Friday, August 12, 2011

Still Waiting for Oberon


We are IMPATIENTLY awaiting our Oberon.   He is to arrive sometime early next week, we hope.  He is the Quarter Horse we purchased in Michigan while on vacation.  I was seriously considering purchasing another horse, but at this time have decided one horse will work quite well as my girls are beginner riders and will soon be back in school.  Next year, when they are competing for more riding time and better riders, I will plan to continue my search for another horse.  I will say, however, that Apelles and Riggens (in the post below), and Molly (aka Titania) are all very sweet... and still for sale.   If you are interested in any one of them, drop me a comment and I will put you in contact with more information.

The following was copied from Oklahoma State University's Animal Science Website.  Click HERE to read about numerous horse breeds from A-Z.

The Buckskin is thought to of originated from the Spanish Sorraia.  


No-the Buckskin horse is not a mere "color." Buckskins, Grulla and Duns are noted for many qualities that are not characteristic of other types of horses. Their color is an indication of the superior genetic heritage they possess. Buckskins have been long noted for their superior qualities and strength. They have more stamina, more determination, harder feet, better bone, and are generally hardier than other horses. A Buckskin with weak or spavined legs is a rarity. "Tough as wet leather" is a good description of the true Buckskin.


4 comments:

Shirley said...

We are waiting for those "first day at home" photos!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

He looks so incredibly gentle. I can't wait for you to get him home!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Buckskins and dappled greys are my favorite! How exciting for you and your girls:)

Kate Cooler said...

Very excited for his arrival!