hiding in there, it must be a recessive gene need to read up on that, and will pass. So glad to hear from you, we are loving her!

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  5. By tellingson on

    Looking through Onnas bloodlines I see that she carries many crosses to two bloodlines that are believed t pass on smooth gaiting. Jubilee King, and, right on her papers Flyhawk more than once. Probably where the gaiting came from. She also has the conformation that seems to encourage gaiting. I do see that your stud of choice has some Jubilee King way back. I think it is possible that many old working western morgans were gaited, as that would have been a better way to cover ground than the hard trot that is favored now.

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  6. By Neversummer on

    I\’ve heard that too, that the old cowboys preferred gaited horses. In the song Good bye Old Paint it says that \”paints a good pony he paces when he can\” love that part. It was only after the automobile came about and the end of the BIG ranches, long after, that a certain trotting stock breed became popular. I\’ve seen a few of that breed that gait too.
    He also carries lots of Flyhawk. His sire was gaited as was Shawnee Lass who is a grand daughter of Flyhawk. I did a brief search on the genetics behind gaiting and a test is now available to see if a horse is carrying the gene. Apparently a horse must have \”two identical forms of this gene, with one inherited from each parent\”. That means it is recessive if I\’m not mistaken. Genetics are facsinating!

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