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[RC] Stallions that are proven in endurance! - Ranelle Rubin


Just in case you haven't heard about MMF Thunder's Echo..Misty Mountain Farms newest stallion...

He is a DR Thunder Bask son out of a Koszar dtr. He is a 3/4 brother to my Fellow..and boy is he a nice boy! I saw Cheri Brisco riding him at Eastern Mojave last February...he is definitely an "Echo" of his daddy!

If you like Crabbet/Polish horses..check him out! Proven endurance lines from all sides.


Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
916-848-3662 fax

From: "Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM" <suendavid@xxxxxxx>
Reply-To: <suendavid@xxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [RC]   andalusian crosses
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:49:42 -0700

>Any of my Andalusian horses could do endurance but you won't see them out
there, they are much too valuable back home creating more babies.

Speaking ONLY for myself, I have a problem with the concept that a breeding
animal is too valuable just making more babies to first or concurrently
prove themselves in high-end performance BEFORE putting them into a breeding
shed. Not that trail riding, training level schooling, a Spanish walk
<insert beginning disciplines here> aren't good skills to possess, but again
speaking only for myself (and having owned some high end broodmares <not a
Spanish bred>), I personally would not consider breeding to any stallion
that had not thoroughly proven himself in upper echelon
performance---endurance, jumping, eventing, third-level or better dressage
at the national level, etc. For that matter, I would not breed the mare in
the first place if she hadn't earned the right to do so with something
better than just a pedigree. Especially as there are MANY excellent
stallions that have the ability to be competing at national performance
levels, and going about their reproductive business at the same time
(Remington Steele comes to immediate mind, but he's just one of many in many
different disciplines). Same goes for mares, with some obvious limitations.

But, that's just me, though it's also the general policy of most of the
European breeding programs, as well as that of many American breeders. It
occurs to me it's a lot easier to say any horse "could" do endurance (or
other high level performance disciplines), but are too valuable to put it to
the test, than to actually go out and demonstrate it to be true, and thus
let the horse's record speak for itself.


Susan Garlinghouse, DVM


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RE: [RC] andalusian crosses, Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM