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    Default Stallions that throw really supple, "swingy", elastic movers?

    I am curious if there are any suggestions for stallions that are known to consistantly produce really supple movers? I am talking about dressage horses that naturally move really well through the back, lots of swing and softness through the topline.



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    I can't speak for any but my own, but I just started a Corlando gelding that has so much "schwung" in his walk, he makes me swing when he moves. Does the term "undulating" mean anything to you? Very soft and relaxed back, nice in the trot and canter as well. Huge, scopey gaits and very easy, ammie temperment.
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    I can think of Farewell III and Donarweiss. My Donarweiss filly has a really good topline, and she is a very supple, elastic mover. She uses herself even when she's just standing in her field.



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    All the Freestyles I have seen are vey consistantly supple movers. I also like the suppleness of Rapture R but have not seen his offspring to know what he is producing.
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    We had a Furst Impression colt this year that is extreme supple and elastic, much more so than the dam (which was the goal). It seems the other offspring videos I've seen have confirmed the same, so perhaps he is one to consider!
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    I too have seen videos of Fuerst Impression offspring that were very "gummy", with tons of elasticity and suppleness (and some pretty amazing suspension in the gaits, too!).



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    I also second Freestyle. He doesn't necessarily know a lot of snappy knee and hock action, but sooo suppple and elastic, "oozy" sort of movement.



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    Wow, so definately a resounding recommendation for the F line. Love Farewell and Freestyle both.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see this quality more in jumpers as they have to be supple through the backs. I love Contendro offspring primarily for this reason.

    hmmm...any others?



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    The Fabuleux filly I bred has fantastic swing and elasticity. Huge improvement on the day. She really uses her back well. That is probably one of my favorite qualities about her, and has been since she was very young.
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    Our 2 year old Festrausch gelding is extremely supple and elastic, very leggy too.
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    Yes, I have particularly come to love the Florestan horses for their extreme elasticity and "slow legged" (to steal from the QH lingo), supple gaits! It does seem to be a strong trait of that F line.
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    Take a look at our Zeno (Quattro x Burgrraaf) he is very elastic himself and his babies although only 2 year olds are showing the same movement, with great temperaments and great free jumping instincts. Very impressed with his offspring.

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    Too bad he is no longer around...Welcome S. Here is our 2010 Welcome S x Donnerschall:

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    One of the most elastic stallions I've ever seen is Welfenkonig II. My 2009 colt by him is just like Gumby.



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    Everyone seems to be going on personal experience ... In my case, my 2 Sir Donnerhalls have both been elastic and rubbery. Here is Sonnenschien at 4 days http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-kOnjxmfw and Sonnenfeld at 1 month http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx8VuElm6g and again at 6 weeks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAVygNse76A
    Both could stretch, contract, and bounce!

    PS I'd love to see a Welfinkonig in person. I'm very attracted to that stallion.



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    I will second Sir Donnerhall. Mine is not as cute and bouncy as Kathleen's, but very elastic non the less.

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    Crosiadore Farm I really love your guy! Very elastic and good freedom in the shoulder!

    As far as stallions I think Sir Gregory is pretty elastic looking as well though I don't know what he is producing.
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    Crosiadore... You breed some very nice horses! Just got finished looking at several of your youtube videos- WOW!



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    Does anyone have any KWPN recommendations for the same requirements?



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