Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spider Oak

Believe it not this is Jake's daddy. How we ended up with a 16 hand horse out of 2 that were 15 hands and under I'll never understand. Most people like to make their stallions all pretty and shiny for pictures, not me. He is an athlete and enjoys what he does, so that's how I like him to be in his pictures. I can cover a mare with him, jump him on the trailer and go show. He's my special horse and he does get spoiled from time to time. He loves grain more then mares so it's not hard to keep him happy.


kelly said...

I think he's handsome!

Callie said...

He is a handsome boy, isn't he.

Anonymous said...

I knew a lady once who would purposely use small studs in her breeding program because she believed they produced bigger horses.

I don't think that has ever been proven or not, but there you go. It might answer your question as to how your horse is so big.

Twisted Oaks Quarter Horses said...

Thanks for the comments! I fell in love with Spider the first time I saw him. Even though Jake is so big, he is just a teddy bear. There may be something in the smaller stud thing. Most of the mares bred to Spider are bigger then him. Jake has been the only one over 15 hands. I think a lot depends on the mares bloodlines.