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    I am not a jumper rider or breeder but saw Connor...

    I am not a jumper rider or breeder but saw Connor Swail riding an amazing little mare in a 1.40 m class on Saturday called Arista. She looks tiny but so fast. Gave me goosebumps watching her go!
  2. A good suggestion for you would be Quidam Blue...

    A good suggestion for you would be Quidam Blue who is owned by Equitop farm in Alberta and Jill Henselwood. I have spent some time around him and can say with certainty that he is a lovely boy, very...
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    I love what Floriscount is producing. I have...

    I love what Floriscount is producing. I have tried him a number of times without success. This year I bred him to one of my favourite riding horses and despite the semen looking terrible, it actually...
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    Sorry - never said a feral 3 year old was what I...

    Sorry - never said a feral 3 year old was what I was looking at in Poland. I DID say I was looking at going 1.3M jumpers in Poland that were in the USD $12,000 - $15,000 range and look like they...
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    I am not hoping to attract buyers who think a...

    I am not hoping to attract buyers who think a feral three year old in Poland is a good idea lol.
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    Remember when you import you have quarantine...

    Remember when you import you have quarantine costs. We imported a gelding six months ago and paid almost 12 k CND when all was said and done.
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    First of all, unless you are looking for a horse...

    First of all, unless you are looking for a horse that is under two, it costs a lot more than 7 k to import and do quarantine. Secondly, have fun putting a barely handled two year old on a plane and...
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    Mine is branded Hanoverian from the direct...

    Mine is branded Hanoverian from the direct motherline of Alwin Schockenmohle's superstar jumper mare Ramona. The mother of my guy is a Donnerhall/Pik Bube mare who is the full sister to the GP...
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    We also have a Sandro Hit in our barn and he is...

    We also have a Sandro Hit in our barn and he is super uncomplicated and a dream to ride. He is only 5 and green I would feel comfortable putting a wide range of riders on him...he is such an awesome,...
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    Stoic, I agree on much of what you...

    Stoic, I agree on much of what you say....especially with using the stallions. To breed a horse that is both talented and truly easy to ride you need to really be selective...you are for sure taking...
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    When I was at the Hanoverian winter auction last...

    When I was at the Hanoverian winter auction last year there were two or three Royal Classic offspring in the sale. Two of them really stood out because they were SO pretty! Both were black with some...
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    Stoicfish, I am just as guilty as anyone else in...

    Stoicfish, I am just as guilty as anyone else in using the term "ammy" interchangeably with the term "beginner" but this is a mistake we all make that we really shouldn't. My aim is to breed horses...
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    The word amateur can have so many meanings. Some...

    The word amateur can have so many meanings. Some ammies are total beginners and some ride at a world class level. I think it is possible to breed a horse that is both talented and suited to both...
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    I said once before when everyone was gushing...

    I said once before when everyone was gushing about Totilas that we should be breeding more Edward Gals and not worry so much about

    I know what you mean..Edward Gal is a freak. But so was Totilas...
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    On the topic of using young stallions I will not...

    On the topic of using young stallions I will not disagree that it is concerning that a small number of young stallions get SO many mares. But to me the problem is not these stallions in and of...
  16. It makes me despair for the future of our species...

    It makes me despair for the future of our species knowing there are parents out there that think it is a good idea to have their young children learn how to handle killing machines.

    Unbelievable.
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    Generally speaking, the next generation of young...

    Generally speaking, the next generation of young stallions represent the improvement of a breed and thus SHOULD be used...it is the only way forward. We will never improve upon what we are breeding...
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    So far confirmed in foal for 2015: Danette...

    So far confirmed in foal for 2015:

    Danette (Don Larino) x Freestyle
    EMC-London Reign (Londonderry) x Floriscount
    Wraven (Wolkentanz II) x Sir Donnerhall
    Allegra (Autocrat) x Diamond Hit (mare...
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    I don't buy the depression/anxiety excuse at all....

    I don't buy the depression/anxiety excuse at all. If you are well enough to go to work, you are well enough to walk outside and feed the horses in your care!!
    Unbelievable.
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    This is inexcusable behaviour on behalf of the...

    This is inexcusable behaviour on behalf of the barn owner. I don't care WHAT is going on in your life, you feed the animals that rely on you, the animals that people are PAYING you to care for. If...
  21. I have a Sir Donnerhall and have seen/dealt with...

    I have a Sir Donnerhall and have seen/dealt with many of them. I think he will reliably add longer lines, uphill balance, natural cadence and a better canter. The mare I bred was from a 16.1 hh dam...
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    When you are transferring semen it is done very...

    When you are transferring semen it is done very quickly so as not to expose the semen to room temperature for any longer than is absolutely necessary..ie it takes a few seconds. No way would anyone...
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    This thread is just priceless.

    This thread is just priceless.
  24. If you are sure the pregnancy will not be...

    If you are sure the pregnancy will not be negatively impacted by her injury ie she is sound enough to carry comfortably, she won't be needing drugs etc AND she is mare you really would like a foal...
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    Curious as to what folks decide to do if they...

    Curious as to what folks decide to do if they want to show their 4 yr olds? What options do you see that you have?

    We have shown our four year old in the FEI four year old classes and in the 4...
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