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Re: [RC] Foundation QH calculations - Renie M burnett

In my old Travelers Rest Catalog, printed about 1948, many of the Arabian foals bred by them were purchased by Texans-- fillies and colts.  They never seemed to have had any progeny after going to Texas, just seemed to have dropped off the earth.  Never saw their names again in the Arab registry.  However, I see a LOT of the reining type Quarterhorses up in this part of North California.  When I saw Skip Brown's head stallion, he looked JUST LIKE THE OLD LINE POLISH Arabs I knew.  Also, some of them carry thier tails way high, (they deaden the nerves for the reining competions ) and have dishy heads and are very quick moving, and more sensitive than the "pleasure type" Quarterhorses. renie
On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:28:43 -0500 "Sky Ranch" <skyranch@xxxxxxxx> writes:
The formula, the limit on TB blood, just does not wash with me.  The
early *true* foundation horses DID have TB blood, quite a bit, in fact,  and also
Arabian and other breeds. > There were plenty of TB's and Arabians in the early QH.  Especially 
 much-revered King Ranch of Texas -- for example one of their 
 sires, Old Sorrel, a thoroughbred, was used extensively in their 
 They did a lot of close, or line, breeding to cement the look, 
 cow, and speed, in their horses.  The dished face and small stature 
of the early King Ranch horses, as well as the great cow sense, and the  nimble
 footed cutting horses owe a lot to the Arabian and Spanish lines.