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        08-06-2008, 10:16 AM
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    What is more important?

    Which is more important to you a body type or bloodlines?
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        08-06-2008, 10:35 AM
    Body type.

    Ed: eh...well, I think both can be important, temperment and apptitude for a certain sport do seem to come from certain lines. But body type first, then bloodlines.
        08-06-2008, 10:44 AM
    Green Broke
    Body type followed by disposition - - bloodlines can play a part in each, but you don't have to have bloodlines to have a good body type or disposition ;)
        08-06-2008, 06:54 PM
    Aren't they all interconnected? I mean, if a bloodline is desirable, isn't there something IN the bloodline to make it desirable?


    Body type.

    Genes will be carried from each parent, meaning physical traits will be directly linked to the sire and dam - ugly generally throws ugly, and two nice-set horses generally won't throw a grotesque foal.
        08-07-2008, 12:47 AM
    I personally don't care about bloodlines and would never buy a horse based on that. It's nice to know you can look back and find out some neat things, but other than that no.
    It is over and over again that people spend thousands of dollars on horses or foals that have "good bloodlines" but turns out they don't end up in the way it was expected of them.

    Yes having a sire or a dam with great conformation etc etc etc is nice and will increase your odds of having a nice horse BUT genes are genes and there are thousands of them so the end results is NEVER known. You can only guess and hope.
        08-07-2008, 12:22 PM
    Bloodlines are cool, but then again to me body type's more important. ;)
        08-07-2008, 11:17 PM
    I got my horse based on temperment . . . Yes he is a big pretty heavy hunter but he's also a love . . . I have no clue who his sire or dam where . . . Nor do I realy care . . . The only thing I do wish I knew was when his birthday was
        08-08-2008, 06:16 PM
    Conformation ALWAYS come before anything. Following conformation is performance, progeny, disposition, bloodlines.

        08-08-2008, 07:11 PM
    Body Type. A horse can be great even if they don't have good or even known bloodlines.
        08-09-2008, 01:27 AM
    Pedigree or Body

    I think that these major breeds are getting all the good qualities breed out of them. Especially their feet!

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