August 8-9 we will have Hannah here to demonstrate what this new tree does for your horse. I test rode a saddle in may, and the change in my horse was amazing...
Bring your horse for a test ride! At Sweet Water Farm!
You can watch the video here why this saddle makes so much cense!
And this video is a great demonstration on why these saddles work!
Meet Akdza Tapyndy, born on April 26th out of home bred Komisar Hyrdar and Aktepel.
Her name means "Blonde Discovery"
In April 2019 I visited national event rider Julia Schmid in Germany who owns this gorgeous stallion Amadei-Geli bred in Russia. Julia rode him for us to see, jumped him, and then let us ride him! And that is how sweet this 5 year old stallion is, who only that same day had to cover a mare in the morning!
Amadei is perfect in every way, has a superb pedigree, and is undergoing to grueling German testing to be an approved sport horse stallion.
His frozen semen is now available in the US.
One dose, 5 straws $1050
Please contact email@example.com
March 16th from 2-4 we will have Mariann Carrasco from Blue Island Animal Acupressure, LLC
here for a FREE demonstration on the benefits of Acupressure on your horse.
Demo will be at Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke
PLEASE TAKE THE LAWSON ROAD ENTRY TO THE BARN!
Please call her to sign up.
Mariann Carrasco, CEAP, CCAP, CFAP
Nationally Certified Equine, Canine and Feline Acupressure Practitioner
Certified Animal Communicator, Animal Food Therapist,
Essential Oils for Animals, Reiki for animals
Blue Island Animal Acupressure, LLC, www.blueislandanimalenergy.com, 360-303-3608
so a breeder has 5 acres and therefore they breed. And before you know it there are 15 horses, the house, the car park, the yard for the kid to play, the barn, the junk pile, the burn pile...and the horses are locked in little pens and stand around all day waiting for the next meal.
Foals need to run. And not just a little hop in a circle, they need to get up to speed, develop lungs, and bone and muscle.
Perhaps it is lack of movement in earlier breeding days that leeds to so many leg malformations.
Because today, in farms where foals do run and play, there is far less of a development problem than places where they grow up in small pens. Then again, they may be destined for desk jobs at a large computer facility and in that case they will be well versed in sitting still.
An athlete, like mother nature intended, starts from day one.
In a very simple way, every time you inbreed (line breed) your off spring has less genetic diversity. No matter what top notch breeder you are, what country you live in, the repudiation you have, it is the same for everyone, you may get "a shaper image" and you may have multiplied on an undesirable trait.
Personally I love to jump, so a good leg and hoof conformation is a must. More and more I see faults in even reputable breeding farms even with the knowledge we have today of better breeding practices.
For example the stallion Akbar 672, born in 1957
This stallion from ARAB line has contracted toes in all 4 feet. He stood at stud from 1961 to 1978 and has over 32 offspring.
Can you imagine if 5 generations later you would have Mister Akbar 10 times in your pedigree...
Looking at the early Akhal-Teke horses, horsemanship was poor, nutrition and a farrier at it's worst.
So today, WE must educate ourselves and do a better job at preserving this beloved breed!
As the registrar for the American Akhal-Teke Association I get to see a lot of horses...and when this foal registration came upon my desk I got upset. I have been to the so called breeders place. Let's leave it at that.
I aksed her why she directly inbred 3 times. Oh! Someone told me the wrong pedigree on the mare...I didn't realize it was 3x inbred, 2x inbreeding is ok.
Yes...exactly her words..and what does she have for back ground to make such statement? At this point..don't bother asking because she doesn't even think it is her responsibility to know her mares pedigree, and she has done the same breeding for the last 2 years...
Picture proof of inbreeding and knowing your pedigree!
In my previous post I went over Marale's sire lines because they are the easiest to trace, pictures of older mares are extremely hard to come by, and I do have a picture of a particular sire..Kir-Sakar.
As you can see Kir-Sakar suffers from DSLD and so does Maral 60 years later.
On her sire's side she has Kir saka 4x in her pedigree, and on her dam's side she has Kir-Sakar 6 times in her pedigree.
Is it a coincidence then that she has such a severe case of DSLD or was it a result od breeding concentration to Kir-Sakar.
And I haven't tackled the club feet yet....
Are breeders going to pay more attention what traits the line breed to? Is direct inbreeding 2x acceptable?
How do we educate people on making right choices!
I think in Marale's case it is save to say this "line breeding" back fired!
A few years back I bought the mare Etoscha. She was imported from Germany from an excellent breeder, had the beautiful stallion Karaburgut as sire, I was thrilled to have her in my breeding program!
She had one foal here, then in her hind legs she developed
Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis (DSLD)
She was in so much pain I put her down.
Turns out her pedigree is much like Maral!
In her 5th generation she has these sire lines:
Kir Sakar, 6x
Everdi Teleke, 2x
all 16 sire lines come from Boinou
Gelihikli, 1x sire line Sultan Guli
And here he is, stallion Kir Sakar born in 1939, with DSLD in his hind legs!
Below is his distant daughter. Etoscha..how they look alike!!!
Amrita Ibold, perfectly Teke crazy in every way.