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

Sure - I understand that.  However, this thread got started with a  
post about an Andalusian stallion that has never done endurance.    
Since Arabs are still the most prevalent breed in endurance, someone  
wanting to evaluate, say, the pedigree of a young non-Arab, or Arab- 
cross may not find any close relatives on the non-Arab side that  
competed in endurance.

Remember that endurance is a "generalist" sport, not a "specialty."  When 
evaluating pedigrees of non-Arabs, you need to look for family lines that excel 
as sport horses and "using" horses.  Look for horses that can produce 
"cross-over" athletes--ones that can compete reasonably well in a variety of 



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