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  1. #1
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    Default My filly is the ATAs highest scoring 2012 foal nation wide!!

    I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for all the breeding advice passed down through these boards!
    As a first time breeder I jumped into everything head first, not really knowing what I was doing.
    Everyone here is so helpful towards us newbies.
    Kim, the stallion owner, has also been a HUGE help.

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    Three cheers for Tzigane *Pb* and Swain Song xx

    Miss Swain and Taz produced my 2012 filly, Swank Dezign.
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/3days.jpg

    Swanky not only scored premium and was the highest scored foal at her inspection but I just found out that she was also the American Trakehner Association's highest scoring foal NATION WIDE!!
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...om/3month3.jpg

    She co shared the high score but *if* there were a tie breaker she would win due to her movement score.

    pics from inspection:
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...ottogether.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...aboom/trot.jpg

    I sure hope this is a sign of what is to come for her.
    Now she is just a fat n fuzzy puff ball out in the pasture.
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    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


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    Congratulations! She's beautiful!
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    Wow, congrats! I had the same reaction - gosh she's beautiful! Then again so is her mama. That's a darn nice TB mare you've got.

    So is it safe to say that you're hooked on breeding now? Or are you going out on a high note?
    "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - The Little Prince



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    Congrats and I do agree - she is quite lovely. Small point of correction though (just because I'm a stickler for these things). Your filly scored 8/9/9 and the other (very nice) colt scored a 9/9/8. Those marks if they are listed correctly (and I know they are for the colt) are: conformation/movement/general impression. So both of them scored the same for gaits - any tie would be broke by the inspector. But ties aren't done as different inspectors inspect the different foals at different sites. .

    Again, she is lovely and you should be rightfully proud!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by acottongim View Post
    Your filly scored 8/9/9 and the other (very nice) colt scored a 9/9/8. Those marks if they are listed correctly (and I know they are for the colt) are: conformation/movement/general impression.
    I believe it's [impression/foundation/movement] for the ATA.
    but yes, for foals, there is not an over all "champion". Ties are not broken.

    We actually talked about why she scored an 8 for "impression". All of the other kids showed the more typical dished face. Swanky has the TB head.
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    Super nice!!! Love her

    CONGRATS
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrofit View Post
    Wow, congrats! I had the same reaction - gosh she's beautiful! Then again so is her mama. That's a darn nice TB mare you've got.

    So is it safe to say that you're hooked on breeding now? Or are you going out on a high note?
    Actually the mare was up for sale for several months and I received no bites.
    Finally I had a friend ask to lease her.
    And now that her first ATA baby has done so well I will most likely keep her and just lease her out until I'm ready for her again.
    That being said, when it comes to horses, everything is always for sale--

    Not sure I will go Trakehner again--though it's hard to look another direction when you KNOW that there is a specific cross that works so well.

    But I have a fondness for Roc USA. I can't deny that.
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    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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    What a spectacular filly.....I personally would have trouble NOT going back to the same stallion....when you get such a great result!!! Have fun!!
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    Congratulations on your lovely filly! It is so much fun when they do so well at inspection!

    As the owner of the colt that is tied with your filly for highest scoring foal I will correct Anissa that he did receive the 8 for his gaits (ahhhh growth spurts!). As she pointed out though, there is no tie breaker for foals that were presented at different inspections and scored by different inspectors and I am not even sure that the ATA has an award for "highest scoring foal"?

    Regardless, congratulations on having the highest scoring filly and I look forward to seeing what she does in the future!


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    Yes congratulations on a very nice score and something to be very proud of. But as a person that has calculated many inspection scores over the years I have found that an 8 to one inspector could be a 9 to another so one pretty much has to judge per inspection site. One thing though both of these foals sires are by Graditz.http://americantrakehner.com/Stallio...ve/Graditz.asp
    Holster; http://www.aquafarms.net/holster.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dance_To_Oblivion View Post
    Congratulations on your lovely filly! It is so much fun when they do so well at inspection!

    As the owner of the colt that is tied with your filly for highest scoring foal I will correct Anissa that he did receive the 8 for his gaits (ahhhh growth spurts!). As she pointed out though, there is no tie breaker for foals that were presented at different inspections and scored by different inspectors and I am not even sure that the ATA has an award for "highest scoring foal"?

    Regardless, congratulations on having the highest scoring filly and I look forward to seeing what she does in the future!
    Agree! I was telling Kim that she hit that inspection just at the right moment in her growth. Now with her butt high and fuzzy winter coat she looks like a big fat pony.
    Inspections are no different than dressage tests. It's all about the day's bell curve.

    I do wish there were a way to see the pictures of the different foals from all of the inspections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplnurpl View Post

    I do wish there were a way to see the pictures of the different foals from all of the inspections.
    There are a couple pictures of Baratheon on my website (working on getting more!) and here is a link to a video from his inspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTbdCs9-8vY&feature=plcp there are also a few other videos of him on my YouTube channel (his barn name is Lynx).

    I agree it is very interesting to see the other foals that are presented!



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    Beautiful, Congratulations!



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    Congratulations, she's really nice.
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    That is really awesome, congratulations. You have every right to be extremely proud.



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    Very cool. Enjoy!



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    Quote Originally Posted by aquafarms View Post
    Yes congratulations on a very nice score and something to be very proud of. But as a person that has calculated many inspection scores over the years I have found that an 8 to one inspector could be a 9 to another so one pretty much has to judge per inspection site. One thing though both of these foals sires are by Graditz.http://americantrakehner.com/Stallio...ve/Graditz.asp
    Holster; http://www.aquafarms.net/holster.html
    Joe, I thought the same thing about the Graditz *E* gransdire coming thru the sire line on both these foals. I saw Baratheon @ the convention and he was absolutely stunning.
    Owner of ATA and Verband-Approved Trakehner stallion, Tzigane *Pb*, breeder of ATA-approved Semper Fidelis

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    Boy! Talk about a strong beginning for a "1st time breeder"! Are you sure you haven't been practicing??? She's wonderful & I know you're so proud! Congratulations!
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    Congrats!!! She is b-e-a-u-t-i-ful!!!



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