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Dear Prism, We bred a Palomino

Stallion to a Sorrel Mare and got a Blood Bay, Wondering How did this happen? Thanks! – Tara, submitted via

Dear Tara, A Palomino and a

Sorrel are both homozygous for red (The Palomino is a Sorrel with one dilute/cream gene) and neither carries the black gene necessary for the foal to be a bay. Two red-based horses can’t produce a black based horse be-


cause neither of the red-based horses carry the black gene. If the foal is a bay, and this is just me, I’d be looking at the possibility that another stal- lion bred the mare. I’ve seen several Chestnut/Sorrel foals that appear to be bay but are just red with a super dark red mane and tail. Just a sugges- tion but I’d be tempted to have the foal tested (they use pulled hair and I’d use UC-Davis to do the testing) to make sure the foal truly is a bay and to identify the sire. If the foal is

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truly a bay then the Palomino did not sire the foal. - Prism

Dear Orusnm What are the odds if I

breed a silver grulla to a grulla mare? Will they produce a sorrel foal?– Kyle Loveland, submitted via HorseGazette. com

Dear Kyle, If both horses are

heterozygous for black (one black gene and one red gene) then yes, they could produce

ics and horse demonstrations around the park free of charge. The Gallery where

a sorrel foal. However if even one parent is homozygous for black you would never get a sorrel foal from this cross. Re- member, Grullo is the dun gene on a black horse so if one parent passes the Dun gene to the foal you’ll have a Dun foal regard- less of the color. - Prism

Dear Prsm, Hi... I have a Rabi-

cano mare, very deep chest- nut, almost burgandy looking sometimes, with lots of silver

comed top riders and their horses to the Kentucky Horse Park for the World Equestrian Games. It would have been so exciting to be there to watch the great horseman- ship events. Our good friends, Margo and Larry Shallcross at- tended and we asked them to share some of their thoughts and experiences.


and I left Bulverde on 9/29 to drive to the World Equestrian Games. On the way, we decided to spend two nights in Branson, Missouri since I had purchased a special package to visit a time share and see one of the shows in Branson. Branson was not for Larry as we found it rather run down and the sidewalks rolled

Margo wrote, “Larry The United States wel-

up by 9 PM. The drive was fine and we encountered some lovely countryside. We finally made it to Kentucky and stayed at the Embassy Suites near the horse park. Our hotel was wonderful and convenient to the Horse Park.

trip to help Martha Murdock with a four day presentation of her Arabians. I had gone to the preliminaries of WEG last year to scribe for the reining and was amazed at all the construction they had completed within the past year. Being volunteers gave us access to everything. Had I known that in advance I would not have purchased rather expensive seats to see the final of the team Jumping on Oct. 6th. As we could have gone for free. The food was a little expensive but large enough servings to share. Everyday there were many clin-

We had gone on this

the Arabian exhibition is housed was also free along with other galleries of different breeds. I enjoyed the Arabian Gallery a lot and it is such an honor to have our breed so well represented at this location. In the lower level of the Gallery, they had a special exhibit that was brought in by the Saudi’s. This exhibit required a paid ticket but it was worth every penny. The artifacts were from museums all over the world and some of the most beautiful horse paintings from 1840’s and 50’s that I have ever seen. This exhibit had many items that had never been on public display and the condition of these valuable horse items was not to be believed. Bits, spurs, saddles and the his- tory of it all were wonderful. I spent three hours in this part of the gallery and could have gone several times over. Each day Martha Mur-

dock displayed 3 Arabian horses in Costume, English, and Show Hack, after the presentation they were taken to a petting arena where people could ask questions and get their pictures taken with the Arabians. Larry announced the presentations and I helped with music and costume changes.

We also helped sell

raffle tickets for an Arabian gelding that Al Mariah had donated to raise money for the Youth of AHA. I believe over $10,000 in tickets were sold. The horses we saw

at some of the exhibits were awesome and the jumping kept us on the edge of our seats. Fine horsemanship with fantastic horses made this a wonderful event to be part of and it makes you appreciate what wonderful animals these horses really are. The Arabians domi-

nated the Endurance Ride with about 90% being Arabians or part breeds. Larry and I were blown away watching some of the Para Dressage. The first rider was

under belly, and silver brushing her flanks big coon tail, white blaze and trim no idea of her Dam or Sires Colour only that the Dam to her was a Purebred Canadian. I have bred her to a dark Liver Chestnut, white blaze, white socked Quarter Horse Stallion. Do you think I may get another coon tail Rabi- cano? Tammy Walt, submitted via

Dear Tammy, Well there is very

little known about Rabicano. It is seemingly a random oc-

has been involved in Arabians for years and years. For your information, she is judging the SASHA show at the Rose Palace this coming year.


a girl who was on a large, hot horse and she was blind. She had a woman in the ring calling her ride by different sounds so she knew when she was start- ing around a corner or coming across diagonal line. It was jut breathtaking to watch. Many of the riders had little use of legs and one girl had no arms after the elbows and very small fin- gers there. She rode a wonderful test and scored very high. This was so moving. After 4 packed days

we drove home and were very happy we had this opportunity to be part of such an incredible event here in this country.” Our thanks to Margo

for giving us a close up view on the World Games. Watching it on TV was exciting but oh how great it would have been to be there. Martha Murdock


grader at Ronald Reagan High School, and her gelding Mr. Chask+ have been busy. In 2008 and 2009, Kristin and Mr. Chask+ competed at Youth Nationals in Country English Pleasure, Show Hack and Saddle Seat Equitation & Native Cos- tume. Over the past year, Mr. Chask+ changed disciplines and has been in Dressage Training with Ashley Hammill at Double Diamond. They competed in two schooling shows at Liberty Hill and scored high enough on their Training Level tests 1, 2 & 4 to earn Grand Champion in Train- ing Level 13 & over Category at both shows! She then entered the Dressage in the San Antonio Show at the Rose Palace in August and earned blue ribbons in Dressage Seat Equitation and First Level Test 1! While working on

Dressage here in San Antonio, she was also commuting to Kansas City, Mo. where she worked with her Aunt’s horse, a half Arabians gelding, Perfec Sense. She competed with him at the Region 8 Show in Denver, Co. and earned a Top 5 there in Show Hack. They went to Youth Nationals and earned a Top Ten in HA/AA Ladies English Side

AQHA Kristin Moore, a 10th

currence of a modified Roan gene and there is no proof it is passed from parent to off- spring. With it being a random occurrence it is really difficult to make an educated guess at a percentage or even give a reasonable answer. So, I’m going to say there would be a 50/50 chance of it occurring. - Prism

For more questions

and answers when breeding for color, or to submit your own question, visit www.HorseGa-

Saddle 17 and under in 1 cut class of 20 riders! She had only worked with this horse a short time before they won their Top Ten.

“to apply for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award as a national Nominee for United States Dres- sage Federation.” She was recog- nized as the Region 9 Representa- tive in the pool of representatives that were used to determine who would be the National Nominee from the USDF for the USEF Youth Sportsman of the year award. She has earned 2 Varsity Letters (9th

the USEF as part of excellent grades in the classroom as well. A job well done Kris-


and 10th grade) from

tin. Mr. Chask+ and you make a great team. Keep up the good work.

vention is just around the cor- ner. It will be held in Orlando, Florida November 17 –21st

year. Alamo Arabian Horse Association delegates Bill Eash, Margo Shallcross, and Elizabeth Williams will be representing the club.

ber 18 the AAHA will have a Christmas caroling/trail ride in Hollywood Pard from 2:30 until 5pm.

AAHA Youth will attend a clinic with Kat Stevens at Double Dia- mond Ranch. Email your news to ApHC

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Gentle & trained black overo stal- lion. Rides & loads ties,baths, laid back ,Great disposition. Sire by APHA & PtHA point earner & NCHA pointed Dam, 14.3 hands foaled in 1996. Reasonably priced. Possible trade for a non animal trade. Call 210 288 3622

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