Suggestions for breeding
This mare is getting bred this spring to... somebody. Not sure who yet, have a few in mind. This will hopefully be a baby for me to send off to be made up as an aa hunter or low jumper for me. I'm a not exactly a novice horse person, but I'm looking for a great minded sire known for throwing babies who are easy to work with. Mare already has a great brain and unbeatable work ethic. Her gaits are extremely rideable but despite her size she's slightly short strided on course.
I'm open to suggestions, esp any sires that will add to scope, stride, but not necessarily size. I'm looking for a mid-sized horse out of this match, I'm short.
She's 16.1 and large bodied, has already foaled once though I'm not sure of details. No papers, reportedly Dutch x TB.
If these don't work, I'll try something else.
Thanks for opinions!
So I think I have my list somewhat narrowed. They are all different types of stallions, and wanted opinions on what you guys know of these sires.
Noble Houston has been on my list since I first started looking. He's a bit aged and I'm not sure what his insem success rates have been. He's a type I really like, and it's generally agreed that his foals are tractable and great movers.
I really love the overall look of Crin Rouge, though he is huge and I'm not wanting a monster baby. His canter is astounding. Not a lot of foals on the ground that I've found, but all I've seen are fancy. Again, not sure about his catch rate, also aged.
Ran across Cobra One, who I like quite well but need to do more research on him.
Avalon's Edward Scissorhands is so flippin cute I want to just go squeeze him. But he's unproven, so I have no clue what he passes on. I have really admired the sire line for awhile. And from what I can gather the SO is extremely knowledgeable about repro.
So these guys are all pretty different (although I'm starting to see a pattern in my color preferences, haha). I have a few others in mind as well. I don't have the advantage of knowing anything about this mare's bloodlines or what her prior foal was like, or who it was by. Based solely on conformation and her info from above, what do you all think? Good matches? Any obvious issues you see? I'm not easily offended, so fire away. Any input is greatly appreciated.
wish I knew enough to give you some advice :-), but I did find this thread re Noble Houston--
Edward Scissorhands is gorgeous! I am anxiously awaiting an April 2013 foal by him, out of a TB mare. mare is black too, so of course I''m dreaming of a big, black, four white socks, blingy baby :D:lol:
Kathy @ Avalon Equine was a dream to work with! she completely held my hand and calmed my nerves the whole way thru, even with questions not concerning Edward or that particular breeding, and I would highly recommend her!
Take a look at Richard.
He's producing some nice looking hunter type foals that also seem scopey enough for the jumpers. Had one foal crop in Europe that is old enough to be out competing and his first US born foals should be starting to enter the show ring.
We are beyond thrilled with our colt by Amazing. While Amazing's foals are not yet old enought to be proven under saddle in the ring, he is consistantly stamping his foals. He has the most laid back personality and his willingness to not only learn but please is "Amazing"! Our colt sold to a top professional to be her personal horse. We bred back in hopes for a repeat performance but in "filly form". Ahna was fantastic to work with, even when we moved and our new vet was less than experienced with breeding. I have also found her to be very honest at what her boy will and wont bring to the table.
We have also had 4 Escapade foals to date. All of them were a pleasure from day one and all sold to Ammy owners who are bringing along their first young horse. Escapade has several offspring that have hit the ring winning and most under the training and riding of their owners. That says a lot to me.
This year we will be using several new boys in our program.
We are very excited about breeding our Quinar mare to Ralando. This will be his first year at stud. He was a successful hunter and jumper competiton and is a direct son of legendary sire, Ramiro Z.
I wouldn't breed a mare that isn't registered with unknown parentage. It is wreckless and cost prohibitive. You are not likely to get what you want, and the foal can't be registered. You have already stated that the mare is unathletic, this is not wise. Sorry for being so direct, but it needs to be said.
Originally Posted by hil39500
This breeder is breeding to produce a foal for herself, not to sell. She may not care about papers, but if she does, GOV will look at an unpapered mare, and possibly BWP and RPSI. I would recommend taking a look at Cunningham. He is a little taller than you might like, but he is throwing beautiful offspring with good movement and easy-going temperaments. Here is a link to the Cunningham foal that I had, out of a Linaro mare.