[The picture above is a American Hunter Horse, with other hunter horses being trained by a point to point in the background (circa 1800)--wood engraving by Alexander Anderson--original prints at both the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library--digital collections]
This site will provide information for the sport horse breeder on sport horse bloodlines and sport horse history.
Sport Horse bloodlines: it is essential for our success to understand the bloodlines needed for our sport goals. By following the individual bloodlines back through the generations until they terminate in 'unknown', I have discovered the true roots of sport ability and which bloodlines are potent in them. Using DNA studies as a confirmation, as well as historical records, I will introduce you to these findings here, and I have provided more in depth and broader studies in my books.
Sport Horse History: My breed focus has shifted to the North American breeds for a reason--after decades of pedigree database building and historical research it became clear to me that the North American breeds contain a greater percentage of true sport genetics than most other populations. I will share the outline of this knowledge with you here, along with my concerns for the political and financial challenges that are facing the traditional breeder of sport horses in America.
The information formerly found through the Tesio Methods and Genetic Studies tabs and connected pages have now been enlarged, updated and all gathered into a new book: Become Your Own Tesio. For those of you that are beginners in pedigree analysis you may find my first book with its step-by-step instructions easier (North American Sport Horse Breeder). This new book assumes the reader has some basic knowledge on these practices. It is available on Amazon and all online booksellers in paperback format, hardcover will be released later.