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May 7, 2024
How Did I Get Here?

My Story In May of 1973, this 15 year old was walking through the living room of our double wide trailer, my father suggested to me that I watch “this horse” who was supposed to be the greatest racehorse of all time run in the Kentucky Derby.  It was Secretariat and I sat next to […]

May 30, 2024
Sex Balance

Sex Balance: The Key to Successful Mating Assisting a Breeder in Idaho Yesterday, I assisted a breeder in Idaho with his breeding plans for his broodmare band and looked at the pedigrees of his yearlings to determine which ones to sell and which ones to keep. As is usually the case, I was able to […]

May 11, 2024
Breeding Myths #1

Breed the best to the best and hope for the best I would absolutely subscribe to this theory if we were breeding purebreds, but we are not, we are breeding hybrids! If we were breeding purebreds, full siblings would look exactly the same, like a line of peas in a pod, but they don't. Foals […]

April 2, 2024
Explanation of Mating Reports

Mating Reports Overview One of my greatest frustrations as a Stallion Owner is Truenicks. It is the go-to mating software because it is free for breeders to use and it is easy to access as it is owned by Bloodhorse Magazine. The problem is TrueNicks looks at the Sire and Broodmare Sire only. In the […]

February 27, 2024
Truenicks vs. Pedigrees 360

Which One is Better? Every Monday morning I receive an email from TrueNicks showing me which reports have been run on Airoforce or Uncle Vinny.  Every time I look at them I get frustrated that the breeders have not contacted me directly and asked me to run a pedigrees360 report or a G1 Goldmine (or […]

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