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Breeding my mare..any suggestions?!?

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  • Breeding my mare..any suggestions?!?

    I am thinking about possibly breeding my thoroughbred mare in the next couple of years, if not sooner, and for some reason I am really drawn to the connemara stallions. I have always wanted a tb/connemara cross. My mare is very sweet, I broke her myself, she is fearless, and just about the best horse you can really ask for, does anything, loves water, is not spooky a bit, she is about 16.2 hands. If i breed to a connemara I want the baby to have some height to it, so I can ride it comfortably and not look like an idiot haha I am about 5'4 and average built. Also I want a stallion who is going to pass on his even temper and kind personality. Does anyone have any suggestions on connemara stallions that they have had success with? I am looking to event the baby. I want something really athletic. It will probably be awhile until I breed her. I am just excited to look at the prospects!!! Thanks ahead of time!

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    ArdCeltic Art would probably fill all your requirements. He is a REALLY nice stallion.



    • #3
      Originally posted by DownYonder View Post
      ArdCeltic Art would probably fill all your requirements. He is a REALLY nice stallion.

      He is really nice. If I ever decide to try and breed a pony from my "so huge/afraid to measure" mare, he'll be on my list. Do you know if he's homogyzous grey?
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        Originally posted by back in the saddle View Post
        He is really nice. If I ever decide to try and breed a pony from my "so huge/afraid to measure" mare, he'll be on my list. Do you know if he's homogyzous grey?
        yes, he is homozygous grey!


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          I would recommend Moxley Duncan, at Blue Ridge Farm in VA. He is a 14.1+ hh buckskin.

          He won an eventing award when he was competing, has huge scope, is a lovely mover, and most importantly his personality and temperament are TOPS. Adults and kids ride him, he is bred live cover with just a cotton rope, etc. He is just a total sweetheart.

          He has been bred to several TB mares in the area. Most of the foals are buckskin/dun, and usually average 15.2-15.3 hh.
          Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles


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            You might PM Carolprdm, she breeds Connemaras


            • Original Poster

              thank you for the suggestions guys! i am excited to look them up!!


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                Originally posted by Schiffon View Post
                You might PM Carolprdm, she breeds Connemaras
                I have 3, soon to be two unfortunately, Conn x broodmares but I breed them to RID stallions. Many RID's are not ginormous, I aim for 15.3 to 16.2

                ETA:This is the sofa, she's a hair under 16 hands by Touch of the Blues RID out of a 15 hand supposedly Conn/Trak mare..


                I'm 5'4. The expression of pain was caused by the new saddle I was trying....and promptly sent back

                I have a mare in foal to Fergal....a smaller RID
                Last edited by carolprudm; Feb. 6, 2011, 02:53 PM.
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                  Connemara stallion suggestions


                  TAG looks like he'd be a good candidate for what you want.

                  Cashels Rock of Ages would be another suggestion


                  I selected Thurman Clearheart to breed to a TB mare. I'm eagerly awaiting the foal at the end of April.


                  He's currently posted for sale on the ACPS website, so I don't know if breeding to him is an option at this time.