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Oh no, I think my new OTTB wants to be a hunter UPDATE: jumped him today page 3

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  • Oh no, I think my new OTTB wants to be a hunter UPDATE: jumped him today page 3

    So we purchased a 16.3h TB stallion a month or so ago. Just started working him under saddle. I was so excited since he is my old Advanced event horses half brother, and figured he would be a nice stallion to bring along for eventing. Well I have a few rides on him, and I think he wants to be a hunter. He is so very quiet with a soft mouth, smooth gaits, and the only time you know he is a stallion is when he nickers to the other studs on the property (he never calls first but always wants to talk back ).

    Going to try him over fences after I have surgery, but I think he is going to be just as quiet. He is so quiet that you could put anyone on him.

    He is now 8 and just stopped racing last November.

    Photo of him racing http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...NewYorkCat.jpg

    3rd time working him after purchase


    Last edited by Couture TB; May. 5, 2009, 04:11 PM. Reason: Edited to add correct links! : )

  • #2
    All the pics are the same!


    • #3
      Links all go to the same picture.


      • #4
        They're all a link to the same picture

        He sure sounds like a keeper though- Congrats!


        • Original Poster

          Ooop! Bad copy and paste button!





          • #6
            at least from those pics, he does look like a hunter.
            Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA


            • #7
              VERY cute


              • Original Poster

                I have a ton more, and even at the canter he goes so quiet on a loose rein with his head level. You just get on him and he goes, Ok what can I do to please you today?

                What is my poor eventer self to do with a quiet, well moving (he can move out a TON more then in the photos but right now we are working on rythem and bending and transitions) QUIET TB stallion that wants to be a hunter


                • #9
                  He's adorable! Good luck with him!


                  • #10
                    I like him what is his pedigree if you don't mind me asking
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GaellentQuest View Post
                      I have a ton more, and even at the canter he goes so quiet on a loose rein with his head level. You just get on him and he goes, Ok what can I do to please you today?

                      What is my poor eventer self to do with a quiet, well moving (he can move out a TON more then in the photos but right now we are working on rythem and bending and transitions) QUIET TB stallion that wants to be a hunter
                      Give him to me.... duh! haha


                      • #12
                        Send him my way if you don't want him.

                        He looks lovely and very hunter-like to me in those photos.
                        Owned by an Oldenburg


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GaellentQuest View Post
                          What is my poor eventer self to do
                          Read the "how to do Hunter Princess hair" thread, learn to braid and come on over!


                          Originally Posted by JSwan
                          I love feral children. They taste like chicken.


                          • Original Poster

                            I am trying to bring up his bloodlines on the pedigreequery but their site is being odd

                            I want to say he is by Storm Cat, has Mr Prospecter, Never Bend, What A Pleasure, and quite a few other nice horses in his lines. As soon as the site stops being slow/odd.

                            I will have to see if I have a side shot of him, as you can't really fault him on anything build wise.


                            • Original Poster

                              Originally posted by MyGiantPony View Post
                              Read the "how to do Hunter Princess hair" thread, learn to braid and come on over!

                              We were just talking about how I might have to try to look like a hunter rider (by the way, my 2 sweatshirts make me look a A LOT ummm 'bigger' then I am, but in the process of fixing that ) to take him to some shows. Though if hunter or Eq is what he screams then he will be trained up, taken to some shows, and then sold to someone that wants a very nice, big, quiet, hunter.

                              I keep on hoping that if he sees a XC course he might go YAY! Bring on the huge solid jumps!


                              • #16
                                Welcome to hunter world :-).


                                • Original Poster

                                  I am still holding out for him to want to event. But as I always say "the horse will tell you what job they want" and I think by the photos and EVERY time I have ridden him he is saying "I want to be a hunter!"

                                  Don't think I could come over to "the other side...." though I have 2 upper level event prospects coming up the ranks and a warmblood stallion to show for a friend Dressage, so I think adding in lots of hunter shows is a bit of a time srunch. At least that is what I tell myself


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Here is the link to his bloodlines http://www.pedigreequery.com/new+york+cat


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Oh, and here is a video of I think our 2nd or 3rd ride


                                      He still has a 'racing' butt, though is learning to loosen up through his back and such.


                                      • #20
                                        Don't give up on eventing him.....nothing wrong with an event horse that goes like a hunter...and there are quite a few that do. Jimmy always says you should aspire to jump around xc like a working hunter!

                                        His pedigree (on the bottom) has a lot of the same blood one of my mares (also an eventer). Have fun with him he looks like he will be very nice.
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