Recent content by JandP

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    Grafenstolz- front limb confirmtation

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with Graf's forelimb conformation, as any (non-biased) person who has met the horse and seen him up close will tell you. Sadly, if a horse has something wrong with it, people jump on the sire, forgetting just how important the mare is. The mutterings and...
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    Dressage Stallion suggestions

    Speaking as someone who has bred quite a few foals from mares with Demonstrator breeding, I would say that nowadays, you need to add quite a bit of 'blood' to the Demonstrator lines, as they are pretty old fashioned (unless of course that is what you are after). Something like Woodlander...
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    Shire x TB breeders?

    Lovely choice! I have one, and she is just amazing. I've also bred her back to a full TB, and her son is just brilliant, he is going to have a very bright future I think, can't wait!
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    Charlotte's wnning test at the European's - pure joy..

    Well the Dutch would not be happy would they, as it just goes to show that true harmony and kind training techniques DO produce the best results, even if it takes longer. Will never tire of watching Charlotte and Valegro, just stunning.
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    Ocd advice

    Agree with this. OCD is endemic in both the warmblood and thoroughbred population. Most people don't know it in this country, because no one admits to having the chips removed. The big TB operations have their own xray machines and routinely xray all their youngsters and get their chips...
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    Aston Advanced Report- The Big Step Up and must see photos!

    Great pictures, what a super horse!!
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    Anyone Seen / Used this Event Stallion?

    Would echo the suggestion for Jaguar Mail. Very classy, and IME the offspring have serious jump.
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    What is the purpose of Breeding for you?

    I bred to have something from my mare, who I have owned for 15 years and is my horse of a lifetime - lots of talent and amazing temperament. I wanted her, but with go faster stripes! A risk undoubtedly but so far I have ended up with exactly what I planned for, couldn't be happier!!
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    advice - hysterical stallion

    This probably has little to do with the fact he is a stallion, and more to do with the fact he has lived alone for 9 years and suddenly can see horses - if I have read that right?
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    Integrating a weanling into an established herd

    I would agree with the others that a DIY livery yard is no place for a weanling. Quite apart from horses coming and going in fields, having shoes on, not used to youngsters etc etc. it is also the PEOPLE that your youngster may come across. Some of whom will have no idea how youngsters behave...
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    Rockley Farm and Navicular

    CANNOT reiterate the barefoot option for 'navicular' enough, having been there and come through the other side. Egg and heart bars really are the work of the bloody devil, how anyone can think that a horse's hoof has a hope of normal function therefore recovery when wearing these things is...
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    Woodlander Supertramp - has anyone used him?

    Woodlander have a facebook page, and there are photos of Supertramp foals on there, they all look very elegant and smart.
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    Chilli Morning Foals

    I don't know about colour but the ones I have seen have all been seriously smart!
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    Stallion choice for a sharp mare

    Agree with the others too I'm afraid. She also won't realize she has a 'job' pretty much until the foal arrives, therefore negating the 'benefit' to her. Weston Justice is also by Criminal Law who was actually rather large, and IME the size seems to skip a generation.