Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Washington D.C.
• Horses: 0
I work for a farm whose ultimate goal is rideability, with the best pedigree possible. Our stallion, Vinca (Metall/Ferro x Idocus) throws sane babies - his first foal is out of a Jazz/Zeoliet mare who is being ridden by a 12 year old in the Children's division this coming show season. She is so quiet the boy needs to wear a pair of spurs! Another daughter from this same cross is going to Illinois for the National Young Horse Championships in two weeks for the 4 YO division, and can be ridden by amateur's easily.
IMO, it's all about playing with crosses, and seeing what the stallion does on each side of the pedigree. We had a hot Jazz x Idocus, yet our Idocus x Jazz is super sane and down to earth.
It's easier to sell these rideable horses, especially into the Hunter ring. In America, we don't have access to the level of training that Europe has, which I think is making this breeding business a tad more amateur-friendly.
The best riders to teach are those that have endless enthusiasm to do better and are tireless in their drive to achieve.