Gaia made history at 11:00 p.m.October 27, 2012, becoming the first MM foal born in the US using imported frozen semen from Brasil. A labor of love, our dream was realized when Agro Maripá collected and exported the first frozen MM semen from 3 of his stallions in Brasil. Our continued thanks to Agro Maripa!
Gaia is the product of Oma de Maripa and Brasilia do Summerwind. She was reserved by Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck of Scottsdale AZ and with SW Future Foal retaining breeding rights to her to ensure her genetics are carried forward in the U.S.
All of us are thrilled with her!!!!!
Her name Gaia was selected by Adrienne for a number of reasons. Gaia (“guy-a”) is the goddess or personification of Earth or Mother Earth (the Greek common noun for “land” is ge or ga) in pre-Olympian Greek mythology. The Gaia hypothesis proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.
Dr. Ann Staiger of Cornell University is researching gaited horse breeds to find the “gait gene”. Her studies also include lots of measurements of the angles and body parts of the horse to determine the role of conformation and gait.
Ann recently traveled to Brasil during the 2012 MM National Show at the invitation of the ABCCMM and collected several hundred 100 samples there from champion Marchadors. To date, this is the best and largest coöperation from a gaited breed association that she has received.
For a copy of the article that was published in Mangalarga Marchador magazine (which I cannot attach here it doesn’t appear), visit my website http://futurefoal.net/?p=1635
We are all looking forward to her final paper and maybe a video presentation!!!
Lynn Kelley is a regular contributor to the new Saddle and Stirrups ipad magazine. You can subscribe today through itunes or by following this link: http://saddleandstirrups.com/magazine.
Downloaded in over 65 countries, this new digital format allows for better pictures, videos and more! The first article appeared in the October 2012 issue and featured the MM Breed Description and History. The second article appeared in the November 2012 issue and featured the 2012 National Show in Brazil. December and January are in the works.
These are three reference documents prepared and presented by Kate Barcelos at the 2011 MM clinic in Texas. Gaits, Bits and Dressage for the Mangalarga Marchador.
(At the 2012 MM clinic, we videotaped the lecture, so the clinic videos will be posted with the slides.)
Thank you Kate!
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Gaits by Kate Barcelos inTexas 2011First International MM Clinic in USA
Dressage for Marchadors by Kate Barcelos in Texas 2011 First International MM Clinic
BITS by Kate Barcelos in Texas 2011 in First International MM Clinic USA
Posted in ABCCMM, Education, Marcha Gait, Training
Tagged 2011MM clinic, bits, Clinic, dressage, gaits, Kate Barcelos, Legacy Marchadors, marcha, marcha gait
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Lori SilcherThe American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA)
Hi, this video is my horse Bali, (4 Seasons Marchador stallion) and I in the competition for America’s Favorite Trail Horse competition. I hope you will watch it from start to finish and enjoy it so we get your vote! We put our heart into it, had a GREAT time doing it. The rules said, less than 5 minutes, tough to show all he can do, but here is a sample of this, young, kind hearted stallion doing his best, as always for me.http://www.facebook.com/ACTHA Look in the left hand column and click on “Peoples Choice audition”, then scroll down, go to page two and find us. The only way your vote will be counted is if you click on the “vote” box, the like button will not count. Thanks!!!!! I think this is a GREAT way to get our Marchadores seen!