This story originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Fell Pony News from Willowtrail Farm.
- When choosing a breeding stallion, it pays to look at not only the stallion, but also the stallion's dam.
- It turns out that Grandma has a significant influence on the quality of the stallion's offspring.
- Three photo pairs in the essay, one of which is shown here, illustrate the influence.
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