How close is too close? (please help a newbie!)
Bear with me... how close would you consider too close in terms of line-breeding? I have a lovely KPWN mare that I am considering breeding next year, as she's stepping down from a career as the perfect ammy horse. She has a terrific brain, and just a few faults that I would like to compensate for: slightly upright pasterns and shoulder that could use more slope. I would also like to improve on her reach as she has a slightly short stride for her size (16.3)
If I were to consider breeding her to Popeye K, for instance, they would share the same great granddam on both dam's sides.
Popeye K: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/popeye+k
Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you!