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  1. What is your new website??

    What is your new website??
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    Years ago I used to repeat breedings to some...

    Years ago I used to repeat breedings to some stallions, especially if I thought the first foal from that crossing was VERY nice. I have since come to the conclusion that your chances of getting...
  3. Thanks, Bent Hickory for putting it all into...

    Thanks, Bent Hickory for putting it all into perspective!! :-) It's always good to have that "grain of salt" handy when looking at data like that....
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    Do you think that Jazz gives a bad walk? The...

    Do you think that Jazz gives a bad walk?

    The way I look at the Lord Leatherdale sons is that Hilltop carries, they all have Negro as the dam sire and then go back to different (German)...
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    Here's my opinon on why number are down in the...

    Here's my opinon on why number are down in the horse industry in the US...

    1. a lot of the original breeders are"aging" out and have nobody to take over the business.

    2. prices of foals...
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    Thanks Aquafarms for sharing that information! I...

    Thanks Aquafarms for sharing that information! I do think that the numbers for the KWPN-NA aren't quite as good as stated and are more in line with the rest of the registries (just comparing...
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    DownYonder.... here's what you're trying to...

    DownYonder....
    here's what you're trying to demonstrate -

    QH- in 2013 produced 50% of what they used to produce in 2000.
    Paints - in 2013 produced 21% of what they produced in 2000.
    TBs -in...
  8. I suggest somebody contact Sporthorseauction.com...

    I suggest somebody contact Sporthorseauction.com because half the horses listed in the first post don't appear on their site.
  9. ... a couple more thoughts now that I've read the...

    ... a couple more thoughts now that I've read the whole thing...

    Major changes are as follows -
    1. specialization of stallions (dressage and jumping, even though they still "allow"...
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    Find a place that stores bull semen and ask them....

    Find a place that stores bull semen and ask them. Same tanks, same temps but a lot more reasonable.
  11. I just briefly checked the news release and it...

    I just briefly checked the news release and it sounds to me like they're doing the Dutch "thing" where the stallions will be evaluated two more times after their initial approval, specifically as 4-...
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    Everdale...

    I bred two of my mares to Everdale last year - one by Jazz, the other by Florencio - and was very happy with the two fillies I got. Hilltop Farm was a pleasure to deal with and the semen quality was...
  13. I know I sound like a broken record when I say...

    I know I sound like a broken record when I say that to me the mare must be as close to perfect as possible, and then the stallion can be the proverbial icing on the cake.

    I can forgive small...
  14. ..... what Beowolf has said times 10! Given the...

    ..... what Beowolf has said times 10! Given the background of your mare, you could end up with a foal that has short legs and a heavy body, or skinny legs with a heavy body and short neck, and...
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    You sound like you have too much time on your...

    You sound like you have too much time on your hands and are using your foal to keep yourself busy. Sorry, but you are not doing your foal any favors by constantly doing something with her. Give her...
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    ... not so different in the US, either.... ...

    ... not so different in the US, either.... Weanlings sell, yearlings not so much, and then folks will start looking at a 2 1/2 year old again.

    I have occasionally kept a promising youngster and...
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    Wasn't there a study that showed that...

    Wasn't there a study that showed that weanlings/yearlings with OCD didn't necessarily exhibit those a year later?
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    Guess I'm entitled to brag a little... :-) The...

    Guess I'm entitled to brag a little... :-) The reason is that I'm the breeder and owner of Flash Gordon S. E., a 4-year old by Sir Donnerhall and out of my favorite mare Bardot S. E. by Florencio. ...
  19. You've certainly received lots of good...

    You've certainly received lots of good suggestions and I, too, agree that your colt is ready to be weaned, especially since he also has a buddy.

    The other thing I would strongly suggest is...
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    There is a reason they are called "Harness...

    There is a reason they are called "Harness Horses"... you know. :-)
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    What is the rest of the pedigree of your mare? ...

    What is the rest of the pedigree of your mare? It looks like she could use size (Idocus sometimes produces small) and more "oomph" in her gaits which is why I wouldn't use Devon Heir.

    Look at...
  22. Does anybody know if Grey Flanell's semen is...

    Does anybody know if Grey Flanell's semen is available in the US?
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    Kyzteke - it's called penis envy... that's why...

    Kyzteke - it's called penis envy... that's why guys are usually so impressed when they see a stallion do his thing. :-) :-)
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    Thanks for posting all the links, DownYonder!!

    Thanks for posting all the links, DownYonder!!
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    Very difficult to take something like that very...

    Very difficult to take something like that very seriously because the results of one stallion can affect the results so profoundly. It's not actual numbers of contestants but rather scores of one or...
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