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Re: RC: Re: Re: CTR: Re: breeding
I don't know a lot about this, because I've never been a breeder, but I have
an idea that "culls" are in the eye of the beholder, so to speak. Magness
breeds race horses. Generally, I think, race horse conformation is going
toward long backs (Jockeys weigh next to nothing, the distance is short,
longer backs mean more room for a gallop stride???). Anyway, good riding
horses have shorter backs and strong coupling at the loins. So that might
be a cull for a racing stable but good for us.
Anyway, for lightweight tiny endurance riders I think Akela, the Magness
cull I bought, would be a dream (He's not for sale). I would go look if
you're interested, but also keep in mind the cost of raising a baby. No
matter what I've paid for any of my horses (and it was never much), I've
spent at least that in the first 6 months of keep. As someone else pointed
out, Magness gives you a copy of their vaccination, worming and vet records.
Akela has rarely been sick (a couple of mild colics, he's allergic to those
no-seeum flies, he was a cryptorchid [sp?]), so I believe he was wormed
regularly and well-cared for there.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 1999 5:45 AM
Subject: Re: RC: Re: Re: CTR: Re: breeding
> Do you think it would be worth my while to ask about the culls since money
> tight? I take it to mean culls are the ones with some kind of problems.
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