He has a very good pedigree overlapping with AFR with the Raja Baba/Bold Ruler/Missy Baba connection.
I also liked Avies Copy a lot and went to see him when I was looking at stallions to breed AFR's dam to. He was a nice individual and a good racehorse.
I also went to see Raj Kapoor before Garry Roque owned him, and liked him as well.
Rather Well has proven his athleticism by competing successfully at Advanced, and as well as his talent, is known for his honesty and courage.
He is a Gold Premium Canadian Sport Horse stallion.
I really like him a lot.
For some reason, I thought his dam was owned by Special Effects? I remember her being advertised in the Horse Trader, and calling up about her many years ago.
I was thinking about her as a mare to breed to Fred. I guess I should have bought her!!!
Thanks for the kind comments Donna and Gail. I own Rather Well and I think he's pretty special, but I'll admit I'm biased He competed up to advanced and completed two CIC***'s - The Fork and Wit's End. Finances and the fact that he owes me nothing has meant that he is retired from that level. He has carted a couple of young riders around training and prelim since and he still loves cross country the best! (In fact, in his entire career, he only had cross country jump faults once at prelim, once at intermediate and never at advanced.....also a testament to his rider - the very talented Karl Slezak!)
He has a couple of daughter's competing very successfully at the prelim level and one of them competed in her first intermediate and finished second. There are quite a few competing at training and then some at pretraining (novice) and below. He has a nice bunch of babies coming up - yearlings to three and four year olds.
He has got an amazing temperament, nice movement and a huge heart. If you want any more information or to be directed to some photos of him competing, please pm me.......
I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to refresh it to see if there was any current feedback on Rather Well progeny, especially updates on how the babies that were yearlings-4yrs old, 2.5 years later.