I dont need another horse, but like some of the pedigree for an eventing broodmare and like her . What are your opinions for sport/breeding?
i would not be in a hurry to breed her unless, horse.
that last quick reply, should read; unless , she has shown some talent as a sport horse herself.
I don't see anything exciting in her pedigree and I can't really tell much by those pics. I am in a different part of the country but can tell you that I picked up an OTTB mare, 8 years old, 16.3, good conformation with Pleasant Colony and Cox's ridge. Both good for sport. I cannot move her to save my life. Decided not to breed as she was not proven in sport and just saw a train wreck coming as far as the amount I would put into a foal and the amount I could eventually sell it for. Now I have put several thousand into her trying to get her going enough to place her.....and am about to put a couple more thousand into her. Hope to sell her for $1500 just to get her in a good home. She is a fiery redhead and not many people in the market for that!
She ran 78 times in 4 years,so most be a little durable. And slowish..
Isn't BRave Shot. The sire of AFR?
I like the page, but I'm not terribly fond of the horse in the photos. She looks quite upright in the shoulder and in the pasterns in front, and something seems a little odd about the angle of her pelvis.
Of course, perhaps she's amazing in person. Do I ever know about how hard it is to get pictures that show the horse well when you're on short time at the track. But she is definitely one I would see up close and personal, were I interested.
The photos are poorly taken and she may be much nicer in person. I love the set of her neck and I think her shoulder and wither combination are nice. I can't get a handle on her hind end because of the angle of the pic. I'm going to FL today and if I have time I'll track her down and ask if I can take some pics.
Running 75 times in 6 years means she has good feet, a good brain, and is made of steel. My gosh, this girl needs a good vacation!
I think she is lovely, and I love her pedigree. All of the Artax's I've come across were sound, sane and athletic. She has a great wither and shoulder, good top line and I like how her neck comes out. The hind end is her weak point in my opinion, but it is not too shabby!
That is a lovely pedigree....and a good looking mare. I've also seen several offspring of Artax...all good jumpers, athletic and very pretty. She looks the same.
On the dam side...Bold Bidder is in a lot of sport horse pedigrees and further back down below is Bolero---that's a great line for movement.
Then looking at the mare her self....she is nicely put together. I love her hind end---shape and angles that I can tell in her walking video. I bet she jumps. Her neck ties in nicely to her decent shoulder. She looks balanced and a very nice type. She has a full brother already in sport. This is a good one.
ETA: I could be talked into splitting this one with you.....even though she is the "wrong" color ;)
BFNE and I have the same taste :)
Having a stallion son of Artax, I can vouch for the jumping ability. For $700, I think she is worth taking a chance on. And if she's still sound after that race record that is a definite bonus!
I like her, Didi, and I also like that FairWeather and Bornfree like her! I'll tell you what, this thread is an eventing breeder braintrust going on.....:)
As a side note, Several Marquetry's have zipped around 3 and 4*'s, and Apalachee is nothing to sneeze at--He is from the Rough Shod family and is responsible for many classic distance horses (which I like in an upper level prospect)
To add onto Fairweather's post. Ozzy's Dam was an Apalache Mare. He was an appendix and while I always told myself he got his Redonk Bomb-Proof Amateur Awesomeness from his dad, I always felt he got the majority of his movement (frequently got an 8 on gaits) and his jump from his momma. (not the best pic, but it's something!)
She has a much nicer hindend than you see in those pics. I sent EC a bunch of new pics. She's a super nice mare in person.
Her current owner bought her to keep her stateside and to make sure she got a well deserved retirement/vacation. Her owner said that even after a hard summer she's happy and seems to have no stop. Maybe that's why no one ever bothered to stop with her. What a keeper!
OP: still on the list for Cathy All the Way?
Well I adore my Artax son and her GrandSire on Dam side Brave Shot I knew very personally...she looks like him..one tough sweet horse...Its your money your barn and if YOU like her go for it....