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    Default From Gotthard to Garibaldi

    Anyone else read this book? I just started reading it last week and find it great. The writing style can be confusing but the information is super. I love reading about all the cross over influence each breed has on each other.

    Another interesting point that was made was the difference between the Holsteiner and Hannoverian/Oldenburg breeders in Germany. The Hano/OLD breeders want to constantly use the new hot stallion, while the Holst want to use the old tried and true stallions. So much so that the Holst Verband limits the books of the old guys and to qualify to use one you have to have used one of their younger stallions the year before.

    It also was interesting to read how in Germany/France/Holland folks want to support and follow their Verbands. They believe in the structure of their organization. While here in the US we are so "individualistic" minded that it is hard to establish such structure.

    Last night I read the chapter on the myth of the old farmer breeders. Point was did these old farmer breeders really make such educated breeding decisions or was there a lot of luck? For example, they could really only use stallions stationed close by and it could be random selection of which stallions got sent to each station. They may only have had the choice of 5 stallions or so. Not so today...so maybe we get to make better educated breeding decisions. He was not saying yes or no, just a theory/ point I found interesting as I had never thought of it that way before.

    Really is a fun book to read!
    Read about my time at the Hannoveraner Verband Breeders Courses:
    http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2011.html
    http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2012.html


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    Great book. I find it wonderful as a reference and when I lecture
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    It's a great resource. I go back and reread various sections from time to time.


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    Really if you are interested in these topics you should really join a German Horseboard and read some of the Threads .... I dont know the book but the reality is interesting as well...



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    I read it, and loved it. I refer back to it frequently when horse shopping (dressage prospects).



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    Excellent book. Great for reference.



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    I just did an internet search for that title and nothing came up.

    Tell me more, please. Who wrote it, who published it, and when was it published. Is this Chris Hector's book?
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    It's a great resource. There are a few inaccuracies here and there, which I believe he is correcting for the next edition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blume Farm View Post
    The Hano/OLD breeders want to constantly use the new hot stallion, while the Holst want to use the old tried and true stallions. So much so that the Holst Verband limits the books of the old guys and to qualify to use one you have to have used one of their younger stallions the year before.

    It has been a while since I read it. I will have to go back and re-read the section you are referring to, but seems that limiting the books of the older stallions and having a qualification system to use them would encourage breeders to instead use the younger stallions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post
    I just did an internet search for that title and nothing came up.

    Tell me more, please. Who wrote it, who published it, and when was it published. Is this Chris Hector's book?
    Yes, Chris Hector's book. Correct title is "The Making of the Modern Warmblood - From Gotthard to Gribaldi."

    There is an excerpt here:
    http://www.dressagedaily.com/article...ldi-sandro-hit


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    It would be so nice to get the corrections without having to buy it again for the next edition.

    I have the book too.

    Manni, what is the German Horse board?
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