The DMRT3 gene has a strong impact on the performance of harness racing Finnhorses

The success of your horse depends on many different factors – the SynchroGait test enables you to identify one highly important genetic factor: a genetic predisposition for trotting at high speed. Research show that AA horses earn on average almost twice as much as the CA horses and five times as much as CC horses at the age of 3-6 years. 

 

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How can this test help you?

  • You receive information about your horse’s genetic potential for even beat trotting at high speed
  • Quicker progress in your breeding work
  • Test a youngster for its genetic potential even before it has been trained

 

Research results in brief

  • AA horses earn on average almost twice as much as the CA horses and five times as much as CC horses at the age of 3-6 years
  • AA horses have higher breeding values (BLUP) than CA and AA horses 

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Read more about SynchroGait® for other breeds here.

 

Scientific publication:

Different DMRT3 Genotypes Are Best Adapted for Harness Racing and Riding in Finnhorses

 

 

Inheritance

If a CA horse is crossed with an AA horse, the expected frequency of AA foals is 50%, while the other 50% is expected to be CA.

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Test your horse

The DNA tests are preformed on a hair sample or a cheek swap depending on which laboratory is used. Order sample kits and follow the easy instructions for sampling. 

 

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Comments from the coachman

SynchroGait gives us a better understanding of why Coldblooded trotters move in the way they do. This discovery confirms something that I’d suspected for some time – that there is a gene that has a major impact on trotting technique.

 

Jan-Olov Persson, trainer and coachman of Coldblooded trotters. 24 July 2012