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RE: [RC] Proving Stallions - heidi

However, flat track racing ability is a pretty good predictor of
athletic performance ability, no matter which discipline you want to go
into, but it is not a very good predictor of suitability of temperament
for other discplines.

I disagree.  You've pointed out that dispositions can go to pot when the sole 
breeding criterion is speed--in addition, so can many other aspects necessary 
for other types of performance, including hoof wall structure, bone integrity, 
agility, gaits other than the flat-out run, etc.

They do tend to maintain good body balance, since that is necessary to have the 

Yes, SOME do cross over just fine--there is always some overlap.  And some 
families are better at crossing over than others--precisely because those 
families have not lost the other necessary traits in the bargain.



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