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AQHA Sires; How big are they????

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  • #21
    Originally posted by appyreiners View Post
    I have a daughter of Hickory Chic Olena who the Torpeys now have. My mare is an outstanding reiner and great cow horse. She is also a good rope horse. She's probably 14.3 or 15 hands and wears an 80 blanket. The other Hickory foals I know are stout and have done well in cow horse as well as reining.
    Just from their ad, I like him the best, but of course that is not knowing him and his foals directly, or if he would be the best cross on any one mare.

    I happen to have a son of Docs Hickory and he is about 14.2 hands and chunky, although have seen and owned other Docs Hickory that were the larger and lankier type, some easily over 15.1 hands.

    While they are wonderful athletes and have a work ethic that don't know quit, they are also a little more the type of horse you need to work with, really don't take to incompetent, careless, inconsiderate handling or riding.
    They do best in the hands of professionals and good horsemen to thrive.
    Not all have as much cow as you want for any cow work, but the ones that do tend to be over the top cowy.
    Thankfully, unlike some other more nervous Doc Bar lines, they are also not as apt to have the OCD behaviors like cribbing, weaving and fence walking problems other such lines may fall into.

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    • #22
      Bluey, I have not seen many Bald face Custom Chrome foals, a lot from Gunners line, but am no where near an expert. Is there a link to the bald faces and deafness? Is there any problems with the eyes of the bald faces if they have pink skin?

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      • #23
        Originally posted by bcody View Post
        Bluey, I have not seen many Bald face Custom Chrome foals, a lot from Gunners line, but am no where near an expert. Is there a link to the bald faces and deafness? Is there any problems with the eyes of the bald faces if they have pink skin?

        Definitely, you are right, I had a senior moment there.
        I got both confused when I posted that.
        Thanks for the correction.

        The trainer I work with has a Gunner that has a large bald face and is deaf.
        Is a wonderful reiner also.
        I know of several others.
        Not all, but plenty of blue eyes are more apt to be overly sensitive to bright sun.
        Those with them, especially in white faces, use face masks or turn out when the sun is not so bright.
        In our high altitude, sun, dust and wind, it definitely is such a problem as some paint breeders quit because of it.

        Pink skin around eyes is also very prone to cancer, some I know have their vets tattoo black ink there for some protection and it helps very much.
        We had a mare that had been tattooed and it helped so much, she could now be outside without face mask and not get runny, irritated eyes.

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        • #24
          I don't know any personally but I remember hearing that Whiz N Tag Chex produces bigger horses

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