Horses born from Artificial Insemination are never first class horses...
I’ve looked through numerous posts dating back but have not come across this topic, or rather claim, that I’ve found extremely disturbing... :confused:
I’ve picked up a copy of Federico Tesio’s “In His Own Words” and haven’t progressed much into the read as I had to go over, again and again, his claims around artificial insemination. He states that clearly there is evidence that a horse produced through artificial insemination lacks that key ingredient that makes horse a winner, namely “nervous energy”. He goes on to elaborate on this phenomenon and actually supports it with carefully studied cases.
He firmly states: “Artificial insemination results in a perfect reproduction of all the Mendelian characteristics but without transmitting the extra “nervous energy” that gives birth to the superior animal that is Nature’s masterpiece”.
Here’s a link to parts of the book, please refer to Chapter One (page 21):
Has this phenomenon been studied any further? Do we have evidence against his firm statements?
Or even, do we know which top performers in this day and age have actually been born from Artificial Insemination, to abolish the claim of World’s finest horse breeder?!
Look forward to your comments!