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    08-04-2008, 05:06 PM
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Australian Stock Horse

Are there any Australian Stock Horse Breeders in the US, or in Kentucky?
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    08-05-2008, 12:56 AM
I think there is one breeder but I'm not sure of the State I will check.
I have long wondered why Americans haven't picked up on this versatile breed, especially the cow horse people. I imported QH semen 4 years ago (to Oz) from 3 x WC cow horse and world champ reiner Tejons Peppy Doc with view to breeding my good ASH mare. The 'product' is now a 3 year old colt, exceptional horse, plenty of cow but who could dressage if trained....he is that trainable and versatile as well as being 15.1hh with a physique to die for. He will pro campaign later this year and next, probably snaffel bit cutting and then cow horse events.

I especially chose this QH sire for temperament, type and ability as well as very up close blood. Luckily the stallion owners at the time were happy to let me breed an Australian Stock Horse mare!! And she is one hell of a mare too. So the combination of the genetics has provided a real 50/50 mix but with a little more height and refinement.....but the agility is magnified.
Why not import one? I am sure once you guys saw how well they ride and compete they'd sell like hotcakes!!

    08-05-2008, 03:26 PM
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That might a good idea or at least semen. What do I have to in reguard to goverment reg. To import a horse or several from OZ to the US.? And, what would that cost in US dollars?
    08-05-2008, 09:18 PM
First you'd have to make contact with a breeder ect in Australia and get about choosing a horse....LOL Import into USA is relatively easy in regards to quarantine, horses fly into LA or Chicago, stay for a bit and then are allowed to move to their new owner. Cost to USA is about $11KUSD including airfare and quarantine period in Australia and USA.

Our ASH association actually has contacts to help out in for export, but generally anything to the USA is easy and they leave Melbourne every 2nd week I believe.

You just gotta pick your horse/s!!! And get a big stick to beat off the people who will see you with one, and want to buy it off you....LOL

    08-06-2008, 10:42 AM
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Thank you,
I would love to buy one of those mounts. I would ruin it, skill level. But its a goal to work to. What turned me on to this breed was reading about the Light Horse Regments of World War One.1. And the movie Man from Snowy River.
Is this true: the mind of a Quarter Horse with the toughness of the mustang?
This it possible to tour the ranches as a kind of vaction, I pick out the horse myself. This would be later on.
    08-06-2008, 08:50 PM
You're correct. The horse has a keen but steady mind with an athletic and agile body, its mixes so beautiful with the QH giving some height, extra agility and a bit of refinement. It is actually the perfect outcross as opposed to say adding TB blood, which many QH breeders in the USA are doing. Australians have spent over 200 yrs 'moulding' the TB (of which the ASH is modelled) into the best ranch and competition horse suitable for all disciplines and terrains. So why go back to using TB blood when you can use ASH blood that has had 200 odd years of purpose select breeding!
I believe that the ASH would excell in the USA, and a few people should get together and import a few to open the eyes of horse people in your country!!
Like anything "Australian", it wouldn't take long before riders and breeders were saying "I gotta have one of those Aussie horses!".
Clinton Anderson loves the breed and had alot to do with them.
    08-06-2008, 09:26 PM
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The TB x QH cross is called samething that I can't recalled, but they have there own association. It ain't one of my favorite breeds, exspecially when their regerented as a QH. If possible, I would like to see a photo of a QH ASH cross.
    08-07-2008, 02:25 AM
Originally Posted by Kentucky
The tb x qh cross is called samething that I can't recalled, but they have there own association. It ain't one of my favorite breeds, exspecially when their regerented as a qh. If possible, I would like to see a photo of a qh ASH cross.
A Quarter horse x Thoroughbred is called an "Apendix Quarter" horse :)
    08-07-2008, 11:54 AM
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Thank you
    08-08-2008, 12:42 AM
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I think I hear somewhere the mounts used in WWI by the Lighthorsemen were left in the Middle East and their offspring are still alive, If this is true, maybe some old blood lines might not have been lost? Or they might have been inbreed so badly they would be of no use. Do you know anything about this?

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