Below you will find several articles on breeding, broodmare and stallion selection, interviews on breeders etc. New articles are added regularly!
The current practice for new stallions seems to be to set a price, advertise heavily, create a social media presence and then hope for the best. Whether the stallion fits the broodmares or not does not matter as long as tbe broodmare owners are willing to pay. Is it ideal?
The cross Muscle Hill x Cantab Hall is up to now hardly tested but the results are striking.
Most breeders are getting closer to selection stallion(s) for the upcoming season these days.
It is generally accepted that faster generation intervals produce better trotters. This is particularly true for American horses. Quite a few breeders in Europe are skeptical of this and it is my experience that especially French breeders are dismissive of generation intervals altogether. But what is fact, and what is fiction?
Here are the answers to our Christmas quiz!
Several young stallions have now had their first crop on the track and conclusions have already been drawn. But are these conclusions premature, especially when stallions are written off very early?
It is time for a Christmas Quiz
Sophia's own Marloes Harkema looks at 16 full crops of Swedish trotters to get some answers whether career results for broodmares matter or not
Dean Hoffman tells the story of John R Gaines' "Progeny test"
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