Breeding average horses to get average horses for average people
I am not sure if the title is completely correct, but oh well. Sorry for the length, it is just a situation to get a better idea of the discussion I am trying to get going.
I've been thinking about my horses sire a lot recently; about his quality and wether or not it is a good thing that he is being used as a breeding stallion, all that jaz because I have too much time on my hands.
He is a small registered purebred, with good breeding and a good show record (mostly in his breed registry, but has competed in hunter jumper shows). From what his rider has about him he sounds very calm for a stallion; "You don't know until you bend over and look" as she put it. I have only seen performance picture s of him, but have asked for some conformation shots. His stud fee is also a three digit one.
Out of the two brothers of his that I have researched, one of which is showing 4th level dressage and winning, in open and in his breed registry (he even got the trohpy named for his sire one year). Another one of his full siblings has been approved to take part in Oldenburg and American Warmblood breed inspections.
I have met/seen 4 of my horses siblings, I can pretty much describe them all in a non horsey sense of "Life is their party and if the party isn't good, they'll make it good". They are all very athletic horses as well, and like all other horses are not the easiest in the world. I would mostly recomend them all for athletic and capable people, hopefully physically able to handle them (See the party comment). My own horse had 'personality issues' (which could be blamed on trust issues) with her past owner, but know has settled down so much people were asking if it was the same horse, but she can still have her moments. These horses are very athletic with very functional although not stellar conformation, the ones I have seen have the ability to go to prelim and for maybe some of the larger crosses *just*maybe* intermediate, but they are not going to be breaking the Pruisance Record or be going to the olympics.
Out of the 5 horses in this area, all of their owners love them. Three are used in pony club and do that quite well, one is doing some jumping and is schooling second level, and the other one just got here but is sure to do dressage well, as he is owned by the same person who is doing second level with the one mare and upper level dressage is basically all she does.
What are the thoughs about breeding average horses for average people? I could never afford a Fancy Upper Level horse or even a prospect that shows much potential. I love my horse and she works very well for me.
He is a small registered purebred, with good breeding