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  1. #1
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    Default So I rode this cute little mare today

    Anyone want to tell me about this mare's pedigree?

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/darby+book

    She is a Finger Lakes horse that came off the track a few years ago, has been kicking around but hasn't really found her place or her person. She tries hard but is kind of sensitive and a bit of a worrier.

    She is a lovely mover, very sporty, and man can she jump!

    TIA!
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    She has a lovely pedigree for eventing. It could hardly be better. FWTW, Bartolina was Tesio bred.

    Is she available?
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    Viney I'm glad you chimed in, I was hoping you would.

    She was bought by a kid right off the track, did a stint at a hunter barn where she flunked out, and is now with my trainer who events.

    She doesn't have time to bring her along, she isn't working out for lessons, and she thought I would like her. I was kind of "meh" about it until I saw her move and free jump.... and then I wanted to sit on her. She has an ok trot, a fantastic canter and a seriously great jump.

    I guess she did her first event last fall with a kid and went double clear in BN. She is an honest sort, just needs one person I think.
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    It's often said that of all the gaits, the trot is the one that can be most improved with training. Supposedly "real" dressage people choose horses by the walk and the canter. If she's got a lovely canter and walk, she ought to do fine if she can tolerate dressage training.

    If you're trying to help move her, post on the eventing forum. If she would be for you, congratulations on getting a mare for riding and with lovely paper for event breeding. It, almost literally, could not be better for an OTTB.
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    Thanks Viney, I really appreciate the input! Cool to know she has such fantastic bloodlines.

    Not sure what the future holds, but I like her more than any horse I've sat on in a long time.
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    Any pictures? I'd love to see her. She must have come from Finger Lakes before my time.



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    Many moons ago, I galloped this filly for Lathrop and Heberle. She was a kind, unassuming horse who is never did much wrong but she was also thin and immature. I am sure times have changed her for the better.
    "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."



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    Quote Originally Posted by olympicdreams04 View Post
    Many moons ago, I galloped this filly for Lathrop and Heberle. She was a kind, unassuming horse who is never did much wrong but she was also thin and immature. I am sure times have changed her for the better.
    Oh my, you're kidding! That is so cool.

    She is very leggy, almost deer-like. Not my usual type but she is quite lovely to watch in motion. I would say she is still the kind, unassuming type. Quiet and polite and very sweet.

    SEP no photos of her. However, I think you know my trainer, who is her current owner.
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    Wow love her pedigree! I'm a huge sucker for the Missy Babas. My stallion is out of a Raja Baba mare. Would love to see pictures, if you get any.
    -Jessica



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    that's some old blood close up!

    I can't remember I have seen Ribot on the fist page (of a living horse) in ages!
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    What fun, Flash!
    Regards,
    Maggie



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