Pride or regret; which would you feel if a horse you raised went on to success after being sold?

Roxy’s foal, Jac’s older brother, just won the NRHA Breeders Derby in Germany! Congratulations to everyone involved; trainer/rider-Grischa Ludwig, owner-Antonia Geisendorf, breeder-Greg Gessner.

If it had been you who bred and sold the horse; would you feel pride or regret?


Listen to the beginning…you can hear them announce ‘Whizards Baby Doll’..


  1. Kim on July 10, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Reminds me a lot of Roxy and Jac! Nice run!

  2. Liz on July 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    80% the mare! I would be proud mixed with a tinge of regret it does however add to Jac’s value I would think.

  3. Maurene on July 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Very proud, with tinge of sadness for what might have been.

  4. Sharon on July 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    He looks a lot like Jac, doesn’t he?

  5. Angie Martin on July 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Lots of pride and a little sadness as well. I can see alot of Roxy in her son. Who are the sires of this guy and Jac?

    • Stacy on July 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Yes, you can see Roxy in them both. This guy, Roxter, is by Smart Spook and Jac is by Jacs Electric Whiz.

  6. Arlene Cluness on July 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Complete pride! We can’t do it all and it’s great for other folk to share the dream by way of ones good breeding and early nurturing. 🙂

  7. patricia pleines on July 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I would be proud and a little sad. Knowing he is one of Roxy’s will do so much for the bloodline. If horses could talk I’m sure she would be very proud. Great job.

  8. Rebecca on July 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Probably both, pride that I bred a champion and he’s doing well, but regret that I didn’t see his potential or didn’t feel like it was there. But, you can’t keep em all and sending them off to a new owner who takes them far, is about as proud as you can be!!

  9. sonja on July 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

    He reminded me a lot of Roxy. You must be very proud and you know Roxy will always be alive with the work her foals are doing.

  10. Cheryl in OK on July 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    He is gorgeous and I see a similarity to Jac!!

  11. Janette on July 1, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    100% pride!! It’s a selfless gift to allow others the opportunity to experience the joy these magnificent horses can give.

  12. Nikki B on July 1, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    He is just stunning Stacy, I would love to own a horse like that! I can see Jac in him for sure. I would be very proud that he has turned out so nice and is taking after your beloved Roxy.

  13. Lori B. on July 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I am always thrilled when a horse I sell goes on and does well. I know they stand a much better chance of having a long and well cared for life it they are successful.

  14. Lisa Abel-Alton on July 1, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Like Kari.. I can’t vote totally one way and like Katzarr, sad… but he was beautiful and it was such a joy to see his performance. Thank you for sharing.. You can see his Mom in his actions and what a trill it would be to ride him. You have to be so proud of him. Was it just me or did he have just a slight hesitation in his rear left leg/hip?

  15. Martha King on July 1, 2014 at 7:14 am

    My goodness. It’s like watching Roxy again. It took my breath away for a moment. As a breeder, Greg must be very proud. Congratulations. Marty King, Marion

  16. katzarr on July 1, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Proud; with a “little” sadness included! <3

  17. Lindsay on June 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    It would mostly be pride… a small amount of regret i guess if i didn’t have a horse i thought was of the same level to compete on. If i was strictly a breeder.. it would be all pride. As a trainer i assume those are the decisions one must face… who to keep, who to let go… and try to do it without regret. Not all rider and horse teams are compatible… Regardless… he’s a nice horse and all associated with the mare and stud should be proud !! I could see Roxy in the spins and rundowns !!

  18. Terri Anderson on June 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    AWESOME run!!!! Loose rein all the way:) He looks like a blast of fun to ride:) Is he one of the foals that your fans helped name? Looks a lot like Jac, except smaller?

  19. Becky on June 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I experienced this with an untrained mare I sold last year. I had gotten her from a family I knew when she was just 10 months old and worked with her enough to where her groundwork was excellent. I didn’t get as far as riding her as I really wasn’t brave at all and by that time I was getting married and moving and didn’t have the time to devote to her anyway. Not to mention, it’s expensive feeding a horse you can’t work with. I felt guilty that such a beautiful horse with great potential was just sitting in my field, not getting any younger, when she could be out competing and winning awards with someone who had time and the means. I fought with myself for a long time, but not seeing any break in my schedule and commitments anytime soon, I made the difficult decision to sell her.
    I am so grateful to God that He provided a perfect buyer for her and she did absolutely marvelous things with that little mare, winning multiple awards and excelling in dressage. But now, a year later, my schedule is much lighter and I have the means and the time to work with my horses. Yet, my dream horse is someone else’s now. It’s difficult as I often regret that decision, but I keep telling myself that her welfare is more important and that I did the right thing. I really am proud of the horse she has become, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

  20. Lesia Lowe on June 30, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I would be proud….. he is BEAUTIFUL…. you can only own/train so many horses…. either way he is a winner!!!

  21. Kari on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I don’t think there’s a strict one-way-or-another I would feel.

    I would be a little of both — proud of the horse and his pedigree; regretful that he wasn’t mine still. However the question is would he still have been able to compete in the event if I still owned him? What if that other trainer was a much better trainer than I? What if.. what if.. what if?

    Regardless — I think he did Roxy proud with this win and added a lot of value to the bloodline.

    Plus, life is far too short for regrets — be proud of him and the part Roxy played in his genetics 🙂

    • Jackie on June 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Nice post Kari and yes Roxy would be proud.

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