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Ad #358562

Registered Name:
Spit Curl Ace

Price:
$20,000

Location:
TX

Height:
15.3

Sire:
Spit Curl Jess

Dam:
Nells Ace Of Hearts

Sex:
Gelding

Age:
10

Color:
Brown

Radiographs not available

Description:
Ok, this is our honest story - I’ll try to make it short: Classic Case Of Parents bought daughter a horse she can’t ride.

We bought Ace about 3 years ago off of this site, from a lady in OK. Our then 13 year old daughter needed another horse to HS Rodeo on since her mare was playing out. We didn’t have long to look if she was going to make it to the finals and only looked at two other horses when we decided on Ace. He was quiet in the alley, very forgiving and could clock fast enough for her to compete on, plus he was young enough that she could finish out HS rodeos and still be able to take him on to college. So, we invested a little money and paid more for this horse than we’d ever spent on a horse - thinking he was a good investment for our daughter’s future. He should last her a good bit, and we wouldn’t have to buy her another horse in a few years. But, it was short lived - in hind site I should of looked longer and harder for a horse more her style. She was used to an automatic push style horse and this one needed a little guidance and was more of a free runner. The first time she ran him they ran a 1D time, but the alleyway ended with a wall and you have to either take a right or left at the end of it - well Ace went right and my daughter went left leaving her in the dirt. So, we went back to the lady we bought him from to get help. It didn’t end well. The poor horse obviously hated the lady, and my daughter was in tears. She made some decent runs on him after that but she was afraid of falling off and so she slowed him down. We started working him on poles and he proved to be very fast even just loping through them. Then he started running past the first barrel - pilot error - she didn’t trust him anymore after the fall. So, we started sending him to the left barrel instead of the right barrel to change things up. He handled it well at first, but then started to run past the left barrel. By now she’s lost all confidence in him and expecting him to mess up - it’s creating a snowball effect. So, we try to distract them from barrels and start entering poles. Like I said, he could place in poles at just a slow lope, but then he started turning the end pole and running back home. We had a vet check him out and he said he was perfectly sound and not sore, and didn’t see any reason for us to spend money on x-rays to see if he’s lame. I tried to ride him to straighten him back out, but I can’t ride a horse that fast - I’m not that young anymore and I just don’t have time to be on him consistently. *Note: He has never ran by a barrel or pole with me!* So, now she’s just give up on him and he’s just standing in the pasture. I realize we will never get back what we paid for him. He is a good horse, and I still really like him. But, he needs a different pilot, and someone who can straighten him back out and get him back to running 1D times. I honestly think he can be a 20 second pole horse. He’s never needed injections or any high maintenance. We ran him either barefoot or with just shoes on his front feet. He is a little flaky sometimes and will booger at some stuff, but nothing bad. If he was a mare, I’d just keep him and breed him, but right now he’s just an expensive gelding grazing in the pasture. He needs a new home. I will consider a trade/partial trade for a mare as I have two studs I raise foals by. Or possibly even consider a trail/western pleasure/halter type horse for her to show in 4-H Shows. We will consider reasonable offers. Price posted is what we paid for him. You can text me for more information but that is the whole of it. Thank y’all
  • Horses 5 years and older
  • Trades Possible
  • Horse runs poles
  • Extended pedigree

    Sire's Sire:
    Mr Jess Perry
    Sire's sire's sire:
    Streakin La Jolla
    Sire's sire's dam:
    Scoopie Fein
    Sire's dam:
    Lil Spit Curl
    Sire's dam's sire:
    On A High
    Sire's dam's dam:
    Spit Curl Lark
    Dam's sire:
    Easy Down Kelley
    Dam's sire's sire:
    First Down Kelly
    Dam's sire's dam:
    Never Be Blue
    Dam's dam:
    Easter Buckle
    Dam's dam's sire:
    The Wheel Horse
    Dam's dam:
    Arbuckle Express
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