ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Must sell horses due to illness

[endurance] Must sell horses due to illness

Susan B. Felker (felker@swva.net)
Thu, 1 Aug 1996 07:20:01 -0400

I must cut back drastically on the number of horses we have due to illness.

We have four yearlings for sale, 3 purebred fillies, one
half-Arab/half-Saddlebred colt which I must sell fast. We are also expecting
another foal in August-this by our stallion out of our *Silver Vanity
daughter. If it is a colt, we must sell--it should be very large with very
long legs--as are both parents. Dad was bred for dressage and is starting
with a Grand prix-level trainer who thinks he has great potential. Our
stallion's dam was out of Al Marah Lady Guinevere, full sister to Al Marah
Knight., so he has the right bloodlines for endurance--if there is such a thing.

We have Crabbets, Crabbet-Egyptian and Crabbet-Polish horses. They have been
bred for dressage, so have long strides. We have close-up *Kabara/*Count
Dorsaz in most pedigrees. Some horses have multiple crosses. Our horses have
good, calm temperaments, but love to go. These youngsters should be the same.

We also have two straight Crabbet mares and a straight Crabbet filly. I
would lease out the straight Crabbet mares, or would sell, but only to
someone willing to breed straight Crabbet replacements for them before
breeding to other bloodlines.

I will keep our stallion, our *Silver Vanity daughter and her daughter by Al
Marah Count Fast, and our super hot mare (her yearling daughter is for
sale--she's by Gwen Dluehosh's stallion, IAS Alydar).

The yearlings have been conditioned for halter humanely-no longing, just
hand walking and trotting. They are all in the Virginia Futurities (Sept.
14-15 Richmond) and the Region XV futurities (for 3-year-olds). They will
not do well in halter past the 3-year-old level because they do not have
dead level croups. As you all know, it doesn't matter if they have the best
legs, hips, etc.

All have smooth bodies, excellent hindquarters and legs, and the fillies
have very pretty heads. One filly is black bay. Two fillies are grey. Half
Arab is bay.

I would rather they go to endurance homes for less money than to show homes
for more because I know where they will receive better care.

I will not refuse any reasonable offer.

If any one is interested, please contact me off the list for particulars.
Susan B. Felker
Black Ridge Arabians
Route 1 Box 647
Floyd, VA 24091-9797
e-mail: felker@swva.net