| The procedure of evaluation
of and selection at Kale's Arabian Horses first recognizes several
fundamental and immutable factors of the physical process of inheritance.
1.) Genetic material (hence the heritable factors of resultant phenotype) is not and
created by the breeder. It can only be selected from and recombined through
2.) Each mating operates as a random
selection of one-half of the total genetic material of the
sire and of the dam. All the infinite number of possible selections and combinations
are of equal
probability. From one mating, all possibilities are equally likely to occur.
The breeder has no
power of influence or predetermination as to which specific sample of the genetic material
sire and of the dam will be delivered for the combination to conceive the foal.
3.) The resultant new generation of
each mating and its genetic material is limited by and to
the genetic potential of the sire and dam, severally, and upon conception, jointly.
4.) The exact genetic constitution
of each foal and therefore its individual potential is:
A.) Irrevocably determined at conception.
B.) Fixed as only and exactly one of the infinite possibilities.
C.) Limited by the potential of its parentage, and
D.) IS the actual selection that created it, which may or may not be similar to
samples of the identical or closely related parentage.
It justly follows that the
superior progeny (improved from its parents) is produced by a
combination of desirable genetic selections from its sire and its dam. And its
degree of excellence
can only result in relation to the excellence of the genetic potential from which it was
Therefore, the exceptional foal can only be produced from parentage of excellent potential
desirable selections therefrom. It also follows that less desirable combinations may
occur. It is
very unlikely that a parent will ever deliver the same contribution to even two of its
EACH MATING PRODUCES A UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL
principle tool of evaluation and selection at Kale's Arabian Horses is
examination and appraisal of each individual, as an Individual, and based on the summation
the merits, excellence, and demerits it uniquely possesses.
evaluation is useful in estimating the genetic potential of an individual. However,
the pedigree provides no useful knowledge or analysis unless one has evaluated the
so recorded and can conclude the descendant to be a worthy selection from its renowned
and to have been delivered with the noteworthy features and excellence potential of its
evaluation is also a useful tool in estimating genetic potential, and becomes
increasingly informative with the sample size available for observation. However,
deductions and conclusions must be limited, since progeny can inform only as to what
have been delivered to that sample in the past and cannot foretell a specific selection in
Thus the various
factors and appraisals are considered and matings chosen for and with their
accompanying expectations and hopes of result. The final necessary analysis is a
evaluation of the actual foal produced. Only if it meets expectations, is a
desirable selection and
combination, is a worthy representative, and/or is a useful result, does it then qualify
contribute to future generations.
In the pursuit of
perfection, it is our belief that breeding stock must be evaluated, judged
and selected individually for their potential contribution of excellence to succeeding
Those individuals just "good" may be successful if judged by a standard of lack
of faults, but if
combined do not possess the potential of perfection. Individuals possessing
characters and merits, with minor deficiencies, have the potential in complementary
produce the superlative.
Our dedication is to
select and combine the pieces of perfection, from whatever sources
presently displayed in the breed, into the superb combination of all. It is only
with virtue that can, in the ultimate, yield perfection. At Kale's Arabian Horses,
we seek to
preserve or enhance nothing, but
THE SUPREME GOAL OF PERFECTION