Just jumping on for a minute, will post more details later. But, the Private Treaty Sale and the Heritage Breeding Program are two DIFFERENT things. They had 40ish "sale" horses there that were the private treaty horses. These horses are the ones they showed on the live feed. Most were Deshazer Bred horses, but a good many were from other programs. My understanding was the price range $7000-$150K. I know maybe 5ish that had sold, I don't know prices. (I have casual pictures of most of these horses)
The Heritage Breeding Program is the embryo transfer program. They have some 50ish mares that have been brought to the farm that are either been defined as not able to be bred for various reasons or from owners that flat do not breed for reasons all over the board. The lines were not discussed for the reason they are not closed to lines they may not mention. They are looking for mares that are sitting ideal, but have older bloodlines. I didn't feel like Eileen was "pulling my leg" when she talked about what they are trying to do. They talked about pigment issues and bad legs and long backs and breeding faults everyone likes to pretend doesn't show up in their program. They are working with a lab to harvest embryos and try to bring desert lines back to the forefront of pedigrees. I know the mares are older girls with desert lines within the first three lines of their pedigree. But again, they are not closed to anyone. They said people were welcome to send pedigrees and they would get with you if you have an mare that would fit.
Here's what everyone wants to now: Deshazer gets the first embryo, then they work with you and you get the next one. There are cost, of course, but your receive the lab fees/cost discounted. Seems to me if you have the money, why not. Freezing semen has been happening for a long time, but once some of these mares are dead, that is it. We can "wake up" the boys, but not the mares. So, if you can bring some of the eggs to life and the mares are kept happy, then sounds interesting.
I talked to Hank and asked if he minded if I came out in a few weeks and saw some of the old ladies and he was open to it. I'm more excited to actually be able to see some of the old mares in one place, then too wonder what they may have looked like or ended up. Keep an open mind and keep in mind if you were not there be slow to jump to conclusions. I'm working on pictures and also getting my thoughts together from the rest of the SE.com talk.
BTW-Jacque, your boy was so good today!!! It had rained buckets all night and this morning. He was so laid back and happy. He and Encore acted so good in the rain and didn't let a thing bother them!! Melissa
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Melissa & Matt Raulerson
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Raja El Halimaar (El Halimaar x Mageenaa) 2001 Stallion
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Hali Inasa (Abraxas Halimaar x Georgia Inasa) 2002 Mare
Zandai Ibn Zeidan (Zandai Abu Zeidan x MFA Tassideh) 2002 Gelding
Zandai Zavoniyah (Zandai Ibn Omar x Zandai Saouda) 2004 Mare CA N/N
Zandai Om Noor (Zandai Ibn Omar x Zandai Saouda) 2005 Mare CA N/N
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