Think Im Hot APHA Stallion

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  1. Huntseatin593

    Huntseatin593 Senior Member

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    :DI am looking at one of his babies well a 4yr old.

    Has anyone interacted with any of his offspring?
    Is he know to carry any "bad genes"? (health or behavioral)
    Has anyone seen any major issues with him? (reasons you would not buy is offspring or breed to him)
    How are they mind, temperment, trainablility, show presents?
    How are his offspring doing at shows?
    Does he have many all-arounders?

    Any other information would be helpful. I looked at his website and watched his video. The gelding I am looking at seems to look just like him only black and white!

    Same post as show section just a few more breed questions.
     






  2. PinkHorse

    PinkHorse Senior Member+

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    I have no personal experience with Think Im Hot or any of his babies but honestly, he has never turned me on. His back is on the long side and I'm underwhelmed by the success of his offspring. For a stallion who was promoted so heavily for such a long time, I would expect more stars and fewer run of the mill show horses.

    TIH was one of the first APHA stallions promoted as a HUS specialist. At the time, he had good size and there is no denying his colour is gorgeous. IMO, there are better choices available now.
     
  3. bnttyra

    bnttyra Senior Member+

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    I think the horse at my trainer's barn, BBF Im Hot Image, is by him. Not 100 % certain but I would be willing to bet she is. She has multiple world championships, mostly in hunter hack type classes I think. Nice moving mare but she has an attitude big time! She is currently being ridden by a little girl because the mare is super broke but she is always pinning her ears and just has a bad attitude in general. I don't know where that comes from so it could be her dam or it could just be her but I did want to mention it.
     
  4. Huntseatin593

    Huntseatin593 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys! This is the type of stuff I need to know. Well someone wants to trade me a 4yr old TIH gelding for my CNT mare. I really like the gelding, except his long back (which I see he gets from his sire). He seems very mild tempered. She is suppose to be bringing him this weekend to a show I will be at so we will see.

    Also I would want him to be a high quality horse, I mean APHA shows, possible world...
     
  5. taliacristianna

    taliacristianna Senior Member+

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    I have seen some VERY nice USEF-type hunter/jumper prospects by him. IMO, they are bit better suited for the USEF ring as oppose to the breed show ring - although he has sired a handful of APHA world and reserve world champions.

    There are plenty of offspring videos on youtube if you search for his name.

    I would definitely consider breeding a mare to him - but I also have very little interest in APHA point shows so that's probably why.
     
  6. GottaRide

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    I know at least 3 TIH offspring. All three are quiet, willing and very trainable. They are easily handled & shown by youth or adult. You can look up each of their show records: Hot Durn It, Duh Im Hot & Make Mine Hot.

    2 out of the 3 have the long back, but that has not inhibited their breed-show potential. All 3 have a "big lug" head...not very pretty, but they have a "big lug" attitude to go with their head.

    All three TIH that I know are all-around horses. They do excel at the huntseat, but as their training has progressed, they can handle the western pleasure, pattern classes, and even some halter.
     
  7. Huntseatin593

    Huntseatin593 Senior Member

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    Thanks! I am glad to hear there are some good ones out there!:D

    The one I am looking at is "Too Hot To Think" 2005 black oreo..I mean Overo hehehe:p

    I think he is cute. He seems quiet but the lady is not a trainer and does not have the money to send him to a trainer any longer. So he needs finishing. She wants a finished horse... I got one...
     
  8. GottaRide

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    I looked him up on youtube. I think he's all he seems to be. Flashy to look at, that's for sure. You should be able to get some really nice movement out of him with a better rider than what's in the video. He's got the "big lug" look & attitude that I've seen in the other TIH horses.
     
  9. Haas Horse Farm

    Haas Horse Farm Senior Member+

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    He has been my paint stallion of choice for years. Sorry I just hate it when you make a generalization because of a pedigree. It does not always breed true. For instance would anyone consider a Invitation Only to be a cow horse? Nope but I know one that is and absolutely will not go slow... Line bred top and bottom.

    I have seen some TIH that had a great attitude and I have seen others that did not... Interesting thing about the ones that did not... they all had an owner that did things that IMHO led to the problem... i.e. hand feeding sweets, quiting the horse if it switched its tail wrong... etc. So my question on any horse that pins its ears would be why... has it been in a stall all its life and basically is unhappy from the inside out?

    I would try the horse and if you like it... trade... if not then don't... after all in the end you are the one that has to be happy. I have several horses that no one else likes... They are perfect for me... but do not do as well for someone else. That part... the temperament and attitude...there is just no way to guess UNTIL both you and the horse are together.

    I have two super super papered mares here and they are both super broke... but do I pick them when I want to go ride.... nope... Why... because it is not fun for me... that said they are both ones that my husband will pick first any day of the week.

    You have to find the perfect fit for you... the heck with pedigree and and anything else... Make sure you and the horse work together.... then look at all the other factors.
     
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    I think he's flipping gorgeous, but I do agree that he is really long bodied. I know nothing about any of his offspring though.
     






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