Forgive me for being a little superstitious about presuming any baby (human, horse etc) will be healthy until it is so ... but should we be so fortunate as to enjoy a healthy Catoki foal, I will also be happy to share pictures with those interested. The foal will not be for sale and the dam will never, ever, ever be for sale.
Just to share how we arrived at using Catoki should it be of interest to others considering him, we selected Catoki as (a) wanted Holsteiner Verband eligible stallion, (b) criteria "a" meant more choices using frozen semen, mare is older so needed it to be very good stuff, (c) mare is a bit old fashioned so hoped for some modernization though I'd be thrilled with her clone, (d) mare is a sensitive ride and her offspring to date have not been simple rides so we hoped for a quieter mind - or at least neutral in this regard, (e) our mare does throw tall so I am hoping that Catoki does not add much height, if any at all. There were other stallions on the list now residing in a tank for possible future use but Catoki was the one that "spoke" to us, which is how my advisor in Germany ultimately has us make such decisions.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Reece (aka Bayhawk) for being an amazing source of information and help throughout the years.
Aww......thanks Doc. Glad to help out. It's always a joy conversing with you about horses. I hope you have the baby of your dreams.
Size is sometimes like the roll of dice. I have bred 3 full siblings by Catoki out of my 16.1 hand Contender mare. My size predictions: 4 yr old mare 16 to 16.1, 3 yr old filly currently at least 17 hands and still growing and finally a yearling colt 16.1 hands to 16.3 hands. All 3 have good temperaments, are nice movers, have good conformation and look good in the chute. In my opinion he is a super stallion in the breeding shed and on course.
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? Marilyn Monroe