Originally Posted by BBBCrone
Haha ... not bad for an old woman's brain! Those were some fantastic horses back then. Some nice ones now too but ... maybe it's because I'm old or something but very few now have the presence of the old ones.
It's good to remember though. And the lines you've picked to carry on with are great choices!
You are NOT old! Few DO have the presence because they're all about whipping horses to perform as caricatures in MR. I'm not into the flavor of the month. I want versatile, sane horses with substance. My young colt Psynny is the MOST laid back colt I've ever seen. Mostly in a coma. Seriously. He, and it is a cliche, was "born broke." I can do anything with him. He spooks at nothing. For my first foal, I could not be luckier. But when this boy trots, IT turns on. The camera just loves him. And he can move..
But I attribute that to well-researched Crabbet-based breeding. Lady Blunt knew what she was doing. Her choices were sound and well-thought out. It shows, even years later.
Today-- the Arab looks nuts because big money made them that way.
Not MY horse.
Thanks for the kind words. Coming from someone who's been there and knows the history of these lines, it's a great compliment. It takes a while, but it's all falling into place.