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  • I found these stallions through Tamarack Hill site:

    I was wisping through Denny's home site, actually looking at their working student program but of course my ADD landed me on the stallion page...

    Check out Coolman.
    OMG. Booms has done that to me on occasion and I end up gimping around for a week due to a pinched nerve/pulled muscle in my back or something. I can't imagine having to deal with that kind of back end over EVERY fence.

    geez guys...
    Anyone looking for a stallion for next year?
    I love the face on Conquest. I like his fat cheeks. : )


    Happy eventing!

    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

  • #2
    That is scope!

    But I have a question: I looked at the fifth photo on Coolman's page and have to wonder...where does he stow his gear? He looks like a Coolgelding.
    Hindsight bad, foresight good.


    • Original Poster

      OMG. I didn't notice that the first time I looked at the pics.
      very interesting indeedy.
      maybe someone will chime in who knows the answer...like Denny.
      Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


      • #4
        Maybe it was really, really, really, really cold that day?
        Hindsight bad, foresight good.


        • Original Poster

          my first thought was that maybe the warmed him up by taking him for a swim in the conditioning pool...the pool with no heater??
          Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


          • #6
            Funny you found these two....we have bred to them this year after Denny made me watch a video of them....they are both impressive and I can't wait to see how the babies are!



            • #7
              Holy Zingbats! Maybe this TB thing is overrated...


              • #8
                I`m pretty sure that the elite event horse of the future will be a mix of breeds, bringing with that hereditary mix a corresponding mix of talents.
                There are full tbs which are quiet, floaty movers at the trot, uphill at the canter, scopey and careful over the showjumps, etc, but finding one is tough, because they aren`t "purpose bred".
                The average tb, and more so all the time, is bred to race very fast, at relatively short distances, at 2 and 3 years old. If you study the conditions books which come with your Blood Horse subscription, you will struggle to find races beyond 1 1/8th miles, and not many of those.
                They are breeding little downhill bullets more than the old, classic Belmont type stayers.Eventing isn`t the only sport where stamina and endurance are waning qualities.
                So big scopey jumper line warmbloods, which can also move beautifully, like Coolman and Conquest, seem good candidates to mix in with tb blood to create eventers for this new sport.
                Make no mistake, it IS a new sport, not an evolution of old eventing.
                But that`s what we`ve got, like it or not, and if you want to play the game, you need the right "equipment", and no piece of equipment is more crucial than your horse.
                Except for "the heart on fire" of its rider!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by denny View Post
                  There are full tbs which are quiet, floaty movers at the trot, uphill at the canter, scopey and careful over the showjumps, etc, but finding one is tough, because they aren`t "purpose bred".
                  I am lucky enough to have one of those. Everyone thinks he is a warmblood, but his heart is all TB. He is also 14 years old and I think when he is gone I will not likely find another.
                  Perhaps I will take up golf.

                  Coolman is very impressive
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                  • Original Poster

                    I'm there with you BarbB

                    hence the reason mine arrived with no tattoo and no race training. : )
                    gatta love um!

                    I told the breeder he should breed sport horses instead of racers. lol.

                    I wish all the time that Booms were a stallion. But then again if he were, he would probably not be in my barn. ~

                    and luckily my heart comes with a mighty flame.
                    it is only the beginning. Many years to come.

                    but that Coolman. OMG.
                    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                    • #11
                      Hey Purplnurpl,
                      If you think Coolman is impressive in photos, go see him in person. Last fall Michael Pollard and I were up there, and Carlo Zimmer jogged him for us in the driveway, sort of like the Rolex trot up. He has one of those walk strides like a panther, and his trot basically is gravity defying.
                      I said, "So, Michael, if you were at Badminton, and you saw THAT at the vet jog, what would you think?
                      Michael said, "I think I`d load up my horse and go home."
                      Those Quidam De Revel horses tend to be super scopey, I`ve been told, and this one moves like a big elastic band.
                      We bought 3 fillies and a young stallion by him, and Michael and Nathalie bought a colt, so we shall see.


                      • Original Poster

                        "I'd load up my horse and go home."

                        that gave me a smashing lunch time laugh. : )
                        Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                        • #13
                          I keep saying if something happens to my little mare, I will breed her to Coolman! Hopefully when she retires he will still be breeding.



                          • #14
                            You know, after looking through those photos (can't pull up the video, for some reason), the only thing I was thinking was, man, I don't think I could sit that jump! I think I would probably get tossed out of the saddle on the landing side each and every time.

                            Very impressive, but maybe a little too much jump for the average rider?
                            "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                            So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                            • #15
                              Christan, if you let anything happen to that little mare before you take her advanced, I will personally have you tarred and feathered, and dragged kicking and screaming through the show jumping arena at Rolex.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by denny View Post
                                Christan, if you let anything happen to that little mare before you take her advanced, I will personally have you tarred and feathered, and dragged kicking and screaming through the show jumping arena at Rolex.
                                Can I watch? My money's on Christan!

                                PS, that Coolman horse is a Freaky jumper. I might give up an appendage to ride one of them.
                                Last edited by HiJumpGrrl; Jun. 27, 2007, 10:55 PM. Reason: relevance
                                "Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom" Barack Obama


                                • #17
                                  whole New Game, did you change your breeding program, selection of mares and studs and what are you looking for or would if you are/were matching.
                                  Which breeds/lines mixes would produce the horse that new eventing needs.

                                  Do you think we will go the way of the western sports breeding ?
                                  That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
                                  Caveman extraordinair


                                  • #18
                                    Related Question

                                    This one's for Denny...
                                    Will your new stallion prospect, Skybreaker, breed next year as a 3yr old? I already have my Formula One baby (she's 3 weeks old tomorrow and I LOVE her!) but am curious to try for one more foal out of my older mare.


                                    • #19
                                      I had a conversation a couple of years ago with Mark Weissbecker that really got me thinking about breeding goals. He was talking about what a big difference that 4 extra inches of height, (from formerly 3 ft,11 inches, to now 4 ft, 3 inches) makes to a tired horse at Rolex on Sunday in show jumping.
                                      Over the 29 years that encompassed my time at the advanced level, I only had the tiniest handful of horses that I could really count on to jump clean in stadium--King Oscar, Victor Dakin, York, For Pete`s Sake, maybe one or two others.
                                      And that was at 3`11.
                                      So over the years I`d go to jumper shows and watch horses lope over 5 feet, and, since they were French or Dutch or German, they also had big, bouyant trots, many of them.
                                      So I begin to realize that I have a strong tb/Irish/English/NZ predudice, and that I am pretty blind, by conscious (or maybe unconscious choice) to anything that even smacks of the word warmblood.
                                      So I decide not to be so self imposedly blind, and I decided to start to study warmblood lines, and learn more about that whole, huge segment of the sporthorse breeding industry that I`d been avoiding.
                                      Which I proceeded to do, and since I`ve always been a pedigree fanatic, and can learn that stuff easily, because it interests me, I took it upon myself to become somewhat conversant with basically jumper lines.
                                      I also became good friends with Bea and Carlo Zimmer, who moved from Luxembourg to Canada about ten years ago, and have a big jumper breeding operation there.
                                      Watching those modern warmbloods move and jump was pretty eye opening, and although I still love the kinds of horses I`ve always had, I also appreciate the enormous physical gifts that "purpose bred" jumpers bring to the arena.
                                      The question is the mix and match ratio, I suspect. So whether I`ll have a chance to get it right before they change the sport again remains to be seen, but it`s my guess that although some full tbs can still prevail in short format eventing, more likely some kinds of crosses will be the stars of the future.
                                      What those crosses will be is the elusive and fascinating part to a breeder.


                                      • #20

                                        So Denny, something that has been on my mind lately is the market for young cross bred horses...offspring of two nice parents, but not a youngster that can be registered or belong to any "group", other than to say "this young horse was bred to be an eventer".

                                        Do you think the sport is taking a direction that will support breeding specifically for the young event horse?

                                        So those of us with talented cross bred mares will have a market for youngsters who are bred to talented stallions with the traits we feel the sport is demanding?