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  1. Thread: Dam lines

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    My point is that if you are going to argue...

    My point is that if you are going to argue something at least understand the basics of the topic. Don't insult other people because you are ignorant on the topic you are discussing.
  2. Thread: Dam lines

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    In horse breeding the dam line (stamm, mother...

    In horse breeding the dam line (stamm, mother line etc) is a word that makes reference to the very bottom maternal lineage and the production record of only those mares and their female offspring. A...
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    I found I had a new horse when I set my mind to...

    I found I had a new horse when I set my mind to taking my Friesian mare out into the fields to seriously gallop twice a week. Complete game changer!
  4. Thread: Dam lines

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    Dam lines can go from "bad" to good ...all that...

    Dam lines can go from "bad" to good ...all that really needs to happen is for a breeder to believe in one mare and to build that family. I think this is especially more common in NA where we see...
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    Lastly, I do not find it at all "shady" for a...

    Lastly, I do not find it at all "shady" for a trainer/ rider to go to Europe and buy horses in the 10-20K Euro range, take the risk of transporting the horses here, furthering their training and then...
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    We got one (the single jointed) when we were in...

    We got one (the single jointed) when we were in Germany a few weeks ago. Our five year old stallion is very sensitive and often does not want to really take the contact. The change with this bit is...
  7. I have had severe PF since I was 13 ( I am 34). I...

    I have had severe PF since I was 13 ( I am 34). I have tried everything aside from the surgery and nothing has worked. I have heard some scary things about surgery so never really considered it? I...
  8. Thread: Theraplate?

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    My vet bought an Equivibe and swears by it as...

    My vet bought an Equivibe and swears by it as there is a tonne of research regarding it's efficacy in human athletes. So we got one about a year ago...some horses love it, some don't. Hard to say...
  9. Thread: The F Boys

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    I love the F line. So many nice ones. Floriscount...

    I love the F line. So many nice ones. Floriscount and Furstenball are high on the list. I have a Floriscount coming from my super Londonderry mare.

    I was at the Gestut WM stallion show last week...
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    Wouldn't Epona fall under this category? ...

    Wouldn't Epona fall under this category?

    Exactly.
  11. He was shod in front (came from auction in...

    He was shod in front (came from auction in Verden). I do find that in NA we keep the feet much shorter in general...it's definitely different.
  12. I will try and get a few pics. My vet said heel...

    I will try and get a few pics. My vet said heel pain is one cause but he hoof tested and looked at him move and there is no indication of pain. I also asked him to do x-rays and he said the angles...
  13. Change in front leg conformation in 6 yr old?

    I have a six year old warmblood gelding that I purchased a year ago. When I bought him he had perfectly straight , correct front limbs. He came from Europe and had the typical European hoof..quite...
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    I had one horse undergo colic surgery about a...

    I had one horse undergo colic surgery about a year and a half ago..first one I have ever had that required it. It was for a displacement. I had been up early that morning ultrasounding mares..he...
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    I love the commentary for the CDI via California...

    I love the commentary for the CDI via California Dreaming..so awesome to tune in and get the play by play from an experienced judge.

    I think I secretly love Axel Steiner as my first experience...
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    Furstenball's hind pasterns are noticeably soft....

    Furstenball's hind pasterns are noticeably soft. I don't think they are particularly long. Is it horrendous? No. Is it something to be aware of ? Yes. They definitely are not "strong". He is my...
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    I have audited a clinic and think he's great. He...

    I have audited a clinic and think he's great. He will say it like it is though so if you just want someone to sugar coat everything you won't like it.
  18. Humans (the most destructive species on the...

    Humans (the most destructive species on the planet by far and away) are worried about the effect of feral cats on the environment? What a laugh.
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    I agree with the other poster here regarding...

    I agree with the other poster here regarding getting into contact with the breeder if you know who they are? I would take back a horse I bred or sold in a heartbeat if ever they were in a situation...
  20. Thread: Rock Forever

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    Well he has a nice young son available from a...

    Well he has a nice young son available from a station that offers good frozen semen.

    http://dressurleistungszentrum.de/en/stallions/dressage-stallions/rock-for-me.html
  21. I am not sure what their exact definition of...

    I am not sure what their exact definition of rideability is but generally it involves the "feel" that the horse gives the rider as well as his "inner" constitution for the work. So...does he work...
  22. It's a young horse championship so they score...

    It's a young horse championship so they score them on gaits and rideability. The test rider gives rideability scores. Often at big championships they have two test riders.

    The stallion's mother...
  23. Thread: Rassolini

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    Isn't he amazing Kathleen? I think he is going to...

    Isn't he amazing Kathleen? I think he is going to be an even better GP horse than he was a small tour horse. I find his breeding very interesting as he is a half brother to Dressed In Black whom I...
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    Totally agree Kyzteke...so much to it. That is...

    Totally agree Kyzteke...so much to it. That is what makes breeding for high performance dressage horses so tough. There are SO many important aspects....

    I still don't think Totilas was "normal"...
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    Interestingly , of the stallions I mentioned...

    Interestingly , of the stallions I mentioned Brentano has a negative breeding value for canter and only slightly positive for trot. Ferro has negative values for all gaits. Deniro has a slightly...
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