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    << An unexpected selection for Reserve Champion Stallion was Padré, a 10-year-old Bureau of Land Management Mustang that was born wild in the Palomino Valley, Nevada, herd.>>

    Ridden and trained now by Patti Gruber, Padre is at Third Level and hopes to be at Devon next year in the dressage competition.

    How cool!!!
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  • #2
    how very cool!
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    • #3
      That is great! I'm going out to the barn to tell my BLM mustang.
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      • #4
        He's gorgeous! and from the same area some curly mustangs are found
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        • #5
          Congrats Padre'

          Does anyone have any video....I'd love to see it! I have ridden 2 BLM mustangs...they are unbelievable.


          • #6
            very cool! I'd love to see a video!


            • #7
              THis is AWESOME! A "true" American horse! Guess the European WB's don't have a corner on the market after all


              • #8
                How wonderful! If I ever get another horse, I would love to have a BLM Mustang...


                • #9
                  I think this is him also

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                  • #10
                    This is very cool! And inspiring!


                    • #11
                      Love it! What a beautiful horse.


                      • #12
                        BLM has been advertising horses for adoption on a Boston radio station. Never heard tha before. Maybe this news will help with some adoptions!
                        Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger


                        • #13
                          He resembles our old ranch horse, that came as a five year old from a feral horse herd in Nevada also, down to the over at the knee left front, the bay on the right here:


                          I wonder how smart it is to use a stallion that we don't know what the parents and so the lines would produce.
                          Our horse had bad knees and they shortened his life at the end, although that may not have been inherited, more part of being raised in droughty conditions, with poor nutrition when young.
                          He stood a hair over 15 hands.
                          I expect there will be some surprises in his foals, hopefully all good ones.

                          Interesting that such a horse beat others bred for whatever that class was judging.
                          Talk about a dark horse.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
                            What a wonderful article!
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                            Wenn er faellt dann schreit er...

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                            • #15
                              I have a very ignorant question -- reserve champion stallion in what sense? I've been to DAD a few times, but only to see the dressage competition, not the breed competition. He is a beautiful horse!
                              MelanieC * Canis soloensis


                              • #16
                                Haha, I wonder if all of the COTHers who have gone on record that they "wouldn't consider anything that isn't a warmblood for dressage" would turn their nose up at him.

                                "Hey, would you like a horse that was Reserve Champ at Devon?"
                                "Btw it's a mustang."

                                Conversely I wonder how many of theirs were Reserve Champ at Devon...
                                Since they have such elite horse selection principles they profess to adhere to I'm sure they only choose the best of the best, so Devon ought to be well within reach.
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                                • #17
                                  What on earth is meant by "genetically pure Mustang"?
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                                  • #18
                                    As usual, Meupatdoes, you're missing the point....

                                    As somebody who has had a Grand Champion at Devon and who has been breeding performance horses for the last 25 years, there is no way I would use Padre in my program. Way too many unknowns about his heritage and what he brings to the table.

                                    But then I've also said that I wouldn't use Totilas in his first year as a stud and there are way more facts known about his heritage.
                                    Siegi Belz
                                    2007 KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year
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                                    • #19
                                      What a lovely animal! Congratulations to Padre, and all those who brought him to this special moment.


                                      • #20
                                        I watched him & thought he looked like a teddy bear type with kinda floppy ears. Just loved him. He makes you want to give him a hug. I bet he's a joy for his rider/owner everyday.
                                        Producing horses with gentle minds & brilliant movement!