Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
First off, I'm a big Polish / CMK fan. Always a great start, for me!
Velvet has an incredible sire line, and one of my favourite sires, El Paso. He did incredibly well for himself show wise, but his real potential was a broodmare sire - Not only did he pass on his talent and incredible conformation, but the bone and substance was present too. He was a superb producer of very capable, working horses.
Although, I do have to give some of that credit to Czort, and the Polish breeding program. Czort was incredible individual and probably the best son of Wielki Szlem.
Then, of course, she has Khemosabi. He is still one of my all time favourite horses, and one of the big reasons why I purchased my last colt from Ginger Lynn Farms (he's out of a Khemosabi daughter).
I don't think anyone can dispute the fact that not only was Khemosabi a very pre-potent sire look wise, but the disposition and temperament of his foals were next to none. The "Khemosabi disposition" is definitely no secret.
Again, another talented individual who not only sired horses winning Side Saddle, English Pleasure, and HUS, but also Western Pleasure, Cutting, and Working Cow.
Emilee again sports that old foundation Polish pedigree:
Eminense was an absoultely gorgeous grandson of Aladdinn, and a great example of his strong phenotype. He was also a good producer of beautiful Western Pleasure horses.
Aladdinn I, Aladdinn, Bask, Witraz, Ofir, Comet, Partner, Aquinor, Aswan, Negatiw... There's a reason everyone of these horses are either multiple National Champions or producers.
The Poles had an incredible breeding program that consistently produced tough, hardy, well built athletes that were just hard to beat.
They're solid, consistent, and conformed - hard to ask for anything better. :)