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Should I contact this lady out of the blue?! UPDATE

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  • Should I contact this lady out of the blue?! UPDATE

    I am considering breeding my mare next year and have a couple stallions on my list that I really like and that I think will go well with my mare. It is really a big step for me since I lost two lifetime horses in March.

    Fast forward to this weekend. I was at a reining show and was working the in-gate. One of the ladies in our club rides up on this absolutely gorgeous stalllion He looks alot like one of the geldings that I lost so I fell instantly in love with him. He is perfect in every way......he has the looks, the talent and the bloodlines. I am now thinking that I would like to breed my mare to him. I looked online and found a generic website for their ranch and they have a stallion at stud but it is not the same horse that she was riding. Would it be out of line to contact her to see if she is willing to breed him to my mare. I feel funny about it because he is not listed for stud on her website.
    Last edited by Diamondindykin; Sep. 22, 2010, 11:19 PM.
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    I don't think it's out of line at all! The worst that can happen is she says "no."

    A simple, "Hi, I saw you riding *gorgeous stallion* at such-and-such horse show the other week, and although I see he isn't listed as 'at stud' on your website, I was wondering if it might be possible to breed him to my mare." will do the trick.

    Good luck!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by caradino View Post
      I don't think it's out of line at all! The worst that can happen is she says "no."

      A simple, "Hi, I saw you riding *gorgeous stallion* at such-and-such horse show the other week, and although I see he isn't listed as 'at stud' on your website, I was wondering if it might be possible to breed him to my mare." will do the trick.

      Good luck!
      Agreed. Maybe the person hasn't gotten around to updating the website. I say go for it!
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      • #4
        I always say... it doesn't hurt to ask. Worse she can say is "No".

        Go for it.

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        • #5
          Absolutely make an inquiry.
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          • #6
            And even if he's not a breeding stallion, who wouldn't be flattered at the thought that a stranger thinks her horse is stallion quality?

            This seems like a win-win to me.

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            • #7
              Yeah, you should definitely ask. Be polite, be willing to take "no" for an answer, and give lots of compliments and I'd bet money that even if she doesn't want to breed him, she'll be flattered.
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                #8
                Originally posted by LJStarkey View Post
                And even if he's not a breeding stallion, who wouldn't be flattered at the thought that a stranger thinks her horse is stallion quality?

                This seems like a win-win to me.

                That is what I am hoping for!! I am not the type to take a chance on a young stallion..............I like to see the stallions offspring but there is something about this guy and I am willing to take a chance on it.
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                May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
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                • #9
                  If she doesn't stand him, find who his sire is-maybe that could be Plan B.

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                  • #10
                    Great to see you looking to future after the losses you had in March. I am sure your boys are looking out for you.
                    I would agree with calling her. The worst she can say is no.
                    Good luck and let us know what happens!

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                      #11
                      I sent an email through her website. My fingers are crossed............I will update if she responds!
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                      May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
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                      May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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                      • #12
                        I agree. Worst that can happen is she says no. But you can then track down his bloodlines and do your research that way The sire, or a half brother might be an option to you if available.
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                          #13
                          I got a wonderful email back from the lady at the show with the stallion. As some mentioned she was very flattered that I contacted her about her stallion. They are planning on showing him more before breeding him. She said that she has another lovely stallion for stud though. She invited me to their farm to see the other stallions offspring.

                          I am going to take her up on it and see what the other stallion is like. I will keep hoping that by June when I am ready to breed my mare that they will have decided to breed the other stallion She also told me that her brother in law owns the sire of the stallion that I want to breed my mare too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by justdandy View Post
                            Agreed. Maybe the person hasn't gotten around to updating the website. I say go for it!
                            Yup, I just love it when you look at a website and it says "breeding fee for the 2007 season is...."
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                            • #15
                              Great news ~ so glad you contacted her ~ Enjoy your visit ~ how exciting ~ truly something for the future ~ something new to look forward to ~ you deserve this ~
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                              • #16
                                If you really like the stallion you may want to consider breeding to his sire. After all, he is the one who produced what you like so much in his son.

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                                  Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                                  If you really like the stallion you may want to consider breeding to his sire. After all, he is the one who produced what you like so much in his son.
                                  Exactly!! She offered to give me her brother-in-laws phone number and I am going to do it. I am not sure if the stallion is local but if he is I will go and see him and his offspring too. He is an own son of Grays Starlight and he has a proven show record (in cutting) to back that up.
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                                  May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
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                                  • #18
                                    Good luck! I was going suggest the same thing about that stallion's sire. See, never hurts to ask nicely for something.

                                    If he's not local, maybe AI is a possibility, too?
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                                    • #19
                                      This is great! See? Told you it wouldn't hurt. And now you've made another "horsey" connection.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                                        If he's not local, maybe AI is a possibility, too?

                                        AI is definelty a possibility but I would love to see him and some more of his offspring in person if I can.
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