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    Yes - we did have to retire "Willy" this year but...

    Yes - we did have to retire "Willy" this year but it was not due to his age (which is actually 21, not 20). He suffered a neurological event that made his hind end very weak and unstable. We have...
  2. Sadly, we had to retire Salute The Truth from...

    Sadly, we had to retire Salute The Truth from stud duty this spring. He started showing neurological signs making his hind end very weak and unstable (not good for breeding). We treated him for EPM...
  3. Just to update in case people are getting this...

    Just to update in case people are getting this thread in a search - we had to retire Salute the Truth this year due to neurological issues.
  4. Sorry! I don't come here often. We never tried...

    Sorry! I don't come here often. We never tried freezing him and now that he's over 20, it's not something we'll try.
  5. Yes, Salute The Truth is still standing this...

    Yes, Salute The Truth is still standing this year. We are taking each year one at a time since he's getting up there in age. Last year, he settled every mare but one on the first breeding (and that...
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    From what I was told, the horse had to make a...

    From what I was told, the horse had to make a turn and it's feet went out from under it. I have no idea if they were going too fast or if they had studs in, only that it was on a turn.
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    From what I've heard - the ground is very hard...

    From what I've heard - the ground is very hard and rather slippery plus the jumps are pretty substantial (at least for training and prelim). I don't know if there were serious injuries, but I sure...
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    Salute The Truth is a son of Salutely (registered...

    Salute The Truth is a son of Salutely (registered as Boy Done Good with the Jockey Club). He has sired a couple of steeplechase horses, though his main book of mares is for eventing. His best race...
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    Thanks, Simkie. I don't come on here much so I...

    Thanks, Simkie. I don't come on here much so I missed this. Yes, Salute The Truth = Boy Done Good. He's got a few racing offspring out there, but really just a handful and only one that I know of...
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    While it is true that Salute The Truth's sire,...

    While it is true that Salute The Truth's sire, Salutely, had a reputation for being a rogue, "Willy" is nothing like his father in that regard. He is very kind and is known for producing...
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    Could you possibly be reading it wrong? It could...

    Could you possibly be reading it wrong? It could be 4B642 - that would make it a mare born in 2004 named Big Allie: https://pathway.ustrotting.com/search/index.cfm?action=result&horse_id=882917
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    I don't have advice, but I thought I'd let you...

    I don't have advice, but I thought I'd let you know that I can re-assign his listing in the RRP's Bloodline Brag to you if you are a registered user of the site. That would allow you to make changes...
  13. Salute the Truth is actually quite well known for...

    Salute the Truth is actually quite well known for producing amateur-friendly horses. Easy to start, easy to ride, good brains. There are always exceptions to every rule, though.

    The vast...
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    I went on a tour of Hopewell Farm in 2001 and...

    I went on a tour of Hopewell Farm in 2001 and they had Skip Away tied in his stall because they said he wasn't a friendly sort. It was a BIG group of people - the Equine Science Society, with about...
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    I met Kris S. back in 2001 when I was on a tour...

    I met Kris S. back in 2001 when I was on a tour in Kentucky. He was brought out to show us because of his extremely good disposition. He stood there calmly while about 75 people swarmed around with...
  16. I'm hardly ever here anymore...BUT wanted to say...

    I'm hardly ever here anymore...BUT wanted to say that Salute The Truth does still do live cover for JC registration, but we prefer not to do it for other breeds (he prefers his "Wilma" anyhow) just...
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    I have a link in my first post to a page with...

    I have a link in my first post to a page with photos of the mare I bred. Her mother is 14.2 and she finished out at 15.1 H. I was told that his babies tend to follow the size of the dam - certainly...
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    Here is Infinite Truth (full TB, but...

    Here is Infinite Truth (full TB, but unregistered/unraced): http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/infinite+truth
  19. You can also check on the RRTP directory (this is...

    You can also check on the RRTP directory (this is the Sources for Horses map): http://www.retiredracehorsetraining.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120&Itemid=308
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    I sold mine in January. He's got a fabulous new...

    I sold mine in January. He's got a fabulous new home with a young rider who adores him. Hopefully we'll see him at events in the future. :)
    http://youtu.be/RopL69ml5P8
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    You might check out the MHIB's directory of...

    You might check out the MHIB's directory of licensed stables. It doesn't have every licensed stable, but owners/managers were asked about their facilities, so that info is in there: ...
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    Update: Heard back from CSU and I was right......

    Update: Heard back from CSU and I was right... all their paper records were destroyed in the 2011 fire and their electronic records go back to 2006 (when they switched to a new system). No trace of...
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    Our horses are getting a variety of feeds...

    Our horses are getting a variety of feeds depending on each individuals needs. Pretty much every horse in our barn is an eventer or in training to become one...

    Easy-keepers get pasture, good...
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    Seeking CSU Recip mare #590

    Colorado State University used to have a large herd of Embryo Transfer recipient mares. In 1997, they used some of them for a study on a dewormer made by Pfizer. They bred them, gave them either...
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    I assume that you mean you live right next door...

    I assume that you mean you live right next door to Capote's Promise? Because Capote himself died in 2007... Capote's Promise is super sweet as I recall from my time at CSU! Atypical - how old is...
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