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    Books ... not sure where this should go

    Just finished a new book by a new author that should appeal to horse people that like fantasy. I read a lot, but not too often I find something that immediately goes to my 'must keep to read' shelf....
  2. I can't cite research data but I've bred a number...

    I can't cite research data but I've bred a number of pony mares, ranging from 11.2 to 14 hands, to 15 and 16+ hand stallions over the years, starting in the early 90s. I have had no issues with...
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    I've bred a number of 12 and 13 hand pony mares...

    I've bred a number of 12 and 13 hand pony mares to 15 and 16 hand stallions and have had no issues with foaling at all. I do select for the more refined warmblood types, as most of the problems I've...
  4. Have a friend in VA interested but she's not a...

    Have a friend in VA interested but she's not a COTH member. I need a way for her to contact you. Email?
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    Years ago (in the mid-90s?) there was a breeder...

    Years ago (in the mid-90s?) there was a breeder in CO that was crossing Trakehner mares to jacks for dressage and eventing. Can't remember the name now but someone from that area might recall who it...
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    I've been "following" racing most of my life and...

    I've been "following" racing most of my life and I'm in my 70s now, so while I've never been actively involved on a personal basis, have to say I'm a fan and keeping fingers crossed Chrome ... and...
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    Thanks, had not considered both. Linear thinking,...

    Thanks, had not considered both. Linear thinking, either/or ... will try the combination.
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    Which is better to put on weight?

    I know several of you here have had to deal with thin/ hard keeping horses and I have a question ...

    I have used (occasionally) both soaked alfalfa cubes and soaked beet pulp along with the grain...
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    Great story and very impressive horse. A *feel...

    Great story and very impressive horse. A *feel good* situation that will appeal to a lot of non-racing fans.
  10. I've had colts drop as late as 2 1/2 years,...

    I've had colts drop as late as 2 1/2 years, rarely ... but I've had two.
  11. I doubt if his actions will change. I've seen...

    I doubt if his actions will change. I've seen geldings with this type of reaction when pastured with mares and it seems they always act 'studdy' and the mares will often react as if they were a...
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    Sticky: Wanted ... Welsh mare

    I'm starting to look for a registered Welsh pony mare to lease for breeding for a couple of years, something in the 12 to 13 hand range, not gray, that could be approved for RPSI sportpony registry....
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    I stood a Caspian stallion for several years for...

    I stood a Caspian stallion for several years for a lady from SC who bred them ... and halfbreds ... for her daughter's performance ponies. The stallion is deceased now, but the daughter's first pony...
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    This is a small (12.3 hands) RPSI-approved...

    This is a small (12.3 hands) RPSI-approved stallion I have on my 'list' ... proven record for producing top foals. http://www.solomonfarm.com/stallions/smoketree.html
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    I'm not familiar with the dam line either, but...

    I'm not familiar with the dam line either, but he's advertised here:

    http://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDetail.asp?HorseID=34531&UserID=13190
  16. I have three pony mares bred to Fandango GSF ...

    I have three pony mares bred to Fandango GSF http://www.greenstonefarm.com/stallions/fandango.htm for 2014 foals. He is a son of Weltstern, who produced exceptional suspension for me and I have no...
  17. He looks pretty typical of some of the older type...

    He looks pretty typical of some of the older type Shetland ponies I've seen. Many of those were 'pit ponies' originally, so tended to be a bit draftier than the ones you see now.
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    They do have a lot of dressage bloodlines, but...

    They do have a lot of dressage bloodlines, but one of their recently approved stallions (Flint) had excellent jumping scores at his inspection and the two (three?) horses they have had out in...
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    I don't know that they do in-utero sales...

    I don't know that they do in-utero sales routinely, but I know that Greenstone Farm in VA does sell a number of their youngsters as weanlings. http://www.greenstonefarm.com
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    I would certainly like to see this happen. I have...

    I would certainly like to see this happen. I have foals from halfbred mares that are going to the warmblood sportpony registries as they cannot be registered with ACPS which I think is unfortunate.
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    Definitely the end of an era for me. Bonfire and...

    Definitely the end of an era for me. Bonfire and Anky began their rise to stardom shortly after I purchased my foundation Oldenburg stallion, Weltstern, who was by the WeltAs, the sire of both...
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    Tragic loss, so sorry. Such a wonderful Connemara.

    Tragic loss, so sorry. Such a wonderful Connemara.
  23. I'm in 'gaited horse country' in KY and though...

    I'm in 'gaited horse country' in KY and though I've never bred gaited horses I do know quite a few breeders and I don't know of any breeder who has ever tried to *not* get the gait. You will have...
  24. If I had been breeding for a personal dressage...

    If I had been breeding for a personal dressage prospect for myself, my choice would have been an Andalusian/Warmblood cross. The best dressage prospects I ever rode personally past the 'green' stage...
  25. Sixteen

    My ranch work mare got injured the summer between my junior and senior years in high school (1958) and I wanted to breed her for a replacement. Bred her to one of the local stallions that had...
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