Stallion suggestions for dressage? # PLEASE READ POST 37! #
I would appreciate any serious input about the stallion I should use on my mare for next year.
She has never been bred yet but I need to make a decision soon in order to reserve the semen.
The is by Laurent (Lauries Crusador xx) out of a Federweisser x Fabriano mare.
She is currently 3,5 years old and already 172cm high, so I don't think size will be an issue. I really like the way she's built, except for her neck set - its set slightly low and could be a little longer - and her hind leg - a bit straight.
She's a very light type.
Her trot is excellent, with lots of swing and suspension. Her walk is good too, but her canter really needs improvement.
So basically I'm looking for a stallion that throws good canters and lots of power in the hind leg.
I'll probably be keeping the baby, but we never know how things turn out so the stallion should be a well known one so its makes it easier if I decide to sell.
Right now my favorites are Weltmeyer and Quattro, but I've been told Earl, Furstenball and Rubin Cortes might work as well.
I am in Europe so I think it would be easy to get German or Dutch semen.
I appreciate all help, I'm feeling more and more confused everyday!