AFTER MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS OF GENETIC SELECTION IT IS TIME TO REDUCE THE WORKLOAD, SO MY LOVELY GIRLS NEED TO HAVE THEIR BEAUTIFUL BABIES FOR SOMEONE ELSE.
REMEMBER THAT IRISH MARES KEEP BREEDING INTO THEIR THIRTIES.
If you are interested in this amazing journey, then I am happy to help with stock selection and advice. Below are a few pedigree options for the mares to be line bred with ESB stallions.
LINE BREEDING is one of the most powerful and influential strategies you can use to improve the next generation. This is different to IN-BREEDING. Please have a read of this article in the Horse Magazine, whereby in Jac Remijnse’s articles on breeding: "Jac notes that his researches into the pedigrees of the world’s top 300 showjumpers, show that ‘99% of these horses have ... ample line-breeding in the pedigrees of successful show jumping horses."
In addition to the above, genetic research claims that ‘jumping style, bascule or notation’ is THE most heritable trait with a 70% influence. In addition to other traits such as temperament, conformation, soundness and trainability, this may a good explanation why the Irish Sport Horse Studbook has been ranked as the leading Eventing studbook in the world, winning the coveted number one position for 22 of the 23 years!