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On a High offspring - characteristics

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Reg. Jan 2021
Posted 2021-11-23 1:19 AM
Subject: On a High offspring - characteristics


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Anyone have experience with this bloodline ?   Obviously other horses in the pedigree make a difference... any comments on characteristics of horses with On a High fairly close up...

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Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2021-11-23 10:52 AM
Subject: RE: On a High offspring - characteristics


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One of the best horses I've ever owned. Smart quiet willing attitude in the one I had. 


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Reg. Feb 2020
Posted 2021-12-02 2:47 PM
Subject: RE: On a High offspring - characteristics


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I ran a son of OAH when I started barrels about 9 years ago. He ran successfully on the track and then made a barrel horse. He was seasoned and had been hauled to everything well before I got him. He was my first barrel horse and I'd take a million more. He knew wayyyyy more than I did about running and babysat me. I came from the cutting world and that sucker slowed down and waited on me when I was behind. He clocked effortlessly and was so stinking solid. A drunk monkey could run him (and probably would have done better than I did back then). He won 1D money at jackpots with 100-200 runners, open rodeo money, etc all with me just hanging on for dear life. 

He warmed up like a western pleasure horse. Head low, swinging stride. Calm and cool. Stood in the holding pen the same way. When you picked him up, he'd perk up and kind of sideways hop down the alley. When he was ready, he'd turn and go make you a hell of a nice run.

On the flip...he was GRUMPY. He didn't like to be messed with or touched. Get on, ride, get off, and leave him alone. He had a fondness for kicking, and put a dent in a friend of mine's thigh that she still has today (about 10-12 years later). He would warn you, at least. Lots of ear pinning. I only washed/brushed his tail when he was in a good mood :p

Even with the kicking and attitude...I'd take another just like him. 

Edited by FNR2016 2021-12-02 2:48 PM
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