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RE: [RC] Endurance mutts and culls? - CK

I cringe when great athletes are labelled mutts ( i.e.:crossbred or 
unregistered) and HALTER culls. In the  western breeds, I wouldn't own a HALTER 
HORSE. They are as repugnant to me as a head down western pleasure or a padded 
up Walking horse. The only Arabian halter horses I have seen were spooking too 
fast for me to judge them . Are Arabian halter horses the ones  then shown in 
performance classes? 
What about increased vigor from out crossing lines or breeds. As far as 
Thoroughbreds, don't think for one minute buyer at Yearling Sales don't look at 
pedigree and CONFORMATION. Some times the best of both produce a winner, some 
times not. For example:John Henry was no prize as a yearling . he sold for 
$1100. Secretariat had a crooked leg or foot as a youngster. Drs. Matthew Mckay 
Smith and Barseleau (sp?) both spoke highly of TBs. . The one criticism is 
their foot is too shallow.
Another place to look for endurance studs is in EVENTING. The TB excells in 
Eventing because of heart and speed. Some of the top eventingfplks breed 
eventing horses. ( i.e: Bruce Davidson, the O 'Conners, Denny Emerson)


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RE: [RC] Endurance "bred", heidi