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RE: [RC] Proving Stallions (or mares for that matter) - heidi

Great post, Kat.  I clipped it, since it was pretty long...

So -- since there is such a long waiting period in endurance as  
opposed to flat track racing, what kind of 'proxy' tests would you  
suggest for people interested in evaluating a stallion's (or mare's)  
potential to produce good endurance prospects?

I know there are breeding programs out there with an emphasis in  
endurance, but (I'm guessing here) I think the majority of the  
programs are geared more toward either the show ring or Arabian  
racing, so someone evaluating those lines would need something else  
to go by.

Beth, the best "predictor" you have is a pedigree that is primarily made up of 
family lines that are proven in endurance, rather than looking for some "super 

Actually, many of us DO breed primarily for endurance, with no emphasis at all 
on racing or showing....



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