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Re: [RC] Bump on Pastern, buy the horse or not? - Rae Callaway

   It would be pretty difficult to breed on a blemish or wound.  I certainly wouldn't fault the mare for having a bump on the pastern - it's not like she can pass that on, anymore than General could pass on that hole in his head (assuming he was a stud, anyway)
Tall C Arabians  - Central

----- Original Message ----
From: D'Arcy Demianoff-Thompson <liberty4640@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Karla Watson <karlawatson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2007 7:58:58 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Bump on Pastern, buy the horse or not?

I am sorry to be a stickler here but I have always been taught by (Bazy Tankersley, Shiela Varian, Jean Pacheco to name a few) - breed the best to the BEST!  Never start with anything that has a fault of any type.  You do not know to what might be attributed to genetic disorders that can and will show up in offspring.  Whether that is immediate or a couple of generations down the line.   I learned this the hard way after buying (at a very large sum of money) a Prince Fa Moniet mare.  The first foal out of her had a genetic blood disorder that I found out, after the fact, that runs in a major Egyptian bloodline! 
So, I have a tendency to follow the advise of the best of the best and never to buy a horse with any fault or problem that might possibly show up down the line - somewhere!  
D'Arcy L. Demianoff-Thompson