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  1. #1
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    Default Pic added! Is my ottb's total awesomeness validated by his pedigree?

    Curious if my ottb-on-paper matches up with my ottb-in-real-life.

    I've had him 6 months and he has proved to be a marshmellow/cupcake on the ground, brave under saddle and athletic o/f. The vet who did his PPE (who events) said if he was a little taller he was a horse he'd like to have for himself. Horse is 15.3 which is perfect for me.

    I could go on and on but to save time I'm wondering what story, if any, his pedigree tells.

    http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pe...ts_indicator=Y
    Last edited by VWBug; Dec. 20, 2012 at 02:15 PM.



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    I'm not a pedigree expert, but I do know that it is ILLEGAL to post this type of thread without including a picture. ILLEGAL, I say.
    If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb



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    The link isn't pulling up his pedigree ... What is his name?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky Situation View Post
    The link isn't pulling up his pedigree ... What is his name?
    Weird - I'm usually the one for whom links don't work. Horse's name is Judge Dana.
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    Very short answer: Absolutely. Very, very nice pedigree for a TB sport horse.
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    OK, here's a link (hope this works!) to at least one picture. It may let you buzz through the others.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79375365@N06/8292192038/


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    What a nice boy
    love the pic of the two of you at the stream (you're both smiling!)


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    Gorgeous!!

    The farm is beautiful as well. I love the design at the ditch, really ingenious way of changing the difficulty level quickly.
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    Lovely, lovely boy and he looks to be so sweet. Great find!!
    If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb




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    Double Rambunctious! That's not one you see very much! (My family stood him and he was a total sweetheart-- only like 15.1 and crazy bowlegged but he sired some really nice horses. My mom's retired prelim horse is a grandaughter.)



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    He is a gorgeous thing! Congrats.
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    The name doesnt come up in all breeds by Lyphard does.... http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/lyphard PRETTY type, looks much like the NICE jumping pix.
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    Nice horse! Looks like he has good feet. Is he barefoot in some of those pics?

    Does anyone know if his sire Prime Timber is still around? Google revealed nothing and not on the Bloodhorse Stallion Register.



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    Thanks so much everyone.

    Yes, he's barefoot though in an abundance of caution I ride him in front boots most of the time. Recently an ULR suggested I try losing the boots so I've been giving that a go. He has lovely feet.

    Any more comments on his family tree? He has just impressed me so much. I'm an ammy rider and didn't want/can't ride anything too terribly complicated. I can hack him alone with no worries, he doesn't care at all about leaving his friends. He thinks new places are interesting and fun. If something confuses/scares him I give him time to process it and he figures it out quickly, then stops worrying about it. To date he has never taken advantage of his amateur rider. His temperament is lovely - I have yet to see ugly ears, an angry face or even an annoyed tail swish, either at humans or other horses. When I go to get him out of his field he comes over to greet me every time.

    When I first got him he had a habit of stopping at new fences but he quickly worked out of it and now thinks he knows everything. At our first serious xc school last week he did little logs, banks, coops, water, ditches and was great. There were green/baby moments, and I could have given him a more positive ride but he was so brave and tried so hard.

    Next year the plan is to get him out to a lot of little shows and maybe, fingers madly crossed, do a horse trial or two.


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    He's by Prime Timber--who has a reputation of a lot of nice sport horses. He used to stand in NY....but I can't seem to find out if he is still alive etc.

    Dam line is very strong...and suggests a good mover to me. He has Lyphard twice--and most Lyphard horses are good movers. Also What a Pleasure who I tend to love--also a line you used to see in a lot of show hunters...but is also in timber and other sport horses. I don't know as much up close of Gulch was a nice race horse stallion--a good looking boy too.
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    Thanks! What great information.



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    You and he look like a perfect match! Very nice guy -- good luck with him!
    PennyG


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    OOhhh la la!! That's a sexy pony. Thanks for sharing his info. Always happy to learn more about what I should look for in a TB pedigree.


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    Thanks so much! I thought for sure I had jinxed everything by gushing about him and that today he would deposit me on the ground. Nope! We practiced simple changes and canter departs then went for a short hack. He was happy and cheerful as ever. And there was a wind advisory all day with gusts in the 40-50 mph range and he didn't care one bit.



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    He looks fabulous to me. I fostered a What A Pleasure mare some years ago and she was smaller, great feet, substantial build, nice mover, and quiet quiet quiet. Really enjoyed having her around. She found a nice home as a small ammy hunter.


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