Third Edge and his EquiStat Elite $5 Million Rider and trainer Wes Galyean won this year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Open Derby and, shortly afterward, became one of the year’s high-profile sales when Teton Ridge purchased the stallion. Third Edge and Galyean had won two of the three NCHA Triple Crown events […]
The tail-female line is the bottom line of mares in the bracket pedigree. I consider this line of mares as the foundation of the pedigree, and it is usually the first place I go when I am looking at the pedigree.
Two of last year’s classic winners – Zak 34 and Janie Wood – offer an interesting study in pedigree patterns and the concept of sex-linked genes.
From the hackamore classes to the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals, the influence of Shiney Tari and inbreeding to the great broodmare Diamonds Sparkle continued to pay dividends.
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.