Originally Posted by wranglerman
I agree with the types you describe, but what can influence breeders to think a little more about the end result of their breedings?
Laures, being from Belgium you will be very familiar with Zangersheid? I approve and disapprove all at the same time of the Z studbook. Z and the Z festival has become about nothing more than breeding high pedigree foals, the fact that you can register any type of horse breed as Z means you are as a breeder free to choose any stallion in the world and still achieve a Z registration. I saw hundreds of foals at the Z fest this year with pedigrees to the hilt but when I actually looked deeper into the lines all I can see is a high blood horse with character enough for the rest of the barn that may never get the rider it needs to become a true sport horse, it seems as though the breeders are focusing on the blood lines and too little attention is being paid to the end product, which if I am not mistaken was intended to be a sport horse?
Correct me if I'm wrong?
Yeah, you're quite right. Zangersheide isn't that welcome in other registries although they time to time approve a Z stallions. It sounds a bit weird, the fact that they accept any other horse breed but ultimatly, they're just doing it like any other registry: breeding to perform.
And Z is quite succesful when you look at stallions like Levisto Z, Air Jordan Z, Taloubet Z, Asca Z, Zandor Z etc. Even their mare base is pretty strong if you think of mare like Cadjaninne Z (OS with Gregory Wathelet), Ratina Z, Calipa Z,Cierania Z etc.