More Thoroughbred Blood in Saddlers, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-13


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. J l , t I j 1 i t a a s ; I Is c r f s i t i s s s 1 a a o d t o b " c 1 a as v b S c g t: c e e .If is h o H MORE THOROUGHBRED BLOOD IN SADDLERS. Notices are going out from the National Saddle Horse Breeders Association at Louisville, Ky., which may indicate that the thoroughbred is to be taken more Intimately into the fold. Heretofore there has been an apparent breach between the two interests, notwithstanding that the Saddle Horse Breeders Association is founded on thoroughbred blood. At a meeting of the associations members, in April last, a resolution was adopted, providing that for registration a mare or gelding must be bv registered sire and out of a mare by a registered sire, or out of a mare that traces to registered stock. .ow the d rectors have resolved that this resolution not conducive to the best interests of the association, and recommended that at the members meeting in April next it be repealed to take effect from and after July 1. Mr. I. II. Thurmau is alreadv sending out notices to members that at the meeting 111 April he will introduce a resolution to repeal to rule 2 iii iuestion and substitute tlie follow- l.0 rrU: fenlaIfi .Progeny of a registered saddle stallion, or whose tirst dam is by a registered saddle, stallion, or whose first dam Is bv a registered stallion and whose second dam is registered in the Thoroughbred Stud Rook. Rule 3. A gelding by a registered stallion out of mare that traces to registered saddle stock Irom the foregoing it will be observed that thor-ougiibred blood uuy be reinforced through a second ." L."e Cilus" f imicli of the dispute between thoroughbred and saddle-bred advocates has lieen. oil the one side, the charge . that the saddle-bred horse has been Inclining to peacoekiness" and harnessy .action," while ;ou the other hand, the criticism of the thoroughbred is that lie is too low-beaded and low-gaited and decidedly uncertain to temper and disposition. There is no reason why the faults on both sides could not be eliminated "J" selection and the Ideal thereby obtained, I,,rte,"1"f- Bureau of the Jockey Club and the Saddle Horse Breeders Association should get together on this proixisftion and. in addition to that, the National Trotting Horse Association should create a breeding bureau which could take up similar co-operative questions. Horse interests should be combined for the welfare of all: the trotting horse certainly eligible to consideration as a saddle horse, as the trot Is recognized the world over as one of the most Important saddle gaits. New York Rider and Driver.

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