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The Place to Find Information, News, and Education On Creating Quality Sport Horse Equine Athletes   I am passionate about Sport Horse Breeding. I could talk about it all day and I am constantly looking for answers to questions, studying successful breeders, and attending events, shows, or inspections so that I can learn more. I […]

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Conformation of Foals at Inspection or Kuering

We have been presenting foals at inspection with ISR/Oldenburg N.A. since 2004. The timing of these inspections has gotten later and later in the year and this year it was scheduled for September 11. Not only did I not like the date (9/11), but one of our foals would be 5 months old, needing to be weaned, […]

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6 Advantages of Using Frozen Semen for a Stallion Owner

Whether you use your stallion just for your own breeding program or you offer him for breeding to outside mares through AI (artificial insemination), you are aware of the complications and craziness that occurs during breeding season. Mares do not care about your schedule and are always fooling the vets and owners resulting in last […]

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10 Important Steps to Help In Choosing a Stallion for Your Mare

You have a nice, perhaps beautiful mare that you love and are considering breeding her. Does she have great bloodlines and conformation? Is she is registered with a recognized breed registry and maybe even already approved for breeding? If not, start with step #1 to insure your mare is a good candidate for breeding. This […]

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Starting a 3 Year Old Horse Under Saddle

In the spring we begin the process of starting the 3 year olds under saddle. As 2 year olds they began learning about working on a lunge line, a little bit of long lining, and free jumping. During the winter months we did not work with them, they had a break to go outside and […]

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4 Steps To the Dressage Young Horse Championship Classes

Do you have a young horse that is knocking your socks off with his trot? Does everyone who sees him tell you he is really special? If so, you might be thinking about putting him in the Markel/USEF Dressage Young Horse Championship Classes for 4 year olds. I hope that he is only 2 – […]

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Should You Geld Your Colt?

YES! I know. You have a really nice colt, maybe he was a premium foal at his inspection, the judge really liked him and everybody says he is stallion material. I have heard all these things frequently about many of the colts I see and I have even harbored some of these thoughts and feelings […]

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The Grey Color Gene in Horses

I own a homozygous grey stallion, Patrick.  Both of his parents were grey. All of his offspring will be grey. This is because the grey gene is a dominant gene and it removes all other color from any horse that carries the gene. The foals are born chestnut, bay, black, and could even be pinto […]

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A 2 Year Old Horse – Ready to Work?

Everyone knows that for the horse to be ready for the big money races in Thoroughbred racing they must start their racing as 2 year olds. There is a lot of controversy about whether or not they are ready and certainly some of the events in the recent past might suggest that they are not. […]

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Sport Horse Breeding in the U.S.

It is very challenging to develop a business of Sport Horse Breeding in the U.S. If you are a responsible breeder that uses only approved stallions and mares with the goal of producing a superior performance horse by breeding the best to the best, you will frequently be met with indifference by many prospective buyers. […]

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Mare and Foal Interactions

I recently read an interesting article that suggests that mares might favor colts over fillies called “Healthy Horse Moms Play More With Sons” by Jennifer Viegas for Discovery News.   The author suggests they would do this because sons will potentially produce more offspring while an unhealthy mare would invest more in a filly that will […]

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