I am still looking for a reined cowhorse/ASHA show horse or well started prospect for the upcoming year. I do have a horse I am trying to work a deal on but the owner and I are at a stalemate so I have started looking again. So far, I have found NOTHING!!!!
Has anyone ever gone to the Dixie National Sale? Is it mostly pleasure/halter horses or are there a fair amount of cowhorses?
LOL Rtph! Do we know one another? I have been riding with Amanda weekly for the past 3 years! I am trying to buy Blue but the owner and I cannot come to an agreement yet and someone is looking at him today! She is looking for me and just sent me an email about one in Florida.
Hmm... I may have missed you. I did not start showing with ASHA until 2011. I had a 16 hand horse in the novice classes. Sadly, he has developed some lameness issues so I am now looking for a new show horse. SF never did own Blue, he was just the trainer. I always thought he owned him, until Amanda got him. We will see, I love that horse. If the people do not buy him today, I have a feeling the owner and I can work something out. We were very close last week.
If you hear of any good ones for sale until then, let me know! I am looking for a gelding only. I am glad to see more and more western people on the board! You should come back to the ASHA!!
I was just about to tell you about a little mare I have that was the ASHA Region 2, Reserve Champ All Around Greenie in 2010 (Also ALSHA). So let me know if you might be interested in a mare. Amanda knows her, but she's never been for sale. Tell her I'm the old guy that rode the Crates Roper/Reiner with the little "black" (really bay) mare that used to do a little 'buck' when she did her lead changes. LOL. She doesn't do that anymore.
I will return to ASHA showing, just not sure when. I intended to show another greenie in 2012, but she was only 2 and small and not quite ready.
I honestly didn't realize that you are right there in Carrollton. I just read your post and that you were considering going to Dixie Nat, so I thought you might be in the southeast and should contact Amanda.
Good luck and I will let you know if I hear of a good gelding.
I wish I could do a mare but my boys are rowdy enough! LOL!!! Amanda and I are doing the Stock Horse of Dixie shows together. Like our site on Facebook! I hope I can meet up with you at a show sometime!!