Yes Roxy (Miss Bar U Badlands) is an awesome mare. Which picture did you like best?
We still try to maintain our breeding program. We want to be able to ride well bred horses that can do the work on the ranch but could also perform in the Arena is someone wanted to take them this direction.
Roxy's Filly this year is very much like her mother and I imagine will have the same attitude that will give you a 110% effort every time.
I like the way she's settled in to do her job, especially the relaxed headset she's exhibiting in the second picture...although I prefer the first picture in that her rider has double hocked the calf...much easier on the stock than a single as in the second picture. I have a stud with Badlands Monte in his pedigree, and have been really pleased with his intelligence and willingness so far under saddle. Gotta love a horse with brains and a sensible disposition.
Oh, and thanks LA. That colt is really starting to come into his own development wise, really sitting on the fence about cutting this one, although I have a black half brother to him that I've kept intact as a future stud on the ranch.... we'll have to see how he finishes, eh?
I agree we prefer the two hock catch ourselves but sometimes before they are drug to the fire they kick out or they simply miss both. Oh well they do not bad for roping considering most of them only rope calves maybe 4 times a year. [/img][/url]