I bought a mare in January, and I am so incredibly lucky to have her. She is one of the last breeding daughters of Ebony Masterpiece, a granddaughter of Rodger's Perfection, and a great granddaughter of My Midnight Traveler with Last Chance in her too. Full pedigree here. Her colour is extremely unusual to top it off, being a spotted sorrel sabino closer to a strawberry roan with a flaxen mane and tail. Her personality is perfect, and her gait is awesome.
The problem? I cannot find a stud I like that I'm not breeding down to. I have found a few I'm considering (Gen's Armed and Dangerous, JFK & sons) but none I've truly liked. I'm one of those that takes great pains breeding, and with her already being 21, time is precious. I'm not breeding to Ritz, I just don't like him. I've found other older bred horses, but most of them are sparingly bred and unproven in or out of the show ring with lackluster personalities.
With her unbelievable way of going, I'll probably end up showing her foals english and western pleasure, or if they end up with her more precise movements, I may take them gaited dressage. I don't pad my horses, everyone is barefoot, so please take that into consideration. None of her foals have ever been shown, but none of them have been below show quality.
What do you suggest? Or who? I live in Georgia, hour north of Atlanta and three hours south of Shelbyville. I'm pretty sure I've looked at every TWH stallion that's not way out west, so I will probably know a good many of them.
Thanks so much! Crossposted from the breeding forum.