Rugged Lark lines

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  1. Alpha App

    Alpha App Senior Member

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    Any people out there who know alot about the Rugged Lark lines care to share their knowledge? :)

    When I was younger I remember seeing Painted Rugged Lark in a magazine and I'd fallen in love, recently saw his picture again and I love him even more. Gorgeous horses IMO. Anyone have any babies or horses related to Rugged Lark? What's temperment and personality tend to be like? Trainability?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Alpha App

    Alpha App Senior Member

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    Bump! :)
    [too short]
     
  3. Eugene Cassels

    Eugene Cassels Senior Member+

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    Not fond of rugged lark or his bloodlines at all. he was very agressive when i saw him at a show in Tampa florida.
     
  4. KCnAllegrosMom

    KCnAllegrosMom Full Member

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    I was a big fan of Rugged Lark as a kid..just loved him

    But I have heard of that he was aggressive and that a lot of his offspring are too...
     
  5. Alpha App

    Alpha App Senior Member

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    Ouch. Did all of his offspring tend to be agressive?
     
  6. FrenchiesMom

    FrenchiesMom Senior Member

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    I used to know a daughter of Rugged Lark. She was absolutely stunning - but had the worst temperment of any horse i have known. She was completely unpredictable under saddle. Great mover, had a nice jump (when free jumped) but just nasty most of the time. Last I heard, they sold and bred her to a stallion with an exemplary temperment and equally impressive bloodlines, and she turned out to be a great mom. ::shrugs:: I wouldn't have bred her, due to her attitude, but the foal didn't seem to inherit that.
     
  7. Alpha App

    Alpha App Senior Member

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    That's really a shame. He definetely threw some gorgeous babies.
     
  8. cassiem

    cassiem Senior Member

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    I just know that breyer made a model of him!

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    haha sorry for not helping :L
     
  9. nonzippo

    nonzippo Full Member

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    I rode quite a few Rugged Lark offspring throughout my short career (25 yrs old) so far. Many were "intense", not what I would call aggressive. Some were just like lapdogs. Many horses with thoroughbred blood can have their own opinion on what they want to do. It takes a firm but patient hand to persuade them to do the job one requests of them, but it can be done. I like a horse that challenges me. Now, I didn't say ALL throughbreds are like this but many are, that is what makes them competitive race and event horses. A lot of people have been very successful with the Rugged Lark Line, you just have to know how to handle horses of different types and abilities, the test of a true horseman.
     
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  10. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    They're Horseman's horses and not for the faint at heart.
     
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