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Valentine's Day FREE Stud Fee Contest Underway

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  • Valentine's Day FREE Stud Fee Contest Underway

    Our Valentine's Day Contest is underway! Three first prizes will be be drawn for one FREE 2011 breeding (first collection included) to Alvesta Picasso, Goldhills Brandysnap & Penrhyn Sporting Chance. Three second prizes will be drawn for a 50% off breeding to each of the above stallions.
    More details can be found on our website. Good luck to everybody and Happy New Year!
    Last edited by Daventry; Jan. 1, 2011, 11:56 AM.
    Home of Welsh Cob stallion Goldhills Brandysnap
    Also home to Daventry Equine Appraisals & Equine Expert Witness

  • #2

    I'd like to enter, but can't see the information on your site


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by Hawkridge View Post
      I'd like to enter, but can't see the information on your site
      It's on our News Page
      Home of Welsh Cob stallion Goldhills Brandysnap
      Also home to Daventry Equine Appraisals & Equine Expert Witness


      • #4
        Ah yes.....putting in my entry now for Mr. Brandy's services

        I will also become a fan this evening as I have no Facebook access here at work....grrrrr.....LOL.


        • #5
          Yay! Nice choices!
          Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


          • Original Poster

            Only five days left!

            Home of Welsh Cob stallion Goldhills Brandysnap
            Also home to Daventry Equine Appraisals & Equine Expert Witness


            • #7
              Great Idea! Great Opportunity!

              Holy cow! I just posted what I thought was a new thread onto this one by mistake! I'm sorry, Daventry. I just forgot where I was!!!

              What I wanted to post here was how great it is to see the marketing and reaching out efforts in this biz (exactly the opposite of the thread I was trying to post elsewhere).

              I have been thoroughly enjoying shopping around for great deals this year and have passed along a lot of information about them to others.
              Sportponies Unlimited
              Athletic Thoroughbred crosses for the highly motivated, smaller rider.


              • #8
                Another query: Pony stallions who move from the shoulder.

                I acknowledge that there are good movers of both types, even in hunters: stallions who move, say, 100% from the shoulder (resulting in virtually no knee action at all--and all the attendant topline carriage that is necessary to do that without stumbling constantly) and stallions who move FREELY from the shoulder, but also have some bend at the knee.

                Now, I don't know if I can communicate this, but that is why I am asking--to clarify. For one of my mares, I'm specifically looking for a stallion who moves 100% from the shoulder, no bend in the knee. TO ME, that's a picture that looks both low to the ground (the entire body) AND high in the withers (but not too high in the neck). And I'm looking for this in the EXTREME, OK?

                Here's what I mean. This video is of a pony I sold, 2nd U/S at the PFs, obviously a nice mover, but still a touch of knee and at trot, decidedly more "upheaded": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D6wE...eature=related

                Here's Blue Rain, reachier and loftier, but not dissimilar in KNEE (vastly superior in carriage)...but, BUT wait! Look at the video around 0:53, please. It's a clip of him being led over a jump. In it, he is FULLY EXTENDED--and you see the 100% shoulder I'm trying to distinguish from other kinds of movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szk53j5iAuc

                And now his son, Blue Who (best depiction is at 0:30) who has even less knee when even less extended (than his sire): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgTZKP3zj68.

                I'm trying to get a real handle on this movement. IMO, it is rare and I don't know how often it is passed along, the "100% shoulder" 10 trot.

                Again, I want to indicate that there are 10 trots that are NOT of this type! But I am hoping to find videos of ones that ARE, OK? I've love your help.

                And stallions or not. Just depictions of the 100% shoulder trot (even ones that lack reach and so are NOT 10 trots--I want to see as many examples of the mechanics of that form as possible). Thanks.
                Sportponies Unlimited
                Athletic Thoroughbred crosses for the highly motivated, smaller rider.


                • Original Poster

                  lol, I was hoping that's what happened, 'cause I was ready to kick your butt otherwise! I think all you have to do is go back and edit your post and choose the delete button.
                  Home of Welsh Cob stallion Goldhills Brandysnap
                  Also home to Daventry Equine Appraisals & Equine Expert Witness