dear sabine and all
i have watched some marbach se's enter at the kauberplatte show years ago and other events. they seldom won, although they should have. marbach eventually gave up.
i am so impressed with their breeding methods, their production and their excellent training under saddle of their horses. they have super horsemen/woman, many trained by them and i wish this would be done at other particular large breeding establishments..
i saw some super horses at marbach, of various breeds too, these horses just screamed" i am an athlete". they were build for endurance and any type of stress performance.
i am so sad to see that so many se's are simply wasted, when they could compete so well and win so much, as done in the past.
often i hear remarks such as, o the marbach horses have not type etc. well it comes out of the mouth of the ignorant. i saw many type arabs there, unmistakenly "arabian horses". most of all, they are doing horses and nobody, uncluding marbach can afford to breed garden ornaments for very long.
when i read posts, this or that stallion is a super producer, and when i check it out, wonder what exactly the production is, when none are under saddle or tested, and what those super horses are and represent.
folks, many have to take those sunglasses off, and continue what was done in the past, which is our guidance for today and tomorrow.
have a grand day