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  • TB Stallion French Accent

    Has anyone seen him or any of his get? Does he have any foals out there successful in disciplines other than hunters? He seems to be more marketed in the Appaloosa world than the rest of the sport horse world, but his pedigree jumped right out at me - I'm not sure I've seen a horse recently with Mahmoud up that close, and there are certainly some other great sport names in there also.
    He stands at Carousel Farm in New York.

    A friend of mine who is in the App world mentioned him today as one she's looking at for one of her mares, but given his breeding, he may be on a list of my own as well.

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    App world?

    Really? This guy is "more marketed" in the App world?
    I'm not a "color" breeder, by any means. But French Accent is a grey TB....most of us know what that can mean for a horse with appaloosa characteristics.

    Very, very disappointed to hear it, if true.
    Davey Farm Sport Horses
    Hamburg, PA


    • #3
      Most Appy folks I know do NOT want to breed to a gray....big no no.I also find it interesting the website says he is the sire of WB foals but no mention of any WB registries he would be affiliated with.
      I do in fact really like the topside pedigree.
      Providence Farm


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by Meggs View Post
        Really? This guy is "more marketed" in the App world?
        I'm not a "color" breeder, by any means. But French Accent is a grey TB....most of us know what that can mean for a horse with appaloosa characteristics.

        Very, very disappointed to hear it, if true.

        That was the impression I got from the website - an Appaloosa breeder marketing a TB stallion for hunters. There were a couple Appendix QHs mentioned, but... mostly Apps.

        I was surprised to see a grey being advertised for crossing with Apps as well, and wouldn't want to breed him to an App mare for that very reason, but... thought he might be interesting from a TB or WB sporthorse standpoint.


        • #5
          He's got a very nice TB pedigree with something that is rarely seen. He's got the very closely related Nasrullah and Mahmoud each doubled with Mahmoud twice on top and Nasrullah twice on the bottom. Both were sired by Blenheim II (Blandford son) out of Mumtaz Mahal daughters. He's also got Bolero, proven sire of jumping horses, and Windy City, proven sire of jumping horses.

          Chieftain has produced for eventing (damsire of Shaab), and Grey Dawn is one of the best. He's got the mare Shy Dancer, who is very good. There are other good things. His mares are less proven than his sires though.

          I'd say this is one of the nice old fashioned and proven for sport pedigrees. Definitely one for further investigation. Be nice to see some of his get in photos.
          "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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          • #6
            I used to own an Appendix gelding by French Accent. I bought him as a late 4 year old - he was a lovely dark, dapple grey like his sire with good bone, tough, hard feet, and about 15.3H (unlike his sire, who I believe is 17 hands). He also had a plain head - more 'grade QH'y looking, and could've used larger eyes. Over all though, a nice looking horse with comfortable gaits.
            I wanted to use him for a trail horse, but we never got that far - this guy was the spookiest thing on 4 legs, and would buck or spin to get you off and out of work. He could jump - mostly out of the paddock or pasture, in very nice form I might add. Just had a sneakie personality, and we never clicked - so after 2 years, I had 'enough excitement' and gave him away to a guy who loves him. This horse never showed me that he had a soul - and I'm not sure who (sire or dam) he inherited that from. And unfortunately, that's my only experience with a French Accent get.

            I think French Accent has moved around a bit...was being touted as a good cross with QH's for several years. Was supposed to be a quiet guy who passed that on to his offspring.

            Just my 2 cents....................


            • #7
              appaloosa spots

              right now it is very out of fashion in the western show world to have appaloosas with spots and paints with color. minimal markings are very in. they need to have charecteristics if crossed out on TBs or QHs but once they do the money is there for horses without observable color. the color grey would solve the problem of an unatractively marked horse...they gret out. PatO


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by columbus View Post
                right now it is very out of fashion in the western show world to have appaloosas with spots and paints with color. minimal markings are very in. they need to have charecteristics if crossed out on TBs or QHs but once they do the money is there for horses without observable color. the color grey would solve the problem of an unatractively marked horse...they gret out. PatO

                Wow... that's really sad. If you don't want an App or a Paint, get something that isn't a color breed.


                • #9
                  I bred to him and got a nice WB cross filly

                  She was sold and the woman is very happy with her doing hunting and dressage. Frenchy really isn't that tall but he's over 16 hands. My filly is probably matured to 15.3 hands. I think Frenchy went back to his official owner in the midwest to a farm named MQH or something like that. I like him as a stallion.