2 for the price of 1 usually sounds like a good deal. I don't know of a single bargain shopper that can resist that when it something really good - like shoes, or makeup, or heck - wouldn't it be wonderful if it were saddles??
Unfortunately, the 2-4-1 deal today isn't saddles or shoes. (Too bad. I need a new pair of flip flops!) Its Stallions. 2 on the same ad. Both Fugly. I couldn't believe my luck!
APHA Stud & Mustang Stallion
(Stud #1) Frosted Dakota
June 24, 2006
Sorrel Overo Paint Stallion
APHA Registration #887112
"Handsome" is currently in training. Our goal is to use him for barrel racing, cowhorse events as well as some team sorting with him. He has an unflappable disposition and is a real honest horse. He is always thinking and is very curious.
We are looking forward to the beautiful APHA and Pony foals he will sire throughout the years. His Paint Pony and Pinto registration is in the works. Handsome is a definite asset to our breeding program.
At least they are putting him into training on cowhorse and team penning stuff. That sure would suit him with his build. Seriously though, this is one horse that unless he ends up a Multiple ROM in AQHA, or wins $100,000 in Team Penning Jackpots or something outrageous like that, really doesn't need to be breeding right now. Keep him a stud if you must while he is out proving himself. "Proving himself" doesn't equal babies.
Gosh, I'll even go out on a limb and say if he's got some athletic ability, and with a gelding surgery, he's right up my alley in terms of what *I* want in my next horse.
Bay Spanish Mustang Stallion
Trigger is a great little guy. He has all of the best qualities of the Spanish Mustang in a small, sturdy, compact package. Trigger is currently in training and will be used as a trail horse, and for pony rides and as a gymkhana horse. He stands 12.3hh or more and weighs about 600 pounds. Trigger is a great cross for your smaller pony mares. He will also cross well with Mustangs, Arabians and stock horses. to create wonderful kid-sized ponies that the whole family can enjoy.
I understand the reasoning behind this one though. I really do. When I had my mare, the sorrel mare with the big blaze you see on the side bar, I really seriously did consider breeding her to a mustang stud I found up in Wyoming. This particular stallion I wanted specifically not because he was a mustang, but because I wanted a good, solid, working cow horse mentality, and this horse is KILLING the competition up there. Just absolutely cleaning up. His stud fee was $500, and I'd still have to pay for the shipping and vet, and AI is NOT cheap. My $500 was quickly turning into around $3000 when it would have been all said and done. The money was a good part of why I chose not to, because after some serious thought into whether or not I could really handle 2 horses - training, feed, an additional saddle/tack, etc, I knew I couldn't do it.
I wanted a horse that was smaller, hardy, great hooves, and could handle hard work. I also wanted a good cow sense too. My mare had the personality I wanted - what I needed was good bone, good feet, and the cow sense. (She was afraid of any animal that baaaa'd or mooo'd. The story of how I found THAT out will have to wait for another day.)
I didn't breed her, and after following up with the mustang stallion owners in Wyoming, they themselves got so disgusted at the way the industry was going, they gelded him last year.
I don't hold out hope that the owners of these two fine specimens will do the same thing.