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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Went to see Walton Supreme this morning. Thought I would show you some photo's of him. Very Happy
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He is still looking good at age 18. Very Happy
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Hoping to take Ruby to visit him next year. Wink
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Think this last photo is of him winning at the peterborough show

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh yes, that is one fantastic stallion, they take my breath away these big boys. Look at the 'hammer blows' coming through, he has got dapple grey somewhere down the line.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What a magnificent boy. Looks soooo good

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Walton and Ruby sitting in a tree.... Laughing

Sorry my childish side coming out Rolling Eyes Embarassed Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I just love his kind eyes not so sure of his field mates though, I bet they can kick up a racket when they want to. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

lizzy whats a hammer blow Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Think she means the dapples on him how they perhaps look like maybe a hammered out piece of metal?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

that my georges grandad now him i do like look at that boy wow
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Jack. Overbrook Robert looks just like supreme front on. his mane has been pulled.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

sorry whos mane have they pulled
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Walton supreme's Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes it is the dark dapples under his coat, if you run your hand along him there will be very slight indentations and that is why they are called hammer blows. They are the size and shape of an old hammer head. I just love to see them because where they are is the really dark bay colour. Once again I have to say it, he is magnificent.

What happened to his tail - has she clipped or shaved that too? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes they clipped it. Sad

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Arrghhhh Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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Wow...yes hes a cracker..! What a neck...! He's almost as good as Nottage Trump Card...!! haha... Laughing (sorry..half heartedly Cool ...
Where is he...who owns him ? What can you expect to pay for a covering by that fellow there ? Im just curious to compare with the cost here....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nick he is a super premium stallion so his stud fee wont be less than around 200, could be more but the SHS will pay the mare owner some, I think the current rate is 50, if the covering is successful.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh my goodness..! Thats about 20% of what pay here...thats including transport costs , stabling ect ect...and thats not with any SPS...!
So there you see...Thats positive regarding the subject of all the best stallions being exported. The best British ones are atleast 'affordable' there as opposed to the extortionate cost of using 'low grade' stallions here...that was interesting... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Remember the mare would be at stud for some weeks and that fee will not include, food, sometimes they charge for grazing as well as hard food and hay, vet's bills or any other sundries. That money and as I said it could be in excess of 200 covers the semen and use of the stallion, nothing else.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ok....It cost me about the equivalent of 1000 pounds here. That was including grazing and vets ect ect as you mentioned. A total price.
When I drove her to Sweden 2 years ago it was about 500 pounds more....but that was also an exported SPS.....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess if you consider how much it would cost to put a thoroughbred light horse to stud it isn't that expensive with a Shire. Personally I know which I consider to be the best value for money. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

phwore watta man Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

He is a stunning stallion - he looks really good for his age too. Love his colouring - him and Ruby would make a lovely baby, Tracey! Smile Just out of interest, if she has a foal would you plan to keep it or sell it?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I was wondering that Tracy. Having been around 6 foals I am not sure I could give one up, they are so cute. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well I can't wait to have a foal, and although we always said we'd keep the first one (if we are lucky enough to have one), I can imagine it will be hard to sell any after that!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Awww what a question I'm not sure if I can answer it. Yes I can. If we have a mare it will be staying if all went well would like to breed again. If we have a colt I'm not sure, think we would sell him. Very Happy

Was thinking about you the other day Tracy, Walton Supreme always used to run with mares. He won't next year as it is getting too much for him now. So their must still be breeders out there who still do it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They are like naughty children but with four legs and much bigger. How are you Tracy?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes that would make sense Tracey. See if you say the same when Ruby has had her first foal!! Wink

I am fine thanks Lizzy, have been busy this week which is probably a good thing!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I know some studs that allow the stallion to run with the mares but the actual covering has to be done on a one to one to make sure that the stallion does the job.
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It does help if you can keep busy, the problem is I have a tendency to wallow and that is bad news. I am pleased you are feeling a bit better though.
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Yep, can see it might be a bit "hit and miss" otherwise! Might just have to grit my teeth and go for it!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I shall be getting broody if you guys all have foals. Oh this is not good news at all. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes Lizzy, you probably will! Its like being in an office, when one has a baby, everyone else starts!!! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You wouldn't believe how many people ask if William is or sale..!! I mean just local pople asking prying questions with a hopefull glint in their eyes..
I have to admit I just say 'no he's not' now regardless....
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I was going to say earlier Nick - what are your plans for William? Or have you not decided!
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