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    My favorite breeding story again involves my...

    My favorite breeding story again involves my daughter though. Approximate age of 5 at the time. First off, I tried to mostly schedule it when she was at school, but on this occasion didn't work out....
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    But back to swimmers: it's also fun taking the...

    But back to swimmers: it's also fun taking the equitainer to fedex or the airport counter and ya get the guy who has not seen one before and you explain the contents lol. Or the other counter guy...
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    My favorite Christmas gift story though involves...

    My favorite Christmas gift story though involves vacuums . Three men are at work discussing what they got their wives for Xmas. First two got jewelery or some such thing. The third guy says horse...
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    Ditto when you get dirty looks from your preteen...

    Ditto when you get dirty looks from your preteen daughter who wants to die of embarrassment
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    What viney said. It's an average ( aka very...

    What viney said. It's an average ( aka very common) pedigree. Not stellar, no fruit loops. It's very nice 3 or 4 generations back. So,being a mature gelding: just look
    At the horse.
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    Why he is mor started at that age is a huge thing...

    Why he is mor started at that age is a huge thing to know.
  7. I'll clarify since I'm in the minority that did...

    I'll clarify since I'm in the minority that did not give an unqualified yes! If the horse was in danger/ could not be properly cared for then yes. The one someone wanted me to take back and I said...
  8. On paper your mare has nice jumper lines and...

    On paper your mare has nice jumper lines and lacks nut nuts or known sources of unsoundness in TBs so a good start...,
  9. Short version: I think there is more of a lack of...

    Short version: I think there is more of a lack of good trainers for young horses than good prospects.
  10. First what discipline? Trail, hunters, dressage?...

    First what discipline? Trail, hunters, dressage? Does the stallion need to be local so you can go see him yourself? Bred by LC ( stallion would need to be local ish) or AI / frozen ( is there a good...
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    Kris S gets his difficult temperament from Turn...

    Kris S gets his difficult temperament from Turn To and this horse has THREE crosses to Turn To.... So would be a no for me. And I do in fact own two such critters... Talented but...
  12. It would depend on the situation...both theirs...

    It would depend on the situation...both theirs and mine....At the time.
  13. Good hunter lines on both sides. Gold Apollo was...

    Good hunter lines on both sides. Gold Apollo was indeed a well known hunter sire. I have Rock Point in my breeding program.
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    I respect Otto as a judge. If I was looking to...

    I respect Otto as a judge. If I was looking to buy I would trust his scores and comments, as an RPSI sponsored event with the top foals being invited for the top end of the auction.... Yes I would...
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    Sadly the usef rankings are not accurate. I can...

    Sadly the usef rankings are not accurate. I can tell you that I have bred several floating around there... And you won't find me listed as the breeder anywhere. All the horses are showing under a...
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    In addition many breeders both large and small...

    In addition many breeders both large and small offer raising options: you can leave the horse there until of an age to back for a very reasonable fee.....as long as you insure the horse.
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    Also explain to them that the foal does not tax...

    Also explain to them that the foal does not tax the mare calorie wise until the third trimester. No need to increase any feed until then
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    Even with one gray parent the following rule...

    Even with one gray parent the following rule usually works: born silvery looking, will stay black. Born looking jet black will turn gray.
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    As noted... Horses today look different from the...

    As noted... Horses today look different from the 1880s , plus the posing frame does not help. But to the question do most TBs look like that ... No.
  20. Pmd you, but not more than 5 k if sire isn't a...

    Pmd you, but not more than 5 k if sire isn't a proven race or show horse himself.
  21. No, the comments were about his build.... Aka ...

    No, the comments were about his build.... Aka head not refined enough for an Arab etc. And his size. He string tested at 14.3 as a yearling and they were saying he would only be pony sized. The...
  22. Join the conversation to defend him if something...

    Join the conversation to defend him if something is not correct, but be sure and remain professional as you will be seen as the SO by others lurking: those reading the forum and not posting. If you...
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    I'm not at all saying that there are not race...

    I'm not at all saying that there are not race breeders that know good biomechanics and care about flaws. I know there are. Just as there are careless/ clueless sport horse breeders. but on the whole...
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    I've had tbs with really good feet, most of them...

    I've had tbs with really good feet, most of them in fact. One retired TB mare I have now has feet that are absolute rocks for toughness. From a racing perspective though there is some truth to what...
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    Personally no. The mare I was looking to breed is...

    Personally no. The mare I was looking to breed is a bit iffy on the hoof wall herself. They crack if not on supplements, they do OK if I keep her on extra vitamin supplements. For her especially hoof...
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