• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

This TB gelding's pedigree for sport--vineyridge?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • This TB gelding's pedigree for sport--vineyridge?

    I have a student who has a *very* nice TB who I have been working with for a few months now, I just looked up his pedigree on Del Mar:

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/war+feather3

    He is LOVELY, 16.2, leggy, uphill, short-coupled, with a sweet disposition, and a fantastic, naturally balanced canter. He has a hilarious, expressive, in your pocket personality. (He reminds me of a cartoon Disney horse )

    I was just wondering, since in my scant experience, his pedigree looked good to me--but I was curious as to what the experts might think. He is currently foxhunting with the owner, and gets a bit anxious (when he is relaxed, he is a phenomenal jumper, but is a bit of a weenie. We are taking our time with building his confidence, I think in time he could be a very nice event horse...)

    TIA
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")

  • #2
    Super superior pedigree for eventing. Not a line in there that isn't good. Danzig is making his mark as a line for 4* horses, Pine Bluff was one of his better sons for sport, but the bottom is absolutely wonderful. Anytime you find Strawberry Road, you've found an excellent source of toughness and stamina. He must have been one of the soundest top quality race horses in modern history. Key Colony is good for generations, top and bottom.

    I'd say you have a definite prospect to do higher level eventing--Prelim and up--just based on the pedigree and what you've said about him.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
    Thread killer Extraordinaire

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      WOW! Thanks

      That's a rave review! Now we just need to build his confidence, gradually and methodically. And find a (stronger, younger) rider for him, if he still has ditch issues in the spring. His owner will only foxhunt him (she's in her 60's), but she is open to having someone else do some eventing with him. Good to know that this is a line of sound, tough horses! Maybe he can dabble in both disciplines, if we are judicious with the work and stay at the lower levels (though I'm betting if he got into the hands of the right person, he could go farther in eventing, from what you say.) *sigh* Many horses never reach their full potential (and don't care), but it's good to know that they have potential in the first place!
      "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

      "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")

      Comment


      • #4
        Strawberry Road was a fav of mine, too -- loved to watch him warmup before a race -- a breathtaking mover! Should have been a dressage horse! Good luck - love that Pleasant Colony in there too.
        PennyG

        Comment


        • #5
          I don't mean to hijack this thread but I was curious about the pedigree of my first horse. I got him as a long yearling. For some reason his breeder "forgot" to register him and didn't want to pay the late fee after he turned one year. When I got him he was intact. I gelded him several months after I got him because it was in the middle of winter and very cold. He got hurt in 2003 and I ended up selling him as a trail horse/pony club horse in 2004.

          But looking back I am thinking his pedigree would have been good for sport???
          He was a good mover and a really good jumper and had a great brain. He ended up making a great gelding nonetheless. But any thoughts on his pedigree:
          Sire: http://www.pedigreequery.com/super+noble
          Dam: http://www.pedigreequery.com/minstrel+act

          And a couple of pics of him as a 3 y/o: http://pets.webshots.com/photo/11171...OXD?vhost=pets

          Comment


          • #6
            Just looked at the Strawberry Road progeny list on PQ and pulled up the sons with the highest earnings to see if his sire line will continue. One rather interesting impression I got is that a good number of his are not particularly long lived. At lot of his sons didn't live much past their mid teens.

            I did find one interesting gelding who is by the sire's dam of two that I raised. He had over 96 starts and in stakes quality competition.
            "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
            Thread killer Extraordinaire

            Comment

            Working...
            X