I am a newcomer to eventing. I don't ride but a couple of our ex-racehorses are now doing it. I'm wondering how important pedigree is to eventers. Example - this horse *not mine, I just loved him on the track -http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php?form_horse_id=1707882 - is a half-brother to Coal Creek (who I understand is a top eventer.) Do siblings/half siblings in eventing count for anything? Little? Nothing? Just curious.
If you're on Facebook - go to the Tamarack Hill (Denny Emerson) page - he posts a ton of information regarding eventing breeding, particularly TB bloodlines. I was thrilled to find out how many top stallions my mare has in her pedigree. Really quite fascinating.
Originally Posted by yellowbritches
Suck it up, buttercup. Horses spook. Sometimes they spook to the point of losing the event.