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RE: [RC] Proving Stallions (or mares for that matter) - Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM

While successful performance of the individual stallion himself at
whatever the discipline in question can be a good predictor of success
at producing successful performers (in fact it is probably one of the
best predictors), a stallion is not "proven" as a breeding stallion
until it has foals that are successfully performing.

Then, agreeing with your post, let me rephrase my point.  *I* would look for a 
stallion that had some significant performance pertaining to the discipline I 
was shopping for in the near neighborhood---himself, his own close-up 
ancestors, sibs, offspring, whatever.  I understand proving through offspring 
is ideal, but its not always available for the reasons you discuss.  My point 
being that pedigree doesn't suffice all by itself, without SOMEONE in the close 
family having put the pedigree to the test via performance.  I agree with the 
statement that you can't ride a pedigree.  I understand that pedigree is 
important, but it's not an exclusive concept.

As always, JMO.

Susan Garlinghouse, DVM

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[RC] Proving Stallions (or mares for that matter), k s swigart