Friday, June 30, 2017

Breeding for Amateurs or Breeding for Professionals?

Christopher Hector looks at some interesting new research…

A new article from The Horse Magazine in Australia (thm), in which new research is analyzed concerning whether there is a difference in breeding for the professional or the amateur market. 

"As long as I have been writing about Sporthorse breeding, this question has been one of the ongoing sources of debate. ...

"Dr Anne Ricard, a researcher with the French Institute for Horses and Equitation at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research backs up the view that there is no conflict between breeding horses for the amateur and the elite markets. ..."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

eurodressage Reports on the Oldenburg Foal Championship in Lodbergen

According to the eurodressage report, the top-scoring foal at the Lodbergen Foal Championship won for his extravagant movements and strong general impression. The colt is by For Romance, whose offspring overall did very well.

Click here to read the full story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New from KER: Seasons May Affect Semen Quality

Kentucky Equine Research has an interesting article about how day length and season were shown to affect semen quality.

"Artificial lighting to increase the photoperiod (day length) helps advance the breeding season in mares to produce foals early in the calendar year. In stallions, semen quality also changes based on season and photoperiod. ..." 

To read the full article by Kentucky Equine Research, click here.

Friday, June 9, 2017

New Article: Quabri de l’Isle by Chris Hector at thm

Photo by Rebecca Ashton, used with permission

Anyone interested in French show-jumping bloodlines might want to read about the lineage of Cuabri de l'Isle in the recent article by Chris Hector on Chris, author of The Making of the Modern Warmblood, has an extensive knowledge of bloodlines, after covering the topic for years for his magazine. The Horse Magazine, based in Australia, has given him connections with breeders and competitors all over the world. Click here to read the article.