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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7HL View Post
    I would have thought it would have been just one of the things someone would automatically do, like a pre-purchase exam.
    I always do but I am really interested in pedigree research and QH history. That being said I have to like the horse. If I saw a horse that I really loved and the pedigree wasn't that great, I'd still buy it. So it depends....... I also have seen some horses that had great pedigrees that were just plain ugly , leaving me wondering how the heck did that come out of that?????
    I like big hips and pretty faces, however a plainer head on a more foundation type horse doesn't bother me. Some of these speed bred horses can also look more plain, and in my experience be rough to ride.
    I had a Bunny Mackay horse in the 90's I bought for my X. He was plain looking, but sweet as the day is long, loved babys, my daughter was 2 at the time. When she was around him, he would keep his head down to her level, I loved him just for that. The only 2 gaits I could ride him in were at a walk, and a dead run. He could run so fast that at top speed the tears would start to stream out of your eyes and you couldn't see. Anything in between I couldn't ride him, he'd knock your teeth out. He was my X,s first horse so it didn't bother him since he didn't know any better.

    This picture here on his pedigree is when I owned him...and yes I loved his pedigree...

    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/smokin+bunny
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    Good running horse lines. What that means is athletic and smart. Stupid horses do not make it in the running world.

    Quite often they do well jumping. My horses is pleasure bred on top and running on the bottom, he does a bit of everything and is good at it. This owes a lot to his good brain.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RRD View Post
    I always do but I am really interested in pedigree research and QH history. That being said I have to like the horse. If I saw a horse that I really loved and the pedigree wasn't that great, I'd still buy it. So it depends....... I also have seen some horses that had great pedigrees that were just plain ugly , leaving me wondering how the heck did that come out of that?????
    I like big hips and pretty faces, however a plainer head on a more foundation type horse doesn't bother me. Some of these speed bred horses can also look more plain, and in my experience be rough to ride.
    I had a Bunny Mackay horse in the 90's I bought for my X. He was plain looking, but sweet as the day is long, loved babys, my daughter was 2 at the time. When she was around him, he would just keep his head down to her level, I loved him just for that. The only 2 gaits I could ride him in were at a walk, and a dead run. He could run so fast that at top speed the tears would start to stream out of your eyes and you couldn't see. Anything in between I couldn't ride him, he'd knock your teeth out. He was my X,s first horse so it didn't bother him since he didn't know any better.

    This picture here on his pedigree is when I owned him...and yes I loved his pedigree...

    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/smokin+bunny
    Our last stallion was by Bunny Bid and out of a Savannah Jr mare.
    He was very smooth and quiet minded, fast enough to rate AAA at the track with light racing and my main cowhorse.
    He didn't cross strong with most mares.
    The foals tended to take after their dams.
    I don't know where in that pedigree any rough gaits came thru, don't see any that were known for teeth rattlers, maybe just him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    maybe just him.
    Maybe....or just a little stove up, he was OTT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7HL View Post
    Just curious. How many horse owners buy a registered horse, in this case QH, without doing the research before you buy?
    Someone who is buying the horse they see in front of them and not the horse that shows up on the papers

    Really, unless I'm going to breed shows or planning to breed him (which I can't!), the papers don't really do much for me except tell me where he came from. Pedigree isn't everything though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipHiLad4me View Post
    Someone who is buying the horse they see in front of them and not the horse that shows up on the papers

    Really, unless I'm going to breed shows or planning to breed him (which I can't!), the papers don't really do much for me except tell me where he came from. Pedigree isn't everything though.
    None of the horses I have bought did I hand over the cash and leave with the horse, the first time I saw them. I knew what their pedigree, bloodline was before handed over 1 dime. The unpapered horse was a crap shoot. But with him the purchase took months and I had plenty of time to ride him.

    While you say pedigree isn't everything, it is part of the price. It is what is being represented as the horse. There should be a prepurchase exam, why not check the pedigree?

    Now if it is an after thought and someone says the horse has papers but isn't registered. Then its a grade horse and the price should reflect that.

    Nothing wrong with a grade or unregistered horse. I have seen papers offered for sale outside auctions. I have looked at horses that the papers didn't match the horse.

    If pedigree isn't important, then why question people, what does the pedigree show? Seems like the cart before the horse.



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