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RE: [RC] Endurance "bred" - heidi

On the contrary, the endurance horse IS the original "typical" Arab (as
you point out with the "good old dawgs") and are not merely "culls" from
halter breeding. The best endurance prospects tend to come from programs
that never did buy into the fads of the halter ring, and who stayed true to
"using breeding" through it all. 

***This is also true in the Appaloosa and Tennessee Walker breeds, not just
the Arabian breeds.  My horses come from the old bloodlines, from breeders
that didn't fall into the fad of the decade.  The horses are small, wiry and
tough and have tons of work ethic.  

You are absolutely correct.  Which is what was behind my earlier statement 
about looking for "endurance pedigrees" in breeds other than Arabs--the 
original horses bred to be RIDING HORSES will do just fine in this sport, if 
bred true to those original ideals.



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