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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:13 pm
by C-E
She was a very good looking horse, but looks aren't everything. She was even more green then advertised. I kept her for a week on a trial basis, and I couldn't get her to do anything. From the ground or the saddle. She probably could have been a great horse if she had been started right, I think what it came down to was whoever started her had absolutely no clue what they were doing. And a trip to the vet found that she probably wasn't even breeding sound. I did ride her about 3 times and I don't think she had a ounce of buck in her, she just didn't know anything and I don't have time to teach an old dog new tricks. So the search continues.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:41 am
by Chimenea
C-E wrote:She was a very good looking horse, but looks aren't everything. She was even more green then advertised. I kept her for a week on a trial basis, and I couldn't get her to do anything. From the ground or the saddle. She probably could have been a great horse if she had been started right, I think what it came down to was whoever started her had absolutely no clue what they were doing. And a trip to the vet found that she probably wasn't even breeding sound. I did ride her about 3 times and I don't think she had a ounce of buck in her, she just didn't know anything and I don't have time to teach an old dog new tricks. So the search continues.
Well, I guess all is well that ends well. I'm glad to hear that, in finding out that she wasn't what you wanted, you didn't have to come to that decision from her causing a wreck or putting you in a bad spot.

What is it that you're trying to find?

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:31 pm
by Faster horses
Big Muddy rancher wrote:
jamiehuggins wrote:
WHR wrote:I just have to ask ,at the risk of starting something. Which are the two bloodlines you are referring to? I would have thought that there were more than two. I realize that there has to be many exceptions Anyway I am curious.
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. Yes of course Hancock was bred to many mares, if that's what you are saying. What I was referring to, is there seems to be, as I have witnessed and heard several people with experience in Hancock horses say, that there are two main lines that go back to him. One is the line that raises bucking horses, and the other line is the calmer line with little if any buck.
Can you differentiate those lines by name?
I can tell you one thing, the Roan Hancocks are broncy.
And they don't have much heart.

We had a Tom Hancock bred gelding at one time that was a very
nice horse. He was out of Squaw Hancock by Tom Hancock if I
remember correctly. In fact, he wound up being our daughter's
horse when she was about 9 or 10 years old. He was a good one.