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Saturday, April 28, 2012

I have been neglecting the blog I'm afraid, so apologies for spending more time over on FB posting news and updates. It seems there are pro's and con's with every form of communication. The global reach and popularity of FB seems to be a better way to communicate than my ramblings here on Blogger, but then again, I can explain things a bit better here as there aren't text limits. So for now, it boils down to time and what fits into the day... In any case, this post is about the reach of FB and making connections. Our Farm Page just pushed past 8650 Fans this morning. Yesterday it was 8500. Our most popular city is still Amman, Jordan with Athens, Greece in second. The other top ranking cities are: Buenos Aires in Argentina, Paris in France, Irbid in Jordan, Cordoba in Argentina and Auckland in New Zealand.

It is really fantastic to have made so many new friends around the world and here is why... A few years ago we were in the market for a new broodmare. Like it is with all things we had a list of priorities and bloodlines that would work for our needs, so a very specific mare was our end goal. Wallstreet Rose joined our family in 2003.
So we've had wonderful foals from the lovely "Gretta" as she is known around the barn. Her oldest is Wall Street WF and he is a special horse with an incredibly powerful jump. We had been attributing that gift to Waldaire until very recently! Mom joined a group of South African breeders on FB since Gretta's dam Flashpoint was imported from South Africa and asked about the bloodlines.

Earlier this week, she got a lovely note back -
 Hi Anne,
 Just read your post on KZN Breeders page. I'm very interested to find an SA TB being used as part of your stud's foundation bloodlines. Did you import Flashpoint directly to US for showjumping or racing? Flaming Rock, Sunny North, Blue Peter, Big Game have all had offspring that have competed in the open showjumping classes in South Africa, ie 1,30m, 1,40m, 1,50m
 Regards CL

 So that fills in a few holes as to how our 'dressage bred' handsome black youngster is such a fantastic jumper!!!! A 1.50m is fence is 4 feet 9 inches, so a seriously sizable jump! So definitely an exciting bit of information about the background and breeding potential of one of our horses!!

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