Finding the right stallion is
Information is around, but there is so
much, how do you know what matters, what's accurate, what it
means, and how to make best choices from it? Otherwise, all you have to
go on are published show and sale results, hype and smoke, and
names in pedigrees with no real understanding of their significance.
Statistical summaries don't tell enough. Compared to what? Basically, it's a guess-and-hope game with not much solid
information to sink your teeth into.
So, this page is offered to get you
connected quickly to the type of information you seek.
sidebar menu on the left now if you are in a rush.
Anything you can do to improve your odds of
success is critical. Especially when you consider the cost of owning
horses ... I've noticed they never stop eating ... plus the enormous
amount of time and effort it takes to achieve your goals. It's not like
raising rabbits, and you can't eat your mistakes.
Over the years, I have found that certain
ancestors seem to show up in consistently in superior performers.
Often these important ancestors are mares. It's very hard to put this
together except after tracing huge numbers of pedigrees back to their
Deep pedigree research is very,
interesting. Once you are bitten by the bug, you really are hooked forever.
Key remote ancestors are not only
key to a successful pedigree, but are a necessary ingredient.
Additionally, the location on the pedigree chart, and the
duplicated presence and location of his or her ancestors, as well
as the number of generations between related ancestors can greatly
influence the quality and characteristics you are breeding or searching
We are currently developing
a custom programmed online pedigree database with quality controls
in place. This will assure the accuracy of bloodlines, performance and progeny
of horses before they are accepted as permanent data for the system. You
will find it far more reliable than resources which allow uncensored public
The resources you see on
our web pages are the result of data accumulated and compiled over 40
years while offering Quarter Horse pedigree research and sale catalog
We believe pedigree matters and have seen
the results that prove it. I need to get this sort of information into
your hands and let you come to conclusions that support your situation.
Much better than fumbling in the dark.
Whether you are a stallion owner or a horse
breeder, it is my hope that our resources will enable you to establish a
Keep up with our progress
Andrea Mattson, owner/webmaster