Genotype pedigrees are a story of what can be. Architecture for foundation.
Bloodlines which ‘polish’ the blood, configure & reconfigure the pedigree.
I went through an exercise on self owned horse – she, purchased with a small budget but showing an exceptional elite line as was researched and asleep ‘ancestrally’.
And yes, this particular family line (half brother of subject mare) has met with ‘success’ … a Victoria Derby and Rosehill Guineas winner.
At crossroads with horse/future/next…..what stallion would I think be the perfect type?
There are many options, many pathways of what lines to pick up and or not.
There are many considerations which came into a new focus which I had not anticipated.
– Are we commercially breeding for a marketing prospect?
– Are we breeding for self-interest, as hobby, to race?
– Are we breeding to insure capability for future progeny?
My angle was to work upon the generations with a ‘twist’.
The thing was each scenario presented such different parameters to what would be best upon selected stallion.
I found myself wanting to play it safe.
Oddly, I found ‘theoretical’ not working through and thus considered an extreme outcross would be the best exercise. Diversity you see.
Frankly…the exercise was back to the iron, of the horse.
All I could think was build them genes up, and the rest will take care of itself.
The iron horses….Hyperion, Blenheim, Teddy with a bit less Nearco.
It is remarkable that of A – Z of stallions & pending on budget too of course, that it comes down to a bare few in the frame.
Last, but not least be happy that there is a strategy behind it all!