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  1. #1
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    Default Any compact TB stallion recommendations in Mid Atlantic Area?

    Wanted to get suggestions on small, compact (15-15.3 h) TB stallion in the Mid Atlantic region. Looking for short-ish coupled, good mind and athletic.

    I have a lovely pinto polo mare that I would like to get a baby out of. She produced beautiful offspring when bred in FL, but I need something now that I'm in MD.

    She has a great mind, 3 nice gaits and is proven on the polo field with speed and handle.
    I am breeding for polo offspring to keep for myself, and would really like one out of her.

    Thanks in advance.



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    I have heard good things about Harry the Hat. I think he is in PA or MD.



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    Harry the Hat is a nice horse, but he is bigger than you are looking for. He is over 16 hands.

    Don't know about their minds, but in Maryland Cherokee's Boy or Gators and Bears might work for you. They are about 15.2. Also in MD is Deputy Storm, another one that stands about 15.2. He is really cute!

    In PA, if Digamist is still alive, he would fit the bill on size. Blushing Grooms are usually pretty small, but they are amazing athletes and beautiful movers.

    Good luck in your search!



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    Not sure how tall he is...but really nice pedigree:
    http://www.lanefieldfarm.com/mysticreplica.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by selah View Post
    Not sure how tall he is...but really nice pedigree:
    http://www.lanefieldfarm.com/mysticreplica.htm
    Beat me to it.

    (and I don't think he's huge)


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    I think MR is 16.1 or 16.2.
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    Northern Spur, maybe? Viney, I think you've mentioned him? He stands in New York and is not very big: http://www.foggybottom-farm.com/stallions.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathy D View Post
    Don't know about their minds, but in Maryland Cherokee's Boy or Gators and Bears might work for you. They are about 15.2. Also in MD is Deputy Storm, another one that stands about 15.2. He is really cute!

    In PA, if Digamist is still alive, he would fit the bill on size. Blushing Grooms are usually pretty small, but they are amazing athletes and beautiful movers.
    Cherokee's Boy stands at Murmur, but his page says that he's 16.1.
    Can't find Gators N Bears, but old copy of the MA TB stallion issue puts him at 16.1 1/2. (He's standing at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine now.)
    Deputy Storm is at Northview, and is 16h.

    Sadly, it looks like Digamist was euthanized last year.

    Smart Guy was at Fox Tale, and he was only 15.2, but he was sold? down to a farm in Alabama last year.

    If you can get your hands on a copy of the MidAtlantic Thoroughbred magazine's Stallion Directory (came out in the December issue), it's got a listing of just about all the TB stallions standing in the MidAtlantic... not all have height listed, but it's a really good place to start the search.
    http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/contact/contact
    You can also check the Maryland Thoroughbred website - they have a stallion directory: http://marylandthoroughbred.com/
    and maybe the PA thoroughbred website, too: http://pabred.com/home/index.php
    Neither has heights listed, but it's another decent place to start looking.



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    Thanks all. I am looking at actual "polo studs" in Aiken next week, but if I don't really see what I'm looking for will continue the hunt back here.
    I rather like Mystic Replica and Northern Spur.

    Also, stallion doesnt have to be JC, just looking to add some blood and stamina to her quickness and butter mouth (also for detail, she's 14.3) so don't want to breed too small



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    Dr. Casey in Marshall has a tiny little stallion over at his farm near Charles Town WVa. I looked at him to breed to last year but he was too small!! I'll provide you info if you email me (from my website.)
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    From what I understand, Northern Spur throws small. I haven't heard of any who are over 16h, but I haven't heard of many.

    I think he had some in Britain, IIRC, that were in the 15.2 range.
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    My stallion Noles is 15.2, I have had polo people breed to him. His foals range from 15.2 to 16.2. First crop are now 5 year olds. He's a good boy, easy to handle and his foals are fabulous.
    www.hilltopfarmva.com

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    Here is a 2 yr old gelding out of a 15.2 hand mare:
    http://www.hilltopfarmva.com/_images//238.JPG

    4 yr old filly out of a 16 hands mare:
    http://www.hilltopfarmva.com/_images//DSC04231.JPG

    2 yr old filly out of a 16.1 hand mare:
    http://www.hilltopfarmva.com/_images//173.JPG

    4 yr old full sister to 2 yr old filly above:
    http://www.hilltopfarmva.com/_images...S_Aug_2011.jpg

    There are more photos of offspring on my facebook farm page under his album Noles.

    He really needs a girl this year. I've switched to breeding my TB mares to WBs for the time being. But he has a home for life with me.
    www.hilltopfarmva.com

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