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    But that's what inspections/keurings are for as...

    But that's what inspections/keurings are for as far as I'm concerned. You take your mare(s) and foal(s) there and you get evaluated for gaits and conformation. And while the different registries...
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    stoicfish - as much as agree with most of your...

    stoicfish - as much as agree with most of your postings, I'd like to add that when it comes to selling foals in the US there really isn't much opportunity to charge more for the stars than the not so...
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    In my case the difference between registered...

    In my case the difference between registered horses vs registered dogs is one of having to pass certain medical standards. The KWPN requires x-rays of a certain quality before they will approve a...
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    Elles - those types of clients are in every...

    Elles - those types of clients are in every country. What I'm trying to say is that you need to aim very high when breeding (the best to the best) because you will still get a percentage of not so...
  5. Ok, I'll brag a little... :-) I have two...

    Ok, I'll brag a little... :-)

    I have two mares with Preferent status (in addition to Ster and Keur predicates), something they achieved by producing at least three Ster quality offspring. I...
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    What Blume said, definitely!! I also have quite...

    What Blume said, definitely!! I also have quite a large round pen where I can turn loose both dam and foal and then crack the whip a little (since I'm getting too old to run around :-) ).

    Good...
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    As a long-time breeder I can tell you that...

    As a long-time breeder I can tell you that Alexandra hit the nail on the head with this statement .....

    "The basic qualities such as a good, active hind leg, elasticity, swing, and looseness can...
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    TrueColours - you may have a friend that is...

    TrueColours - you may have a friend that is generous enough to do this for a gift and/or dinner....however, 99.9% of folks shopping in Europe incur lots of costs for travel, hotels, commission, etc....
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    I just looked at the first two horses on the list...

    I just looked at the first two horses on the list posted by Elles from Holland .... an 11-year old mare of very average bloodlines that didn't make Ster or Keur but has good x-rays and is in foal to...
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    I think it's almost criminal to geld a 7 or...

    I think it's almost criminal to geld a 7 or 8-year old stallion at home! The above post outlines the many reasons why, never mind the pain and suffering the stallion was subjected to..... Weanlings,...
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    Renae - I was hoping you would chime in here...

    Renae - I was hoping you would chime in here regarding the harness horses.... You're our American expert on the subject as far as I'm concerned!
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    They are few and far between.... I have a...

    They are few and far between.... I have a Gelders mare, Natuur, who has her Preferent title because she has produced 3 or more Star quality offspring. Nattie Sue, as she is called around here, was...
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    Big difference between riding (jumping and...

    Big difference between riding (jumping and dressage) and harness horses. The Gelders division is being kept alive by a group of breeders that don't want to see this "all-purpose" type horse get...
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    A lot of it depends on the vet in my...

    A lot of it depends on the vet in my experience.... I've had colts that bled a lot after the procedure because the vet basically just "chopped" off the parts (20 years ago), and then for many years...
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    Yes to all of the above posts.... And since I now...

    Yes to all of the above posts.... And since I now have seen and used several generations of my breeding program, I am starting to get a really good idea of what to expect from my younger mares.
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    My mares and foals go out with their grand-moms,...

    My mares and foals go out with their grand-moms, and so weaning is never an issue. I do it gradually where the baby starts eating his/her own meal in a stall adjoining mom's at around 5 months of...
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    netg - glad to hear you like your Trakehner...

    netg - glad to hear you like your Trakehner mare!! It's the breed I started with some 30 years ago only to find out that very few people understand that you have to gain a Trakehner's trust before...
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    Alexandra - there is no issue as far as I'm...

    Alexandra - there is no issue as far as I'm concerned. I take my youngsters to inspections where several experienced judges render their opinions and I have also been lucky enough to follow at least...
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    .... and that is why is just shake my head when I...

    .... and that is why is just shake my head when I read of folks intending to breed "average" horses in order to address their clients' riding skills! In breeding you HAVE to aim for the best - less...
  20. The sad thing is that the Young Horse...

    The sad thing is that the Young Horse Competitions could be the way to go PROVIDED the judging is consistent. When they first started out there were only four or so locations for qualifiers and the...
  21. Thread: Handler Recs.

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    You will be in good hands! Tell him Siegi says...

    You will be in good hands! Tell him Siegi says hi! :-)
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    You're about 10 months behind schedule! :-) ...

    You're about 10 months behind schedule! :-) Unless the colt has a REALLY skinny neck (which would be hard to tell at that age anyway), there is no reason to keep his "equipment". The older he gets,...
  23. Thread: Handler Recs.

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    Find out which handler(s) is going to be there...

    Find out which handler(s) is going to be there and then try to get on his/her list..... Usually there aren't enough horses at an inspection to warrant several handlers.
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    Actually, I think things got worse in 2014.... Why? Because this year we had LOTS of qualifying shows with LOTS of different judging methods. I went to a qualifier in Leesburg, VA where the top...
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    As you said, racing is racing and not...

    As you said, racing is racing and not dressage..... huge difference as far as I'm concerned when it comes to qualities to breed for. One is all about endurance and speed, the other about many, many...
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