Oso

Oso

2012 AQHA black stallion, AMR Heza Poco Jet.

Ali and Oso are like BFFs. If we didn’t have so many, this colt would be super hard to let go. Even though he has not been gelded yet he is, and has always been, terribly sweet and calm. He is a lover and likes attention. He wants to be your friend. He is the first to the gate or fence to be petted. He takes new things as though he has done them a hundred times before. He is definitely one of the tallest horses we have ever raised. We haven’t measured him lately and he is still growing but if he is not already 16 hands he will be soon. He is built to run and is a great barrel prospect. He is pretty and everyone notices him.

He was injured as a colt and has healed up but does have a scar on the front of his cannon bone on his back left leg. We were out of town and the girl doing chores for us left the chicken coop door open. He went in there and scraped the front of his back left leg. It was extremely cold when he did it so doctoring was quite the challenge. It has healed now but does have a scar. The vet x-rayed him on 8/3/15 and said that while the bone on his back leg is thicker than normal there is no damage that will ever hinder his athletic ability in any way. He explained that since the bone was rubbed and then exposed to freezing temperatures while the skin was broken open, as he grew, the bone became more dense in that area. It is smooth as you can see in the x-ray images I posted below. The vet did not recommend cosmetic surgery since this is not affecting function in anyway. It is in a place that does not interfere with the function of the leg at all. The bone is actually stronger than it would have been normally. It is only a cosmetic issue. I guarantee him sound and welcome vet checks at purchaser’s expense.

He is not gelded yet. He has been so busy growing tall that we wanted to let his hormones help him get wide before we cut him. We thought he was crypt-orchid for a long time but he does have two testicles. Sometimes one slides up a little but there are two definitely there of you want to keep him as a stud.  If you prefer that we geld him we can do that before he ships if his new owner would prefer we take care of it at this end at the new owner’s expense. We will geld him ourselves once he is done growing. He does not act at all studdy at this point so we are not worried about leaving him a stud just awhile longer.

How we ended up with this fine running bred colt is that we bred one of Bear’s daughters that we kept as a broodmare to a friend’s rodeo horse and love the results. His sire has successfully competed in high school and then college and pro-rodeos in barrel racing. He has also been used to push cattle and bulls by his owners who are stock contractors, and has also done a good job as a hazing horse. I watched Oso’s sire in a race on slick, nasty, muddy ground. Most of the other racers pulled out of the event. Oso’s sire, Hollywood and his jockey took their run, she fell off and he just stopped and went back to her and waited for her to get back on him. He walked quietly to the gate when they left the arena. It was great to see him take care of her and I believe Oso is that kind of horse too. He will have speed when you need it and always be easy to get along with. It sure doesn’t hurt that he is really easy on the eyes.

 

Oso’s Pedigree

Perkin Bugs Dash for Perks Dash for Cash
Perks
Barbies Baby Buggy Copper Bugs
Enchanting Barb
Tillman Sarrah Tiveo Poco King Tiveo Tomi
Pansy Sugar Bear
Miss Bea Roberts Jacobs Beau
Miss Mighty Devil

 

Oso’s Gallery (click on any picture to see them full sized)

Oso’s scars, guaranteed sound, vet checks welcome!

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