Yesterday I sent off Smitty’s passport to the RPSI registry to officially get transferred into my name. There’s some little thrill of peering through his passport and seeing all these names of horses long ago. Having an inspected warmblood is new to me, and getting to look up his ancestry brings the same sense of wonder that I imagine TB owners get looking up their horse’s racing history. It’s fascinating to consider the purpose and thought that was put into these matches and hopefully see a glimmer of what is to come.
It was most interesting to me to see that there is some dressage in there, and while I am no bloodline expert- it’s obvious that with Stakkato and Calypso in there that he is also very jumper-bred as well. An eventer lurks in there somewhere, I think!
So cool! I have Dino’s passport and all of his German papers, and it was really funny to see that my branded/inspected GRP is actually a mix of TONS of different types of random ponies, from Welsh to Arabian! Go figure!
Love the infographic. Love the diverse breeding he has – he should make an excellent eventer!!
So jealous that you have access to his family tree haha. He’s got some fancy blood running through those veins!
So cool! I have my RPSI passport for my yearling and it is pretty cool!
Well hello fancy German cart horse! 😁 I like that you could find pictures of Smitty’s family tree! That’s quite handy!
I’m not familiar with a lot of those lines but as you know I know a stakotto gelding (sire side not dam) and he is pretty lovely. I’m off to google some of smittys ancestors now!
I kinda love stuff like this even if I basically know nothing about it lol
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