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  1. #1
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    Default a wee brag about a TB !

    I know this is the SHB forum and this is not about a horse I bred. BUT.....I post this to say that a TB's breeding may not tell the whole story

    I have owned TBs and WBs and this young fella is about the nicest, most incredible horse I have ever owned.

    His pedigree would have made many of the TB gurus shrink

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/gamblers+tale

    History is that he is registered and has a tatoo but apparently did not race as a 3 yo due to "trainer dispute" and as a 4 year old was used briefly as a 11 year olds "head horse".

    Standing in a field for 4 months, Stacey of Camalou Farms spotted him.

    I saw a video, called her, had a friend in Ocala look at him - and he became mine.

    In the two months I have owned him, riding him out in Southern Pines, having a wonderful friend ride him when I am working (all week!), this horse is to DIE for:

    Dead quiet
    Naturally balanced
    Brave
    Jumps anything - in FORM- put before him
    Natural lead changes
    Mouth like butter
    Kind - licks you for the hope of a treat -

    He had 30 days of "English" training before I got him. He is hands down the most enjoyable horse I have ever owned -
    I will let him end the hunt season as he has taken to that without a blip and then send him to a hunter friend to see if he can be that all round old type guy - show in the summer, hunt in the fall winter

    Anyway - this is for the TB lovers out there !! Smoke - his first day out with the hunt with my friend, Katelynn on board

    http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...%20Jan%202012/
    Last edited by 3Dogs; Jan. 31, 2012 at 09:37 PM. Reason: update
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    That's awesome!! He looks like a wonderful horse!!



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    A good horse comes along and you just enjoy -- you don't ride the pedigree! Huge congratulations on your guy and best of luck. A good Thoroughbred knows no equal -- Great story for both of you!
    PennyG



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    His pedigree isn't bad, he just didn't get a chance to be a racehorse. His Dad stands for $30,000 and his dam has a decent pedigree and has been bred to the best stallions (Distored Humor, Johannesburg, AP Indy, etc etc). Shows how easily horses can fall through the cracks regardless of pedigree.

    I love his Dad, he is so macho looking!
    http://www.coolmore.com/stallions-vi...=america&id=34
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    Yes, the dam line isn't too shabby - and the multiple crosses back to In Reality usually means a happy horse, or so I've experienced.

    He looks quite at home -



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    A nice picture of Tale of the Cat:
    http://www.breednet.com.au/news2006.asp?id=66933

    Good to hear such nice stories about a TB!



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    Big Congrats on finding your equine soul mate. A good horse is a good horse no matter the breeding. BTW he is gorgeous. Enjoy!!!



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    I love your description of him Deb.
    He sounds like a wonderful horse, looks beautiful, and he could not have a better home!!
    What a great story!
    Very best of luck to the two of you.



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    Thank you
    TrinitySporthorses, TKR, Cathy, Gail !!! He is something

    Elles - THAT picture of DAD is spectacular - and thank you Summerhorse for even more info.

    Goodmorning - I actually did swoon on the In Reality connection:

    My broodmare's pedigree (rescue from Penn National):

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/flying+mountain2

    In foal to Sir Wanabi for this April!
    "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



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    I'm so happy for you and your TB. It's wonderful to see you getting so much from your boy! After all..... that IS what it's all about!

    I have 2 mares in foal to Sir Wanabi for May 15th ish foals. Super excited about it and hoping for fillies to replace my aging broodies!
    Chris Misita
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Dogs View Post
    Goodmorning - I actually did swoon on the In Reality connection:

    My broodmare's pedigree (rescue from Penn National):

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/flying+mountain2

    In foal to Sir Wanabi for this April!
    I can't wait to see the foal!

    Here's one I have:
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/mira22

    There's something about those In Reality horses that is quite recognizable; strong phenotype. And, having seen/ridden several, they are kind. A lot to like there

    Keep us updated on this pretty fellow.



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    Quote Originally Posted by goodmorning View Post
    I can't wait to see the foal!

    Here's one I have:
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/mira22

    There's something about those In Reality horses that is quite recognizable; strong phenotype. And, having seen/ridden several, they are kind. A lot to like there

    Keep us updated on this pretty fellow.
    I will - thanks - he is going out hunting tomorrow for his third time - figure it is good for him and my wonderful farm watcher/rider so good with him - he is having fun.

    That said, WOW on YOUR mare - with those lines so up close ?! The Europeans would love to get their hands on THAT mare !!! (the English in particular can't get enough of the In Reality lines!)
    "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



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    Thanks for the kind words 3Dogs! I bred this filly, spent my time looking for the right TB lines - and just as much time looking at the horses in front of me I'll post some 3yo photo's when she looses her yak coat...keep on reminding myself, there is a horse under there



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    3 Dogs ~ I love him!

    When you get a good TB... you get an awesome horse! I am so happy you are enjoying him.
    You have a great eye for a horse, and I can't wait to see the 2 foals you are expecting this year....
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    His page from the OBS June sale

    http://www.obssales.com/juncatalog/2008/555.PDF



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    Deb - When is Simone's foal due. Can't wait to see him or her. Love Simone!!!!



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    Make it a BIG BRAG on your TB. TB's are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
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    Love him!!!! I have always had TBs and will always have a soft spot in my heart for them! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKb View Post
    Deb - When is Simone's foal due. Can't wait to see him or her. Love Simone!!!!
    Love Simone! The other mare Debby has is a striking bay TB... love the WB/TB crosses!
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