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TB pedigree help - Think this might have some nice sporthorse lines?

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  • TB pedigree help - Think this might have some nice sporthorse lines?

    So I have been reading many threads here trying to learn about TB lines that make good sport horses. This one has Blushing Groom, Mr. P and Halo. Anybody care to comment?

    Fox Wood Farm
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    Fox Wood Farm


    • #3
      Halo that close would not be my first choice ... they can be difficult. I would definitely want to see this horse in person and check out his attitude, might not be all that ammie friendly (maybe you want a pro ride, in which case, never mind). However, any person will tell you that it's the individual horse, not the bloodlines.

      The Blushing Groom is good ... Mr. P can put soundness issues in there. This horse had 18 starts, I would definitely do a PPE.


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        Originally posted by Kwill View Post
        Halo that close would not be my first choice ... they can be difficult. I would definitely want to see this horse in person and check out his attitude, might not be all that ammie friendly (maybe you want a pro ride, in which case, never mind). However, any person will tell you that it's the individual horse, not the bloodlines.

        The Blushing Groom is good ... Mr. P can put soundness issues in there. This horse had 18 starts, I would definitely do a PPE.
        Thanks - he actually had 28 starts, age 3 thru 6. He has already been let down and restarted by a young eventer in VA. Has a few miles already at BN and schooling higher. Marketing as a JR or Ammy friendly type. I've emailed seller a couple questions to see if he is still available... Thought I would see what ya'll thought about the pedigree.

        I am an experienced amateur, and I have finally grown tired of trying to have fun with pro-ride types, so it would be nice to have one that really is ammy friendly. What sort of difficulty is in the Halo line?

        I've been through the race results, looking for obvious gaps, or change in performance. Didn't see anything alarming.

        One of my best friends is an UL DQ and Prelim Eventer AND is a horse vet. She would strangle me if I EVER bought any horse without a PPE!!
        Fox Wood Farm


        • #5
          If they say he's ammie friendly, then he probably is. It's all about the individual.


          • #6
            Here's a nice summary:

            Another famous stallion, best described as vicious, was Halo. A horse who constantly wore a muzzle, Halo passed on much of his fire to his great sun, Sunday Silence. The latter was said to have “a belligerent temper” while Halo attacked a number of grooms during his years at stud.
            Sunday Silence’s groom, Naoki Sarota, described the champion as “very aggressive…it is a miracle that we both have all our body parts in tact.”

            Famed US trainer, Charlie Whittingham, said of the Halo progeny,”Halo is a pretty mean sucker…all his sons and daughters are a little that way. Sunday Silence is very fiery… Goodbye Halo (won Kentucky Oaks) is a little cranky and she’ll kick the brains out of you.”


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              Hey KWill - Thanks for the link. Very interesting reading! At least the potential "Halo difficulty" ought to be pretty easy to assess.

              A nice little nugget of knowledge to remember, even if it doesn't work out with this specific horse!
              Fox Wood Farm


              • #8
                Originally posted by Kwill View Post
                If they say he's ammie friendly, then he probably is. It's all about the individual.

                I have a one with Halo who is a total ammy ride. I took him to his first event (BN) with less than 60 days under saddle after let down. He was going training level after only two events. Super easy and very very pretty...and very athletic.

                I don't avoid them if they seem to have a good mind!
                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **