Your plans for next year and views on future for most of us

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Postby An American Breeder » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:47 am

Little bits

If anyone checks out the websites for the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride, the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, or the Team (Ranch) Sorting National Organization (which includes state/local ones as well) THIS IS PROMOTION. THIS gets people involved !
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Re: Your plans for next year and views on future for most of

Postby An American Breeder » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:01 am

More and more ads are appearing wanting to sell their aged mares. Now we all get there at some point. Do we all sell those mares who have either been raised by ourselves or whom we bought and maintained for the last 18 to 23 years? Hope not.

To advertise, "These Arabians live for a long time, so lots of years left here." Mare was 23. Another, "Lots of breeding years left." She was 20.

If the time is there for you, and is no one jumping up ready to take your spot, please strongly consider putting these mares down. Vet or the bullet. :|
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Postby An American Breeder » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:27 pm

Not exactly in the plans for any year but we finally have the monsoon season in West Texas :mrgreen: My runs look like hog wallows but no one can complain in this area though suspect some farmers will be. We have had a year of very little grass growing, no nitrogen for it, and no value, much anyway, in whatever grass did grow. We now are nice and green, at least for awhile.
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Postby An American Breeder » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:50 am

This might become an item for plans for a year. Took the young dog, under a year, for a rabies shot. Yikes $70 total bill!!!

Vet has $33 office call, remember this is a very rural area. So he is following vet school procedure, even though been in practice a few years, still reeks of it. Got to examine this here animal, preach on environment, yeah, yeah. So now Lady has her rabies [Texas has a 3 year renewal requirement] vet has a Yearly requirement. Seems he claims this is a very high rabies area. Every year in practice has had to deal with rabies cases. Vaccinates every single animal he has, which I assume means he is referring to every living creature he can stick with a needle.

So might check with your vet on rabies for your area.
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Postby An American Breeder » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:22 am

Definitely on the list for ANY year is to have OR attend an Emergency Preparedness Seminar.

Lone Star Arabians, out of Houston, Texas, just had such a seminar in August. They are now taking ideas for an October seminar. This is a very small operation. Had a good number of people attending. Used their arena, any pen would do, with their own horses for demonstration, any/all of their's (or yours) should work; setting aside a small section creating a long table - they supplied the tacos, the people brought a side dish, RSVP requested so they knew how much to prepare.

Showed on their FB page the vet giving his speall, wounds, etc. Work great! for fire prone areas, flood areas, drought with fire areas. Like discovering your county is classified as a HIGH intensity Rabies area.
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Postby An American Breeder » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:21 pm

Definitely people are touchy anymore. However, over in Facebook, which now one can read without clicking and half the page covered up with Not Now = Arlene Magid had a conversation going, including several known figures with Arabians, on the recent Polish sale.

And yesterday Varian Arabians lost their retired stallion whom Sheila purchased back to replace his sire, Desperado V when she retired him from breeding.
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Postby An American Breeder » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:14 am

Local Summer Sale, August 26, 2017 - high selling horses were all geldings.

All trained working horses, $16,500; $15,800; $14,700; $14,200; $14,000; and $11,500.
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Postby An American Breeder » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:23 am

From Facebook: No need to say whose account, page, etc

Showing a Yearling Gelding in AOTH class at US Nationals costs: $696 to enter, $250 hotel, $200 fuel & 3 days lost work, plus membership fees $170 for a total around $1300 on a bare bones budget for one class with a gelding not for sale.

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Postby An American Breeder » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:50 am

Local, sorta, Auction Sale - this yard has a Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Horse Sale. Consignment fee is $100, they show a photo on their Facebook page.

Of the top 6 selling horses on August 26, 2017 was a local Texas horse - $16,500 (high selling horse) 2011 gray gelding from Earth, Texas
Next $15,00 2011 gray gelding from Louisiana
$14,700 2007 bay gelding from Arizona
$14,200 2012 bay gelding from Oklahoma
$14,000 2007 gray gelding from Nebraska
$11,500 2008 palomino gelding from Louisiana

Over 200 head sold.
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Postby An American Breeder » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 am

Quarter Horse Mentality:
It has been there from the get-go. Ranchers needed good horses to work cattle, and still do. Don't believe look at the Hurricane After Affects, Livestock being moved, then look around in other states, and not only western states. Everywhere there are cattle turned out, not little 5 acre fields, horses are used to work them.

Once watched some lazy cattle raising males, won't call them ranchers, use of word men would be too complimentary, using 4-wheel all terrain vehicles or should I say trying to use. The ones on horses came in on the wild scene and saved the day, penning the cows who boot-scooted away, around, everywhere and loose from an ATV. Yes, horses are still an important part of ranching.

Arabians forte is not only endurance, but all aspects of jumping, cross-country, dressage, and belatedly these areas are seeing more of the breed.

Second, the Quarter Horse people were aware of the times. How people use their time, how kids grow, develop, their trends. Their aim was the 50's man who if he was enjoying himself, maybe the wife would join in and whatcha know? maybe couple extra horses for their grandkids?

Not the Arabians! The Hot Snoot kids from the extremely rich families are basically keeping the National Shows going. The so rich they don't know what to do with the money are holding these Nationals up. Oh sure, there are a very few who somehow think a win, a good showing will help them. And then after spending money these people really don't have they realize, it was nice, it was okay, but once was enough. More than plenty.

How many Class A shows are left? Used to be an honor to win, and win in a good sized class, like 16 entries, not today as the one-horse entry or at the most 5 showing.

Youth was said to have the Western riding, no expensive silver dripping saddle, no $2000 shirts, clean nice looking period, not expensive bling dripping, overflowing with entries.

So now what? Who wants to say? Do-do bird? Will the specialty groups (so despised by the Big Hair Trainers/Pros/Powers that Be) be the ones to save the breed? How much higher will the costs go? Not going to be Class A - those don't exist anymore. Just the Regionals and their qualifying shows. Maybe that is it.
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