The mare Catnaps has started her broodmare career off in a big way, with more than $304,000 in earnings from her first money-earning performers. Those foals – which includes a star cutter and standout cow horse – have pedigrees with vastly different breeding patterns.
Cow horse CR Tuff Guns N Roses highlights the power of inbreeding to a superior female, as he has multiple crosses to mares in his pedigree.
The pedigree of NCHA Super Stakes 4-Year-Old Open Champion Catalena Cashin illustrates the practice of line breeding to Dual Pep.
There are no guarantees in breeding, but those with a thorough understanding of genetic diversity have long used linebreeding and hybrid vigor to hedge their bets.
When studying a pedigree, we look at the sire record for the stallion and a produce record for the mare for analysis. It seems obvious that we need good stallions and mares to produce good foals, but many have come to realize the significance of a quality mare and the broodmare sire effect in the production of a foal.
The June Quarter Horse News headline said it all — “Wow! Jennifer Neudorf Sweeps NRHA Derby Non-Pro.” Neudorf, a sophomore in high school, indeed won all four levels of the Non-Pro, as well as the Youth division.
Many In the Blood columns feature information about breeding patterns. Hopefully this will help unravel the mystery when it comes to interpreting the lingo.
As the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) ramps up for its biggest event of the year — the Snaffle Bit Futurity and Hackamore Classic — it seems appropriate to celebrate a special line of cow horses through broodmare Sparking Train.
The pedigree of this mare highlights the sire accomplishments of the late Dual Pep, a sire of sires and a legendary broodmare sire.
When Diane Mesmer, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, bought a weanling colt named A Vintage Smoke in 2015, her goal was to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. He didn’t disappoint her. A Vintage Smoke and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jason Vanlandingham became the 2018 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champions with a […]