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    OP... here is a solution for you! A specialized...

    OP... here is a solution for you! A specialized halter!
    http://www.selectbreeders.com/news/327
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    Mares that are due early in the foaling season...

    Mares that are due early in the foaling season will sometimes go into anestrus after foaling. That's not good when you are trying to breed back, and can screw up the entire breeding schedule, not to...
  3. I've used H.G. Buracker of Hunt Country Transport...

    I've used H.G. Buracker of Hunt Country Transport on two occasions, and recommended him to two other people. All of us had a very good experience.
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    There is no 50% rule any longer. Breeding rules...

    There is no 50% rule any longer. Breeding rules were changed in a membership vote in May of 2013.
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    OP, you are going to end up with either bleeding...

    OP, you are going to end up with either bleeding ulcers, or an aneurysm, if that one small comment in an email sent you here on a rant. You can't let that get to you. Save the indignation for when...
  6. Thread: This is a vent

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    In all seriousness, thank you. I'll avoid that...

    In all seriousness, thank you. I'll avoid that page, because I would knock myself unconscious with the headdesking.

    And i assume that when someone point out the complete impossibility, they...
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    No. Matcho AA is not a jumper line (though he...

    No. Matcho AA is not a jumper line (though he was not a jump KILLER in that some of his offspring jumped well). And Ferdinand is way back there.

    And though i've not said i believe that only...
  8. Thread: This is a vent

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    This! I never, ever used to see this. But in...

    This! I never, ever used to see this. But in the last 4-5 years it's exploded. We call people out on the breeding forum for this all the time. When corrected, they almost always say... "Oh,...
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    Like Sunnydays, I don't consider her pedigree all...

    Like Sunnydays, I don't consider her pedigree all that dressagy. But i don't consider it jumpy enough to produce a jumper. I would stick with aiming for a hunter-type.

    If the mare has already...
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    I like sweet potatoes, but i despise sweet potato...

    I like sweet potatoes, but i despise sweet potato casserole. In the late 80's I found this recipe from Cooking Light: Sweet Potato Crunch. It is always the very first thing that is gone at...
  11. As a breeder I find this thread just...

    As a breeder I find this thread just heartbreaking.

    Just this past weekend I reconnected with a 2009 gelding I bred through his trainers FB page. Otherwise I never, ever would have known that...
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    Did I miss the announcement? Is Tuesday "Zombie...

    Did I miss the announcement? Is Tuesday "Zombie Thread Day"? :D
  13. Thread: TB kills the jump?

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    Tell you what Viney. I have an older copy of the...

    Tell you what Viney. I have an older copy of the Jahrbuch Hengste (2007) that I'm willing to send you. It gives the breed indices for both FN and the Verband (which is based on mare performace test...
  14. Thread: TB kills the jump?

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    But it's okay to ask Bent Hickory to do that?

    But it's okay to ask Bent Hickory to do that?
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    Lower Saxony Jumper: Several of the most popular...

    Lower Saxony Jumper: Several of the most popular DRESSAGE show management software companies now list sire/damsire plus (gasp!) the breeder on the show day sheets and show results. If that...
  16. I prefer the SPT. I want to see how several...

    I prefer the SPT. I want to see how several people grade the rideability and temperament in a fairly transparent manner. I also would like to know if there is potential for a dual-purpose stallion....
  17. Thread: Princess Z

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    I know it's hard to understand how these things...

    I know it's hard to understand how these things happen when you aren't there. It's natural to think "There must be some way to prevent this!"

    Sadly, in situations like this, there is not. I have...
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    This made my day! :D

    This made my day! :D
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    I tell you who I really felt sorry for......

    I tell you who I really felt sorry for... remember that group down your way in GA that was putting on a huge Gala along the same lines? Scheduled a week after 9/11/2001. I don't' think they ever...
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    Oh yes. For five years. We committed to it for...

    Oh yes. For five years. We committed to it for that long because we wanted to give it time to catch on.

    I still twitch when anyone brings this up. We had an online catalog, national...
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    The VDL auction is a success because they have: ...

    The VDL auction is a success because they have:


    worldwide name recognition and reputation
    a worldwide marketing machine
    their own staff and riders, not catch riders, and they can afford to...
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    When I read your original post, I was behind the...

    When I read your original post, I was behind the idea of just telling them that when you agreed to a mare share, the idea of a changed diet didn't occur to you - and you just want her to continue to...
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    http://www.autumnhillfarm.com/files/AHFConformatio...

    http://www.autumnhillfarm.com/files/AHFConformationOpen.JPG

    Dr. Schade, breeding director of the Hanoverian Verband, specifically commented on this horses' strong loin connection at his stallion...
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    We put in a 24 KW Kohler. Runs just about...

    We put in a 24 KW Kohler. Runs just about everything in the 1700sq house (including air conditioning), plus the 4 stall barn, plus the tank heaters in the pastures.

    We don't have gas lines out...
  25. Here is a link that might help:...

    Here is a link that might help:
    http://hanoverian.org/working-stallion-manager-helpful-hints-success/
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