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  1. #1
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    Default S-line stallions in US

    What S-line stallions are available in the US? Thinking of breeding a tb mare to one for an event prospect. Mare is Sunny's Halo daughter. She is a nice big mover but could use some height. Otherwise excellent confo. She has always been bred live cover, so I assume that fresh is the best way to go with her? I am new to breeding AI. I will take her to a clinic for it to be done.



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    You might look at Soprano as he has a jumper dam line. I cannot think of another Sandro Hit son in this country that I would recommend to produce an eventer, personally.

    If you would consider frozen, I would recommend Stedinger. His offspring can move and jump and his dam Fantasy Bold produced an international-level 3-day horse (and the Landadel in his damline consistently produces good jumpers). His frozen is excellent. I have always gotten pregnancies on one dose, even with a maiden in one instance.
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    Sontagskind is a Sandro Hit son in Texas. Approved by just about everyone.
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    Stedinger's frozen is EXCELLENT. My vet said the best he's ever seen and my mare took on one dose as well.



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    Shakespeare, Schroeder, Ser Gioveto, Sinatra Song, Sir Caletto (by Sandro). Sagnol is in Canada and like Stedinger, has Landadel in his pedigree.



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    OP, why are you focusing on "S" line? And do you mean Sandro line, or Stakkato/Spartan/Senator?

    Also - how is your mare's temperament and rideability? Some of the Sandro line can be a bit tricky at times. That said, the Sandro Hit son Sure Hit has a son out with an eventing trainer who says he has been easy-peasy.

    As an aside, I used to ride a Sunny's Halo gelding that belonged to a friend of mine. They did low level eventing - I did his gallops from time to time. Cool horse!



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    I second Soprano. I have one on the ground by him who is awesome and another on the way. Alain Seheut is absolutely wonderful to deal with (and has a lovely accent!) and I had no trouble with conception. I can't praise this stallion enough
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