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Windt im Wald Farm
Geauga County, Northeast Ohio

since 1995
 

 Dec. 2003
Arabian Preservation Breeding

The first step in determining what group your horse fits into is by obtaining a complete pedigree tracing. Be prepared to take some time as many pedigrees can be traced 30 or more generations! There are several ways you can do this. The easiest and least time consuming is to go to the Arabian Horse Registry's Online Data Source and pay for a one day subscription which costs just under $10. Then look up your pedigree, print it out, and then start with the last line in the pedigree and trace each horse in that last line. You may have to repeat that several times before finding the original ancestors for that horse. (original, meaning desert bred parent). To tell what lines are in an individual horse, one follows each branch of the pedigree back to where one can tell the origin or breeding group to which that ancestor belongs. Some times it is not necessary to trace the line back to the desert source if, for example, your interest is Babson Egyptian. Then you would only trace back to that source. You can also obtain ownership information/history, who imported the horse/"Travel", progeny listing, markings, and the name of the each horse's breeder through the Online Data Source. Another way you can trace your blood lines is by going through old Arabian magazines, Arabian books, and there are several Arabian groups on Yahoo Groups that will assist you if you have hard time finding a few ancestors. Those groups also have much info in their archives and you may be able to find the horse your looking for there. You can learn much more about your horse's ancestors and history that way but it is much more time consuming especially since you would have to print out and trace each line by hand. Once you have printed out all the pedigree extensions you could have quite a stack of papers. Be sure to number your pages so you don't get lost! Putting them in a ringed binder can also be very helpful as well as making two copies of each page. One page you can then use to scribble notes on as you discover more information on each horse and make a notation if that line is already traced on another page.

The next step is determining what blood lines each horse has. When you look at a horse's name that is printed out from the online Data Source or on your pedigree you will see (for example) Rossdin AHR * 985 grey stallion. Rossdin is the name of the horse, the letters following the name stand for the registry book that horse is registered in, the * (if there is one) is used to denote horses which are imported to the United States, and the numbers that follow are that horse's assigned registration numbers. The registry's abbreviation that follows the horse's name is your first clue to the blood line percentages and extremely important since there may be several horses with exactly the same name if they are registered in a different country's stud book. You will need to make a notation as to which country that horse is registered in. AHR is the abbreviation for the United States Arabian Horse Registry. The following is a listing of some of the other registries and the abbreviations that may be found in your pedigrees.
ARGENTINA--SBA
AUSTRAILIA--AHSA
AUSTRIA--AAS or ARAD
BAHRAIN--BHR or BHRSP
BELGIUM--BASB
BRAZIL--BRSB
CANADA--CAHR
DENMARK--DSAH
EGYPT-- ABSB, EAO, EAOBP, EGYPT, HSB, IOHB, RAS
FINLAND--FAR
FRANCE--SBFAR
GERMANY--AV, DAV, EGSB, GASB, SBWM, WEIL
HUNGARY--ASBB
NETHERLANDS--AVS, NSB
POLAND--PASB, POL
RUSSIA--RASB, RUS
SAUDI ARABIA--SAUDI
SLOVAKIA--CZSB
SPAIN--SSB
SWEDEN--SAHR,SWSB
UNITED KINGDOM--AHSB, GSB
VENEZUELA--VASB, VENZ
YUGOSLAVIA--INOC



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