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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Matthew:9765 wrote:What breed of horse was blueboy?
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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Pirates09:9776 wrote:Hmm.. I'm just guessing, but could he have been a Hanoverian?
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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:57 pm

PJH:9782 wrote:I'm guessing Blueboy was a quarter horse.  Most of the horses used on ranches and for cutting cattle in the late 1800s were quarter horses.  It was the horse of choice for most cowboys.

The Hanoverian is a beautiful horse that is often used today for riding competitions.  You can often see them in the Olympic Games.  During the 1800s the Hanoverian was most often used as a carriage horse or for agricultural work.

But here's a thought.  The role of Blueboy probably called for a quarter horse because of the setting and era.  Was the horse playing the part actually a quarter horse or some other breed?
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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:57 pm

Pirates09:9792 wrote:OHMYGOSH! I forgot about quarter horses! Okay, that's definitely right. He was a quarter horse.
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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:57 pm

PJH:9819 wrote:A little more information about the horse that played Blueboy

"Blue Boy was the horse on The Rifleman. That was his character's name, but Blue Boy's real name was Bosco. He was a very experienced movie horse bought by Ben Johnson. He was about seven years old on The Rifleman. The last time Johnny saw Bosco was in 1976 when he appeared in an episode of "Little House on the Prairie". Bosco was in that particular episode too."

from a fan's posting on http://horsefame.tripod.com/actors.htm
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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:58 pm

Renewed Fan:9828 wrote:If I cross two quarter-horses, do I end up with half a horse?

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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:58 pm

Michelle P.:9831 wrote::roll:

Ha ha ha

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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm

Matthew:9842 wrote:Did you know that a quarter horse got its name because it can run faster than any other horse in a quarter mile? Pretty neat!! :cool:
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Re: Blueboy

Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm

PJH:9865 wrote:Matthew, here's a bit more information about quarter horses. Besides their speed, that you mentioned, they have other talents.

The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States today.  Most working ranch horses are quarter horses.

A cutting horse is one that is good working with cattle---being able to separate a calf or cow/steer from the herd. Most cutting horses are quarter horses.  Of course cutting cattle originated on the western ranches, but today there is a National Cutting Horse Association with competitions. Cutting horse contests are great to watch---the horses don't need much direction from the riders---they just seem to know what to do!
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Post by cowgirl » Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm

BluewindFarm:9866 wrote:The Quarterhorse is known as the versatile breed.

In addition to "working and showing as cutting horses, they also have reining competitions, competitive endurance races, hunter/jumpers, and just recently, the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) has recognized Dressage for year end awards for the breed.
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