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  • Zarr

    Does anyone have any first hand experience with this stallion? Have you met him? Seen him hack? What's his personality? Anyone have one of his kids? It's obvious he makes nice babies based on their record, but what is HE like.

  • #2
    Not trying to be snarky, but if his kids are nice and performing well (according to you) why does it matter what *he* is like? I'm genuinely curious as to your answer.

    (the larger question here is 'should a breeding stallion be judged solely on his offspring?' if not, why not?)
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    • Original Poster

      Because I know my mare's personality and I don't know the personalities or movement of the mares who are popping out nice kids by him. If he himself is a little snarky, then he will not be a good match for this mare.

      I've also seen one photo of the horse moving. I'd never breed based on that.
      Have a dear friend who bred on a name and what the kids were doing without ever seeing the stallion in person or knowing his personality. She is now the proud owner of a decent-moving, attractive horse that she cannot ride due mostly to personality and a mismatch on the breeding.


      • #4
        I've seen him a number of times. He does sire lovely children and the children I've met are very nice, personality wise. Zarr's personality leaves a lot to be desired, but this was man made.
        I've seen him jog and also turned out.
        Last edited by VirginiaBred; Feb. 6, 2013, 05:36 PM.
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        • #5
          I'm not sure it's possible to have "seen him hack" as he did not have a performance career and may not have ever been ridden.


          • #6
            I have had 3 babies by Zarr (see profile pic). Mine have done well on the line, done well US at Devon and are performing well. I, personally, can't say enough good about him and my babies. The Stouts are awesome. I would breed to him again in a heart beat. My last one I broke myself and she is super Ammy friendly. I met him where he stands now and at the Stouts and really liked him. Feel free to Pm me.
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            • #7
              I'm pretty sure Hunters Peak owned him at one point...maybe she can tell you more regarding if his personality would suit your mare?
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              • #8
                Yes, Jill bought him from his original owners at Warioto Farm. She didn't own him for too long and then sold him to the Stouts, here in Va.
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                • #9
                  We've had some Zarr offspring in our barn and all have been very pleasant. Likewise, we've only heard good things about Zarr, too.

                  We also own a full brother to Zarr and have been using him in our own breeding program for the last 3 years. One of my absolute favorite things about "Studly" is his amazing, friendly personality. He's like a big, overgrown pony who loves attention, kids, his gelding playmates (the girls that walk by, especially the grey ones) and is frequently ridden by the teenagers in the barn.

                  We just backed his first filly (coming 3) and she was one of the easiest out of 100+ that we've done. Of course, much depends on the mare, but having an outstanding personality on dad's side is a big plus! If Zarr is as much like his brother, as we've heard, I think you'll do well.


                  • #10
                    Would love to hear more about his brother!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AFFMom

                      We also own a full brother to Zarr and have been using him in our own breeding program for the last 3 years.
                      Please post photos!
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                      • #12
                        AFFMom, would that be Zito? If so, I saw him as a weanling and fell in love. I was in a golf cart in his pasture and he followed us around for attention.
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                        • #13
                          I have a five year old Zarr out of a nice hunter mare. Izabelle is 16.2hh and very pretty. She is athletic, has very nice gaits and a fantastic jump. Oh, and a very good mind - she really wants to please the rider. She is every thing I would want in a hunter. She is a little behind for her age, as she was bred as a three year old. She is catching up quickly.

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                          • #14

                            Hi - I know this is an old topic, but randomly came across it and realized my mother had never posted the pictures of Zito (Zarr's full brother) that a few had asked for. He was IHF High point sire this year at finals and his 3yr old (whom she mentioned was Champion).. His two year colt also did well! Here are a few photos of Zito and kids! Hopefully the links work to my FB page!



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