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Re: [RC] breeding your mare - SandyDSA

this is very true - and frankly, what guarantee is there if one BUYS rather than BREEDS a youngster that the blueprint would be any different, that it would live up to all expectations? There is none, since the "blueprint" is a strong indicator but not a guarantee. One young mare we bought as it turned out was just about everything we HATED, in spite of her pedigree.
 
In a message dated 9/10/2008 8:58:45 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
A pedigree is not a blueprint--it is a set of possibilities.  In order
to know the range of that set of possibilities, you have to really know
what is in that pedigree--not just names (and how famous they are, and
what their show records are) but what the horses are REALLY like.