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    Default What compliments Aristos B?

    I have a mare by Aristos B out of a Thoroughbred mare that I want to breed. Does anyone have any recommendations for stallions? The only thing I am looking to improve is temperament (needs to be on the quieter side). The mare is put together very well.

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    How is she on size? If she is large, and you want smaller-- how about Jupiter? You're right near me, I might have ti beat down your door for the resulting foal. Rio Grande would be a super cross, IMHO, if frozen is available. Tell us about your mare!
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    She is 16 H petite grey mare with socks. Very cute! Jumps very well! Other people on this board have claimed to own/breed her in the past but I do not know who she was bred to.



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    What's her name? I know one that sort of meets the description (though I cannot remember whether she had socks or not). She sounds very cute!
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    I bought her with the name River Dance but prior to that her name was Jackie Blue.



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    The person who raised her does post here, and her screen name is (by no small coincidence) Jackie Blue!
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    There is a yearling filly, and a new colt out of an Aristos B mare in Middleburg, by Silvio. The mare owner is thrilled with them.



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    horses4me, was your mare out of a TB?? Mine is out of a TB but is a real chunky monkey and only 15-2. I have never bred her, just used her for riding. Seems that the Aristos B mares are so different. Is yours a lot like the mare she is out of?? I know a person who knows mine when at Jackie Mars in NJ so will ask about her TB dam.
    If your mare is really light you may want some stallion with a little more substance but not too much if there can be a throwback in Aristos B pedigree. He is pretty substantial as I recall. Maybe someone has seen him recently and can better define him.
    Mine was a chunky monkey as a yearling and looks the same today!!
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    The mare in Middleburg is a Chunky Monkey



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    Aristos B himself is a solid, solid animal. If you didn't see the pedigree, I don't think you'd guess that he has as much blood in him as he does. My gelding is also out of a thoroughbred mare-- and he's enormous. 56 inch girth, squeezing out of his 84 inch Rambos.
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    Me with Aristos B last year (not the most flattering shot, in person he's quite an impressive horse, even at his age)...

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...t=AristosB.jpg

    My gelding and his big belly...

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...enevasmall.jpg
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    I have some Aristos B photos in my photobucket. I'll put some on here in a minute. He is something else in person.............WOW. Talk about a presence..........
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    This mare is Aristos B out of a thoroughbred.

    She is about 16'1, and...uh...holds her flesh well, I'd say!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21804134@N08/2102630194/

    And as to the OP's question -- it sounds like most of us complIment Aristos B. What complEments him best is another story! (Sorry, English geek :-)



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    libgrrl, I never cease to be amazed at how gorgeous your girl is. She is just STUNNING (I think it's the dark color with the dapples that gets me).

    horses4me, given that your mare is on the smaller side, Jupiter would probably be too small. Too bad, he's got a great temperment and I think that'd be a super cross other than size (unless you want small). So I'll stick my by Rio Grande recommendation and also Sir Calletto and Nob Hill.
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    Default Aristos B

    Taken recently of the gorgeous Aristos B.
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    Hmm - well Rio Grande is huge, and with Aristos in there, you could end up with something very, very large (and I'm not sure he'd help in the temperament part, either). I love Jupiter, but he can throw a bit of fire as well.

    Do you have any photo's you can post? How about someone like Just the Best for her? His get have wonderful minds, and he is extremely attractive with enough TB blood to compliment your mare well, but enough WB substance to handle any crop-outs from her Aristos. Not to mention he is quite a lovely mover, with that lovely way of going.....Without seeing photos of her, he would be my top choice.



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    Lovely VirginiaBred!!!

    I've only ever known really sweet Jupiter offspring and he himself as a puppy dog! But I don't doubt that there are some out there.

    I think Just the Best is gorgeous but I have sort of the same size reservations with him as with Jupiter.

    I have seen photos of the mare (admittedly they are old) and she's not a big chunky like some Aristos B's are. She inherited the TB side more than by hulk did. I actually think Just the Best would be a nice match in type for her, if you're not overly concerned about the size.

    never having met any Rio Grandes, I am surprised to hear a comment about them being difficult. I had always heard that they were very sane and easy. The once I've seen showing go equally nice for the pro and ammy, and to me that's one good measure of temperment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgrrl
    This mare is Aristos B out of a thoroughbred.

    She is about 16'1, and...uh...holds her flesh well, I'd say!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21804134@N08/2102630194/
    She is beautiful. I see a lot of him in her.
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    The Aristos offspring seem to be very different. The ones we bred all are relatively of the type (libgrrl's mare is one, and Reggie Pepper and Game On) but, I've seen them of all heights and builds, from the very small to the gigantic.
    My advice, for what it's worth, is to stick with something that is very close to the type of your mare. Rox Dene is a very substantial mare and we went with a TB originally to avoid adding bulk, which ended up being the wrong choice and we lost a lot of size and substance. I am completely thrilled with my Popeye 3 year old out of her, though I held my breath to see if we'd gone too far the other way, it seems to have been exactly the right thing to hold onto her type.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    I've only ever known really sweet Jupiter offspring and he himself as a puppy dog! But I don't doubt that there are some out there.

    never having met any Rio Grandes, I am surprised to hear a comment about them being difficult. I had always heard that they were very sane and easy.
    With Jupiter, the Zeus coming through can give you attitude early on. There are a couple people on here with Jupiter's who may be able to elaborate He is one of my absolute favorites, the jump is just amazing.

    Rio Grande is one that gets me. I have heard so much about his lovely minded offspring, and there are plenty of people on COTH who have wonderful, easy horses by him. But then I've ridden a few, and seen a couple go, that are not easy. So, as wonderful as he is, with a mare who needs quiet, he wouldn't be the first on my list.



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