Thank you all!! Liz I love your Pogrom filly!!
I also love the Pogrom neck. SportArab I've been told Pogrom's neck is more 'european' which I tend to really like, and apparently it didn't bother the judges when Pogrom came in! I think his neck is a bit thicker than some of the necks we've seen more recently. Beautifully shaped, great throatlatch, personally I love it, and I have really liked what I've seen of his foals. I value the performance aspect most, and I will be choosing mares with an eye to that, hoping for halterability as well, but performance first; the very first thing I look at in a video of a stallion or mare is how I think their gaits would feel to ride. I like long rides and don't like being bounced about at any gait! Pogrom is my ideal arabian, I know what I want to improve on him, but I just love what I saw, both in build and movement, and it is so consistent. And as much as he won in halter, I would have loved to see him compete under saddle here, because I think he would have done very well; he looks like a funn ride. The other QR Marc/Polish crosses have that same effortless power and grace in movement, and I also love the personality I'm seeing in the line; they always carry themselves a certain way. Elitist's dam line is something I am very familiar with and also love--She is Psyche x a GG Samir dtr x an Aramus dtr x a Serafix dtr. The other Psyche x wayne newton & crabbet breeding horse we had is a serious athlete... very fast and powerful, quick turns, he is spectacular in the athletic department, and an endurance horse who could've raced on the track. I also used to have a Bey shah son x a GG samir dtr gelding who has perfect legs & feet, very well built, and extremely athletic, he had the ability to go reining, hunter, or almost anything. So I am rather fond of these lines and the result of the crosses therein. I am so looking forward to seeing how he produces! I won't be riding him until he is 4... I feel it's important to let their legs and body mature that far before I get on, ugh such a wait!! But we'll have fun on the ground in the meantime--obstacles and liberty work, and all the preparations to getting on.
More of Elitist's pictures, an album of Pogrom photos, and some of Elitist's pedigree in pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/HCElitist