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  1. #1
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    Default Brought my Taz baby incubator home this weekend! Photo post #46! She's incredible!

    Hooray!
    Swainy Poo
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/swain+song
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p.../babymamma.jpg

    has done a great job and picked up some Tzigane *Pb* swimmers. She's 20 days prego.

    (my favorite Taz photos)
    http://kaboomeventing.com/images/hor...Tzigane_Pb.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...kaboom/taz.jpg

    I think this coupling is going to produce a super event purpose baby.

    Of course I'm hoping for some chrome, but my SO wants a kid that is "brown with black socks".

    The baby will continue with my theme names. Anything having to do with video games.

    PS-Sara Middleider now has TWO Taz babies.
    Harry is whooping up on Prelim.

    Harry and Snapper
    http://www.twingates.com/young_harry.html

    http://www.twingates.com/young_dino.html

    Xena is with Kyle Carter
    http://www.twingates.com/young_xena.html

    Now the long wait for 5 years until I can enter rec. HTs begins (fingers crossed everything stays well). sigh....

    and time to update the site!

    and on another note:
    I'm also glad to report that Kaboomers really whooped butt in March/April with his new group.

    He won or placed in EVERY hack and took multiple tri colors and Circuit Champ with no lead up work. They bought him and he shipped out the next day with the group. What a talented group.

    It's a good example of an eventer turned hunter. He was a brilliant eventer and dressage horse as well.

    (faces blacked out because I didn't ask permission to post pics--I bought these though so they are mine)

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/Boomers1.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/boomers2.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/boomers3.jpg



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    Hello friends!

    I'm having issues biting the bullet. I'm so bad at pulling the trigger; sometimes I wish I was more of a gambler.

    Decision to be made:

    I bought some swimmers from Tzigane *Pb* this year. (Harry's daddy)

    I had wanted to use my friend's Andalusian mare (she offered the breeding to me via FROZEN ET) for a 2013 foal.
    The mare owner has a friend in Nebraska that will do all of the work for less than average cost.
    here is the story:
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/2...ver-after.html

    well, I have had an emotional week (happy emotions) and am thinking a lot about He who's name will not be mentioned.
    I owned his sister (full TB; Fast Forward x Kentucky Nightmare) for 2 months before trading her for her brother. She really left her mark on me.
    She is here:
    http://kaboomeventing.com/luci.htm

    We (my parents and I) still talk about this mare. She was really amazing and we all loved her so much.

    I'm kind of thinking about calling the breeder to see if she is still available. I'm torn.

    Mares to choose from:

    Faith-only fault is a slight paddle with right front leg. Other than that I like her conformation and character. She's a nice size. Comfy, round, not too tall.
    The biggest downfall is the frozen ET and final cost to get a baby on the ground.
    Very huge plus, the ET mare would stay on my friends property and I would pay her board for the year.

    Luci-only fault is that she is quite large. 17.2 and BIG bodied. Very round, very balanced, very good bone, very good angles. WONDERFUL character. The two mares are very much a like in personality. The breeding would be easier, MUCH cheaper and we could do it this year for a 2012 baby. She would have to stay on our property for the year but we could also toodle on her around the property. She was VERY husband safe and my step dad doesn't have anyone to sit on. I gave his mule away last month.

    Luci would be easy to give away as a broodmare afterward-- I already know some other trainers that would be interested in her for a broodmare--or we could keep her for further breedings and use her for a trail mount from time to time. (I would LOVE to breed her to a German Riding Pony!!)
    And I have a friend also that will want a baby from her after she is done having her own human children and they are ion school (5 years or so).

    We currently have 8 acres with only 1 horse. I'll have a mare in training starting in April for 1 or 1.5 years.


    I think both mares could give me a great sport horse.
    the TB/TK baby would down right jump the moon. Most likely be able to handle a life as a show hunter also because Luci was even MORE of a show hunter type than her brother.

    Not sure of the athletic abilities of the Andalusian over fences. Most likely more jumpery type.
    Last edited by purplnurpl; Sep. 27, 2011 at 09:56 AM.
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    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
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    Wink

    Go with the TB.

    Sorry, I have just not been impressed with Andi crosses of any kind. At least not to date. I am sure that one of them will come along and change my mind though.



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    another strong vote for the TB. I remember your pictures of her. She is a lovely mare. And that fact that you still think of her speaks volumes.
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **



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    Default Miss Luci Magoo

    oh ya, I tear up every time my folks and I talk about her.

    more pics of Magoo here:

    http://picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/8183691


    She was brilliant.
    One of those horses that not everyone gets to sit on in their lifetime. I was honored every time I hopped atop of her.
    One of the first times I had her in the cross ties I was standing by her shoulder grooming her. All along my coach had been opposite me burshing her too and we could NOT SEE EACH OTHER!
    I'm 6' tall.

    She was like riding a cloud. The first time I cantered on her we were out trotting around the outside of the arena on the grass (coach was teaching lessons) and she just fell into a canter. I cantered all the way around the outside of the arena before she broke to a trot. It was the most beautiful song any horse had ever written. Controlled, light and strong at the same time and balanced. My goodness that mare was balanced.

    She had a huge noggin and a super duper thick tail. Two white hind ankles. HUGE nostrils. I have a thing with noses. I hated Boomer's head when I first bought him because he had a dinky tea cuped muzzle with bitty little nostrils.
    This family of TBs goes in a wide tree saddles. They are wide loads!

    Here I go making myself cry.
    When I first brought her home she had something special in her mind. Almost like she was calmly trying to telepathically reach us.
    My friend Katie went to see her for the first time and when she came back out to where we were sitting she said to me, "Luci has a secret". I said, "I know, I felt it too".
    Little did we know it was that she was going to be unable to handle being a sport horse! uugggh
    The actual lameness was due to the hoof and not the old fracture. I wonder if over the years that hoof has grown out properly... the hoof wall was totally separated in the front. It needed to be cut back and allowed to grow out naturally.




    If these mares don't work out I could also use Danielle's TB/Warmblood mare. (by Consul). Out of the TB line that Tango (her Advanced mare) came from.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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    What's the question here? Breed to the mare you adored, who was bred to be a sport horse etc, known quantity via her brother. OR - the Andalusian that you do NOT know to be a good event quality breeder. I'm not seeing many plusses for the Andy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by purplnurpl View Post
    oh ya, I tear up every time my folks and I talk about her.


    So where's the question ?

    Sounds like your heart already knows.
    -Jessica



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    The TB mare

    The family seems to be a good one, why not continue with it? I forget which famous dressage trainer mentioned it, but they said they would prefer to work with the same lines because they bring familiarity I tend to agree with this sentiment.



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    I agree go with the TB. I dont see nearly as much of a market for an Andy cross, its certainly a much bigger gamble if you are wanting a jumper. Maybe if you were wanting a dressage horse...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthehorse View Post
    I agree go with the TB. I dont see nearly as much of a market for an Andy cross, its certainly a much bigger gamble if you are wanting a jumper. Maybe if you were wanting a dressage horse...
    OK. I'll talk good about Faith now.
    I started her and showed her for the breeders.
    I love this mare.
    She would be a great cross for a horse that my folks/SO could ride and something that I could use for dressage (above 3rd level is my goal on day).
    They are hardier and sturdier than a 17+ hand TB.

    She is a LOVELY type and has movement more towards dressage rather than the knee action of Andy breed shows.
    She actually moves a lot like Harry (the Taz baby I trained).

    I went to visit her about a month ago. She was broke and ridden by me as a 3 year old for 4 months. She was ridden for 2 months at the beginning of her 4th year. And now she is 7 or 8? She has not been ridden since 2006. I threw a bridle on her and hopped on bareback and had myself a trot around. She was a little hot but ooooooh so fun.
    She's a very good girl.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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    bred them both so you can have two foals to raise together.....
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **



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    Quote Originally Posted by purplnurpl View Post
    oh ya, I tear up every time my folks and I talk about her.

    more pics of Magoo here:

    http://picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/8183691


    She was brilliant.
    One of those horses that not everyone gets to sit on in their lifetime. I was honored every time I hopped atop of her.
    One of the first times I had her in the cross ties I was standing by her shoulder grooming her. All along my coach had been opposite me burshing her too and we could NOT SEE EACH OTHER!
    I'm 6' tall.

    She was like riding a cloud. The first time I cantered on her we were out trotting around the outside of the arena on the grass (coach was teaching lessons) and she just fell into a canter. I cantered all the way around the outside of the arena before she broke to a trot. It was the most beautiful song any horse had ever written. Controlled, light and strong at the same time and balanced. My goodness that mare was balanced.

    She had a huge noggin and a super duper thick tail. Two white hind ankles. HUGE nostrils. I have a thing with noses. I hated Boomer's head when I first bought him because he had a dinky tea cuped muzzle with bitty little nostrils.
    This family of TBs goes in a wide tree saddles. They are wide loads!

    Here I go making myself cry.
    When I first brought her home she had something special in her mind. Almost like she was calmly trying to telepathically reach us.
    My friend Katie went to see her for the first time and when she came back out to where we were sitting she said to me, "Luci has a secret". I said, "I know, I felt it too".
    Ummm... Having read this, why are you even considering breeding to any other mare??



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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS View Post
    Ummm... Having read this, why are you even considering breeding to any other mare??
    she's just so BIG!
    17.2 is running on the extra largo side.
    Taz is 16.2/16.3ish so I'll get another 17 hander.

    and because I try to talk myself out of everything.
    Custom making a horse will be the most wreckless thing I will have ever done in my life.
    There are so many out there to buy post 3 years of age.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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    I Love Lucy! Too bad she isn't a redhead... second thought, I wouldn't wish a chestnut mare on you. Good luck with your decision.



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    Go get Maggie and get her bred. I have seen a lot of breeders say that you need to start with a mare you would be happy with a carbon copy of. She has great gaits, rideable, well put together... only flaw is the height since her injury was the cause of soundness issues. And you are six feet tall.

    And she can be in your backyard, and you love her. Double win.



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    Breed to the TB! If you get one that is just TOO tall for you, I'll take it



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    Sounds like Luci it is! I see no question here... plus, you will get to love on her while waiting for the foal. Sounds like a very special mare. Go for it!
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant



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    Quote Originally Posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
    another strong vote for the TB. I remember your pictures of her. She is a lovely mare. And that fact that you still think of her speaks volumes.
    ditto and ditto again...do it
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    the TB definitley! and if you are looking for a german riding pony... http://www.hilltopfarminc.com/stallion_popeye.html (ok he is a westfalen(sp?) but... we have a westfalen/conn. cross (not by him by the conn. stallion Ian McVaugh and a Wetfalien pony mare... but she is awesome!)
    Last edited by sarah88; Mar. 24, 2011 at 07:39 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
    bred them both so you can have two foals to raise together.....
    Yes!!

    As they grow up you can report back to CoTH and we'll see who was right or wrong. Now, isn't that the most important thing?
    Every one of them had that look of a girl infatuated with horses, the happy, fated look of a passenger setting sail on the Titanic.



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    The TB. It is obvious to everyone but you!

    That will be one special baby. Go get her.



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