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        03-18-2010, 11:24 PM
      #11
    Foal
         
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        03-19-2010, 01:41 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    You want to breed her?
         
        03-19-2010, 02:41 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Sorry but breeding a 'high level' dressage horse does not entail putting a cute wb stallion over an average mare. You'll be lucky to get something that is built uphill putting those two together. If you want a really talented, quality foal, you need a very nice mare that is all round well put together, then pick a stallion that will compliment her features. Please don't join the mob of 'I have a mare therefore I should breed her to any stallion'. Just because you have the stallion doesn't mean you should use him. He may be available to you, but have you put any thought into how he compliments her conformation/temperament/movement...???? I think not.

    My 2 cents.
         
        03-19-2010, 10:01 AM
      #14
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    Sorry but breeding a 'high level' dressage horse does not entail putting a cute wb stallion over an average mare. You'll be lucky to get something that is built uphill putting those two together. If you want a really talented, quality foal, you need a very nice mare that is all round well put together, then pick a stallion that will compliment her features. Please don't join the mob of 'I have a mare therefore I should breed her to any stallion'. Just because you have the stallion doesn't mean you should use him. He may be available to you, but have you put any thought into how he compliments her conformation/temperament/movement...???? I think not.

    My 2 cents.
    Also there is nothing spectacular in the breeding of this stallion.
         
        03-19-2010, 10:42 AM
      #15
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Spyder    
    Also there is nothing spectacular in the breeding of this stallion.
    Yep.

    I agree with basically everything in this thread. Including Allison's definition of "prospect". Any horse can do training and first level. A good dressage prospect shows potential for FEI, and will usually waltz into a training level test as a 4 year old and score in the 70%.
    Yes you should do dressage with your mare to improve you so when you do have a nice baby, you have experience in riding dressage. Skip the breeding, make her a sound safe low level horse and take the money from selling her and the money saved from the breeding and buy yourself a nice youngster.

    Good luck!
         
        03-19-2010, 11:14 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    I would recommend just buying a weanling foal if you want one. You can get a much higher quality one than if you were to breed your mare, and it would probably be cheaper than stud fee+vet fee+care. I saw a oldenburg weanling a month ago that scored 8.4 on her overall inspection and was absolutely adorable and she was only $3,000.

    Edit: plus when you buy, you already know what you are getting. If you breed, you don't always get what you think you will get.
         
        03-19-2010, 12:06 PM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by Mehtala09    
    This Mare Is Only Going To Be My LOW Level Training Thru First Level Dressage Horse, In 2 Years I Will Be Breeding her for my HIGH level horse. To our Trehkaner/ Gelderlander/ Dutch Stallion that can't be ridden due to injury, and she bearly raced, only 2 starts, then was spoiled for 3 years, and so this is a big improvement to what she used to be, pics don't do justice for her confo
    Pardon my hysterical laughter.

    Not going to happen. She's too racy in her conformation to produce a 'HIGH' level dressage horse. You would need a stallion who is prepotent for everything, which again, not going to happen.

    You'll do what you want, but I'm telling you right now, you're going about it all wrong and will be disappointed in the results, particularly once you gain a modicum of knowledge and experience.
         
        03-19-2010, 01:14 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mercedes    
    Pardon my hysterical laughter.

    Not going to happen. She's too racy in her conformation to produce a 'HIGH' level dressage horse. You would need a stallion who is prepotent for everything, which again, not going to happen.

    You'll do what you want, but I'm telling you right now, you're going about it all wrong and will be disappointed in the results, particularly once you gain a modicum of knowledge and experience.
    I'm sorry Mercedes, but Spyder and Anabel have already made the case for not breeding this mare without being nasty about it. Your responses are frequently so hostile and "in your face", I'm beginning to wonder what your reasons are for being on this forum. People come to forums such as these for information and input, not to be insulted.
         
        03-19-2010, 05:30 PM
      #19
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    I'm sorry Mercedes, but Spyder and Anabel have already made the case for not breeding this mare without being nasty about it. Your responses are frequently so hostile and "in your face", I'm beginning to wonder what your reasons are for being on this forum. People come to forums such as these for information and input, not to be insulted.
    Brutally hounest I'd say ;) Makes it satisfying for anyone who gets a positive comment Mercedes gives a very brutally hounest opinion and I can say that I don't really take it as being nasty if the recipient of the comment is going to benifit from it. Obviously breeding these horses is going to produce a good old pony clubber or another low level horse, might as well just throw it out there.
         
        03-21-2010, 11:38 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Well, You Guys Obviously Don't Know The American Warmblood Association, The American Warmblood Association Tries To Put The Best To The Best, And Produce Competitive Sport Horses, And Actually Elliott's Father Avenir Is Impressive, Avenir Was In The Olympics And His Father Was In The Top Ten UNITED STATES DRESSAGE FEDERATION Stallion List. Obviously You Don't Know Anything Either, And I Do Know How To Ride Dressage, I Was In A Hunter Type, Close Contact Saddle, And Do You Realize I Am Only 15.
         

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