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Anyone recognise ths mare? In Northern Calif.

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  • Anyone recognise ths mare? In Northern Calif.

    Acquired her recently. 9 yr old TB/WB cross I was told. Got her from a lady who picked her up in a backyard from a roper guy. Supposedly he got her from a trainer/rider named Monica who is in So Cal. How this horse ended up with this man Steve, is a mystery. Wondering if I have a horse I should not have. She supposedly did lower jumpers down south. I was told she is by Le Champion, then it changed to The Dude. The only Dude I could fine is Will Simpsons gelding. She has no brand. About 15.2

  • #2
    Have you assessed her training levels?
    The name Monica and Southern California made me twitch...
    Have you shared with the California horse groups on Facebook?


    • Original Poster

      ust found out through DNA her sire is Cotopaxi.


      • Original Poster

        Just found out through DNA testing her sire is Cotopaxi.


        • #5
          Looking at her first pic I'd have sworn she was standardbred. Beautiful girl, is she sound?


          • #6
            That is so cool! I found all my horse's previous owners by starting with the breeder and working forward. I wrote and old fashioned letter and sent it with a self addressed, stamped envelope and she replied. She got me to the second owner, to then got me to the third owner. After that horse went through 4 auction houses (he's a cutting horse) but always listed by his registered name, so easy enough to track down. I bought him at an auction. You can also call the veterinarian listed on the Coggins and see if they will help with owners' names. Some do some don't. A simple, "I can't read the name on this Coggins Test" will usually get you that far. Then I used facebook to actually "speak" to Willie's previous owners. They all sent me pictures . . . and were glad to hear he's got a good home.


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              Originally posted by runwayz View Post
              Just found out through DNA testing her sire is Cotopaxi.
              Can you post more details about the DNA test? Did you have specific sires that you were testing for? Who did you use to have the test done. I am currently in the process of trying to figure out if its worth the time and money to find out my mares back story. I was told I could only DNA test if I knew what sires to test for.