Shorty Parks’ Recipes for Success: Breeding Natural Movers
Shorty Parks has been in and around the AQHA and a part of NSBA for over 40 years. Winner of the Jack Benson award in 2004 for his commitment to the pleasure horse industry, Shorty is truly a living legend. Shorty has trained, bought and sold many of the greatest horses of the AQHA, for some of the greatest farms and ranches in the industry.
Everyone makes breeding hard. It’s really not that difficult. I live by a few rules in my breeding program. Here are some my recipes for success.
Always breed to natural movers. Your mare should move naturally, be deep in the hocks, and have a flat knee. Many horses today are man made. What is a man made horse? These are horses forced to move in an unnatural ways. You will only get random and or inconsistent success in the show ring with a man made horse.
Instead Shorty lives by his recipe for success for the past 40 years. Breed your very best natural mover to a stallion that is a natural mover.
Shorty has been around a lot of great movers, and what impresses him the most about The Invitation has the natural movement, along with a balanced temperament, versatility, and correct conformation to be great. Shorty believes he will be one of the great ones.
The Invitation is a sire of Congress & Reichert Pleasure Futurity Champions, AQHA World Show Top 10, AQHA Superior, and AQHA Year End High Point Award Winners. The Invitation was Top 20 NSBA Pleasure Horse Sire in 2010.
Sired by record-setting Invitation Only, The Invitation earned his Superior in AQHA Western Pleasure, was Top 3 at the Quarter Horse Congress, Nebraska Silver Classic NSBA 2-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Champion, and Golden Opportunity 2-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity Champion, and undefeated his 2 year old year, Ohio Amateur Open 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure Champion.
The Invitation’s bottom line is one of the strongest in the industry….he is from World Champion producer Ms Hot Medicine, whose dam (Miss Medicine Man) was Honor Roll Western Pleasure with 589 points and a Superior Pleasure producer. Ms Hot Medicine is by leading sire and champion sire, Hotrodders Jet Set.
Shorty has done, seen, and accomplished more than most will ever do in the equine industry, and he is still doing it! Contact Shorty Today for his consulting your natural mover to The Invitation. Breeding is $750.00/Private Treaty/ Special Multiple Mare Discounts/ World and Championship Mares bred FREE.
“Breed your very best natural mover to a stallion that is a natural mover.” Shorty
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