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Becky

American Quarter Horse x Mustang Cross

Overall satisfaction

4.75/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health / soundness

5/5

Calm temperament

3/5

Trainability

5/5

Trail riding / Pleasure riding

5/5

Horse camping / Pack trips

5/5

Natural horsemanship

5/5

Cutting

5/5

Mustang and AQH Cross Makes a Nice, Compact Horse

By

United States

Posted Apr 23, 2014

We got Becky from a breeder who didn't want her because he didn't think she would make a good brood mare, which was fine with us since we had no interest in breeding her. She is quite temperamental and definitely not an everyone horse. However, she's also smart and sensitive, so for the experienced rider, she can be quite a pleasure. She is slightly smaller and more compact than our purebred Quarter horses, but she's very quick and quite agile for her size. We use her for cutting and roping, and she excels at both of these activities. Locking on to a cow came very naturally to her, and her speed and focus are great qualities for these activities. She is also very sure-footed and hardy. We've never had any problems with lameness and mostly just have to make sure that she doesn't get too fat during the off months when she's getting less exercise. In terms of our herd (all geldings except for her), she's definitely on the top. She seems to enjoy controlling the other horses and sometimes this attitude carries over to her relationship with people, so regular groundwork to keep her in check is required.

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