|A. I am writing to you because of your concern for others (equine therapeutic riding), and because of your access to a wide variety of Akhalteke stallions.
Good work and kudos on your endeavors.
We appreciate your good works.
We also endeavor to provide therapeutic riding for physically disabled and emotionally fragile children,
however we are designing/building horse carts for children (and adults) who are confined to wheelchairs, and are not able to sit a saddle.
May I ask, "How do you provide riding to persons who are in wheelchairs?"
Reason: We are also training/breeding American Miniature Horse Stallions, to pull our custom-designed mini-horse carts for wheelchairs.
This allows the child to easily mount the cart, take the reins, and drive the cart,
without/sans: many adults using cranes, ropes and pulleys, ramps to load the wheelchair into the driving cart.
(i) a standard driving horse is too tall, the wheelchair must be lifted to app. 1 meter or more above the ground, in order for the disabled child to see over the standard driving horse.
(ii) with a miniature stallion, the child may (by himself) wheel up a small ramp at the back of the cart, take the reins himself, and drive the horse himself.
(iii) We believe this "I can do it, all by myself ! " riding style provides the best therapy for children with physical and emotional problems.
I believe you are using a pony yourself (picture below). My stallion is much smaller + much stronger than your pony (bred as a draft horse, to haul coal cars from underground coal mines to the surface) + very gentle with the smallest of children (including my 4 year old severely injured grandson).
See the American Miniature Horse stallion here:
See the miniature horse cart for wheelchairs here:
B. about an Akhalteke stallion ...
Question: are you able to ship frozen semen to the USA, with appropriate breeding papers?
If "yes," then: what is the price + estimated collection/shipping costs, shipped to Seattle, Washington, USA?
NOTE: I have already determined to breed this KY/TB mare to an AT stallion.
I have decided that I may as well support your operation with my fees.
I have contacted a few breeders in the USA.
However, I do not know that their stallions would be the best choice, for cross-breeding with my Thoroughbred mare.
The foal WILL be used for: hunter, trail riding, cross country pleasure rides (across the USA).
The foal will NOT be used for: show jumping in arenas (springen), breeding, dressage (dresseur).
Required Stud's Characteristics, (Priorities, in this order):
Soundness of lower leg (sturdy/strong cannon bone and hoof structure)
Stamina & Endurance
Athletic + Smoothe Gait
About the Mare: See the mare here » www.lazyrminis.com/rody_the_showjumping_tb_mare.htm
The semen will be for: cross-breeding to a high-pedigree Kentucky Racing Thoroughbred mare:
Registered name: "Wannabeajumper" (United States Jockey Club)
Barn Name: "Rody"
Competition Name: "Ain't she sweet?"
Born: 2001.05.12 (May 12, 2001)
Pedigree: see » (see also attached pedigrees from her topline sires)
Sire (topline): Grand Passage, by Son of a Buck, by Buckpasser out of Busanda by War Admiral by Man O War, by Tom Fool.
Dam (bottomline): Tender Alert 86 CH, out of San Jes Hope 76 CH, out of Teepee Lass 61 RO, out of Salt 'n Pepper 51 DK GR.
Training: excelled in Hunter Class, also Jumping (springen)
Racing History: Although a purebred Thoroughbred out of Kentucky Horse-of-The-Year racing bloodlines, Rody has never been raced.
Status Today: Rody exhibits her sires' explosiveness and speed, perfect conformation and athleticism; which makes me think, "Perhaps the previous owners should have raced her, instead of training her to hunt/jump ?"
Follows: From Ganna's Web Site ...