The problem was, I usually post my day-to-day activities. What could I possibly pre-post that would be of any interest?
The other day Kate of A Year with Horses gave me a great idea. I sure hope she doesn't mind me blatently stealing her idea. Also, be sure to visit her blog through this week. She's an excellent writer with deep insight into horse behavior--very interesting reading!
I hope that was enough to make it up to Kate :) The idea is, that I thought I'd post a little about my horses' pedigrees throughout the week. I am an admitted pedigree-junkie. I love looking at bloodlines to see what lines cross best, what lines produce what kind of looks or movers, what sort of personality or potential a horse might have based on its pedigree and basically learning about the accomplishments of those horses that mine are descended from. I suppose it links my love of genealogy with my love of horses.
Since 4 of my 5 horses are descended from my stallion Eddie, I thought I'd post about his pedigree first.
Eddie was registered as Hustlers Fabulous Too with APHA (American Paint Horse Association) and as Hustlersfabuloustoo with AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association).
He was a futurity grand champion the only time he was shown.
I did edit his breeder from this photo. It is because of his neglect of Eddie as to why this wonderful horse is no longer with us. I felt he didn't need to be represented in Eddie's past.
Eddie was sired by Ima Hustler Too, who was an APHA Champion (meaning he met the qualifications under the breed rules for this special honor, which includes earning points in halter and performance events). He earned 20 halter points, 54 performance points and ROM (Register of Merit) awards in Western Pleasure, Barrel Racing, and Pole Bending.
When he was 20 years old and living in Colorado, he was pulling bulls into chutes at the rodeos. He also produced APHA Champions. He was a true all-round sire. They just don't make them like that anymore....
Sire of Race money earners incl 2 Race Honor Roll; Connie Reba & Vanna Bar
Sire of AQHA Chs and Arena ROMs incl Honor Roll Reining; Jays Sugar Bars
Honor Roll Halter; Sugar Leda
Hi Pt Calf Roping Gelding; Bar Room
Superior W Pleas; Apollo Girl, Hesa Sugar, Sugars Cookie
Superior Eng Pleas; Bit O Sugar
Superior Reining; Jays Sugar Bars, Sugar Bar Dell
Superior Halter; Bar Flit, Bit O Sugar, Counterplay, Mr Cabin Bar, Otoe, Sugar Capri, Sugar Leda
Sire of NCHA Money earners.
Sire of 867 foals
50% FQH, 38% NFQHA