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Re: [RC] Breeding your mare...sheesh guys - Maryanne Gabbani

I've bred a lot of my horses based on my knowledge of their parents and prospective mates (and sometimes grandparents and great-grandparents). I breed for sound, sane, friendly riding horses, not super athletes. I prefer to have someone that I know from the ground up to train. I started with two mares, got their two sons, now have the son of one of the sons as well as a number of other youngsters from good parents. My expectations are relatively low, but I've been very pleasantly surprised by quite a few of them. And I don't sell horses (though I have been known to give one away on occasion) so the ones here have a home for life.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Natalie Herman <aylisha@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  Hybrid vigor to me is also a great selling point!
   Nat (lighten up ppl...all those "rescue" horses are total unkowns often too, without papers, histories, possible bad upbringing, lack of nutrition proper/health care, who knows what....etc...so are even more a crapshoot than breeding a mare you know to a stallion you know)

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[RC] Breeding your mare...sheesh guys, Natalie Herman