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  1. A stallion can be a topnotch producing stallion...

    A stallion can be a topnotch producing stallion without having a performance record. However, a stallion cannot be a topnotch producing stallion without having exceptionally performing offspring.
  2. Thank you far sharing your story of your grand...

    Thank you far sharing your story of your grand old girl. May she rest in peace. She certainly leaves you with many wonderful memories. :sadsmile:
  3. That had a lot to do with my decision to stop...

    That had a lot to do with my decision to stop breeding, too. Especially seeing how older broodmares had begun to be under valued.

    There is something about breeding horses that sometimes attracts...
  4. http://www.ratemyhorsepro.com/news/virginia-horse-...

    http://www.ratemyhorsepro.com/news/virginia-horse-community-assists-81-equines-from-rescue.aspx
  5. It seems that quite a few breeders have sold...

    It seems that quite a few breeders have sold horses to this woman. Perhaps this should be on the breeder's forum? The woman was one of my Facebook "friends" until yesterday. This is just horrific.
  6. I very much support this effort. It is a start...

    I very much support this effort. It is a start and will need refining. But to hear that it is actually being discussed in a positive way is a huge step forward. Bravo to those working on this!
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    Candace Rich was one of the kindest people I have...

    Candace Rich was one of the kindest people I have ever known. She always went out of her way to help others. Candy was a constant face at inspections and shows, always helping in essential ways and...
  8. What JB said. I never gave my foals much in the...

    What JB said. I never gave my foals much in the way of creep feeding until they were nearly ready to wean. It is good that you got the milk pellets rather than encouraging the foal to eat grain...
  9. I was always told by my vet to taper off. I did...

    I was always told by my vet to taper off. I did it pretty conservatively - reduced by 2 cc per day until zero.
  10. Ditto what JB said - in its entirety. Very good...

    Ditto what JB said - in its entirety. Very good advice.
  11. I would insist on a box stall in which he would...

    I would insist on a box stall in which he would NOT be tied. If at all possible, I would wait for cooler weather than most of the country is experiencing at present. Try to use shippers who stay in...
  12. Another vote for Ridley.

    Another vote for Ridley.
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    The most important consideration when vetting a...

    The most important consideration when vetting a foal in a sale is the vet's experience in evaluating FOALS. Been there, done that, and using a vet who normally vets adult competition horses can be...
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    Lately, I keep finding myself saying to myself,...

    Lately, I keep finding myself saying to myself, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Some of the dressage fashions these days give me a headache. Color me old and cranky.
  15. This is just horrific. Is this article...

    This is just horrific.

    Is this article correct? That she was only fined $900 and can own animals?

    http://readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-woman-found-guilty-of-six-charges-of-animal-cruelty
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    Last year I had my last foal in the states and...

    Last year I had my last foal in the states and this year the very last foal I will ever have bred was just born in Germany.

    SPS PĆ¼ppi had a very special bay Floriscount (Florencio/ Donnerhall/...
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    I have always had mare and foal loose in a well...

    I have always had mare and foal loose in a well bedded box stall. In your case I would remove the dividers.
  18. This. Your mare is probably worth more and more...

    This. Your mare is probably worth more and more salable under saddle than as a broodmare in foal.
  19. What Siegi said. I am thankful for the 80%.

    What Siegi said. I am thankful for the 80%.
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    Maidens are wonderful candidates for frozen...

    Maidens are wonderful candidates for frozen semen, as long as it is good semen. I have bred maidens with frozen many times and almost always successfully.
  21. I am so very, very sorry for your loss.

    I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
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    To the OP - I lost a beautiful filly in 2011...

    To the OP - I lost a beautiful filly in 2011 because of a neck injury that caused severe ataxia and did not improve with the best possible treatment. She was about three months old when we had to put...
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    I cannot speak to your mare's bloodlines,...

    I cannot speak to your mare's bloodlines, csaper58, but I do understand your thoughts and I am very sorry for your loss. Special horses leave huge holes. My best thoughts to you.
  24. Here is one. A Fidertanz/ Wolkentanz I/...

    Here is one. A Fidertanz/ Wolkentanz I/ Rohdiamant filly born in 2009.

    Foal with her ET surrogate mama:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXCKUOiajws

    Edited to put in a shorter under saddle bit....
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    I am a fan of Fidertanz. Any day my Prince Thatch...

    I am a fan of Fidertanz. Any day my Prince Thatch mare should give us a Floriscount baby in Germany. :)
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