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post #1 of 52 Old 08-17-2012, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Arabian Horse Bloodlines & The Sport of Endurance

So just curious to see what people think of certain arabian bloodlines when it comes to endurance and CTR. Many endurance riders prefer certain bloodlines over others when shopping and breeding arabians for the sport. Some also prefer a "type" such as russian, polish, egyptian, etc. Although any horse breed or bloodline can excel in the sport, what are some good bloodlines to look for in the arabian breed and why?

I am considering purchasing an in-utero foal that a family member has, both sire and dam are purebred arabians and have great conformation and personalities, however I don't know much about their breeding other than the obvious Bask, Aladdinn, etc. What do you think about the combination? Positive? Negative?

Sire: Zarie Slg Arabian (sorry about the missing lines on Starry's side, she is registered just not in the database)

Dam: Jj Emilee Arabian
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Any horse or breed CANNOT excel at the sport, but moving on,
I have been told to avoid Bey's flashy show lines,
Egyptians tend to be too dainty to hold up, at least for heavier riders.
Polish and Russians sturdy thick legs tend to make long term endurance horses.
Looking at those pedigrees I dont recognize any known endurance lines other than Bask, not saying they aint there but I dont recognize any of those names. There are bunches and bunches of untrained 2-4 year olds from established and respected endurance breeders going for cheap. I dont get the invitro sight unseen purchase.
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While I don't know any of the bloodlines very well until you get far back, the pictures available don't show me anything alarming. I recognize the 'brusally' name as a farm that used to be favorable for racehorses (flat track).

However, I am def a seeing-is-believing person, so I would not be inclined to buy anything in utero.


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Joe, i did not mean "any horse can do endurance" i simply meant to state that other breeds can excel at the sport. For instance I just came back from this year's Tevis crewing for an endurance rider and I saw multiple other breeds competing and doing fairly well. Yes, I know the Arab is king, but I didn't want to seem "one-sided" with this question.

As for buying "in-utero"...i understand having any untrained young horse is a gamble...you never know what they will be like and i've raised foals before so i'm prepared for sucess or failure. Like I said, this is a family situation so either way the baby will have a great home. Just wanted to scope out people's opinions on the bloodlines, not the actual situation.
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somebody on here just mentioned a horse thye bought in kansas from a endurance breeder had some great looking 2 yo's for cheap, like under 1k. The drought is getting them. Tryign to sell a bunch off. Cant remember the sight though.
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Any horse or breed CANNOT excel at the sport, but moving on,
I have been told to avoid Bey's flashy show lines,
Egyptians tend to be too dainty to hold up, at least for heavier riders.
Polish and Russians sturdy thick legs tend to make long term endurance horses.
Looking at those pedigrees I dont recognize any known endurance lines other than Bask, not saying they aint there but I dont recognize any of those names. There are bunches and bunches of untrained 2-4 year olds from established and respected endurance breeders going for cheap. I dont get the invitro sight unseen purchase.
I concur on the Russian blood lines, I had a 15.2 Arab ages ago, and he was a great HW mount.
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Hi I just got my first Arabian this year, can anyone tell me about her bloodlines? Her registered name is Td Kalila Johara
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As far as checking out specific bloodlines, there are a lot of experts on that sort of thing on the breeding horses section of the forum.

I agree that you need to look at the individual horse. My horse is straight Egyptian but she is pretty stocky. My last Egyptian was very dainty and much smaller than the horse I ride now. He could go forever, but if we had competed, he would probably have done better with a smaller (less fat) rider. This horse is bigger both in height and mass. Like I mentioned, they both came from straight Egyptian bloodlines and they were totally different.
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There is an age old saying "you can't ride bloodlines". That being said, I have a mare who has fabulous bloodlines, Polish bred, she has done ok in endurance. I have a grade Arab who has done fantastic. (I happen to know he is an Egyptian because I know where he came from, he was just never registered). And I also have a little half arab right now who has been the best horse I have had. He has CMK bloodlines on his dams side and is going to make a great 100 mile horse. But I have seen rescues do great, Spanish mustangs do great, gaited horses do great. We even have a Welsh/POA in our region who does 75's and 100s as well as being a 3 day eventer. I tend to look at the confirmation of the horse. The bone, the shoulders, the hips and judge a horse from that rather than bloodlines. I have seen horses with fabulous bloodlines, like my mare, just hate the sport and not do well in it so take that with a grain of salt.

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