Originally Posted by Patricia Lloyd
The pedigree is something to look at. It is the foundation of which the filly was based on. If you look into it alittle more you will understand what the pedigree means. I have to disagree with the person who trashed the Varinan breeding program. She must be doing something right to end up in the Hall Of Fame. Like I said my horses are all sound and have never had a issue. And by the way. Did you know when the Arabians first came to this country. Any white markings on them was conciderd impure.Not so today because we change and out breed now. But that is the way it was when we first start to import. LOOK it up.
She did do something right. She had excellent working western horses and great marketing, and no one can ride a spade bit horse as well. But she decided to branch out in English, and concentrated on half the horse (and not the important half). Most of her stock from her "English" program, have really wonky back ends. Some of them if you watch them in person (not in video) look almost like it's two different horses smushed together. Not an attractive look. They tend to be trotted off their feet because the front looks pretty, and they hope to dazzle the judges by it. And.. once you lose the back end.. it's harder than hell to get it back.