"Here is a picture of my stallion A Fine Romance - and me. The wonderful equine photographer Barbara Livingston had come to our farm to take pictures of him, in the snow.. and I was NOT supposed to be getting my picture taken.
"No, not you William, (after all you chose Hyperion!);) one of the people who posted a comment after your blog. I didn't want to centre anyone out however, so spoke generally.
I'm glad to hear you agree with me 100% (that is a great…"
"I am coming back again to this subject because the comment that we need a "return to the coarser TB" is something that I have to disagree with.
If one just looks at the picture of Hyperion - that alone contradicts this concept.
He is the…"
"Thank you again William for this excellent and very moving series highlighting the incredible importance of the Thoroughbred as sport horses and in sport horse breeding. As you know, they are very close to my heart too.
I consider them not just the…"
"Thank you William for another interesting, informative and well-written article. I'm glad to read that the series is not over, and look forward to your next blog.
I am also, in particular, interested in your statement "looking at ways…"
"I thought your comments on the link between the Thoroughbred and eventing safety were insightful and right on.
It does my heart good to read you, William. I'm sure I am not the only one who felt a bit sad when you said that next week would be…"
"Once again, William, thank you for such valuable and interesting writing. Thank you too for highlighting the continuing importance and value of the mighty Thoroughbred as sport horses, and in sport horse breeding. They are the ultimate equine…"
"More great reading and insight, William. Thank you.
Your mare High Dolly was certainly a treasure, how lucky for you both that you found each other, and that she lives on through her offspring.
Lovely pictures of Mandiba and High Kingdom! and good…"
"I was glad to read that someone brought up the name of the great Nearco, and thank you for your response, Mr Micklem. A few years ago I was asked to take part in the breeding issue of a well-known US sport horse magazine. The question posed was,…"
"Thank you, Mr Micklem, for including my stallion A Fine Romance in your list.
It is a huge honour to him and to me as his breeder to have him recognized in this way.
A Fine Romance was born in 1991, with his first small crop of foals born in 1996.…"
"Hello, I'm new to this forum, and very happy to be here!. While I have always loved all horses, the ones I love most have always been Thoroughbreds. I've always owned and ridden TBs, whether OTTBs as a young girl, or ones I bred myself…"