Friday, March 30, 2012
Quick Tip #8-- The Second Son of a Second Son
When considering what breed of horse to purchase if one is seeking a healthy, sane, teachable, hard working horse, stay away from breeds that were developed as accessories to stylish upper income fops through out history. Like Ms Drysdale's poodle, they are for looking at, not for riding.
Instead look to breeds and strains that were developed by poor people and working people. They bred for practicality.
Describing a lady's shoes as "practical" may not be considered a compliment but when it comes to horses, few qualities are more important than practicality.
Young Joseph is an incredibly impressive horse whose mother is a BLM mare and whose father is a Chincoteague. Not much of a pedigree is it? Neither was Abraham Lincoln's.
Seek the knowledge of the poor folks that merely ride over that of the rich folks that merely buy.
Posted by Steve Edwards